STP 08-29-2016: Stronger Thunderstorms Produced Bouts with Heavy Rain

Issue Date: Monday, August 29th, 2016
Issue Time: 9:00 AM MDT


As the upper-level low tracked across the 4-corners region and into northern New Mexico/southern CO, favorable dynamics aloft overspread Colorado, and combined with sufficient moisture/instability to produce isolated-to-scattered showers/thunderstorms through the afternoon and early evening hours. As the evening turned to nighttime, activity diminished across the western slope, but picked up along the Front Range Urban Corridor and adjacent plains. A few stronger thunderstorms produced heavy rain, likely resulting in minor street/field flooding and ponding.

Heavy rain observations (greater than 1 inch) reported to local National Weather Service offices include:

5 miles S of Lindon (Washington): 2.31 inches
8 miles NW of Pinon (Pueblo): 1.49 inches
6 miles SSE of Air Force Academy (El Paso): 1.40 inches
6 miles NW of Peterson AFB (El Paso): 1.10 inches
2 miles NNE of Colorado Springs (El Paso): 1.06 inches
5 miles SSE of Air Force Academy (El Paso): 1.03 inches

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

Storm Total Precip Legend