Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Rain Totals for Rocky Mountain National Park

The National Weather Service in Boulder/Denver has published an interactive map showing total rain amounts for northern Colorado during the historic storm of September 9th thru September 15th. In addition to the astounding rain amounts for towns along the front range, it also shows rain totals for various locations in Rocky Mountain National Park. Here is a run-down on some of those rain amounts:

* Willow Park, near the Alpine Visitor Center on Trail Ridge Road, received 5.1 inches of rain during the flooding rain event.

* Bear Lake received 4.9 inches.

* Wild Basin had 6.3 inches, however, just down the road, Copeland Lake reported 8.4 inches.

* The town of Estes Park received 9.43 inches, however, a rain gauge just south of Marys Lake reported 11.54 inches of rain.

* The west side of the park remained mostly unscathed by the storm. The town of Kremmling saw around 1.36 inches, while Granby received less than an inch during the week.

It appears the Boulder area took the brunt of the storm, receiving roughly 17 inches of rain during the storm.

To view the interactive map, please click here.


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