Drought news: Finally, a beautiful rain here in the Denver area

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Click on the thumbnail graphic for the 24 hour precipitation map from the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District map as of 5:10 AM. The station nearest Gulch Manor has recorded 51 hundredths and it is still raining.

I’ve also posted a screenshot of the Nexrad from the Colorado Water Conservation Board’s Flood DSS website. Click on the thumbnail to see the map at 5:20 AM.

Here’s the 5 to 10 day outlook, issued Monday, from the CWCB’s Flood Threat Portal:

Mid-level monsoonal moisture returns on Tuesday. This moisture along with afternoon heating could allow storms to become strong enough to warrant a Low Flood Threat. Storms that develop over the west slope could create up to 1.00” in 30-45 minutes. For the lower elevations, a strong cold front will move into the state Wednesday morning. This frontal passage along with overrunning monsoon moisture should present a LOW FLOOD THREAT to the Front Range burn areas. Foothills thunderstorms could drop a 0.75” to 1.50” inches of rain. This threat will exist both during the passage on Wednesday and post passage on Thursday afternoon. This cold front and disturbance could create a Low Flood Threat for West Slope with some mountain peaks possibly seeing some snow. This front will drop temperatures dramatically with afternoon highs only expected in the 60s over the plains. No other organized flood threats are on the horizon for this period.

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