STP 09-30-2016: Scattered Showers/Isolated Thunderstorms Continued

Issue Date: Friday, September 30, 2016
Issue Time: 9:00 AM MDT

Summary:

REMINDER: This is the final STP product of the 2016 season. As always, it has been a pleasure serving you.

The subtropical moisture surge from the south continued across western Colorado, providing another period of scattered showers/isolated thunderstorms. Scattered showers continue this morning across the High Country, mainly north of I-70, with a few beginning to spill over adjacent portions of the Urban Corridor. Most precipitation at this time is falling as rain, with snow above approximately 10,000 feet. Overall, showers/thunderstorms produced light-to-moderate rainfall, with a few extended periods leading to rainfall totals greater than 0.30 inches. Below is the list of rainfall “winners,” according to CoCoRaHS observer reports as of 7:30 AM MDT:

Montezuma County: 0.34 inches
La Plata County: 0.29 inches
Routt County: 0.26 inches
Mesa County: 0.26 inches

No flash flooding occurred. For a statewide look at 24-hour precipitation totals, please take a look at the Storm Total Precipitation map below.


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STP 09-29-2016: Return of Showers/Thunderstorms to Western Colorado

Issue Date: Thursday, September 29th, 2016
Issue Time: 9:00 AM MDT

Summary:

As the upper-level low shifted northward out of the desert southwest and into the Great Basin, subtropical moisture made a return to western Colorado. This moisture fueled isolated-to-scattered showers/thunderstorms beginning during the afternoon hours yesterday and continuing through this morning. Most of the activity has been in the form of showers, producing mainly light rain and gusty winds. A couple of embedded thunderstorms developed late last night/early this morning as a disturbance moved northward along the CO/UT border, enhancing precipitation. No flash flooding was reported, nor have there been any hail/wind reports. Isolated-to-scattered showers and an isolated thunderstorm or two will continue through the morning hours.

For a statewide look at 24-hour precipitation totals, please take a look at the Storm Total Precipitation map below.
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STP 09-28-2016: Beautiful Late-September Day

Issue Date: Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
Issue Time: 9:00 AM MDT

Summary:

It’s hard to argue with the weather that played out across Colorado yesterday, as sunny skies and dry conditions created a picture-perfect day. A few high-level clouds pushed into southwestern Colorado during the late evening/overnight hours, but that was the most that Mother Nature could muster. No precipitation fell anywhere across the state, so I hope everyone was able to get outside and enjoy the day, if even for only a few minutes.
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STP 09-27-2016: Pleasant Day across Colorado

Issue Date: Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
Issue Time: 9:00 AM MDT

Summary:

Colorado was graced with the presence of dry conditions and plenty of sunshine yesterday as high pressure controlled the forecast. Chilly morning temperatures made it feel like Autumn, while afternoon highs climbed to pleasant, seasonable values. As the title of yesterday’s FTO said: We are full-steam ahead into Fall.

For a statewide look at 24-hour precipitation totals, please take a look at the Storm Total Precipitation map below.
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