FTB 06-11-2021: Beautiful Summer Day For Most, Some Smoke Out West

Issue Date: Friday, June 11th, 2021
Issue Time: 8:30AM MDT

— Flooding is NOT expected today

It’s a “severe clear” morning across Colorado, our first in quite a while. A cool front passed across the state over the past 12-24 hours resulting in a ~10-15F reduction in high temperatures this afternoon in eastern Colorado. But more noticeable will be the significant reduction in humidity east of the Continental Divide. As shown below, dewpoint temperatures over parts of eastern Colorado have dropped up to 50F over the past 24 hours! Needless to say, it will be difficult to generate clouds today, much less precipitation. Thus, flooding is NOT expected.

The dry, windy conditions yesterday resulted in a couple of new wildfires. Some smoke will continue to be advected into Colorado from Utah, so keep an eye on air quality alerts from the National Weather Service.

Today’s Flood Threat Map

For more information on today’s flood threat, see the map below. If there is a threat, hover over the threat areas for more details, and click on burn areas to learn more about them. For Zone-Specific forecasts, scroll below the threat map.

Zone-Specific Forecasts:

San Luis Valley, Grand Valley, Southwest Slope and Northwest Slope, Central Mountains, Northern Mountains and San Juan Mountains:

Mostly sunny and seasonably warm today and not as windy. Some smoke drifting in from Utah has resulted in an Air Quality Alert over the Grand Valley. Stay tuned to the Grand Junction National Weather Service for updates. Flooding is NOT expected today.

Northeast Plains, Front Range, Urban Corridor, Palmer Ridge, Southeast Plains, Raton Ridge, Southeast Mountains:

Much cooler and drier today with mostly sunny weather. Flooding is NOT expected today.