The Great Front Range Flood of 2013 - Webcast

Rita Roberts, Jenny Sun, Dave Gochis, Barbara Brown, and Matt Kelsch
Friday, October 4, 2013 - 3pm
Longmont Flood - 2013 - credit Payton Peterson

The deadly flood that occurred in the Front Range during the week of September 10th, 2013 is believed to be the worst in the state’s history. It claimed several lives and damaged numerous homes and roads. In the context of NCAR’s Short-Term Explicit Prediction (STEP) program, an effort is underway to understand the flood event and to improve our forecasting of future heavy rainfall and flood events. In this seminar, we will present what has been learned so far from observations and modeling, including coupled hydrologic modeling. We will also discuss a vision for an end-to-end hydrometeorological prediction system for tackling the challenging problem of flash flood prediction. Watch now>