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Latest Weather and Storm Discussion

The Monsoon Cometh? 06/24/2022

Believe it or not, the monsoon has already arrived in Colorado as of several days ago and has been helping spawn afternoon showers and thunderstorms in the mountains. Sadly, not much of that has made it across the mountains and onto the plains, but there are signs...

Memorial Day Weekend 2022 Weather Outlook

Most of this holiday weekend will feature very nice weather with warm sunny days and mild nights. Perfect for BBQ, spending time with family and friends, or just simply being outside. I say "most" because as we get later in the weekend the weather will change a bit...

Finish Storm Preparation – Significant Impacts Likely – Valid 5/20/22 7:30AM

Good morning, the next 2-3 hours is your last chance to make sure you are prepared for this storm. We are expecting significant impacts to travel South and West of Denver along with freezing conditions. This means if you're driving it will be a bit of a mess this...

Confidence Increasing on High Impact Storm – Valid 5/19/22 9AM

Lots to talk about this morning, I've got an updated snowfall forecast, information about what will likely be a Hard Freeze for Saturday and Sunday morning and updated weather highlights issued by the National Weather Service. Current Weather Highlights Red Flag...

Preliminary Snowfall Forecast for this Weekend’s Storm – Valid 5/18/22 9AM

Got quite the interesting late spring storm system setting up for this week. I discussed a bit of the atmospheric setup we expect to see here, but today I'll take a crack at the preliminary snowfall forecast. As always, these numbers can change a bit so take them with...

This Week – Spring in Colorado Means Snow! – 05-17-2022

Finally, we have something fun to talk about besides Fire Weather this week! It's going to start feeling a bit more like spring around here and a bit less like summer... we do want a spring before the heat of summers sets in right? We will start with the 30,000 foot...

This Week’s Weather – Dry, Wind and Fire Danger – 05-09-2022

This week we will see more spring-like temperatures but little moisture to talk about. This means that while our vegetation is starting to green up a bit, it is also starting to dry out very early this year. The week ahead will feature strong winds, fairly decent...

Severe Weather Briefing – 5-1-2022

A bit of a change for the next couple of days away from our hot, dry and fire danger type weather. What we see over the next couple of days will be more akin to a typical spring in Colorado as we have a shot at rain and a bit of severe thunderstorm risk. We will take...

This Week’s Weather – More Wind and Warmer – 04-26-2022

After a few days break from high winds and extreme fire conditions, we will see the return of both throughout the week at one point or another for most of Colorado. Today (4/26/22) new Red Flag Warnings are up for high fire danger due to strong winds, low humidity and...

Weekend Outlook – Shot of Moisture But Still Windy

Many areas will see less wind today and better fire weather conditions thanks to a front that moved through late yesterday. This will drop temperatures pretty significantly but has also helped by bringing a tiny bit more moisture into the area. We are seeing evidence...

Storm and Weather Recaps

May 2022 Spring Snow Storm Recap and Snow Totals

Here's a quick recap of our late Spring snow storm we experienced. Seeing such high snowfall amounts this late in May is a bit rate, but snow storms themselves are not that uncommon for this time of the year. Still, getting the snow to accumulate this much is tough;...

St Patrick’s Day Snow Storm 2022 Recap

Taking a quick look at our last snow storm and how it ended up. I've included a recap from our final snowfall forecast below, snowfall amounts were pretty spot on minus a few spots being slightly under including the Denver metro area. I usually don't sweat misses by...

3-9-22 Snow Storm Recap

Last night's storm is moving out throughout the day today with dryer and warmer weather expected for the weekend. Here's a quick look at how snow totals ended up and how the forecast verified. Not a spot on forecast but most areas were pretty close to the snowfall...

Palmer Divide Snowfall Recap Jan 25 and Jan 27 2022 Storms

The last two storms were very similar in terms of their mechanisms and as expected the first storm performed better than the second. This was due mainly to better moisture in the area upon the storms arrival, it was able to squeeze more moisture out. Both storms...

1-14-2021 Winter Storm Palmer Divide Snow Totals

So for many of us this storm went as expected, but for several folks our latest snow storm was a bit of surprise. Driving out and about myself last night, I can tell CDOT was as surprised as many meteorologists were - the roads were in pretty bad shape. Here's a look...

Storm Recap 1-1-2022

We finally received our first decent snowfall of the year along the front range of Colorado! Not everyone saw healthy snow totals but it definitely helps at this point as our snowfall has been pretty abysmal so far this year. Here's a quick recap and some snow totals....

Storm Recap – Snowfall Totals 10-15-2021

Many areas saw their first snowflakes of the season along the Palmer Divide yesterday (10-04-2021) and some areas even picked up a bit of accumulation. Yesterday's storm behaved pretty much as predicted as higher elevation saw snow and a bit of it stuck in places -...

April Arctic Storm! Latest Storm Snowfall Totals – 4-20-2021

Snow Totals - Storm Discussion from our April Arctic Blast! The big news other than the snow is exactly how cold we are starting this morning. Many areas across Eastern and Central Colorado are seeing temperature more akin to a January morning than April. No double...

Latest Storm Snowfall Totals – 4-17-2021

A spring storm system moved through the area late Thursday night and into Friday morning, with a small piece of energy bringing a tiny bit of snow late Friday and into Saturday morning. The models were really all over the place with this storm (see the GFS madness a...

2/24-2/25 Snow Storm Recap – Busts and Booms!

Depending on your location you either landed right in the forecast range, a little below or way WAY above! Last night's wild snow storm was a classic front range "upslope" event and true to form with these types of storms, some areas get hammered while others just a...