COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado is poised to get a new rainfall record because of September’s flooding.
While that may not be very surprising, the location of the record is.READ MORE: Colorado Senators Pass COVID Relief Bill As State GOP Leaders Blast Passage
Weather experts announced Monday that they’ve confirmed that 11.85 inches of rain fell over 24 hours at a rain gauge at Fort Carson on Sept. 12, 2013. More than two-thirds of that fell in over just three hours.
While northern Colorado had more total rain over a larger area in September, state climatologist Nolan Doesken says no official record is kept for most rainfall in a week.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: National Jewish Administers Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
The new proposed record breaks the previous one-day, official rainfall total of 11.08 inches in Holly in 1965.
The National Climate Data Center must approve the new record before it goes into the books.MORE NEWS: Police: Kyle Daugherty Drove Stolen Aston Martin To Dealership, Fraudulently Paid For Porsche
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