About Mountain Wave Weather
Coverage Along the Palmer Divide Region
- Often the Palmer Divide Region doesn't get specific forecasts
- This area is squashed between the giant market of Denver and Colorado Springs
- We've have extensive knowledge of the patterns and terrain that makes the weather in this region so unique!
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- We specialize in timely, accurate and essential weather forecasting
Storm Chasing and Weather Data
- Follow along with us as we chase and document Colorado's severe weather
- AlWays special emphasis on the Palmer Divide region
- Chase season is 365 days for us, from Tornadoes to Blizzards, we got it covered!
Castle Rock and Palmer Divide Weather Facts
Castle Rock, Colorado Weather Statistics
- Warmest Month on Average
- July with a mean temperature of 70.4 Degrees
- Coldest Month on Average
- December with a mean temperature of 31.2 Degrees
- Hottest Temperature Ever Recorded
- 99 Degrees in July 1973
- Coldest Temperature Ever Recorded
- -35 Degrees in January 1963
- Wettest Month on Average
- Driest Month on Average
Information About the Palmer Divide
- Cities and towns within the Palmer Divide include
- Castle Rock, Franktown, Elizabeth, Kiowa, Monument, Black Forest, Sedalia and Palmer Lake.
- Areas of the Denver metro along C-470 from Chatfield to Interstate 25, and along E-470 from Interstate 25 to Smoky Hill Road are on the extreme northern fringe of the Palmer Divide.
- The elevation along the divide varies between about 6,000 and 7,887 feet (1,829 and 2,404 m), with the high point being Bald Mountain in southern Douglas County.
- This peak can be seen from I-25 just northeast of Monument Hill.
- This uplifted area causes a slight increase in precipitation from the rest of eastern Colorado, resulting in the presence of the Black Forest, a peninsula of trees surrounded by dryer grassland plains.
- The Palmer Divide is also implicated in enhanced landspout and tornado activity to the east of Denver in the Denver convergence vorticity zone (DCVZ).