National Weather Service has issued an AREAL FLOOD WARNING. It's important to understand this type of flooding is different that the fast-moving flash floods. Areal flooding is in a large area and occurs when the ground is saturated and can no longer hold the rainfall. It's slow developing and will... read more →
The Boulder OEM will be monitoring the weather all day and through the weekend. The current forecast is calling for widespread rain with a few embedded thunderstorms today. Rivers, creeks and streams will be running high through the weekend from the week’s rains. Boulder Creek and St. Vrain Creek are... read more →
The storm threat for Boulder County and the City of Boulder has diminished. National Weather Service (NWS) has lifted the Flash Flood Watch that was in place. The emergency operations center is closing for the night, but will reactive if conditions worsen. The City of Boulder has moved back to GREEN... read more →
National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the City of Boulder and Boulder County. The watch is valid until 9pm tonight. A Flash Flood Watch means flash flooding is possible within the watch area. Forecast rainfall: Heavy Rainfall of 0.40" to 0.90" in 10-30 minutes will be... read more →
Storm systems have dissipated and the threat to the county is now significantly decreased. NWS is expecting more weather later today (Tuesday) with intensity increasing in the afternoon into the evening. Please tune back in and monitor the conditions around you in the morning.
The Office of Emergency Management is monitoring the current severe weather and has been in contact with the National Weather Service (NWS) all evening. There is an areal flood advisory for the foothills from Jamestown up to the Larimer/Boulder county line. Areal flooding is caused by steady rain inundating a large area.... read more →
Due to the weather system currently in the area and with a possibility of storms intensifying later this afternoon, siren testing has been canceled for May. Weather permitting the siren testing program will resume next month. All sirens in the public warning system are working and operational.
Red Flag Warning in effect today, March 24. No open burning allowed in Boulder County. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring or imminent. Penalties for non-compliance are outlined in Ordinance 2014-1.
We know the weather feels especialy unpredictable tonight. There is not currently a flash flood risk. All of the activity appears to be in Weld and Larimer counties with numberous flash flood warnings in place in those counties. We are seeing this trend holding for the next two to three... read more →
The Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor the weather. Our fellow Coloradoan neighbors up the I-25 corridor and to the east of I-25 are experiencing extremely heavy rain. While it is raining across of much of Boulder County, we have not had severe storms yet. Expect more rain throughout... read more →