NWS: Severe Thunderstorm Warning

NOTE: Visitors to the fairgrounds are now released to seating areas for Xtreme Bulls to begin.

Earlier, visitors at the fairgrounds sheltered in the North and South halls due to lightning until it was safe to begin the Xtreme Bulls event.

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
630 PM MDT Wed Jul 28 2021

Map of affected area

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for northwestern Mesa County in west central Colorado and southwestern Garfield County in west central Colorado.

* Until 730 PM MDT.

* At 630 PM MDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 6 miles west of De Beque to near Palisade to 15 miles southeast of Grand Junction, moving west at 30 mph.

HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include Grand Junction and Fruita.

This includes the following highways…
Interstate 70 in Colorado between mile markers 14 and 69.
U.S. Highway 50 in Colorado between mile markers 32 and 49.
Colorado 65 between mile markers 53 and 61.
Colorado 139 between mile markers 1 and 7, and near mile marker 9.
Colorado 141 between mile markers 146 and 162.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

NWS: Severe Thunderstorm Warning