Wednesday was a Pinpoint Weather Alert Day as storms with an enhanced risk were forecast to impact the metro and Eastern Plains.
An enhanced risk category is an intense threat. This category isn’t common, with the National Weather Service describing it as a storm your area may only experience once or twice a year.
And the impact of that storm was record-breaking.
Breaking records on records
According to Pinpoint Weather Metrologist Kylie Bearse, Denver International Airport recorded nearly 2 inches of rainfall from Wednesday alone.
On top of that, that rainfall pushed this month to claim the number one spot for the wettest June on record with 5.19 inches of total rainfall, breaking a 141-year-old record. Plus, there is still more than a week left in the month.
Previously, the year 1882 held the record with 4.96 inches of rainfall. Bearse said that in the 150 years that Denver has been recording weather, there has never been a June that recorded 5 inches of rain.
On average, June gets 1.94 inches of rainfall. However, this year has been anything but dry.
Within just the first week of the month, Denver already exceeded its monthly average. And since then, more and more rain has been falling.
But there is good news for those ready for the summer sun. The Pinpoint Weather team said the storms will move out by Thursday night. The weekend is looking beautiful with sunshine and temperatures in the 80s.
Forecast and radar
Whether you have plans to be outside or you just want to stay on top of the forecast, we have you covered.
We have several different radars on our website, which can be used no matter where you are.
- Interactive Radar
- Colorado Radar
- Denver Metro Radar
- Mountain Radar
- Northeast Plains Radar
- National Radar
Where to see weather alerts
If a severe weather alert is issued for your area, whether it is a thunderstorm watch or warning, it will always show up at the top of the FOX31 website. You can see all weather alerts here.
The Pinpoint Weather team will continue to update the forecast multiple times each day.