Too Much of a Good Thing...

July 27th, 2009:

While I love the rain, I fear it is setting us up for a prolonged period of Flash Flooding.  Check out the rain totals from the past 24hours:

REGIONAL TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO  
1223 PM MDT MON JUL 27 2009  
 
FOLLOWING ARE AIRPORT OBSERVATIONS TAKEN BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE.  VALUES REPRESENT YESTERDAY'S HIGHS... 18 HOUR LOWS ENDING  
AT 12 PM AND 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION ENDING AT 6 AM.  
 
        STATION              MAX / MIN  / 24-HR  / SNOW  / SNOW  
        NAME                 TEMP/ TEMP / PRECIP / FALL  / DEPTH  
 
ALS  :  ALAMOSA           :   76 /  40 /     T   /       /      
COS  :  COLORADO SPRINGS  :   77 /  54 /   0.21  /       /      
LHX  :  LA JUNTA          :   85 /  60 /     M   /       /      
LAA  :  LAMAR             :   86 /  60 /   1.96  /       /      
LXV  :  LEADVILLE         :   64 /  36 /   0.34  /       /      
PUB  :  PUEBLO            :   83 /  56 /   0.35  /       /      
SPD  :  SPRINGFIELD       :   82 /  62 /   0.70  /       /      
TAD  :  TRINIDAD          :   84 /  55 /   0.83  /       /      
 
FOLLOWING ARE OBSERVATIONS TAKEN BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE  
COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS.  VALUES REPRESENT HIGHS... LOWS AND  
PRECIPITATION FOR THE 24 HOUR PERIOD ENDING AT 7 AM.  
 
ALBC2:  ALAMOSA 2S        :   78 /  39 /     T   /       /      
BNVC2:  BUENA VISTA       :   74 /  48 /   0.09  /       /      
CTYC2:  CANON CITY        :   81 /  57 /   0.19  /       /      
CENC2:  CENTER            :   76 /  43 /     T   /       /      
CHWC2:  CHERAW 1N         :   85 /  58 /   0.54  /       /      
CLXC2:  CLIMAX            :   61 /  37 /   0.10  /       /      
EADC2:  EADS              :   88 /  59 /   0.58  /       /      
GSDC2:  GREAT SAND DUNES  :   84 /  50 /   0.00  /       /      
JMDC2:  JOHN MARTIN DAM   :   85 /  60 /   1.35  /       /      
KIXC2:  KIM 10SSE         :   79 /  60 /   0.45  /       /      
LMRC2:  LAMAR             :   85 /  60 /   0.37  /       /      
MVSC2:  MONTE VISTA 1W    :   74 /  42 /   0.04  /       /      
ODYC2:  ORDWAY 21N        :   86 /  57 /   0.94  /       /      
PBRC2:  PUEBLO RESERVOIR  :   85 /  59 /   0.23  /       /      
RUSC2:  RUSH 1N           :   77 /  54 /   0.47  /       /      
SDAC2:  SALIDA            :   89 /  48 /   0.41  /       /      
SHLC2:  SHERIDAN LAKE     :   89 /  58 /   0.13  /       /      
TDLC2:  TRINIDAD LAKE     :   79 /  51 /   1.12  /       /      
WALC2:  WALSENBURG        :   83 /  53 /   0.05  /       /      
WAVC2:  WAVERLY 1W        :   73 /  41 /   0.02  /       /      
WLSC2:  WALSH             :   85 /  63 /   2.88  /       /      
 
FOLLOWING ARE OBSERVATIONS TAKEN BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE  
COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS REPORTING ONLY PRECIPITATION.  VALUES  
REPRESENT PRECIPITATION FOR THE 24 HOUR PERIOD ENDING AT 7 AM.  
 
AGRC2:  AGUILAR 18WSW     :    M /   M /   0.50  /       /      
BNWC2:  BOONE 9NNW        :    M /   M /   0.40  /       /      
ESTC2:  EASTONVILLE 2NNW  :    M /   M /   0.21  /       /      
FLRC2:  FOWLER 1SE        :    M /   M /   1.52  /       /      
HSWC2:  HASWELL           :    M /   M /   0.46  /       /      
 
FOLLOWING ARE OBSERVATIONS TAKEN BY AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS.  
VALUES REPRESENT HIGHS... LOWS AND PRECIPITATION FOR THE 24  
HOUR PERIOD ENDING AT 7 AM.  
 
CLHC2:  CALHAN 5SW        :   78 /  52 /   0.42  /       /      
CNNC2:  CANON CITY        :   80 /  59 /   0.68  /       /      
COSC2:  COLORADO SPRINGS  :   74 /  53 /   0.10  /       /      
FLNC2:  FALCON            :   75 /  50 /   0.55  /       /      
FRSC2:  FLORISSANT 1N     :   72 /  43 /   0.08  /       /      
MAZC2:  MANZANOLA 2SE     :   90 /  59 /   0.54  /       /      
MVIC2:  MONTE VISTA 1NW   :   77 /  43 /   0.20  /       /      
PUEC2:  PUEBLO 2NE        :   89 /  57 /   0.15  /       /      
PUNC2:  PUEBLO 3N         :   87 /  57 /   0.11  /       /      
ROSC2:  ROSITA            :   75 /  42 /   0.27  /       /      
WASC2:  WALSH             :   88 /  63 /   2.10  /       /      
WSCC2:  WESTCLIFFE 7NE    :   85 /  47 /   0.22  /       /      

Many areas not listed also saw substantial rain and it only looks like it is going to get worse.  The ground is saturated and needs some time to dry out.  With copious moisture in place, and several disturbances moving through to touch off the showers and storms, it doesn't look to dry out anytime soon.  Beats talking about drought and fire though...lol.

Chief Meteorologist Brian Bledsoe  
 

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  • by jon Location: southgate/stratton meadows on Aug 31, 2009 at 06:01 PM
    so far this summer: mostly little sprinkles here; such as .02 - .14 variety; only a handfull fell in the 1/3 - .70 inch range & only one approached 1 inch, still below avarage at the weather station at the airport, would not call it a wet year, but because of cooler than average, the evaporation not as great as last several yrs. propably be a early but 'mild fall ?
  • by Jesse Location: Falcon on Aug 17, 2009 at 01:10 AM
    How many inches of rain have we received in Colorado Springs so far this year?
  • by my.02 on Jul 29, 2009 at 11:35 AM
    Can't wait to see the July rain totals after these last few days. I think down here in Widefield, we have seen more rain in this year than in the last several combined!
  • by Julio Location: 80907 on Jul 29, 2009 at 08:30 AM
    I think most of the smaller communities don't have a local station. Therefore, they probably rely on the Colorado Springs stations to cover them as well. The ticker may be their only source of information via the television. Just my 2 cents. As for the current weather, it truly is feast or famine around here. Last summer it was dry as a bone, this summer it is wet and soggy. I prefer wet and soggy any day, but I understand the flash flood concerns. I am one of those people who want to see all this moisture transition right into winter...starting around October and continuing through the spring months.
  • by Tim Location: C.Springs on Jul 29, 2009 at 08:23 AM
    My in-laws live 140 miles ENE, and they watch the Denver news because it's considered they're local station on their satellite package......Don't be too quick to think folks in SE CO don't rely on our local stations for their severe wx info. As for the rainfall totals...It's been an interesting mid-summer period! While trying to harvest wheat out east we recorded what's probably half the annual rainfall for that area in just the first three weeks of July. Maybe it just seemed like it because we kept getting rained out! By the way Brian, I was one of the guys working with Mike south of Stratton :)
  • by Iain Location: Colorado Springs on Jul 28, 2009 at 05:32 PM
    What is the purpose of the ticker at the bottom of the screen when the area that the storm is in is so far away. My guess is that they don't even watch Colorado Springs news stations. Please take your ticker off the bottom of my screen!
  • by Me on Jul 28, 2009 at 05:17 PM
    I love the rain. The city is so beautiful and green out, and I can turn off my sprinklers and save some money. Works for me. I can't remember the landscape being so green throughout the area, and I have been here since 1990.
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