Tag: drought

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Colorado Weather: Long-Duration Episode of Fire Danger Expected in Colorado This Week

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

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The Weather Records That Shaped Colorado This April: Fire Danger, Wind and the Lack of Moisture

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

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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.

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Denver Weather: This is serious – Extreme Fire Danger Not Seen in Over a Decade Expected Friday

It’s an important enough weather event that the National Weather Service is warning almost everyone from the Foothills to the eastern Plains prepare an emergency kit should the area you live in have to evacuate due to a wildfire. Let’s talk about what is making this day so dangerous.

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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: If it doesn’t snow again , this will have been our shortest snow season on record

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

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This Week in Colorado Weather: A Potent Spring Storm Will Boost Late-Season Snowpack, 70+ mph Wind and More Fire Danger

It’s going to be a busy weather week in Colorado. I feel like I’ve said that so much recently and for the most part, it’s a good thing but a little part of this is not good which is the CONTINUING high fire danger and wind. I’m so over the wind as I’m sure you are as well.

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Dangerous cold and light snow continues for the Front Range

Dangerous cold continues for Denver and the surrounding areas. More snow is on the way too with mountain travel expected to be very difficult through Thursday

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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.

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Colorado weather: Checking in on snowpack and looking ahead to a mediocre snow forecast

After an active couple of weeks of snow for the Front Range and Urban Corridor, the snow cycle has ended leaving us basking in the warmth of a strong Winter sun. There isn’t much in the near term but looking ahead, there could be a storm in about a week that could deliver widespread snow to the Front Range including Denver.

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Colorado weather: And just like that, the exciting snow forecasts are a thing of the past. Now what?

The forecast looks dry in Denver and Colorado over the next week or so. There are no significant snow storms in the forecast just some close calls and cooler air.

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Marshall fire explained: Here’s how we got 115 mph winds on a December winter day

Extreme winds led to the Marshall fire rapidly growing and destroying hundreds of structures in Louisville and Superior Colorado. How did this happen? The meteorology behind the wind.

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