The Flood Warning continues for
the South Platte river near Kersey.
* From Wednesday afternoon to Sunday afternoon... or until the stream
falls below flood stage.
* At 1:30 PM Monday the stage was 9.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by Wednesday afternoon and
continue to rise to near 10.2 feet by Thursday morning.The river
will fall below flood stage by Sunday morning.
* Impact... at 10.0 feet... considerable lowland and Meadow flooding
occurs. Water is to the base of several bridges in the area.
Lat... Lon 4030 10488 4043 10459 4031 10426 4027 10428
4040 10460 4026 10487
253 PM MDT Mon Jun 1 2015
The Flood Warning continues for
the Cache la poudre river near Greeley.
* From late tonight until further notice... or until the stream falls
below flood stage.
* At 2:30 PM Monday the stage was 7.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by early Tuesday morning and
continue to rise to near 8.4 feet by Wednesday evening.
Lat... Lon 4047 10494 4046 10474 4043 10459 4040 10462
4043 10474 4043 10488
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Statement as of 2:53 PM MDT on June 01, 2015
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Statement as of 2:59 am MDT on June 2, 2015
... Today in Metro Denver weather history...
1-2 in 2002... unusually very warm weather for so early in June
resulted in two temperature records. Maximum temperatures
of 96 degrees on the 1st and 93 degrees on the 2nd were
record highs for each date... respectively.
1-4 in 1977... unusually warm weather for this early in June
resulted in 3 maximum temperature records being equaled
at the time: 88 degrees on the 1st... 90 degrees on the 2nd...
and 93 degrees on the 4th. Maximum of 91 degrees on the
3rd was not a record.
1-30 in 2012... it was the hottest June in Denver since weather
records began back in 1872. The average temperature for
the month was 75.0 degrees which was 7.6 degrees above
normal. There were a total of seventeen 90 degree days in
the month of June. The highlight of record setting month
was a stretch of five consecutive 100 degree days from the
22nd to the 26th. This was only the third time in Denver
weather history in which this happened. Two of the high
temperatures during the stretch peaked at 105 degrees...
which set the all time record for the month of June and
tied the all time maximum temperature for Denver.
2 in 1914... flooding occurred on Boulder Creek when heavy rains
added to heavy snowmelt runoff. Flooding damaged the water
supply system from the mountains into Boulder and destroyed
roads and bridges in the canyons above Boulder. The
flooding in central Boulder was described as the worst
since the tragic flood of may 29th through June 3rd in
1894. However... there was no reported loss of life. The
flood waters also inundated pasture land to the east of
In 1951... the lowest recorded temperature in June... 30 degrees...
occurred. The unusually cold weather was accompanied by
0.3 inch of snowfall. Precipitation... both rain and
melted snow... totaled 0.30 inch.
In 1966... microburst winds gusted to 51 mph at Stapleton
In 1981... a severe thunderstorm roared through Metro Denver...
dumping 2.00 inches of rain in as little as 20 minutes and
bombing many areas with hail to 1 3/4 inches in diameter.
The heavy rain caused local flooding with up to 3 feet of
water in some streets in northwest Metro Denver. Part
of a street was washed out in Thornton. Lightning strikes
started a fire and caused a power outage just north of
Denver. Lightning also struck a barn which burned to the
ground in Brighton. Numerous cars sustained minor hail
damage. A tornado was spotted 4 miles northeast of the
Rocky Mountain Arsenal... but caused no damage.
In 1982... severe thunderstorms produced large hail across
Metro Denver. Hail to 3/4 inch in diameter was reported in
Louisville and northeast Denver. Golf Ball size hail fell
near Strasburg where two tornadoes were also sighted.
In 1983... a tornado touched down 5 miles south of Bennett. It
destroyed an outbuilding and did extensive damage to
Greyhound dog shelters. Golf Ball size hail fell near the
tornado... destroying some Hay.
In 1985... 3/4 inch hail fell in southwest Metro Denver.
In 1989... large hail fell over eastern and central Denver. A
few stones were as large as baseballs... and many ranged from
3/4 inch to Golf Ball size. The hail piled up 2 to 4 inches
deep in some areas. Hail to 3/4 inch fell at Buckley field
in Aurora... and 7/8 inch hail fell just east of Aurora. A
home in Louisville was struck by lightning and was 30
percent destroyed by the ensuing fire.
In 1991... strong thunderstorm winds in Arapahoe County... 14
miles southeast of Stapleton International Airport... damaged
the roof of a home and a radio antenna. A funnel cloud...
4 miles northeast of Stapleton International Airport... was
sighted for 11 minutes by National Weather Service
In 1993... a tornado touched down briefly in south Denver...
destroying the 4-inch thick Concrete roof of a building and
causing about 20 thousand dollars in damage. The twister
also picked up a trash dumpster and dropped it onto a car
30 feet away... causing an estimated 3 thousand dollars in
damage. Hail up to an inch in diameter fell in Aurora...
Conifer... and Bennett. Two funnel clouds were spotted near
Deckers. A funnel cloud was sighted for 19 minutes by
National Weather Service observers to the southwest of
Stapleton International Airport.
In 1994... lightning struck two homes in Denver... starting
fires which caused considerable damage to both. Hail to
3/4 inch in diameter fell in Golden.
In 1995... lightning struck a house in Nederland... causing a
fire that was doused by subsequent rainfall. A portion
of the roof and wall was damaged. The storm also left
most of Nederland without power for two hours. Lightning
also struck a high chimney of an Elementary School in west
Denver. The jolt sprayed bricks around the school yard and
parking lot. Twenty students and teachers were in the
school building at the time... but all escaped without
injury. A funnel cloud was sighted over Fort Lupton... and
3/4 inch hail fell in Lafayette.
In 2003... severe thunderstorms produced strong winds and
large hail. Hail as large as 1 1/2 inches in diameter fell
near Parker. Estimated wind gusts to 70 mph occurred
near Parker and near Denver International Airport where
thunderstorm wind gusts to 52 mph were recorded. Wind
gusts to 60 mph were estimated near Bennett.
In 2005... a severe thunderstorm produced hail as large as
1 inch in diameter in the city of Denver. A tornado
was sighted near Bennett along with 3/4 inch hail.
In 2008... severe thunderstorms produced large hail over
western Arapahoe... northern Denver and southern Weld
counties. Hail... 2 inches in diameter... was observed near
brighton; with hail to 1 1/2 inches in diameter... 5 miles
east of Prospect. Hail to one inch in diameter was
observed near Buckley field... Frederick and Denver.
In 2012... severe thunderstorm produced damaging thunderstorm
winds. Peak wind gusts included: 82 mph near Strasburg...
61 mph at Buckley field... 60 mph near Byers and southwest
Denver... 58 mph near Watkins and 52 mph at Denver
International Airport. The microburst winds caused
extensive tree and roof damage. In addition... hail up to
1 inch in diameter was reported 3 miles east-southeast of
2-4 in 1989... heavy rain drenched Metro Denver with the greatest
amounts recorded on the 3rd. Total rainfall ranged from
1 1/2 to 3 inches. Roads were washed out in Boulder County...
and flooded basements caused water damage to houses in The
Gunbarrel section of Boulder. In suburban Denver... heavy
rain caused minor flooding along Lena Gulch in Jefferson
County where two Mobile home Parks were evacuated.
Rainfall totaled 1.66 inches at Stapleton International
2-7 in 1921... heavy rainfall for nearly a week... on top of streams
already swollen by mountain snowmelt... produced widespread
flooding over the South Platte river basin... including the
tributaries through the canyons to the west and southwest
of Denver. Heavy rainfall over the 6-day period totaled
3.36 inches in Boulder... 4.98 inches in Morrison... 4.27 inches
in Castle Rock... and 2.94 inches in the city of Denver.
Rainfall amounts in the foothills were estimated between
3 and 6 inches. The narrow-gage tracks of the Colorado and
southern Railroad were destroyed in the Platte Canyon. From
the mouth of the canyon through the city to near Brighton...
the river spread from 1/2 to nearly 1 1/2 miles wide...
flooding farm and pasture land and destroying or damaging
many bridges. In the city... many businesses along with as
many as 500 homes were inundated... forcing their evacuation.
Bridges were swept away. The high waters flooded the rail
yards and stock yards in lower downtown... closing three
adjacent packing houses. The heavy rains also caused
flooding on Boulder Creek in Boulder on the 6th.