One year ago, between September 5-8, the Front Range of Colorado saw the latest readings ever of 100-degree heat followed by the earliest accumulating snow in almost two decades.
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.
It’s been a hot one in Denver and along the Front Range lately. Unfortunately, the overall pattern doesn’t look to change much – at least in the near term. Let’s talk weather.
It was a busy month across Colorado in terms of the weather and all of the weather headlines we saw came from impressive rainfall that hit our state. Here is a list of some of the highest rainfall totals that areas around the state has seen throughout the month of July.
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.
Triple digit heat is forecast across Colorado next week as a ridge of high pressure sets up over the western US.
Extreme fire danger is forecast for Western Colorado for the first time since 2006.
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.
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.
The Upcoming Snow Cycle Could be Enough to Allow for More Ski Areas to Open and Could Start Our Winter Snowpack
Happily, I’m writing about a pattern change that should be a bit of a game-changer for Colorado. This won’t be a drought-buster but it will provide relief to the drought, it should kick off the snowpack season, and it should allow for more ski areas to open
After an exceptionally dry and wildfire-filled October, some cold and snow are in the forecast and it will be a blast of cold that will make it feel like the dead of winter.