Flash Flood Warning Issued for Cameron Peak Fire Burn Scar in Central Larimer County
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for a section of the Cameron Peak Fire burn scar in central Larimer County. The warning is in effect until 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 20.
As of 12:23 p.m. on Thursday, radar and automated rain gauges have reported half an inch of rain with the potential for another half inch, leading to ongoing or imminent flash flooding.
Residents in the warned area are advised to seek higher ground immediately. The areas under warning include Pennock Pass, Pingree Park, Box Prairie, Upper Buckhorn along County Road 44H, Moondance Way, Stringtown Gulch, Big Bear, Lower Buckhorn on County Road 27 above Masonville, Crystal Mountain, Poudre Springs, Upper Pingree Park Road, Sky Ranch, and Storm Mountain.
Second Flash Flood Warning for Northern Cameron Peak Fire Burn Scar
In addition to the previous warning, the National Weather Service has issued a second flash flood warning for an area of the northern Cameron Peak Fire burn scar. This warning is in effect until 4:15 p.m. on July 20 and encompasses the region south of Red Feather Lakes to Rustic, west to Kinikinik, and includes Colorado Highway 14.
Fort Collins Included in Severe Thunderstorm Watch
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for a large area, including Fort Collins, in the eastern half of Colorado. The watch is in effect until 9 p.m. on July 20.
Residents in the area should be cautious as the weather service warns of possible tornadoes, widespread hail, and wind gusts up to 75 mph. Taking necessary precautions during severe weather is crucial to ensure safety and minimize property damage.
Source : Coloradoan
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