Overnight rain boosts Steamboat’s October total to nearly an inch
October 17, 2012
Steamboat Springs — The unofficial winner of the Routt County rain derby Tuesday night was the rain gauge located about eight miles west of Steamboat Springs, where a participant of Colorado State University's volunteer weather-monitoring program recorded 0.34 inches of precipitation.
Closer to Steamboat Springs, three other participants in CSU's Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network posted measurements of 0.23, 0.26 and 0.19 inches.
A rain gauge in Clark collected 0.15 inches of precipitation, and another just outside Oak Creek totaled 0.23 inches.
For the second time in a week, there was visible evidence of fresh snow on Mount Werner as the sun rose Wednesday morning.
Gusty winds may have disrupted the sleep of some Steamboat residents overnight. The Storm Peak Laboratory recorded several wind gusts faster than 32 mph throughout the 24-hour period preceding 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Steamboat is unofficially very close to reaching the 1-inch threshold for October precipitation after the most recent storm. The official weather observer for the National Weather Service recorded 0.65 inches Saturday (the first rain of the month) and another 0.08 on Sunday.
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