Yeah, I work right on the St. Vrain, and I didn’t think it was that bad yesterday. Walked out of work commenting that I might get a bit wet on walk to car, but it wasn’t bad. But, as I got near home, emergency alerts started for flooding in Erie, that 2.5 inches had fallen in a matter of minutes; just south of me. And they were starting to report 6” of rain in the mtns west of us.
Local rainfall at my weather station is showing 0.5 - 1.0 inch per hour with some variations since 2200h last night.
Hope you can see local weather station HERE
Back in the 90’s I lived on the St. Vrain about 5 miles out of Lyons going toward Estes Park. I was about 40’ above the water line but distinctly remember Memorial Day of ‘95 when the houses across the river from me started loading in their cars just as the water peaked.
Probably never a good idea to build on the flood plain of a narrow canyon.
Today I’m at 9494’ feet in the Southern Rockies and no so concerned about flooding.