‘Unprecedented Rainfall’ Pummels Colorado – Video

Heaviest in 63 Years.

Causes road to collapse.


Thanks to Wanda for this link

12 thoughts on “‘Unprecedented Rainfall’ Pummels Colorado – Video”

  1. Am I missing something here? If the rainfall is “Heaviest in 63 Years” then how can it be “unprecedented”? Last time I checked my dictionary the word “unprecedented” meant “never happened before”. This instance is something which hasn’t happened in 63 years i.e. it has happened before – albeit not for quite a long time in human timescales.

    • Well, you can take it out on the article’s author. It is unprecedented (no quotes necessary). 63 years ago they had 5.5 inches of rain in the month of September (the last big flood). So far during this storm they’ve already had 12.3 inches of rain (at the time of the writing of the article).

      • In 1976, the Big Thompson drainage received 14 inches of rain in four hours and produced one of America’s most deadly floods. This week’s rains have been nowhere near that intense.

        In 1997, Spring Creek in Fort Collins received 10 inches of rain in four hours, and produced a flood with killed five people. Again, that rainfall was much more intense than this week.

        In 1965, the South Platte River drainage received 15 inches of rain in 14 hours, and produced a flood with killed twenty-one people. Rainfall was much more intense than this week.

        In 1921, a similar rain killed 1,200 people in Pueblo, Colorado.

  2. Central USA was going to be a “Dustbowl”.

    Earths magnetic shield is weakened and Cosmic Rays are set to flood in. These rays turn into muons as they pass through the atmosphere providing the surface required by water vapor to condense. The new question for the CO2 nuts is….”explain the rain”. A cursory glance at world Capital weather forecasts shows clouds or clouds and rain with clear sunny days in the minority. The exact opposite of the recently ended “Modern Maximum”.

  3. 2 above saved me from saying it:-)
    thing is?
    was musing on if it really IS heading iceage-ish, this rain wont stay
    becuse the freshwater rain etc gets tied up as snow n ice and doesnt return Up to become clouds n fall again.
    times of extreme ice n cold also tend to be icy DRY times. Australias iceages were among the driest times or so I read.

    • The funny part is that CO2 could be an important cause of atmospheric dryness.
      The increased CO2 of recent times is driving the atmosphere drier due to retention of water by plants,

      and, in fact, it has a cooling effect due to the resulting increased OLWR (outgoing long wave radiation) because H2O is much more important GHG than CO2,
      “… As can be seen via both CERES and the NOAA/NCEP radiosonde measurements & reanalysis, OLWR has increased markedly over time as surface temperatures warmed… Reason for this is a decrease in cloud cover, O^3, and H2O (the decline in H2O above 850mb has outweighed any increase in backfired LWR via increasing CO2 by a factor of 57) … “

      Therefore, the effect of increased CO2 now could be to enhance cooling instead of warming, which I think is coherent with the high levels of CO2 at the onset of previous glacial periods.
      The “models” are so wrong that usually the truth is precisely the opposite of what they predict.

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