NWS: Flash flood watch in effect for western Garfield County

National Weather Service

Aug. 17, 2021, 1:11 p.m. – A flash flood watch is in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening.

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a flash flood watch for portions of Colorado and Utah from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening. A system moving across the region, in addition to monsoon moisture, will support strong thunderstorms capable of producing heavy rainfall Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening. This watch includes the Pack Creek and Pine Gulch Fire burn scars.

Burn scars are especially susceptible to heavy rainfall, leading to quick runoff responses with debris and mud flows likely.

Precautionary/preparedness actions:

Monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.

NWS: Flash flood watch in effect for western Garfield County