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

10-29-10/30/2019 Storm Recap

General Recap Second storm has come and gone for the Colorado front range. A lot of folks have asked and the answer is yes; the amount of cold we’ve seen and the amount of snow we’ve seen this October is unusual.  A series of storm systems moved through the area and made it feel much …

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Storm Arrives Early – Snow Totals Adjustments – 10/29/2019

Watches/Warnings/Advisories ***Winter Storm Warning*** In effect from Tuesday October 29, 2019 6AM – Wednesday October 30, 2019 12PM URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Denver CO 405 AM MDT Tue Oct 29 2019 …SNOW AND COLD TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING… .A storm system will drop south out of the Northern Rockies and will …

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Round 2 on the Way! 10/29-10/30 Storm Forecast

Watches/Warnings/Advisories ***Winter Storm Warning*** In effect from Tuesday October 29, 2019 6AM – Wednesday October 30, 2019 12PM Boulder and the western suburbs of Denver-Denver-Castle Rock- Greeley-Fort Morgan-Byers-Limon-Akron- Including the cities of Arvada, Boulder, Golden, Lakewood, Longmont, Aurora, Brighton, City of Denver, Denver International Airport, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Parker, Castle Rock, Elbert, Fondis, Kiowa, Larkspur, …

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10-27-10/28/2019 Storm Recap

  General Recap Another snow storm in the books in what is quickly becoming a notably cold and active October along the front range. This storm behaved relatively as expected, but due to the snowfall banding areas within just a few miles of each other saw drastically different snowfall amounts. That’s mainly why we emphasize …

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10/27-10/28/2019 Storm Update – Cold and Snow on the Way!

A very active storm system is moving into the area starting with a series of cold fronts tonight (Saturday) that will begin to drop temperature significantly overnight and into Sunday. Highs for many areas along the Palmer Divide will be in the 20’s for Sunday. Quite the change from today’s 60’s and 70’s! There have …

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Active October Continues – Next Storm(s) on Tap -10/25/2019

Looks like we have an active period of weather coming up over the weekend and into next week. Still a lot of details to hash out on this one, but models are picking up on not just one, but a series of storm systems that will move through the state. There looks to be a …

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10/23-10/23/2019 Front Range Storm Recap

General Recap A pretty decent storm for this time of year. There wasn’t a ton of cold air to work with, which is probably why Denver and points North and East didn’t see a ton of accumulation. Not only that, but Northeasterly flow can create downsloping and dry out the air off of the Cheyenne …

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Storm Update – Palmer Divide/ Foothills Still Highest Snow Accum.

Busy day ahead from a weather standpoint. A lot of watches have been upgraded in one form or another, Denver is now included in a Winter Weather Advisory for travel conditions tonight and a Winter Storm Watch remains for the Colorado Springs area. The good news is, we are starting to get decent agreement between …

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Afternoon Storm Update for Weds PM / Thurs AM Storm

Rapidly evolving forecast when it comes to this storm, here’s the latest based on this afternoon’s data and model runs. Watches/Warnings/Advisories Winter Storm Watch In effect Wednesday evening 6PM through Thursday Noon. The Southern Front Range Foothills-Castle Rock- Including the cities of Bailey, Central City, Evergreen, Georgetown, Idaho Springs, Westcreek, Castle Rock, Elbert, Fondis, Kiowa, …

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Midweek Storm Looks Interesting…

A strong and fast moving storm will make its way through Colorado this week. What’s interesting is some of the snow totals some models are spitting out vs. the fact that storms with this track and speed rarely amount to big snowfall for parts of the front range. Not only that, but models are still …

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