National Weather Service
Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
958 PM MDT Wed Aug 2 2023
The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a
- Flash Flood Warning for…
The Lake Christine Fire Burn Area in…
Southwestern Eagle County in west central Colorado…
Eastern Garfield County in west central Colorado…
Northwestern Pitkin County in west central Colorado…
- Until 100 AM MDT.
- At 958 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain over the Lake Christine Fire Burn Area. Between 0.5 and
1 inch of rain has fallen. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected
to begin shortly.
Excessive rainfall over the burn scar will result in debris flow moving through the burn scar into El Jebel as well as across Fryingpan Road north of Basalt. Runoff and debris flows will also impact Cattle Creek. 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 Lake Christine Fire Burn Area.
IMPACT…Life threatening flash flooding of areas in and around the Lake Christine Fire Burn Area.
- Some locations that will experience flash flooding include…Basalt, Emma and El Jebel.
This is a life threatening situation. Heavy rainfall will cause extensive and severe flash flooding of creeks…streams…and ditches in the Lake Christine 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.