It has been abnormally dry in Denver since June of 2021. It’s been 7 months since Denver has recorded more precipitation than what is expected in a given month.
Snow is on the way for Denver and the surrounding areas as a cold front moves by. A few inches of snow is expected which will make for tricky commuting conditions metro wide.
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.
With snow on the ground still in many areas, we’re talking about another chance of accumulating snow. The systems bringing in the snow will also increase winds along the Foothills and adjacent Plains Tuesday through Thursday.
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.
It’s been quite some time since we’ve talked about a big snowstorm in Denver and while this won’t be a chart-topping storm, it will produce the most snow we’ve seen this winter and it will come with below-freezing and below-zero temperatures.
2021 certainly provided in terms of extreme weather across Colorado. From wind storms to blizzards to drought and flooding. Colorado felt it all.
More storms are incoming for the mountains while Denver remains dry for the remainder of this week. A chance of snow returns to Denver and the Front Range for New Year’s Eve that could bring Denver its second snow of the season.
Game-changing snow pattern is likely to set up over Colorado just in time for Christmas. Continuous snow and cold are poised to last through the New Year for the Colorado Rockies leading to a building snowpack.
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.
The weather in Colorado is about to get crazy. Hurricane-force winds and over a foot of snow possible for the San Juan mountains.