It’s officially the fall season (if you follow the astronomical seasons rather than the meteorological seasons) and before you know it, it’ll be 32 degrees and snow will be flying.
Believe it or not, every county in Colorado has seen rain accumulate that originated from a tropical system.
It almost seems like a redundant headline at this point but again, Denver just had one of its hottest meteorological summers on record for the second year in a row.
I spoke with a research student studying Rapid Intensification of cyclones and Ida was definitely a record breaker and a sign of the new norm.
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.
Colorado’s new climate “normals” were just released. They show exactly what meteorologists have warned about.
Colorado’s climate is warming and drying.
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 upcoming snow storm will definitely have impacts on the wildfires currently burning but it may not be enough to extinguish the fires completely
Drought is measured by a lack of precipitation falling from the sky but what happens when you lack precipitation in the sky and in the ground?