Boulder's 50-year Flood, 1,000-year Rainfall

Sep 23, 2013

  For decades, Boulderites have talked about the dreaded "100-year flood." What it got in mid-September was beyond what most feared, but National Center for Atmospheric Research meteorologist Bob Henson explains that the actual flood levels were more like an every 50 year event. The rainfall on the other hand was way off the charts. And there is much more property to damage than there was 50 or 100 years ago.  Henson also discusses the role of global warming, and this not-so-perculiar drought-flood weather cycle. His article "Inside the Colorado Deluge" was published in the online AtmosNews.  The publication's Twitter handle is @AtmosNews.