A big snowstorm just hit Denver bringing over a foot of snow to the downtown area. This really helped our season totals catch up and brought some great moisture with it.
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.
The extremely active 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is drawing to a close with a record-breaking 30 named storms and 12 landfalling storms in the continental United States.
The upcoming snow storm will definitely have impacts on the wildfires currently burning but it may not be enough to extinguish the fires completely
Currently we are in a La Niña phase which is forecast to last through winter and into Spring of 2021 and just as you’d expect, that has implications of what our winter will look like here in Colorado.
90 to 100-degree weather sweltered Denver and the Front Range this August. Coupled with very dry conditions, we saw fires erupt and the drought worsen across the state.