Monsoon Flow Continues

Colorado wildfires and flooding
User avatar
Posts: 2144
Joined: Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:47 pm
Location: Colorado Springs

Re: Monsoon Flow Continues

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:35 pm

I think we'll get clearing next week. You could see this week coming and it was pretty clear this wasn't going to be a normal monsoon event. I incorrectly thought it was going to be more similar to an early winter storm, and only be 2-3 days. Coupled with the amount of moisture, the warmer temps and upslope flow are impressive.

Thoughts and prayers go out to all in Boulder, EP, and areas receiving damaging rains and floods.

Here in Springs, GG and Cheyenne Canyon were closed earlier today, Manitou Springs is closed, Highway 24 is closed. The washouts on High Drive are not as bad as they were in August 2010, but the amount of water remains impressive.

User avatar
Posts: 1226
Joined: Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:38 pm
Location: Desert Hills AZ

Re: Monsoon Flow Continues

Postby Mark A Steiner » Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:10 pm

TravelingMatt wrote:
San Juan Ron wrote:Never a good sign when the Coast Guard is coming to Colorado. SJ Ron :shock: :shock:

I heard that too on Channel 9 but it's actually the National Guard. We're not quite at the point where the Front Range has turned into an ocean.

Actually it is probably BOTH guards.

Having endured and observed record flooding in the landlocked Red River Valley of ND/MN in 1978, 1979 and 1997, I can state the Coast Guard is a major player when the river achieves major stages along the main stem. Even before the river speads out more than 20 miles wide in places - as occurred in 1997. They have watercraft and expertise to patrol this runaway river.
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatever state I am, therewith to be content - Paul the Apostle.
Like it or not, I am a slow driver. Putt ... putt ... putt ...
Good day.

User avatar
Posts: 715
Joined: Mon May 15, 2006 6:52 pm
Location: Salida and Denver, CO

Re: Monsoon Flow Continues

Postby Yikes » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:26 am

How's the rain in the Durango area? Heading to Chicago Basin in a week and would prefer not to see the train tracks wiped out again.

User avatar
Posts: 788
Joined: Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:29 am
Location: Highlands Ranch, CO

Re: Monsoon Flow Continues

Postby benners » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:26 am

Yikes wrote:How's the rain in the Durango area? Heading to Chicago Basin in a week and would prefer not to see the train tracks wiped out again.

On and off rain in the afternoon with long bouts of sunshine for the past few days, at least in town. I talked to a campground owner in Silverton who said it's been the same up there (primarily raining in the afternoon) and she confirmed there hasn't been any road closures in the area to her knowledge. The rain down here seems more normal; still heavy at times but not enough to cause apocalyptic flooding, road closures, etc.

User avatar
Posts: 1232
Joined: Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:24 pm
Location: castle rock

Re: Monsoon Flow Continues

Postby larkinrx2 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:10 pm

SkaredShtles wrote:
12ersRule wrote:<snip>
Everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it.


Fixed it........

put new tires on the wife's car and now its blue and sunny in castle rock.

now the first person to mow their lawn or wash their car will F it for the rest of us =;
What do you think I'm some kind of a jerk or something! - That's all I need the ashtray, the remote control, the paddle game, and this magazine, and the chair and I don't need one other thing, except my dog.
[Shithead growls at him]
I don't need my dog.

Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:14 pm

Re: Decalibron Loop This Weekend?

Postby saraek » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:33 pm

The weather seems to be okay in the Alma area but I can't find reports about the trails around Mt Democrat and the other 3 peaks (Mt Cameron, Mt Lincoln, and Mt Bross) to complete the Decalibron loop.

I'm no expert so I'd appreciate any feedback about whether doing the loop is advisable this weekend (tomorrow--Saturday or Sunday)? A little mud is no big deal but a mudslide situation with a 2wd car might be sketchy.

User avatar
Posts: 1438
Joined: Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:33 pm
Location: Crestone, CO and/or Chapel Hill, NC

Re: Monsoon Flow Continues

Postby jdorje » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:36 pm

Lots of rain in the crestone area. Very good rain too...drizzling for days rather than all in one thunderstorm. The weather reminds me of the Appalachians. Willow Creek is the highest I've ever seen it but overall erosion is low. No snow yet, which is incredibly surprising.

Posts: 885
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 3:04 pm

Re: Monsoon Flow Continues

Postby PaliKona » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:54 pm

What's going on in Summit? Fairly dry?

Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:12 pm

Re: Monsoon Flow Continues

Postby danimarie » Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:19 pm

summit is a little damp. been watching the weather - was contemplating postponing backpacking into the gores tmrw but i think im going to go ahead. it's supposed to be clearing up beginning tmrw afternoon.

User avatar
Posts: 1826
Joined: Wed Jun 29, 2005 9:17 am
Location: Dillon

Re: Monsoon Flow Continues

Postby TravelingMatt » Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:37 pm

PaliKona wrote:What's going on in Summit? Fairly dry?

Same as it has been all week, maybe a bit better today. Peaks are in and out of the clouds. Valleys getting occasional sun until the afteroon, then steady rains. No snow anywhere. Today you would have been fine hiking with the usual early start.

Now considering nothing is getting up I-70, I need to make a City Market run before the "weekend" starts.
13ers. I'm halfway through. What's YOUR excuse?

User avatar
Posts: 449
Joined: Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:43 pm
Location: Leawood, KS

Re: Monsoon Flow Continues

Postby Theodore » Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:07 pm

Princeton was very nice this morning minus my busted radiator hose 100 yards from the antennas... only hiked the road to the stairs before guilt of putting off the car repairs took over. Felt great, nice morning.

Posts: 2591
Joined: Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:19 pm

Re: Monsoon Flow Continues

Postby peter303 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:10 pm

The clouds have cleared and it is the clearest day in Denver in months.
The rain has washed out all the Forest Fire smoke.


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest