Yampa River in Steamboat Springs running above average
May 26, 2014
Steamboat Springs — Steamboat Springs received just less than a half-inch of precipitation during the past weekend.
Steamboat weather observer Art Judson's station between the downtown and the mountain recorded a third of an inch of precipitation through Sunday and another 0.19 inches by 7 a.m. Monday.
According to the National Weather Service, Steamboat has received 0.55 inches of precipitation in the past month, well behind May’s normal total of 2.24 inches.
The Yampa River at the Fifth Street Bridge is running well above average, hitting 3,690 cubic feet per second early Monday morning. The average flow for the date is 2,220 cfs.
A power outage affected parts of Steamboat Springs on Sunday night, but it was unrelated to the weather.
In a comment on Facebook, Yampa Valley Electric Association Vice President Steve Johnson attributed the outage to a small animal getting into a substation.