TUESDAY 7/20/21 4:07 p.m.
KANE & GARFIELD COUNTY (ABC4) – The flash flood warning that advised residents of flooding in Southern Utah earlier on Tuesday has been adjusted as the storm moves into Kane and Garfield County.
According to ABC4 Utah Chief Meteorologist Alana Brophy, the rain is expected to last until 9:45 p.m. with 1.5 to 2 inches having fallen already. Flash floods are expected to begin, if they haven’t already, through the Paria River to the Arizona border.
ORIGINAL STORY: Flash Flood Warning issued for parts of Capitol Reef National Park, southern Utah
TUESDAY 7/20/21 1:03 p.m.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for parts of Capitol Reef National Park.
The National Weather Service says the warning covers western Wayne County in southern Utah.
This Flash Flood Warning will remain in effect until 3:15 p.m. MT after Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area shortly after noon.
Between three-quarters and one inch of rain has fallen.
“Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly,” the NWS alert reads. Flash flooding in streams and creeks can be life-threatening for urban areas, highways, streets, and underpasses.
Capitol Reef National Park and Fruita may see flash flooding. Fremont River, Carcass Creek, Rock Creek, and Grand Wash may also see flooding.
Another warning has popped up north of Enterprise, Utah, southwestern Iron County in southern Utah, northwestern Washington County in southwestern Utah, until 5:15 p.m. The radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 2.5 and 3 inches of rain have fallen in that area.
If you see water on the roadway, turn around, don’t drown. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.