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

Author's posts

Apr 20

4/20/2018 – Almost Show Time!

While some models bounced the snow totals up as of this morning, some left things unchanged. The Nam3k model that showed no snow for Castle Rock yesterday now shows abour 2-3 inches, the HRRR is still showing very little snow at all (within the range we can see) and the GFS is relatively unchanged. The …

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Apr 19

4/19/2018 – PM Storm Update

Very quick update on the storm tonight, models have dropped snowfall and overall precipitation across the board. That being said; like so many storms this year the foothills and mountains will get a healthy dose of snow. Below are 2 models, the longer range GFS which has been a bit more keen on snowfall accumulation …

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Apr 18

4/18/2018 – Weekend Spring Storm Update

At one point this weekend’s storm was looking very promising for snow lovers as one of our better looking shots at a big storm this year. We were a bit more cautious as we’ve seen several scenarios like this over the past few months “fall apart.” We could point to no less than 2-3 storms …

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Apr 16

4/16/2018 – The Week Ahead: Fire and Ice!

The week ahead looks to feature more classic Colorado Spring weather for many areas of the state and the Palmer Divide will be no exception. As the week starts off relatively quiet, our fire concerns will begin to creep back in again, but a lot of folks will enjoy the warm temperatures. The bad news …

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Apr 12

4/12/2018 – Several Weather Warnings Up for Colorado Today

There’s a lot going on weather-wise across Colorado today and many areas have weather warnings and alerts up. Without too much blather and further ado; here’s the latest! Current Weather Alerts and Details Red Flag Warning — Thursday from 10AM through Thursday 9PM Areas included: South Park and the Southern Foothills across the Palmer Divide …

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Apr 09

4/9/2018 – Bring on the Heat!

Hopefully everyone had a great weekend, the weather was a bit cool, a bit windy and even snowy for some folks. Monday featured another quick show of moisture with rain, snow and sleet especially for areas South of Denver. The good news is; spring will make a return this week! A warm blob of air …

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Apr 06

04/06/2018 – Storm System Features Snow, Cold Temps

The storm system moving today won’t be super impressive in terms of snowfall… the main impact will be the wind and the cold temperatures. Many of the local TV stations have been harping on this all week, but if you’re going to the Rockies game today… it’s going to be cold! For those of us …

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Mar 26

Monday PM – Tues AM Storm Update

Colorado Weather Alerts and Information as of 7AM Monday March 26, 2018 You can view Castle Rock specific Weather Warnings on our Page Here! Dense Fog Advisory Locations: Fort Collins, Hereford, Loveland, Nunn, Briggsdale, Grover, Pawnee Buttes, Raymer, Stoneham, Bennett, Byers, Deer Trail, Leader, Agate, Hugo, Limon, Matheson, Forder, Karval, Kutch, Punkin Center, Akron, Cope, …

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Mar 25

Fire Weather Warnings Ahead of Unsettled Week

Red Flag Warnings are up for high fire danger across the Palmer Divide and most of the East Central and Southeast part of the state. Strong winds gusting to 35 mph will be likely on Sunday with low relative humidities and warm temperatures. Sadly, the combination of this weather the past week and still dormant …

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Mar 20

March 18-19 Storm Recap

Palmer Divide Snowfall Totals There were a few surprises with the snowfall totals but overall our snowfall forecast matched up pretty well. The main surprise was the near instantaneous switch to snowfall over the Northern part of the Palmer Divide (think Parker, Lone Tree, Highlands Ranch) and higher snowfall totals than forecast in those areas. …

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