Oct 16, 2013

Colorado Flash Flooding: How It Happened, How Unusual?

Boulder, CO
Jamestown, CO
Lyons, CO
Aurora, CO
Brighton, CO
Longmont, CO
Estes Park, CO
Denver, CO
Fort Collins, CO
Loveland, CO
Commerce City, CO
Eldorado Springs, CO
Erie, CO
Evans, CO
Evergreen, CO
Morrison, CO
Milliken, CO
Greeley, CO
USA
by
Jon Erdman
,
The Weather Channel
The atmospheric setup, features leading to the destructive and deadly flash flooding in northern Colorado on Sep. 11-12, 2013. Image: The Weather Channel
The atmospheric setup, features leading to the destructive and deadly flash flooding in northern Colorado on Sep. 11-12, 2013. Image: The Weather Channel

A collection of ingredients came together to produce a destructive, deadly flash flood event in northern Colorado, including Boulder and parts of the Denver metro areas in mid-September, 2013.

The rainfall totals from this multi-day event were staggering. Parts of Boulder County picked up over 17 inches of rain, while parts of the east Denver metro (Aurora) measured over 14 inches of total rainfall