Multiple flash flooding events hit the San Juans, the Central mountains and I-70 in Colorado shutting down roads and causing travel headaches and with an incoming cold front meeting up with the already in place monsoon moisture, a busy weekend of impactful weather is coming for Denver and the surrounding areas.
t 3:10 pm, Denver International Airport hit 100-degrees marking the fifth time this year that we’ve felt 100-degree heat in the Mile High City. This also puts us in a tie for third place for most 100-degree days in a season with 1990 and 1989.
Western Colorado drought: “I have lived in Vail for almost 50 years and I have never seen it this dry”
in recent months. Vegetation has been drying, fruit trees aren’t budding and flowering plants are struggling to produce seeds. These are just some of the observations from this Spring and Summer so far.
The US annual temperature when comparing the climate normals from this decade to decades past show that a large chunk of the county has seen a warming trend with the most notable warmth being experienced in the Western US, areas around the Great Lakes, the Northeast and Florida – so almost everywhere.
Looking back over it, wow…what a month we had. June is typically one of our warmer and wetter months of the year but this June was the opposite.
It’s been a noticeably wet and snowy start to the year in Denver. In fact, it’s been the wettest start to a year since the early 1940s but this isn’t the case everywhere.
I don’t know about you but when we crossed over into a New Year, I was very hopeful that our weather would miraculously shift and become better. Unfortunately, the drought, above-average temperatures and overall bad place that we are in weather-wise, has not changed.
Smoke obscures the sun as fire approaches a ridge along Highway 36 as several wildfires burn in the state Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, south of Lyons, Colo. Photo by David Zalubowski / AP Photo
A record number of named tropical storms formed in the Atlantic, with a record 12 making landfall. The nation also had its most active wildfire year on record due to very dry conditions in the West and unusually warm temperatures that gripped much of the country.