NWS: Snow squall warning for southeastern Garfield County and west central Eagle County

National Weather Service

Eagle CO-Garfield CO
1007 AM MST Fri Dec 2 2022

Map of affected area

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a

  • Snow Squall Warning for…west central Eagle County in west central Colorado and southeastern Garfield County in west central Colorado
  • Until 1030 AM MST.
  • At 1006 AM MST, a dangerous snow squall was located along a line extending from 16 miles northwest of Gypsum to near Silt to near Parachute, moving southeast at 20 mph.

HAZARD…Flash freeze on roads. Intense bursts of heavy snow and gusty winds leading to blowing snow and rapidly falling visibility. Wind gusts up to 35 mph.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Dangerous and life-threatening travel conditions are expected to develop rapidly in the warning area.

This includes the following highways…
Interstate 70 in Colorado between mile markers 69 and 136, including Glenwood Canyon.
Colorado 13 between mile markers 1 and 5.
Colorado 82 between mile markers 1 and 7.

Locations impacted include…
Glenwood Springs, Rifle, New Castle, Silt, Parachute, Battlement Mesa, Dotsero and Shoshone.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Wet roadways will quickly freeze. Black ice will cause roads, bridges, and overpasses to become slick and dangerous. Slow down and be prepared for a sudden loss of traction.

If traveling on a highway, find the nearest exit or rest area and park safely away from traffic. Allow snow squalls to pass before attempting to resume travel.

NWS: Snow squall warning for southeastern Garfield County and west central Eagle County

NWS and CDOT: I-70 reopened; flash flood watch until 8 pm

Colorado Department of Transportation

TRAVEL ALERT | ROAD OPEN – I-70 Glenwood Canyon

UPDATE – 4:00 p.m. (8/21) – The National Weather Service Flash Flood Warning for I-70 Glenwood Canyon has been lifted and I-70 is open. Motorists should continue to check weather conditions before traveling through the area.

National Weather Service

Central Colorado River Basin-Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys – Flat Tops
321 PM MDT Sun Aug 21 2022

Map of flash flood watch area

FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR THE GRIZZLY CREEK FIRE BURN AREA IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

  • WHAT…Flash flooding and debris flows caused by excessive rainfall are possible over the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area.
  • WHERE…Portions of northwest Colorado and west central Colorado, including the following areas, in northwest Colorado, Flat Tops.
    In west central Colorado, Central Colorado River Basin and Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys.
  • WHEN…Until 8 PM MDT this evening.
  • IMPACTS…Heavy rainfall over the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area is expected up to and during the period of the watch. Residents near the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area should prepare for potential
    flooding impacts. Be sure to stay up to date with information from local authorities. Heavy rainfall could trigger flash flooding of low-lying areas, urbanized street flooding, and debris flows in and near recent wildfire burn scars.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…
  • National Weather Service Meteorologists are monitoring the potential for heavy rainfall over the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area, which may lead to flash flooding and debris flows.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

Flash flood warning ends, watch continues

Eagle CO – Garfield CO –
321 PM MDT Sun Aug 21 2022

FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR THE GRIZZLY CREEK FIRE BURN AREA IS CANCELLED FOR WESTERN EAGLE AND EAST CENTRAL GARFIELD COUNTIES.

The heavy rain has ended. Flooding is no longer expected to pose a threat. Please continue to heed remaining closures.

Garco911

8.21.22, 2:45 pm – I-70 is closed between mile-markers 116-133 both directions, Glenwood Exit/Dotsero, due to a flash flood warning.

8.21.22, 2:04 pm – I-70 is closed between mile-markers 114-133 both directions, West Glenwood Exit/Dotsero, due to a flash flood warning.

Colorado Department of Transportation

8.21.22, 2:47 pm – STATEWIDE – The Colorado Department of Transportation has closed Interstate 70 Glenwood Canyon due to a Flash Flood Warning issued for the Grizzly Creek Fire burn scar and Glenwood Canyon. The warning was announced by the National Weather Service at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, Aug.21. As of 1:45 p.m.,the warning is in effect until 4:30 p.m. Eastbound and westbound I-70 are closed from Glenwood Springs (exit 116) to Dotsero (exit 133), with a second closure point for westbound traffic at Eagle (exit 140). Eagle County residents will still have access to locations between exits 133 and 140 by using US Highway 6. On the west side of the canyon, motorists continue to have access to Glenwood Springs and the Roaring Fork Valley

A safety closure of I-70 is necessary as part of safety protocol to protect the traveling public from flash floods and mudslides in Glenwood Canyon. Motorists should monitor weather alerts to see when the Flash Flood Warning ends. The safety closure will continue to be in place until the Flash Flood Warning is lifted. The closure may stay in effect if weather conditions are unpredictable or if flash floods occur.

Motorists should use COtrip.org or CDOT’s free COtrip Planner mobile app to plan an alternate route. The northern alternate route on US Highway 40 is recommended for most motorists. The northern alternate route will require approximately 2.5 hours additional travel time to reach your destination, compared to traveling on I-70 through Glenwood Canyon. Westbound motorists from the Denver metro area can reach the northern route via US Highway 40, Colorado Highway 9 or Colorado Highway 131. (When detouring north onto CO 9, motorists should anticipate construction at exit 205 in Silverthorne.) Travelers can then continue west on US Highway 40 and then south on CO 13 to complete the alternate route and return to westbound I-70 at Rifle (exit 90). For eastbound I-70 motorists, a traffic control point is in place at eastbound West Rifle (exit 87) to guide motorists to the northern alternate route.  Before detouring onto any alternate route, motorists should refer to COtrip.org for the latest road conditions. By traveling on the recommended alternate route, motorists can avoid major delays caused by rough roads and other hazards.

Flash Flood Warning | Closed I-70 Glenwood Canyon MP 116-133

8.21.22, 1:55 pm – I-70 is closed in both directions between Exit 116 in Glenwood and Exit 133 in Dotsero. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for the Grizzly Creek burn scar area in Glenwood Canyon. This closure is due to safety concerns. The roadway will remain closed until the Flash Flood Warning expires and the roadway is inspected for slides or damage.

National Weather Service

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
146 PM MDT Sun Aug 21 2022

Map of closure area

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has extended the

  • Flash Flood Warning for…
    The Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area in…
    Western Eagle County in west central Colorado…
    East Central Garfield County in west central Colorado…
  • Until 430 PM MDT.
  • At 146 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain over the Grizzly Creek 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 Glenwood Canyon 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 Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area.

SOURCE…Radar.

IMPACT…Life threatening flash flooding of areas in and around the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area.

  • Some locations that will experience flash flooding include…Glenwood Springs, Shoshone and Dotsero.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

This is a life threatening situation. Heavy rainfall will cause extensive and severe flash flooding of creeks…streams…and ditches in the Grizzly Creek 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.

NWS and CDOT: I-70 reopened; flash flood watch until 8 pm

Flash flood warning for the Pine Gulch burn area

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.

SOURCE…Radar.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

Flash flood warning for the Pine Gulch burn area

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

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
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
shortly.

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.

SOURCE…Radar.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

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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

FLASH FLOOD…RADAR INDICATED
FLASH FLOOD DAMAGE THREAT…CONSIDERABLE

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

NWS/Garco911/CDOT: Flash flood warning for Grizzly Creek burn area ended, Glenwood Canyon reopened

Garco911

7.24.22, 8:38 pm – I-70 is open between mile markers 116-131 both directions, Glenwood Canyon.

Colorado Department of Transportation

UPDATE – 8:30 p.m. (7/24) – The National Weather Service Flash Flood Warning for I-70 Glenwood Canyon has been lifted and I-70 is open.

7.24.22, 7:08 p.m. – A safety closure is in place for #I70 in #GlenwoodCanyon, due to a Flash Flood Warning for the Grizzly Creek burn area.

Closure points for westbound travelers are from Exit 133 (Dotsero) to Exit 116 (Glenwood Springs). Closure points for eastbound travelers are from Exit 87 (West Rifle) to Exit 109 (Canyon Creek).

NOTE: All updates will post to COtrip.org.

Motorists are asked to use COtrip.org or CDOT’s free COtrip Planner mobile app for planning an alternate route around the I-70 closure.

The closure will last as long as the Flash Flood Warning. If a debris flow or mudslide occurs during the warning, I-70 will be closed for a longer period of time.

Garco911

7.24.22, 6:48 p.m. – I-70 is closed between mile-markers 116-131 both directions, Glenwood Springs/Dotsero, due to a flash flood warning.

National Weather Service

6:30 PM MDT Sun Jul 24 2022

Map of warning area
The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for…
The Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area in…
Western Eagle County in west central Colorado…
East Central Garfield County in west central Colorado…

* Until 8:30 PM MDT.

* At 6:30 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain over the Grizzly Creek 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 Glenwood Canyon 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 Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area.

SOURCE…Radar.

IMPACT…Life threatening flash flooding of areas in and around the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area.

* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include…Glenwood Springs and Shoshone.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

This is a life threatening situation. Heavy rainfall will cause extensive and severe flash flooding of creeks…streams…and ditches in the Grizzly Creek 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.

NWS/Garco911/CDOT: Flash flood warning for Grizzly Creek burn area ended, Glenwood Canyon reopened

NWS: Flash flood warning – Lake Christine burn area

National Weather Service

Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
452 PM MDT Wed Jul 20 2022

Map of warning area

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 545 PM MDT.
  • At 452 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
    heavy rain over the Lake Christine Fire Burn Area. Between 0.3 and
    0.5 inches of rain have 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.

SOURCE…Radar.

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.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

NWS: Flash flood warning – Lake Christine burn area

NWS: Flash flood warning for the Pine Gulch burn area

The National Weather Service

July 19, 2022, 4:34 p.m. – 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 6:30 p.m. MDT.
  • At 4:34 p.m. MDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
    heavy rain over the eastern Pine Gulch Fire Burn Area along the
    Kimball Creek drainage. 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 eastern Pine Gulch Fire Burn Area.

SOURCE…Radar.

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 includes the following streams and drainages… Roan Creek and Kimball Creek.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

NWS: Flash flood warning for the Pine Gulch burn area

NWS: Flash flood warning for Grizzly Creek Fire burn area

GarCo911

July 15, 2:27 p.m. – I-70 is now open at mile markers 116/133 both directions, Glenwood Springs to Dotsero.

July 15, 2:05 p.m. – Interstate 70 is closed at mile marker 116/133 both directions, due to a flash flood warning.

National Weather Service

July 15, 2022, 12:36 p.m. – The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Flash Flood Warning for The Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area in Western Eagle County in west central Colorado…
East Central Garfield County in west central Colorado until 1:30 p.m. MDT.

* At 12:36 p.m. MDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain over the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

Excessive rainfall over the burn scar will result in debris flow moving through the Glenwood Canyon 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 Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area.

SOURCE…Radar.

IMPACT…Life-threatening flash flooding of areas in and around the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area.

* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include Glenwood Springs and Shoshone.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

This is a life threatening situation. Heavy rainfall will cause extensive and severe flash flooding of creeks…streams…and ditches in the Grizzly Creek 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.

NWS: Flash flood warning for Grizzly Creek Fire burn area

NWS: Glenwood Canyon reopening after flash flood warning

Colorado Department of Transportation

July 5, 2022, 5:00 p.m.: Between exit 133: Dotsero and exit 114: West Glenwood (including Glenwood Canyon), from mile point 133 to mile point 116, the roadway is reopened to traffic.

Garco911

July 5, 2022, 3:26 p.m.: I-70 is closed between mile markers 116 and 133 in both directions, Glenwood Springs to Dotsero, due to a flash flood warning.

National Weather Service

July 5, 2022 – 3:13 p.m.: Flash Flood Warning – National Weather Service Grand Junction, CO.

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Flash Flood Warning for the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area in Western Eagle County in west central Colorado and East Central Garfield County in west central Colorado until 5 p.m. MDT.

* At 3:13 p.m. MDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain over the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area. The expected rainfall rate is 0.5 to 1 inch in 1 hour. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.

Excessive rainfall over the burn scar will result in debris flow moving through the Glenwood Canyon 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 Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area.

SOURCE…Radar.

IMPACT…Life threatening flash flooding of areas in and around the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area.

* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include Glenwood Springs and Shoshone.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

This is a life-threatening situation. Heavy rainfall will cause extensive and severe flash flooding of creeks…streams…and ditches in the Grizzly Creek 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.

NWS: Glenwood Canyon reopening after flash flood warning

NWS: Flash flood warning in Glenwood Canyon

National Weather Service

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
620 PM MDT Mon Jun 27 2022

Map of flash flood warning area

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a

  • Flash Flood Warning for…
    The Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area in…
    Western Eagle County in west central Colorado…
    East Central Garfield County in west central Colorado…
  • Until 915 PM MDT.
  • At 620 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms and stronger
    showers producing heavy rain over the Grizzly Creek 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 Glenwood Canyon 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 Grizzly
Creek Fire Burn Area.

SOURCE…Radar.

IMPACT…Life threatening flash flooding of areas in and around
the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area.

  • Some locations that will experience flash flooding include…
    Glenwood Springs and Shoshone.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

This is a life threatening situation. Heavy rainfall will cause
extensive and severe flash flooding of creeks…streams…and
ditches in the Grizzly Creek 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.

NWS: Flash flood warning in Glenwood Canyon