Flash Flood Watch issued for burn scar areas

RBC | The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for several area burn scars, including the Red Canyon, Cabin Lake, Indian Valley and Divide Fires in Rio Blanco and Moffat Counties. The watch is in effect from noon today through noon Wednesday as storm systems roll through. NWS warns heavy rain, generally half an inch of rainfall in less than an hour (although it may be more or less depending on different factors,) may cause flash flooding, mudslides and debris flow. Residents near burn scars should be prepared.

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
402 AM MDT Tue Aug 21 2018

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH NOON WEDNESDAY...

The National Weather Service in GRAND JUNCTION has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for several burn scars across western
  Colorado. The burn scars include: the 416, Burro, West Guard,
  Bull Draw, Lake Christine, Cache Creek, Red Canyon, Cabin Lake,
  Indian Valley, and Divide Fires.

* From noon MDT today through noon Wednesday.

* Heavy rain is expected over several burn scars across western
  Colorado. This rain may lead to flash flooding, mud slides, and
  debris flows.

* Residents near any burn scars should prepare for potential
  flooding impacts over the next 24 to 36 hours. Be sure to stay
  up to date with the latest information from local authorities.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

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

 

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