DENVER (CBS4) – The National Weather Service in Boulder says there is a significant chance for the Cameron Peak burn scar to experience a flash flood on Friday afternoon, especially between the hours of 2 and 5 pm. The threat level is the highest possible on their alert system.
Monsoon showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop over the higher elevations of Colorado on Friday with a widespread threat for flash flooding, especially in and around recent forest fire burn scars. Most of Colorado’s high country is under a Flash Flood Watch through Friday evening.
Earlier this week a thunderstorm dropped up to two inches of rain near the town of Rustic, which is inside the Cameron Peak burn scar in Larimer County. The heavy rain unleashed a devastating and killer flash flood, claiming one life. Three people are still listed as missing.
checking in from a twitter break…was looking at the rain that caused the awful flash flood in the Poudre Canyon on Tues. Nearly 2" in 2 hours at that elevation (9500+ ft) is really unusual, and happened in about the worst possible location with respect to the burn scar 1/ #cowx pic.twitter.com/lMIbeIJTNh
— Russ Schumacher (@russ_schumacher) July 23, 2021