Weather ALERT: Flash Flood Warning
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Central Larimer County until 4pm.
….doppler radar indicated very heavy rain from a thunderstorm near rustic, or 26 miles west of fort collins. This storm was nearly stationary.
Locations in the warning include but are not limited to RUSTIC.
Doppler radar estimates that 1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain has fallen from a series of storms moving over the area since 1130 am mdt.
The High Park Fire burn scar is not included in the warning at this time, but residents in the burn area should remain alert to changing weather conditions.
A flash flood warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. If you are in the warning area move to higher ground immediately. Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property. Do not attempt to cross swiftly flowing waters or waters of unknown depth by foot or by automobile. Turn around, do not drown.
Excessive runoff from this storm will cause flash flooding of creeks and streams, roads and roadside culverts. The heavy rains could also trigger rock slides or debris flows in steep terrain.
Stay tuned to K99 for more information throughout the afternoon!