Spring Snows bring levels above normal

Spring snow storms in March and April significantly increased the Snow Water Content SWE in the central Colorado Rockies. At our weather station CO-SU-06 in Summit County at 9684 ft (2952 m msl) we had 67 and 70 inches respectively in March and April with 4.26 and 5.38 inches of SWE bringing our total depth to 33 inches in April and precipitation for the Water Year to 15.65 at the end of April.  May snow and rain brought the May total to 18.90 inches of SWE and 247 inches of snowfall.


Boulder County Colorado's 1000-Year Flood

Record flood waters severely impact the norhern Front range of Colorado from Boulder to Loveland.  Over 17 inches of rain fell in this area from September 9 to 15, 2013 breaking all records.  The NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory provided a detailed storm summary. Photo courtesy 7-NEWS TheDenverChannel.com 


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