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
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
An extremely active day of weather expected Friday with snow, severe storm,s high winds, blowing dust and extreme fire weather expected.
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
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
Hey everyone! I hope your week has been good. We’re in the midst of a warming and drying trend so if you’re looking for a good time to wash your cars, go ahead and do it now. We don’t have wet weather expected again until Tuesday evening into Wednesday of next week. It’s been a cool and wet month in Denver. Temperatures are running … Read More Denver Weather: Drought Update, Record Heat Possible and a Look Ahead to Next Week’s Storm(s)
Hello, Folks! Our latest storm that “could’ve been” was a no show basically. Just weak snow showers developed that dropped a half inch of snow on Downtown with really not much more falling in the Foothills. Here’s a look at how much snow fell from Sunday to Monday. Southern and Eastern Colorado saw the most snow from the last system thanks to that system … Read More Denver Weather: Breezy and Cool Midweek but Warming Through the Weekend
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today, we’re covered in white. A sloppy white wet snow to be exact. The forecast came together nicely for most folks. There was a bit of a dissapointment near Boulder thanks to downsloping winds off the the Cheyenne Ridge to the north but other than that, most of what is being reported was within the range of snow totals I … Read More Denver weather: Current Storm Update With A Look Ahead to the Next Storm
There are several storms in the pipeline for the rest of March that should deliver some great snows to many mountains. Let’s start with our first storm getting going now in Colorado and New Mexico. A trough is developing over the Four Corners and that will throw moisture at Colorado’s Front Range. On top of this a Cold Front is rolling through that will … Read More Ski forecast: Active mountain forecast for the rest of March with a few storms to watch
UPDATEDenver proper is now under a WINTER STORM WARNING. This is due to higher snowfall amounts expected. Forecast from this morning remains on track timing wise but totals are going to be on the higher end of the range given. Our wet Spring storm is on track to deliver a good drink of water to our area with some appreciable snow totals as well. … Read More Denver weather: Here’s when, where and how much snow to expect from our incoming March storm
I’ve been waiting for more model clarity to come but there is still not great agreement on what exactly will happen and when with the upcoming storm. While I have a few more answers, there’s still questions about this forecast. Good ole intuition and experience is a forecasting factor for this storm. Winter alert have been posted for some areas around Denver – scroll … Read More Midweek Storm Update: Tricky Storm Moving In – Rain and Snow A Guarantee But How Much? Even now, that’s still a question.
Thursday morning Denver International Airport dropper to 7 degrees below zero. This smashed the old record set back in 1932 and is officially our coldest March morning since 1960! We normally average about 6 to 7 days of sub-zero temperatures in Denver every season and we just had our 7th day so we are right on par with normal. This cold came after fresh … Read More Denver weather: This morning was the coldest March morning since 1960. Warming up this weekend and checking in on seasonal snow totals