Colorado’s Biggest Storms Can Happen Anytime, New Study Finds


This research set out to improve understanding of the state’s extreme event climatology, because “even in regions where you think you have a strong seasonal signal, the data actually show heavy precipitation events happening outside of the expected time, especially in the central mountains of Colorado,” said Kelly Mahoney, a scientist from the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder working at NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL), and lead author of the new study, which also includes researchers from Colorado State University and the U.S. Geological Survey.