Sep 15, 2013 - Sep 21, 2013
daily average °F
30 year average
2013-09-15
58 °F
2013-09-16
55.35 °F
2013-09-17
72 °F
2013-09-18
72 °F
2013-09-19
56 °F
2013-09-20
59.15 °F
2013-09-21
65.1 °F
30 year avg.
64.05 °F
30 year avg.
63.7 °F
30 year avg.
63.3 °F
30 year avg.
63 °F
30 year avg.
62.65 °F
30 year avg.
62.25 °F
30 year avg.
61.85 °F
  • Four days of rainfall across Colorado’s Front Range produced massive flooding that’s marooned thousands of people, inundated many key roads, and damaged countless homes and businesses. Just how rare was this event? Was it a 100-year flood, or something bigger (or smaller)?
  • I noticed the clouds hanging over the mountain passes on I-70, driving back from Denver Monday morning.Four days later, those clouds let loose historic amounts of rainfall over the Front Range, devastating the area with the worst flooding the state’s ever seen. Records were broken, and the storm rekindled rough memories of the 1976 Big Thompson Flood.
Have you seen change this week?
  • I was able to see lots of snow on Coal Mountain and some of the time on Mt Gunnison yesterday all day. By the afternoon the sky had cleared up and most of visible snow was melted. But there was a stiff wind blowing out of the north across Fruitland Mesa, where I was.

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  • Coal Mountain with snow on it.

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  • Yesterday afternoon, September 18, 2013, it was raining. I looked toward Mt Gunnison and saw it was white. The dark waves of rain kept obscuring its peaks. However there were times when I could see the covered white peaks. It couldn't be hail, there was just too much white. This morning, I photographed Mt Gunnison and Coal Mountain from my front step as the sun was rising, about 6:45-7:00 a.m. Sure enough, there is snow on the peaks.

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    Does anyone know if that is snow or hail?
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    that sunrise is beautiful.
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