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Just how extreme was Colorado’s record-setting rainfall?

The torrential rainfall that inundated Colorado for the better part of a week has finally cleared, leaving eight confirmed dead and 1,600 destroyed homes in its wake (see images from the initial flooding here).

Yesterday, meteorologist Robert Henson told Climate Central, the city of Boulder officially set the record for its rainiest year in recorded history. Five days in the past week set individual rainfall records, while the 9.08 inches that fell on September 12 shattered the previous single-day record, set in 1919, of 4.08 inches.

For this much rainfall to hit the county was only about .1 percent.

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