FLOOD THREAT BULLETIN (For Twitter Updates follow @FloodDSS and @COFloodUpdates)

The CWCB offers a daily assessment of flood potential around the state, issued at 11:00 am each day from May through September.

This product is issued daily before 11:00 am and is used to identify areas of the state that are at risk of flooding.  Updates can be issued as needed by weather situation.

This product is an outlook of the flood threat and precipitation amount and chance in the state over the next 15 days.

This map is created by merging the 24-hr Storm Total Precipitation (STP) product observed regional WSR-88D and the MADIS observational database. Issued at 9:30 am every day.

Issue Date:  Monday, September 30, 2013
Time Issued:  0855 AM MDT
Forecaster: Brad Workman


IMPORTANT: This will be the last Flood Threat Bulletin for this year. We will return on May 1, 2014.

NO FLASH FLOOD THREAT HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR TODAY. Mountain wave clouds were a beautiful sight to wake up to this morning, as a small wave of energy and moisture moved across the state. These wave clouds can be seen in the visible satellite image below, but will continue to clear out as we move through the late morning/early afternoon hours and drier air works back in. The result of the clearing skies will be warm temperatures and a great end to September after a rough beginning.

Favorable flow aloft will keep the sunny skies and dry conditions around through the middle of the work week before things look to become cooler with rain/snow coming back into the forecast. More details on this system and the next 15 days will be provided in the Flood Threat Outlook to be posted this afternoon by 3 PM.

Continental Divide, Front Range, and Foothills:

Clouds will continue to clear out this morning, leading to mostly sunny skies this afternoon. The biggest effect of the clouds so far? Morning temperatures started off a bit warmer than yesterday, so today’s high temperatures will be just a few degrees warmer as well. Look for highs in the 60s across the Continental Divide and Front Range, with temperatures in the upper 70s for the Foothills. Low temperatures tonight will dip back into the 30s for the mountains and into the 40s/low 50s for the foothills.

Eastern Plains:

Sunny skies and warm temperatures will make for a pleasant Monday. High temperatures will be in the 80s across the area, with warm spots across the southeastern plains reaching into the upper 80s. Winds will be breezy at times today, with gusts up to 25 mph. Tonight; low temperatures will drop back into the upper 40s and low-to-mid 50s.

Western Slope:

Warm, sunny, and beautiful would be the three words that I would use to describe the weather in this region for today. Sunny skies will dominate the forecast, allowing for temperatures to rise into the upper 70s for the lowest elevations and into the mid 60s for the highest elevations. Overnight tonight, temperatures will fall back into the 30s and low 40s for the mountains and into the upper 40s for the lower valleys.

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