Heavy Rain and Flooding August 6-7, 2008

Heavy Rain and Flooding

August 6 and 7, 2008

A slow moving cold front and an upper level trough slid through the region early on August 7. As a result a broad and slow moving area of rain pelted the Tri-State Region with up to 6.5 inches of rain. Flooding was also reported in Yuma County Colorado. 


Preliminary Local Storm Reports

 PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
147 PM MDT THU AUG 07 2008

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

1258 AM     FLOOD            BONNY RESERVOIR         39.61N 102.17W
08/07/2008                   YUMA               CO   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            BRIDGE ALONG HIGHWAY 385 AND COUNTY ROAD 2 HAS WATER
            RUNNING OVER IT. THE BRIDGE IS NO LONGER ACCESSIBLE.

0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       9 NNE KIT CARSON        38.88N 102.73W
08/07/2008  M4.20 INCH       CHEYENNE           CO   CO-OP OBSERVER

0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       4 E VERNON              39.93N 102.24W
08/07/2008  M4.00 INCH       YUMA               CO   CO-OP OBSERVER

0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       YUMA                    40.12N 102.72W
08/07/2008  M3.10 INCH       YUMA               CO   CO-OP OBSERVER

0700 AM     HEAVY RAIN       MCDONALD                39.79N 101.37W
08/07/2008  M4.04 INCH       RAWLINS            KS   CO-OP OBSERVER

0814 AM     FLOOD            10 NNE KIT CARSON       38.90N 102.72W
08/07/2008                   CHEYENNE           CO   TRAINED SPOTTER

            WATER FLOWING ACROSS CNTY RD W 50 TO 75 FEET WIDE / 8 TO
            10 INCHES DEEP.

0814 AM     HEAVY RAIN       5 NNE HALE              39.70N 102.10W
08/07/2008  M5.50 INCH       YUMA               CO   BROADCAST MEDIA

            5.50 INCHES MEASURED 10 MILES EAST OF IDALIA. SOURCE
            KLOE.

0835 AM     HEAVY RAIN       VERNON                  39.93N 102.32W
08/07/2008  M6.50 INCH       YUMA               CO   PUBLIC

            6.5 INCHES MEASURED.

0908 AM     FLOOD            4 S CLARKVILLE          40.32N 102.61W
08/07/2008                   YUMA               CO   EMERGENCY MNGR

            EM REPORTS WATER OVER CNTY RD 52 BETWEEN ROADS L AND M.
            DEPTH OF WATER UNKNOWN ATT.

0908 AM     FLOOD            4 NNE HALE              39.67N 102.10W
08/07/2008                   YUMA               CO   EMERGENCY MNGR

            EM REPORTS WATER OVER ROAD AT THE INTERSECTION OF CNTY
            ROADS 7 AND PP.


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 Rain Totals and Radar Estimated Precipitation

 

The folowing images show preliminary rain amounts. For official climate data please see the National Climatic Data Center website.

48 hour precipitation toals

Radar estimated precipitation and 36 hour rain totals

The above image shows radar estimated precipitation for August 6 and 7 along with rain totals for Goodland, Burlington, Hill City, and McCook. Yellows represent estimated precipitation of greater than 5 inches; Oranges represent 3 to 5 inches; Blues show estimated precipitation values between 2 and 3 inches, and greens are for less than 2 inches.

 


 

Hourly Precipitation Totals

The folowing images show hourly precipitation rates for Burlington, Hill City, and McCook. Each bar represents the precipitation reported for the hour up to the time shown in local daylight time (MDT for Burlington; CDT for Hill City and McCook).

Hourly precipitation at Burlington

hourly precipitation totals at McCook

Hourly precipitation at Hill City


 

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