Flood advisory issued for Rio Blanco County

RBC | The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory and hazardous weather statement due to recent rainfall and snowmelt for west central Rio Blanco County. Nearly an inch of rain has fallen in the past 24 hours, according to the National Weather Service.

Please use caution in areas prone to flooding. This warning expires at 9 a.m. tomorrow.

Source: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?x=199&y=76&site=gjt&zmx=&zmy=&map_x=199&map_y=76#.XQz0stNKiF2

Flood Advisory

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
906 AM MDT Fri Jun 21 2019

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Garfield CO-Rio Blanco CO-
906 AM MDT Fri Jun 21 2019

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a

* Flood Advisory for Rapid Rises for...
  Rain and Snowmelt in...
  Central Garfield County in west central Colorado...
  Rio Blanco County in west central Colorado...

* Until 900 AM MDT Saturday.

* At 901 AM MDT, Rain and snowmelt will cause minor flooding. Rapid
  river rises will result in minor flooding in the advisory area.
  Localized three quarters of an inch to one inch of rain has
  already fallen overnight and early this morning.

This includes the following streams and drainages...Soldier Creek...
Fourteen Mile Creek...Parachute Creek...West Fork North Elk
Creek...Piceance Creek and other creeks and streams in the advisory
area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Excessive runoff from snow melt and rainfall will cause creeks,
streams and rivers to rise. Minor flooding along the banks and in
low lying areas will be possible.

For more weather information, visit https://www.weather.gov/gjt/

 

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