NWS: Flash flood watch for Grizzly Creek Fire burn area

National Weather Service

Central Colorado River Basin-Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain
Valleys-Flat Tops
222 AM MDT Fri Jun 24 2022
Map of flash flood watch area

FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR THE GRIZZLY CREEK FIRE BURN AREA IN EFFECT
FROM 10 AM MDT THIS MORNING THROUGH 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…From 10 AM MDT this morning through 8 PM MDT this evening.

* IMPACTS…Heavy rainfall over the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area is
possible 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.

NWS: Flash flood watch for Grizzly Creek Fire burn area

NWS: Flash flood watch for Grizzly Creek Fire burn area Monday, June 23 evening

National Weather Service

Central Colorado River Basin-Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain
Valleys-Flat Tops
746 pm MDT Thu Jun 23 2022
Map of flash flood watch area

FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR THE GRIZZLY CREEK FIRE BURN AREA IN EFFECT
UNTIL 11 PM MDT THIS EVENING

  • WHAT…Flash flooding and debris flows caused by excessive rainfall are possible over the Grizzly Creek Fire burn area.
  • WHERE…Grizzly Creek burn scar.
  • WHEN…Until 11 pm MDT this evening.
  • IMPACTS…Heavy rainfall over the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area is possible during the watch period. 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.

NWS: Flash flood watch for Grizzly Creek Fire burn area Monday, June 23 evening

NWS: Flash flood watch for Grizzly Creek Fire burn area June 19

National Weather Service

Central Colorado River Basin-Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-Flat Tops
858 AM MDT Sun Jun 19 2022
Flash flood watch map

FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR THE GRIZZLY CREEK FIRE BURN AREA IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM MDT THIS MORNING THROUGH 9 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…From 11 AM MDT this morning through 9 PM MDT this evening.
  • IMPACTS…Heavy rainfall over the Grizzly Creek Fire burn area is possible 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 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.

NWS: Flash flood watch for Grizzly Creek Fire burn area June 19

NWS: Flash flood watch specific to Grizzly Creek Fire burn area June 18

National Weather Service

Central Colorado River Basin-Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-Flat Tops
902 AM MDT Sat Jun 18 2022
Flash flood watch map

FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR THE GRIZZLY CREEK FIRE BURN AREA IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM MDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH 10 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. This watch is specific to the Grizzly Creek burn scar in Glenwood Canyon.
  • WHEN…From 1 PM MDT this afternoon through 10 PM MDT this evening.
  • IMPACTS…Heavy rainfall is possible over the Grizzly Creek Fire burn area 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.

NWS: Flash flood watch specific to Grizzly Creek Fire burn area June 18

NWS: Flash flood watch for Grizzly Creek Fire burn area

National Weather Service

Central Colorado River Basin-Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-Flat Tops
234 PM MDT Sat Oct 2 2021

Map of flash flood watch area

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

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a

  • Flash Flood Watch for the Grizzly Creek Fire burn area in 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.
  • Until 8 PM MDT this evening.
  • National Weather Service Meteorologists are forecasting possible 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.

NWS: Flash flood watch for Grizzly Creek Fire burn area

NWS: Flash flood watch in place for Grizzly Creek burn area until 9 p.m.

National Weather Service

Sept. 30, 2021, 2:42 p.m.: The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a flash flood watch for the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area until 9 p.m. this evening in 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.

National Weather Service Meteorologists are forecasting possible heavy rainfall over the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area that may lead to flash flooding and debris flows.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:

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

NWS: Flash flood watch in place for Grizzly Creek burn area until 9 p.m.

NWS: Flash flood watch issued for Grizzly Creek burn area – extended until midnight

National Weather Service

Sept. 29, 2021, 3:29 p.m. – The flash flood watch has been extended until midnight.

Sept. 29, 2021, 8:10 a.m. – The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a flash flood watch until 6 p.m. for the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area in 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.

National Weather Service Meteorologists are forecasting possible heavy rainfall over the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area, which may lead to flash flooding and debris flows.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:

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

NWS: Flash flood watch issued for Grizzly Creek burn area – extended until midnight

NWS: Flash flood warning issued for Pine Gulch burn area

National Weather Service

Sept. 28, 2021, 4:03 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 p.m.

At 4:03 p.m. MDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain over the Pine Gulch Fire Burn Area. Up to 0.5 inches of rain have fallen. The expected rainfall rate is 0.2 to 0.5 inches in 30 minutes. Additional rainfall amounts of 0.5 to 1 inch are possible in the warned 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 De Beque.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: 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.

Please report observed flooding to local emergency services or law enforcement and request they pass this information to the National Weather Service when you can do so safely.

NWS: Flash flood warning issued for Pine Gulch burn area

NWS: Flash flood watch issued for Grizzly Creek burn area until 9 p.m.

National Weather Service

Sept. 28, 12:06 p.m.: The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a flash flood watch until 9 p.m. this evening for the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area in 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.

National Weather Service Meteorologists are forecasting possible 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.

NWS: Flash flood watch issued for Grizzly Creek burn area until 9 p.m.

NWS: Flash flood warning issued for Grizzly Creek burn scar until 7:15 p.m.; I-70 reopened through Glenwood Canyon

Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority

Sept. 3, 2021, 7:02 p.m.: I-70 has reopened through Glenwood Canyon.

Colorado department of Transportation

Sept. 3, 2021, 4:45 p.m.: I-70 eastbound/westbound: Safety closure between Exit 114 – West Glenwood and Exit 133 – Dotsero. Highway is closed both directions through Glenwood Canyon due to flash flood warning; use alternate route.

Sept. 3, 2021, 4:43 p.m.: I-70 is closed b/w Dotsero (MP 133) and the Glenwood Springs exit (MP 116). Crews will continue to monitor the mudslide area. Motorists should be prepared for an extended closure if there is a new mudslide or materials blocking the road that will need to be cleared before opening.

DETOUR – WB I-70: Motorists from the Denver metro area or I-25 can travel WB on I-70 to Silverthorne, turn N onto CO 9. In Kremmling, turn onto WB US 40 towards Steamboat Springs. Once at Craig, motorists can return S via CO 13 towards Rifle. Access to I-70 westbound is at Rifle.

EASTBOUND I-70: Motorists traveling eastbound from Utah or Grand Junction can reach the Denver Metro area by traveling the route above in reverse.

Sept. 3, 2021, 4:35 p.m.: Interstate 70 closed through Glenwood Canyon due to flash flood warning.

National Weather Service

Sept. 3, 2021, 4:20 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, west central Colorado, east central Garfield County in west central Colorado until 7:15 p.m. MDT.

At 4:14 p.m. MDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain over the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area. The expected rainfall rate is 0.3 to 0.6 inches 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: Flash flood warning issued for Grizzly Creek burn scar until 7:15 p.m.; I-70 reopened through Glenwood Canyon