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- Jackson Gulch Reservoir
- Long Hollow Reservoir
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National Weather Service
Cortez’s rainfall in September of 2.74 inches has more than doubled the 30-year average, of 1.31 inches as of Monday, said National Weather Service observer Jim Andrus. “We’re still seeing the benefits of the monsoon season, and catching the edge of recent tropical storms in Mexico,” Andrus said.
A flood warning is in effect for the Kersey area in Weld County Tuesday. The South Platte River is forecast to rise about two feet as water from Sunday's rain continues to move down the river and its tributaries, the National Weather Service said. The flood warning continues through Tuesday evening to late Tuesday night, or until the water level flows below flood stage.
Similar to what happened just four days ago in Southwest Colorado, severe rain and hailstorms closed off streets and highways around Durango and La Plata County. The storms came almost simultaneously with the onset of fall, which officially began Sunday at 2:44 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. Flooding and mud slides brought destruction and confusion to the area.
For the past few years the state has been in a drought and the last two summers it has experienced devastating wild land fires and record breaking temperatures. But that drought came to an end in a matter of days for parts of Colorado as rain pummeled the Front Range causing devastating flash flooding in 17 counties.
Even as flooding recedes, Colorado is reeling. Communities up and down the state's Front Range remain isolated by washed-out roads, stranded by rushing creeks and without water and power. By Tuesday morning more than 3,000 people had been rescued in Boulder and Larimer counties, the areas hit the hardest by the flooding, officials said.
September 15, 2013--Severe flooding in Colorado linked to global warming (Environmental News Network)
According to local meteorologists, what happened in Colorado was made worse by climate change. How? To find the connection, we have to look back at the opposite of wet — the very, very dry weather that's become all too common in the Centennial State.
Heavy rain pushed previously drought-stricken rivers from their banks and flooded streets and mountain canyons across New Mexico on Friday, forcing evacuations from Las Vegas to the U.S.-Mexico border.
June 19, 2013--Climate: Careful 100-year temperature analysis shows distinct warming in western Colorado and eastern Utah (Summit Voice)
Western Colorado and eastern Utah have warmed in the last century, and it appears that precipitation in the region has also increased, according to a new analysis of historic climate data compiled by Grand Junction-based National Weather Service forecaster Joe Ramey. General long-term trends include cooling from the 1940s th
Major stretches of river have already gone dry, farmers are leaving their land fallow, and cities are clamping down on water use, but things in New Mexico just went from bad to worse Thursday. The latest map from federal forecasters shows exceptional drought has spread from a quarter of New Mexico to nearly 40 percent in just one week.
The onslaught of wild weather that has battered the USA in recent years — from Hurricane Sandy and deadly tornado outbreaks to extremes of drought and floods -- looks to be part of a "new normal" for weather patterns in the U.S., new National Weather Service Director Louis Uccellini said Wednesday.