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Old 09-12-2013, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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As usual Pueblo has been a contrast. After a brief rain storm this morning it cleared up and it has been sunny, muggy and around 80 in downtown. It now looks like round 2 of rain is coming and that is good because we need the rain!

 
Old 09-12-2013, 03:08 PM
 
Location: CO
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When I was a boy we went on a vacation to Rocky Mtn NP. I remember US-34 as it clung to the banks of the Big Thompson. Not long after the visit, was the Big Thompson Flood ... yeah, that one.

Deja vu all over again.
Yeah, it's deja vu all over again, for many areas - this flooding is so widespread, so steadily increasing throughout the Front Range, it's a pattern not seen before.
 
Old 09-12-2013, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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This storm is pretty scary...
 
Old 09-12-2013, 04:07 PM
 
Location: CO
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Widespread flooding:

LATEST HEADLINES Denver Post

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Weather forecast: No relief in sight as record rain falls
Hourly Forecast Tracker
Current weather warnings and advisories


East area of Denver evacuated, roads closed by flood waters
The National Weather Service extended a flash-flood warning for southern Denver County to 3:15 p.m.


Dam breach Rocky Mountain Arsenal Colorado
Larimer County family trapped in home by floodwaters after dam break
Broomfield Flooding
Desperate Rock Creek rescue is successful
Boulder Colorado Flooding

Aurora: Residents asked to stay off roads
Boulder: Creeks flood homes, swamp cars and close schools
Commerce City: Neighborhood evacuated by flood threat
Denver: East area of city evacuated, roads closed by flood waters
Erie: Flooding prompts evacuations near town
Estes Park: Floodwaters overwhelm sanitation systems
Frederick, Firestone: 35 homes evacuated
Jamestown: Residents can't evacuate after roads washed out
Larimer County: Evacuations 'imminent' for Big Thompson Canyon
Longmont: Floodwaters divide city
Lyons: St. Vrain River roars through center of town
Manitou Springs: Water closes all roads into city
 
Old 09-12-2013, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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The good news is, Denver/Boulder's going to look greener than ever before
 
Old 09-12-2013, 04:27 PM
 
Location: CO/UT/AZ/NM Catch me if you can!
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^^^

Yeah, underneath those 3 ft mudflows. I don't think anyone is more overwhelmed by this than us native Coloradans. I've lived in this state since there were still actual dinosaurs running around in Dinosaur State Park and never experienced ANYTHING like what is now happening. Scarey indeed.
 
Old 09-12-2013, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Yeah, underneath those 3 ft mudflows. I don't think anyone is more overwhelmed by this than us native Coloradans. I've lived in this state since there were still actual dinosaurs running around in Dinosaur State Park and never experienced ANYTHING like what is now happening. Scarey indeed.
Yeah. I've seen it rain A LOT in Denver, but the fact that rivers and lakes are literally being created as we type is amazing and unusual.
 
Old 09-12-2013, 07:40 PM
 
Location: CO
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It's spreading to the west and south west metro area National Weather Service Watch Warning Advisory Summary

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DENVER HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
NORTHEASTERN PARK COUNTY IN CENTRAL COLORADO...
NORTHWESTERN JEFFERSON COUNTY IN NORTHEAST COLORADO...
CLEAR CREEK COUNTY IN CENTRAL COLORADO...
GILPIN COUNTY IN CENTRAL COLORADO...

* UNTIL 1015 PM MDT

* AT 720 PM MDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED MODERATE RAIN WAS
OCCURRING ACROSS NORTHWEST JEFFERSON AND CLEAR CREEK COUNTIES.
RAINFALL AMOUNTS UP TO ONE INCH PER HOUR WILL BE POSSIBLE.

FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
EVERGREEN...IDAHO SPRINGS...GEORGETOWN...CENTRAL CITY...EMPIRE...
SILVER PLUME...BLACK HAWK...DUMONT...FLOYD HILL...MT EVANS...ST
MARYS GLACIER...TOLLAND...KITTREDGE...CONIFER...ASPEN SPRINGS...
PINE JUNCTION...BLUE VALLEY...PINE...BROOKVALE...ECHO LAKE...HARRIS
PARK...BERGEN PARK...HIGHLAND PARK...SHAWNEE...EAST PORTAL...
ROLLINSVILLE...ASPEN PARK AND INDIAN HILLS.
 
Old 09-12-2013, 07:53 PM
 
Location: CO
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Louisville, Lafayette open shelters as creeks swell; downtown Superior under evac order

09/12/2013 04:08:37 PM MDTSep 12:

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Rising levels in Coal Creek are causing problems for Louisville, Lafayette and Superior, and all three municipalities have established evacuation shelters to take in residents who are flooded out of their homes this evening.

The Boulder County Sheriff's Office this evening issued a mandatory evacuation order for Original Town Superior, which is in danger of being flooded by an increasingly engorged Coal Creek. Earlier it had advised residents of Original Town to "shelter in place."

The YMCA of Boulder Valley, at 2800 Dagny Way in Lafayette, is preparing to accomodate Superior residents who need shelter tonight.

Superior Town Manager Matt Magley said so far there have been no road closures or washouts.

Late this afternoon, Lafayette placed a reverse 911 call to residents in the Centaur South subdivision, suggesting they evacuate to the Bob Burger Recreation Center, 111 W. Baseline Road. The city sent a bus to pick up residents who wanted to leave their homes, which are located near swelling Coal Creek.

Residents living on Centaur Circle, Adonis Court, Erin Way, Centaur Village Court, Elysian Field and Hera Court were notified of the emergency accomodations.

In the meantime, Lafayette has closed the Coal Creek/Rock Creek Trail system throughout the city to keep people away from the increasingly dangerous waterways. . .
 
Old 09-12-2013, 08:49 PM
 
Location: CO
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Flood expert: Boulder experiencing a 100-year flood

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The Boulder area is in the midst of what experts term a 100-year flood, based on flow measurements taken on Boulder Creek earlier today.

Robert Kimbrough, associate director of the U.S. Geological Survey Colorado Water Science Center, confirmed that, but hastened to say that his agency no longer prefers to use the "100-year flood" terminology.

However, he said that Boulder Creek at North 75th Street earlier today was flowing at a rate that has a one-in-100 chance of occurring in any given year.

Asked if that was synonymous with what many still call a 100-year flood, he said, "Correct. That's a term the USGS no longer uses, but that could be referred to as a 100-year event."

The North 75th Street measurement, he said, was 4,500 cubic feet per second -- more than double the highest previous measurement at that location, which was 2,050 cubic feet per second in May 2003. . .

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