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: Thurs., May 16, 2013
Time Issued: 1445 PM MDT
Valid: May 17 - 31, 2013
Forecaster: John Henz
Additional information regarding the threat and expected precipitation amounts are provided with each of the maps accessible via the Threat Level and Precipitation buttons below. Precipitation outlooks are based on a 60% chance of precipitation.
OUTLOOK FOR NEXT 5-10 DAYS.
Click on "Threat Level" or "Precipitation" and a time period to view the current outlook.
BRIEF HOT PERIOD TO PRECEDE STORMY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND; LOW-MODERATE FLOOD THREAT INCREASING DUE TO SNOWMELT RUNOFF AND STORM RAINS
Look for well above normal temperatures to soar west of the Divide as rivers and mountain stream begin to fill up with snow melt waters. Temperatures may climb into the 90s and remain above freezing at night. Small streams will be at risk of flooding, especially in the upper Colorado River Valley. East of the Divide thunderstorm activity will increase as winds shift to a southeasterly direction through a deep layer. By the start of the Memorial Day weekend daily rounds of strong to severe thunderstorms could develop along the Front Range from Pueblo to Fort Collins. This flooding threat depends on moisture from the Gulf of Mexico making it into eastern Colorado as the second Pacific storm system digs into the Great Basin states. We’ll have more to say on Monday as this threat becomes clearer on its realization.
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