Lots of Rain

It’s been raining like crazy for the last two days. I don’t recall seeing a weather alert like this before:

Statement as of 9:46 PM MDT on September 11, 2013
The National Weather Service in Denver has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for…
northwestern Jefferson County in northeast Colorado…
Boulder County in northeast Colorado…

* until 1245 am MDT

* at 945 PM MDT… local law enforcement reported a continuation of
flash flooding in Boulder County… with numerous Road closures and
stalled vehicles due to flooding. Up to 3.5 inches of rain has
already fallen in southeast Boulder… with widespread rainfall of
1.5 to 2.5 inches over the rest of the warned area. Another one to
as much as 2 inches of rain can be expected in some locations
before decreasing.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
northwestern Arvada… Boulder… northern Broomfield… Lafayette…
Louisville… Erie… Lyons… Jamestown… Salina… Eldorado
Springs… Crisman… Gold
Hill… Niwot… Summerville… Wallstreet… Rocky
Flats… Raymond… sunshine… white ranch open space and Allenspark.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

This is a life threatening situation. Heavy rainfall will cause
extensive and severe flash flooding of creeks… streams… and ditches
in the Fourmile burn area. Some drainage basins impacted include
Fourmile creek… Gold Run… and Fourmile Canyon creek. Severe debris
flows can also be anticipated across roads. Roads and driveways may
be washed away in places. If you encounter flood waters… climb to
safety.

Outside of the Fourmile burn scar… excessive runoff from heavy
rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams… highways
and underpasses. Additionally… country roads and farmlands along
the banks of creeks… streams and other low lying areas are subject
to flooding.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding. Turn around… dont drown.

No, I’m not driving anywhere tonight. Here’s a rainfall graph for the last 24 hours:
weather

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