DENVER (CBS4) – There have been 15 stories of tornados in Colorado this weekend, dozens of damaging wind and hail stories, and greater than an inch of rain in Denver. Sufficient to eclipse all of 2020.
Formally Denver obtained 1.30 inches of rain on Saturday and Sunday as measured on the airport (DIA). That brings whole precipitation for the month to simply beneath 3 inches which is much above regular by means of Might twenty third. And whole liquid for the yr together with melted snow is now approaching 10 inches with the wettest month of yr (July) nonetheless forward.
Denver is now virtually 5 inches above regular in a metropolis that solely common about 14.5 inches of liquid annually.
Much more spectacular, the weekend moisture was sufficient to convey whole precipitation for 2021 above what Denver obtained in all of 2020. And naturally we’re nonetheless greater than a month away from midway this yr.
Whereas it was very moist at instances for components of the metro space over the weekend, the Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins was largely spared from essentially the most intense climate within the state. Of the 15 twister stories on Saturday and Sunday, there was just one twister that was wherever near the metro space which was close to Bennett (about 20 miles east of Aurora) on Saturday.
Wanting on the forecast for the remainder of this week, Monday and Tuesday will probably be dry throughout the overwhelming majority of the state. There’s a small probability for extreme thunderstorms on the Jap Plains primarily east of Limon and Fort Morgan. Zero thunderstorms are anticipated within the metro space by means of Tuesday.
Then the possibility for stray late day thunderstorms will return to metro Denver on Wednesday adopted by a barely higher probability on Thursday.