September 10, 2013
Steamboat Springs resident Andy Morris walks along U.S. Highway 40 on Tuesday afternoon during a steady downpour. Morris was hoping to catch the bus on his way to downtown Steamboat Springs.
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Steamboat Springs set a precipitation record for Sept. 12 with 1.22 inches falling in the 24-hour period that ended at 7 a.m. Thursday. That more than doubles the prior Sept. 12 record of 0.6 inches recorded in 1909, according to Steamboat weather observer Art Judson.
Routt County Emergency Management Director Bob Struble said the most immediate flash flooding concern here likely would arise if heavy rainfall amounts fell in specific areas where the runoff might overwhelm a roadside ditch or a culvert under a road.