SPM 09-28-2022: Increased Showers and Storms for High Terrain

Issue Date: Wednesday, September 28th, 2022
Issue Time: 11:10 AM MDT


A further increase in moisture resulted in increased shower and storm coverage for a broader swath of high terrain on Tuesday. The heaviest rainfall amounts were observed over the mountains of the Front Range and southward into the Southeast Mountains, where amounts up to 0.50” are indicated by QPE data. Notable rain gauge observations include:

• 0.43” near San Isabel
• 0.41” west of Colorado Springs
• 0.29” near Estes Park
• 0.23” near Guffrey

Across the San Juans, amounts were lighter with generally 0.25” or less; the highest observations were across the southern San Juans, particularly in the vicinity of Pagosa Springs. Elsewhere across the state, most locations remained dry with pleasant weather.

No flooding was reported yesterday. For precipitation estimates in our area, check out the map below. Remember, if you observe flooding in your area, you can use the “Report a Flood” page to make a flood report when you can safely do so.

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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 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.