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A Triple-Dip La Niña. What That Means For Denver and Colorado’s Upcoming Winter

As first seen in 5280 Magazine. Message from Andy – I think it’s important to stress that forecasting large-scale weather phenomena like the ENSO cycle and its effects on our weather months ahead of time is not 100%. The ENSO connection to Colorado is not great and can vary widely from one corner of the state to the next. With that said, we do … Read More A Triple-Dip La Niña. What That Means For Denver and Colorado’s Upcoming Winter

Atmospheric River to Bring Cool, Drenching Rains to Colorado This Week.

We have a late-season soaker headed to Colorado this week and it will deliver some delicious rain to the mountains. It will also bring lighter amounts or rain (though still beneficial) to the Front Range. This is a fun forecast. Cue Lady Gaga’s song, Rain On Me. Colorado is going to be wedged in between a deep, strong cut off low over California to … Read More Atmospheric River to Bring Cool, Drenching Rains to Colorado This Week.

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Significant, Albeit Short, Cooldown Coming This Weekend (with some mountain snow?)

Going from record highs to temperatures in the 30s and 40s seems reminiscent of the 2020 weather flip we had. If you don’t remember: read about how we went from 100º to snow. This is not what is happening this weekend but we will feel a significant cooldown. Wednesday, September 7, 2022. We set another record high. There was also plenty of smoke in … Read More Significant, Albeit Short, Cooldown Coming This Weekend (with some mountain snow?)

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The Current Forecast is a Good Example of How Our Summers are Staying Hotter, Longer

It was HOT today. No hotter than what we’ve felt at other times this summer but for an early September day…it was hot. The 97º temperature felt on Labor day Monday was 13º above normal and only 4º away from the record of 101º on this day in 2020. The forecast for not only Denver but much of the state is calling for way … Read More The Current Forecast is a Good Example of How Our Summers are Staying Hotter, Longer

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Late-Summer Heatwave to Impact Colorado Through Mid-September at Least

Happy Meteorological Fall! Well, I haven’t written too many big-time heat blogs this summer. It’s been a nice change of pace from what I wrote about over the last two summers but that has come to an end. You’ve probably heard of the mega heatwave impacting western US – well, we’re close enough to that ‘heat dome’ for impacts to be felt here. West … Read More Late-Summer Heatwave to Impact Colorado Through Mid-September at Least

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Colorado Weather Update: End of August/Early September to Come With Pretty Normal Weather Statewide

The weather over the next week will be mostly normal. Rain chances will decrease and it’ll be a bit hotter out as a ridge builds over Colorado. This is mostly nice late August weather.

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More Heat, a Wetter Weekend Possible, Followed by More Heat. Sounds Familiar? (and a look at drought)

We’ve been in a little state of getting really hot and seeing cold downs and short rains come through only to be followed by more heat. Well, that will continue to be the case over the next 7 days. Southern Colorado was getting some action on Thursday but that slight chance of rain will drift north on Friday followed by some pretty widespread chances … Read More More Heat, a Wetter Weekend Possible, Followed by More Heat. Sounds Familiar? (and a look at drought)

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Colorado Weather: Wildfire Smoke From New Mexico to Push into Colorado Through Wednesday Amid A Wind Shift

We’ve had our fair share of warnings about fire danger in Colorado this year already but we haven’t had to deal with immense amounts of smoke – yet. The same can’t be said for our neighbors to the south. Several wildfires are burning in and around Santa Fe, New Mexico currently and smoke from those fires is looking to move into Colorado. The Calf … Read More Colorado Weather: Wildfire Smoke From New Mexico to Push into Colorado Through Wednesday Amid A Wind Shift

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Denver Weather: May Showers Bring May Flowers? A Wet Start to May Could Continue With More Storms Forecast

What a sigh of relief. It has been a wet start to May in NE Colorado. Lots of folks picked up a quarter of an inch to an inch of rain (and some light snow, too) overnight. The Denver airport has officially picked up 0.88″ of rain since Sunday evening leaving us with WAY more moisture than we saw in all of April. This … Read More Denver Weather: May Showers Bring May Flowers? A Wet Start to May Could Continue With More Storms Forecast

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Denver Weather: Worst Fire Danger Day of the Year Possible Friday

An extremely active day of weather expected Friday with snow, severe storm,s high winds, blowing dust and extreme fire weather expected.

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Denver Weather: High Winds to Blast Colorado This Week With Elevated to ‘Critical’ Fire Danger Expected for Several Days

A storm system tracking to our north will be close enough to deliver much of the state with extremely high winds, critical fire danger and minimal moisture for the next several days. The Jet Stream is the fast-flowing ‘river’ of air that moves from west to east about 5-9 miles above the earth’s surface. Winds within the jet stream normally sustain around 100 mph … Read More Denver Weather: High Winds to Blast Colorado This Week With Elevated to ‘Critical’ Fire Danger Expected for Several Days

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Ski Forecast: Spring Skiing in Full Effect with a Cold-Core Atmospheric River to Hit the PNW

It’s been a pretty decent week so far for some ski areas. Notably some of the Colorado ski areas picked up 6-10″ since Tuesday leading to a nice day to ride today. Even the Sierra Nevada got a bit of snow so far this week ending their streak of snowless days. Mammoth, Arizona Snowbowl, Taos and some Utah ski areas picked up a few … Read More Ski Forecast: Spring Skiing in Full Effect with a Cold-Core Atmospheric River to Hit the PNW

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