National Weather Service
Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
3:42 p.m. MDT Tues, Aug. 16 2022
The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Flash Flood Warning for The Pine Gulch Fire Burn Area in Southwestern Garfield County in west central Colorado North Central Mesa County in west central Colorado Until 8:00 PM MDT.
* At 3:42 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain over the Pine Gulch Fire Burn Area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.
Excessive rainfall over the burn scar will result in debris flow moving through the Pine Gulch Burn area. The debris flow can consist of rock, mud, vegetation and other loose materials.
HAZARD…Life threatening flash flooding. Thunderstorms producing flash flooding in and around the Pine Gulch Fire Burn Area.
IMPACT…Life threatening flash flooding of areas in and around
the Pine Gulch Fire Burn Area.
* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include… mainly rural areas of Southwestern Garfield and North Central Mesa Counties
This is a life threatening situation. Heavy rainfall will cause extensive and severe flash flooding of creeks…streams…and ditches in the Pine Gulch Fire Burn Area. Severe debris flows can also be anticipated across roads. Roads and driveways may be washed away in places. If you encounter flood waters…climb to safety.
Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.