SPM 05-13-2019: Beautiful Day Statewide

Issue Date: Monday, May 13th, 2019
Issue Time: 9:00AM MDT

Summary:

An absolutely pleasant day on Sunday with the high pressure building into the state. Temperatures and sunshine also increased after the passage of the cold front on Saturday. High temperatures were in the upper 70°Fs in the plains and western Colorado with highs up to 60°F in the mountains. Scattered clouds popped up during the afternoon hours. Some light rain was reported over the Northeast Plains and northern Urban Corridor, though totals were under 0.1 inches. Light rainfall also occurred over the western San Juan Mountains in Archuleta County. Flooding was not reported on Sunday.

To see precipitation totals from yesterday, scroll down to 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 vulnerable fire burn areas (post 2012), which are updated throughout the season to include new, vulnerable burn areas. The home button in the top left corner resets the map to the original zoom.