Summer weather to return, flood commemoration in Denver

6:45 PM Monday, June 15, 2015

The early week cool down will be replaced with more typical June weather Tuesday and Wednesday along with a small chance for afternoon thunderstorms. On Thursday and Friday the temperatures are likely to be above average. Friday may be the first day of the season with widespread 90-degree readings across eastern Colorado and the urban corridor.

This week is the 50th anniversary of the Great Flood of 1965. The flood caused severe damage in the Denver area and in eastern Colorado, especially along the South Platte River, Cherry Creek, Plum Creek, and Bijou Creek. Areas in and along the foothills of northern Jefferson, Boulder, and Larimer Counties were largely spared from the worst impacts. The Colorado History Center in Denver will have a commemoration of the great flood on Tuesday, June 16th, at 7PM. I will be the second of four speakers and I’ll cover a historical perspective of Front Range floods.

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