Unfortunately, you read that title right. Fire danger is expected to stay high for several days in a row this week across Colorado. This is coming off the most active April ever in terms of fire danger present and is also coming off a weekend where fire danger was high. High fire danger has two main ingredients; low humidity and wind. Most annoyingly to … Read More Colorado Weather: Long-Duration Episode of Fire Danger Expected in Colorado This Week
There’s no doubting that this April has been windier than normal. And can you even comprehend the amount of fire danger there’s been across the state? It’s been a heck of a month
Denver Weather: Drought Grows as Denver Has Its First Snowless April in 20 Years and Driest April in 59 years.
April has brought extremely dry conditions to the Denver area. Drought is back and minimal moisture is in the forecast.
The current snow season in Denver has been one for the record books already thanks to the slow start we had. We started this season with the latest first snow on record (occurring on December 10). There was virtually no snow accumulation in October or November but then we finally got some snow in December. Fast forward through January, February and March where we … Read More Denver weather: If it doesn’t snow again , this will have been our shortest snow season on record
Severe weather season is about to ramp up in parts of the central Plains, including Colorado. How will the continuing La Niña impact our severe weather season this year?
Colorado weather: Mountains brace for several days of snow which is bad for travelers but very good for snowpack
The snowpack in Colorado has taken a hit recently due to the lack of snow through January and early February. The incoming storm should restore snowpack numbers close to average and hopefully prime the mountains as we head into Spring. Current snowpack across the state is close to 80% of normal but when you look at each basin individually, you’ll notice that some are … Read More Colorado weather: Mountains brace for several days of snow which is bad for travelers but very good for snowpack
Denver weather: Denver tops the list for the snowiest start to a year on record as our weather pendulum once again swings to another extreme
We are on quite the pendulum it seems. The beginning of 2021 started with amazing snows and spring rains leading to one of the wettest starts to a year. We quickly swung the other way on the pendulum and dried out having the driest ends to the year on record. Now, it seems as if the pendulum is swinging back with a surplus of moisture now existing in our area.
This January was very snowy for Denver. Over a foot of snow fell in the Mile High City and that has led to improving drought conditions and hope for a near-average snow season.
Historically, the chances of seeing a White Christmas in Denver are not too bad but this year, it’s not looking too likely. You’ll have to head to the mountains for the best chance of seeing snow during the Holiday.
After a long stretch of dry and uneventful weather, things sure have changed quite a bit. Snowpack across Colorado has increased pretty greatly since the recent series of storms have blasted through.
Before December 7th, statewide snowpack was sitting at about 54-percent of normal, the number has now risen to over 70-percent of normal with several basins above that.