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2008 Season Summary

Meteorological support services for 2008 were provided by Genesis Weather Solutions and Skyview Weather.

Click on the date hyperlink to see gauge and radar derived precipitation estimates for each event.

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

> 0.6" RADAR ESTIMATE OR 0.5" GAUGED IN FORECAST AREA

Event

Date

Max ALERT

Max CoCoRaHS

 QPE STP

 ALERT Alarms

 ALERT Rain Alarms

Note

ADAM

ARAP

AURA

BLDR

BROM

DENV

DOUG

JEFF

1

07-MAY

1.85

 

> 3.0

   

Surprise early morning storm. QPE was not gauge corrected during event due to ALERT server problem. Event took place during CoCoRaHS gauge reading time so it would be difficult to use since some people may have read their gauge before it rained others after

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

2

22-MAY

0.31

0.37

> 0.8

   

A dry line moved through the District in the late morning and early afternoon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

3

02-JUN

0.28

0.26

> 1.0

   

No QPE available due to KFTG radar upgrade.

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

4

04-JUN

0.75

1.46

> 1.5

   

Training was experienced over N Jefferson, SE Boulder, NW Adams and Broomfield Counties

X

X

 

X

X

 

X

X

5

05-JUN

1.14

1.01

> 1.25

   

Rain showers and thunderstorms were experienced during the day but cool temperatures and fast movement of cells limited observed point rainfall amounts to 0.30" in 10-20 minutes

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

6

06-JUL

1.89

1.53

> 2.0

 Table  Map Several storms tracked from SW to NE in and around the District

X

X

X

 

 

 

X

 

7

08-JUL

0.63

1.46

> 2.0

 Table  Map

Moderate and strong thunderstorms were experienced across the eastern portions of the District. Storms moved slowly to the ESE

X

X

X

 

 

X

X

 

8

17-JUL

0.20

0.28

> 0.8

   

Weak to moderate thunderstorm cells developed over Adams and Broomfield counties due to an outflow boundary. Storms quickly weakened due to cool surface temperatures caused by the boundary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

9

18-JUL

0.63

1.46

> 1.0

   

Moderate to strong thunderstorm cells developed over Douglas, Arapahoe and Jefferson counties due to an outflow boundary.  Storms moved fairly quickly to the east. Fast movement of cells kept point rainfall amounts below 1.00".

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

10

23-JUL

0.59

0.96

> 1.25

 Table Map 

Moderate to strong thunderstorm cells developed over Douglas, Arapahoe and extreme southern Adams Counties due to the outflow boundary.  Storms moved slowly to the east/southeast, exiting the District around 430 PM.  Moderate to heavy rainfall was observed across central and northeast Douglas and western Arapahoe Counties. 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

11

24-JUL

0.45

0.74

> 1.25

   

Moderate and strong thunderstorm cells developed over Jefferson County due to the outflow boundary and slowly moved to the east. Moderate to heavy rainfall was observed across central Jefferson, southwest Denver, western Arapahoe and southeast Adams Counties. 

 X

 

 

 

 

 

12

25-JUL

0.51

0.55

> 1.0

   

A northward moving outflow boundary from thunderstorm cells in Jefferson and Douglas Counties initiated additional thunderstorm cells across central Jefferson, western Denver, western Adams and Boulder Counties.  A southward moving outflow boundary from thunderstorm cells in Weld county initiated thunderstorm cells over Adams, northeast Denver, and Arapahoe Counties. Moderate to heavy rainfall was observed across central and eastern Jefferson, west Denver, northwest Douglas, Arapahoe, Adams and northeast Denver Counties. 

 X

 

  X

 

X

X

X

13

26-JUL

0.16

0.30

> 1.0

 Table  Map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

14

05-AUG

1.54

1.22

> 2.5

 Table  Map

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

15

06-AUG

2.54

2.28

> 2.5

 Table  Map

Message 2 Day

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

16

07-AUG

0.16

0.15

> 0.2

   

Message 2 Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

08-AUG

2.99

3.64

> 3.0

 Table  Map

Message 3 Day, high flows on Cherry Creek substantial street flooding

X

X

X

 

 

X

X

X

18

09-AUG

0.79

0.61

> 0.8

 Table  Map

Message 2 Day

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

X

19

10-AUG

0.75

1.27

> 1.5

 Table  Map

Message 2 Day

X

X

 

 

 

 

X

X

20

14-AUG

1.02

0.96

> 1.25

   

 

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

21

15-AUG

1.34

1.5

> 2.0

 Table  Map

Message 2 Day (NWS Flood Watch)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

22

16-AUG

1.93

1.86

> 1.75

   

Message 2 Day (NWS Flood Watch)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

23

17-AUG

0.39

0.44

> 0.6

   

Stronger storms in Elbert County

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

23-AUG

0.20

0.23

> 1.5

 Table  Map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

25

24-AUG

0.75

1.62

> 2.5

 Table  Map Strong cell in Douglas County

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

26

25-AUG

0.32

1.15

> 1.5

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

Maximum 24-hour value

Maximum 24-hour value

Maximum

Radar

estimated

24-hour

precip

   

 

ADAM

ARAP

AURA

BLDR

BROM

DOUG

DENV

JEFF