Category: Climate

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Colorado Weather: Not Much Action in the Extended Forecast

This weeks atmospheric river of moisture was a bit…dry. All of the moisture was in place overhead but since we were sandwiched in between two pressure systems – it left us in a spot with not much forcing. Forcing is what causes an air parcel to go upwards where it condenses into a water droplet. While most areas did receive some beneficial (and something … Read More Colorado Weather: Not Much Action in the Extended Forecast

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CLIMATE IN COLORADO: Summer Nights Getting Warmer Along With all of the Summer Season

Summer are nights are warming across Colorado as the Climate continues to change. Warmer summer nights can have impacts on the human body and allow for the following day to warm at a rapid rate.

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More Monsoon Moisture Coming to Colorado – Everyone Should Get a Little Something by This Weekend

Monsoon rains are expected to work their way across Colorado through this week and into the weekend. Some good moisture should be realized across southern Colorado.

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Colorado Sees Its 8th Ever ‘Heat Advisory’ With Record Heat Lasting Through the Weekend

Well our first heatwave is on the way and if you’ve been outside today (Friday), you’ve likely already noticed it. A large ridge of high pressure has built over the SW US and it the culprit for our current and continue heatwave. Ridges of high pressure trap air which is easier to heat. Ridges like this also suppress clouds and storm formation allowing for … Read More Colorado Sees Its 8th Ever ‘Heat Advisory’ With Record Heat Lasting Through the Weekend

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SW Mountains in Colorado Are on Track for Their Earliest Melt-Out on Record

Mountain snowpack in areas of SW Colorado are melting out at a record rate and could completely melt out at the earliest date on record which has many repercussions.

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The Weather Records That Shaped Colorado This April: Fire Danger, Wind and the Lack of Moisture

There’s no doubting that this April has been windier than normal. And can you even comprehend the amount of fire danger there’s been across the state? It’s been a heck of a month

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Denver Weather: Drought Grows as Denver Has Its First Snowless April in 20 Years and Driest April in 59 years.

April has brought extremely dry conditions to the Denver area. Drought is back and minimal moisture is in the forecast.

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Denver weather: If it doesn’t snow again , this will have been our shortest snow season on record

The current snow season in Denver has been one for the record books already thanks to the slow start we had. We started this season with the latest first snow on record (occurring on December 10). There was virtually no snow accumulation in October or November but then we finally got some snow in December. Fast forward through January, February and March where we … Read More Denver weather: If it doesn’t snow again , this will have been our shortest snow season on record

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How the Upcoming Tornado and Hail Season in Colorado May Be Impacted By the Continuing La Niña

Severe weather season is about to ramp up in parts of the central Plains, including Colorado. How will the continuing La Niña impact our severe weather season this year?

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Denver weather: February’s have been trending snowier along the Front Range and with over a foot and a half of snow this February, are we seeing a shift of our snowiest months?

It’s been a long-known fact that March and April are Denver’s snowiest months of the season but there’s a new player in town. February is quickly climbing the ranks as one of our snowiest months of the year.

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Dangerous cold and light snow continues for the Front Range

Dangerous cold continues for Denver and the surrounding areas. More snow is on the way too with mountain travel expected to be very difficult through Thursday

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Colorado weather: Mountains brace for several days of snow which is bad for travelers but very good for snowpack

The snowpack in Colorado has taken a hit recently due to the lack of snow through January and early February. The incoming storm should restore snowpack numbers close to average and hopefully prime the mountains as we head into Spring. Current snowpack across the state is close to 80% of normal but when you look at each basin individually, you’ll notice that some are … Read More Colorado weather: Mountains brace for several days of snow which is bad for travelers but very good for snowpack

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