NWS: Flash flood warning for Pine Gulch Fire area in South Central Garfield County 

Radar valid at 2:27 pm MDT, August 15, 2022

Flash Flood Warning

Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
2:05 PM MDT Monday, Aug 15, 2022

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for…
South Central Garfield County in west central Colorado…
Northern Mesa County in west central Colorado…

* Until 400 PM MDT.

* At 205 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain across the warned area. Between 0.4 and 0.8 inches of
rain have fallen. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin

Excessive rainfall over the burn scar will result in debris flow
moving through the North and South Dry Fork Creek and Kimball Creeks
to Roan Creek. The debris flow can consist of rock, mud, vegetation
and other loose materials.

HAZARD…Life threatening flash flooding. Thunderstorms
producing flash flooding.


IMPACT…Life threatening flash flooding of creeks and streams,
urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses.

* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include…
De Beque.

This includes the following streams and drainages…
Middle Dry Fork, Dry Fork Roan Creek, Kimball Creek, North Dry Fork


Move away from recently burned areas. Life-threatening flooding of
creeks, roads and normally dry arroyos is likely. The heavy rains
will likely trigger rockslides, mudslides and debris flows in steep
terrain, especially in and around these areas.

Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be aware of your surroundings and do not drive on flooded roads.


LAT…LON 3941 10863 3942 10863 3948 10856 3946 10833
3949 10828 3939 10827 3942 10824 3940 10820
3937 10826 3938 10821 3932 10821 3934 10830
3937 10830 3933 10838 3936 10841 3932 10841
3931 10844 3935 10845 3934 10852


NWS: Flash flood warning for Pine Gulch Fire area in South Central Garfield County