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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Colorado Monsoon 2019… Missing In Action?

After an abnormally cool and wet period the front range (and most of Colorado) has settled into a drier and warmer period for the month of July. As we move into July we typically see the monsoon establish across the southwestern United States and with it a uptick in rain and thunderstorms across Colorado. The …

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Independence Day 2019 Weather Outlook

As is typical this time of year, we will start off the day very nice, sunny and cool. We will quickly see temperatures warm up in the afternoon and with it will come our daily chance for showers and thunderstorms. Here’s a quick update of what to expect today: Severe Weather Possible Severe thunderstorms will …

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Major Weather Pattern Shift Arrives This Week – 06/24/2019

No doubt, June and Spring in general was colder and wetter than average for a lot of places in and around Colorado. In fact, several mountain locations saw significant snowfall this past week while the front range was buried in moisture, low cloudiness and severe weather. The good news (for summer weather and warm temperature …

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Friday Kicks Off Active Weather Weekend – Quick Update – 06/20/2019

A powerful storm system and associated cold front is slated to begin affecting Colorado starting as early as Friday. If you’ve been following our Facebook page, it should be no surprise to you that Friday will be active as we’ve been discussing it for a couple of days now… Severe Weather Threat The graphic above …

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Severe Weather Possible Today – 5/26/2019

Palmer Divide Specific Severe Weather Discussion For the Palmer Divide region we don’t expect widespread severe weather this afternoon but any thunderstorms that develop will have the potential to become strong or severe. A slight risk exists for the Palmer Divide East of Interstate 25 with the primary threat being large damaging hail and strong …

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Memorial Day Weekend Weather Outlook – 2019

The long 3 day weekend is upon us and I have some great news… it’s going to be a nice one in the weather department. We will see a return of spring-like weather with temperatures generally in the 60’s and 70’s during the day across the Palmer Divide (depending on your elevation.) Saturday and Sunday …

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Powerful Spring Storm May Throw Curve-balls! – Here’s the Latest – 5/20/2019

This storm is going to surprise a lot of folks… a powerful spring storm system is moving through Colorado and the central and southern plains. Colorado will see ample amounts of moisture and for some areas that may mean decent snow accumulation, while the SE corner will see heavy rain and potentially severe storms.   …

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The Week Ahead – Remaining Cool and Unsettled – 5/19/2019

Another strong spring storm is moving into the area starting late in the day Sunday and will bring cool, wet and unsettled conditions to the front range over the next several days. Here’s the latest details and look at what the rest of the week holds! Weather Watches/Warnings/Advisories   The mountains will be under again …

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Snow and Cold Blast on the Way! – 05/08/2019

We look to have ourselves another powerful spring storm on the way to Colorado. As of this morning, many areas along the front range had already seen a healthy dose of rain and that doesn’t look to change through the day today. What will change is the rain will transition to snow by sometime this …

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Spring Weather Roller Coaster Ramping Up! – 05/06/2019

Monday – Severe Weather Threat A marginal risk for severe weather exists for a corridor extending from East of Denver and the Douglas County Line out into Elbert County, Eastern El Paso County and towards Eastern Colorado. Thunderstorms are expected to form after 2PM today and anything forming in or around these areas could be …

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