John Braddock

John R. Braddock is a NOAA/NWS Certified Storm Chaser and Amateur Meteorologist living in Castle Rock, Colorado. A graduate of Colorado State University with a Bachelor's in Computer Science and a Colorado native, he specializes in short range forecasting, severe weather and mountain weather dynamics.

Most commented posts

  1. Latest Guidance on This Weekend’s Storm (Apr 15-17, 2016) — 9 comments
  2. Monster April Snowstorm Brewing? — 7 comments
  3. Confidence Increasing for Significant Colorado Winter Storm — 6 comments
  4. Current Look at Colorado Weather Watches/Warnings for Weekend Storm — 5 comments
  5. Models Beginning To Agree on Snow (Apr 15-18 Storm Update) — 4 comments

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Easter Weekend Weather – April 2019

Friday and Saturday will be amazing days to get outside and enjoy the spring Colorado weather! By Sunday we start to see a change in our weather pattern that could bring more cool and soggy days our way into early next week. Friday April 19, 2019 Morning – Clear skies and light winds. Afternoon – …

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April 2019 Evening Storm Update – 4/10/2019

Is It a Bust? Not necessarily, I still think we see accumulating snow into the evening and overnight hours. I do think that it will “under-perform” in terms of total snowfall for many areas along the front range and also in terms of blizzard conditions. Interestingly enough, a lot of models are still holding onto …

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April Blizzard Storm Update – 4/10/2019

As of this morning everything looks to be on track with our storm system. Models have been consistent in the snowfall amounts across the Palmer Divide so we have growing confidence in the forecast. That being said, I’m still not super excited about snowfall amounts just yet, we will see how the mid and late …

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Storm Update – Midweek High Impact Storm Possible – 4/8/2019

As we move into April and experience warm sunny days, it’s easy to forget that April is our second snowiest month of the year. In an “average” April we would expect to see 9.2 inches of snow in Castle Rock. So far for the month of April Castle Rock is sitting at a whopping 0.0 …

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Severe Weather Season is Around the Corner! Time to start Preparing!

As many of you know (or not but now you will) Mountain Wave Weather is an officially designated NOAA Weather Ready Nation Ambassador. What does that mean exactly? It means we work with local businesses, residences and everyone in between to be prepared for severe weather. Now that you know, stay tuned for some very …

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3/22/2019 – Fri Evening/Sat Morning Storm Update

Severe Weather Possible for SE Colorado Today will feature a large variety of weather across Colorado. The first thing that came out this morning is the Storm Prediction Center outlook and has far Southeastern Colorado under a marginal risk for severe weather. This means that a few storms may become strong or severe but we …

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Spring is Here! All Aboard for the Weather Roller Coaster!

It’s been a quiet week here at Mountain Wave Weather, mainly because I needed a bit of a break after the blizzard and because the weather itself has been pretty quiet.  Not only that, a large part of the week has been spent fighting off the pop up social media “meteorologists” picking up on every …

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Blizzard Warnings Hoisted for Strong Storm – Updates 3/11/2019

Watches/Warnings/Advisories for the Palmer Divide A pretty significant storm is shaping up along the front range and Northeastern Colorado. A high impact “spring blizzard” type storm will move into the area Wednesday and bring with it heavy snow, strong winds and dangerous travel conditions. Here’s the latest: Blizzard Warning …BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON …

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Large Storm Potential Next Week. Be Prepared!

If you’ve followed my site for awhile you know I present the weather very “level-headed” and don’t like to hype things. If there’s a serious event headed our way I’ll let everyone know! That’s why the information below is so important. Large Storm Looks Likely… For Someone! 2 of our longer range, higher resolution models …

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3/2/2019 – Saturday/Sunday Snow Storm Rolling In!

Winter Weather Warnings/Advisories as of 8AM 3/2/2019 The only changes to the advisories and warnings as of this morning is the inclusion of the Winter Weather Advisory for most of Eastern Colorado. We will be watching this closely, if the NWS believes there is a high probability of over 6 inches of snow accumulation over …

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