|20th of May|
|Runnable Min||250 cfs|
|Runnable Max||5000 cfs|
|Class||IV to V-|
|Current Weather||82° Mostly Cloudy then Scattered T-storms|
Middle Narrows is currently
with streamflow levels at 612cfs, about 2%
the average runnable rate of 600cfs.
We recommend paddling this section of the Cache La Poudre River between a bare minimum of 250cfs and a high of 5000cfs.
This class IV to V- journey is accessible from 2 different boat launch points along the Cache La Poudre River. Paddlers should prepare for some fun paddling along this run. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Middle Narrows are sourced from the nearby USGS streamflow gauge at Cache La Poudre R A Mo Of Cn, Nr Ft Collins, Co..
A fun but short more manageable section of the Poudre Narrows. Fun boofs abound. Middle Narrows is generally Class IV until the water gets very high. This run is legitamately fun down to 1.3' if you know where to be. Below that some of the sections are a little too bony for most boaters. Run laps or combine it with the upper and/or lower section. Weather on the river today will be scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. light and variable wind becoming south 6 to 11 mph in the morning. winds could gust as high as 16 mph. chance of precipitation is 30%.
With a 612cfs streamflow rate, Middle Narrows is currently below its 1011cfs average seasonal streamflow for this time of year by -39%. Typically, this paddling destination has seen streamflow levels ranging between a low of 357cfs in 2012, and a high of 2050cfs seen in 2016. Data for this report is sourced directly from USGS streamflow gauge 06752000
Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 50.
scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. light and variable wind becoming south 6 to 11 mph in the morning. winds could gust as high as 16 mph. chance of precipitation is 30%.
Forecasts predict more snow this week across Colorado, with up to 15" of new snowfall expected on the river over the next 5 days.
000 FXUS65 KBOU 161035 AFDBOU Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO 435 AM MDT Thu May 16 2019 .SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight) Issued at 435 AM MDT Thu May 16 2019 The upper ridge axis has moved to eastern Colorado with an increase in southwesterly flow aloft over the majority of the state. Compressional warming from the southwest winds across the mountains of central Colorado should give Denver and the northeast Colorado plains a few degrees of warming over yesterday. It should be the warmest day of the week, even as high level clouds increase in thickness through the afternoon. High based showers are expected to develop through the afternoon that move from the mountains and foothills out across the plains. Any rainfall amounts should be light, but gusty winds up to 40 mph will be the primary threat from the storms. Evening showers on the plains could last until almost midnight, but should be out of the Denver area by 6 PM. As the southwest flow aloft strengthens over the state tonight, the airmass will continue to moisten and the next round of showers looks like it will be moving into the mountains around sunrise Friday morning. Temperatures overnight will be mild due to the cloud cover and continuing southwesterly flow pattern. Snow melt runoff should continue to be mainly influenced by the warm temperatures, and should not pose any problems through the next 24 hours. .LONG TERM...(Friday through Wednesday) Issued at 435 AM MDT Thu May 16 2019 Rather energetic ptrn for mid May will be in place the next several days. First system along the West Coast will move quickly into the Great basin by Fri morning and then across the area by Fri night. Mid level QG ascent will increase by Fri morning and then exit nrn Co by Fri evening. Expect showers and a few storms will develop over the mtns in the morning and then move across the plains during the aftn. Sfc pattern over nern CO will be complicated by early Fri aftn. There will be a sfc low and associated ...