Boulder, Colorado is under a 'flash flood warning.' Heavy upslope rain storms threaten Colorado Front Range areas. Many mountainsides are raining water and boulders down into swollen gulches pressing flood waters eastward into populates of Boulder and surrounding communities northward. Flash flood waters have destroyed many roads around the Boulder area trapping residents as Boulder creek continues to rise. According to precipitation estimates, Boulder has received over 13 inches of rain over the last few days (with more predicted tomorrow). Boulder reportedly received more than 7 inches of rain in less than 24 hours, which is higher than the annual precipitation rate for that area. Dew points and temperatures are in nearly equal ranges from 59-61 degrees fahrenheit with a matching 59-61 degree dew point spread.
Foothills across the Front Range of Colorado, from Colorado Springs to the south, northward across the Denver metro area, and up past Ft. Collins, are currently on flash flood alerts. A number of flood related deaths have occurred from Manitu Springs near Colorado Springs northward to James Town located northwest of Boulder. Estes Park is under on-going repeated flash flood warnings, as well as, the Big Thompson Canyon and the Poudre river near Ft. Collins. Residents are advised to seek higher ground, and to avoid driving cars, unless officially informed to evacuate, as some areas are under mandatory evacuation notices, while Governor Hickenlooper has called-in the national guard to help flash flood stricken areas in the State.