SPM 05-22-2020: Much Needed Rainfall for Prowers County

Issue Date: Friday, May 22nd, 2020
Issue Time: 9:05AM MDT


No real measurable rainfall yesterday afternoon except over the Southeast Plains where storms fired along a moisture boundary. The highest rainfall was just to our east in Kansas, but there were still some decent totals over Prowers County. Storms yesterday afternoon also produced some very large hail (2.75 inches diameter) and a couple brief landspouts. Activity started around 4PM with some overnight storms further west in Pueblo County. Radar rainfall estimates vary from 1 to 2 inches in Prowers with a gage in Holly picking up 0.38 inches and a CoCoRaHS report of 1 inch in Granada. Best guess is somewhere around 1.5 inches under the core of the storm. Totals over Pueblo County were estimated just over 0.50 inches. As of this morning, flooding was not reported.

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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.