Category: Climate

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Colorado Weather: “Road closures and mudslides expected this weekend” as flash flood threat rises

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. 

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Denver weather: Denver hits 100º for the fifth time this year – the third most 100º days on record

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.

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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.

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Colorado Climate Change: Summers are getting hotter across Colorado

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.

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June Weather 2021: As expected, it was hotter and drier than normal with some wild extremes

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.

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Don’t be fooled, much of Colorado is still a tinderbox

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.

Denver Locks in its Biggest Snowfall of the Season

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.

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Quick Wednesday Weather Update

Snow is moving into the area. Some places could get up to 8″ of snow. Other may get 2 or 3″. Some may get a trace. Either way, it’s likely to be a tricky morning commute Thursday.

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Colorado Weather Update

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.

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Colorado’s 2020 Weather Extremes Were Very on Brand for the Year

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

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Record number of billion-dollar disasters struck U.S. in 2020

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.

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Top 10 Weather Events of 2020

2020 was an intense year. The weather that happened in 2020 was nothing short of that description. The most notable, drought, wildfires and heat.

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