SPM 09-29-2018: Taste of Fall for Eastern Colorado

Issue Date: Saturday, September 29th, 2018
Issue Time: 9:30 AM MDT


A shallow cold front pushed through eastern Colorado yesterday, providing a day filled with low clouds across much of the area. High temperatures struggled to get into the 50s, with much of the eastern plains remaining in the 40s throughout the day. There wasn’t enough moisture to get any showers going, except a light sprinkle or two across northeast Colorado. The cold air was only about 1000-1500 feet deep, so the High Country remained under the influence of sunshine and mostly sunny skies, with high temperatures similar to those of Thursday.

No flash flooding was reported yesterday. For a look at precipitation estimates in your area, please see the State Precipitation Map below.

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The map below shows radar-estimated, rainfall gage-adjusted Quantitative Precipitation Estimates (QPE) across Colorado. The map is updated daily during the operational season (May 1 – Sep 30) by 11AM. The following six layers are currently available: 24-hour, 48-hour and 72-hour total precipitation, as well as maximum 1-hour, 2-hour and 6-hour precipitation over the past 24 hour period (to estimate where flash flooding may have occurred). The 24-hour, 48-hour and 72-hour total precipitation contain bias corrections that are not disaggregated into the hourly estimates, so there will likely be some differences. The accumulation ending time is 7AM of the date shown in the bottom right corner. Also shown optionally are fire burn areas (post 2012), which are updated throughout the season to include new burn areas. The home button in the top left corner resets the map to the original zoom.