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

Historic Freeze, Some Snow – Storm Update – 10/09/2019

A historic storm is slated to move into the area starting Wednesday evening and night as an unusually strong “arctic” air mass will move into Colorado. No doubt about it, this is some of the coldest air I’ve seen in October during Colorado and I’ve lived here for awhile! I’m going to change up the …

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Late Week Storm Update – 10/07/2019

Our late week storm system is becoming a bit more clear but we still have some unanswered questions that we should get answers to in the next 24 hours or so. Some of the longer and mid range models have shown some consistentenchy but we are still a bit further away before some of the …

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First Snow, First Freeze Next Week? – 10/5/2019 Update

Quite a bit of weather news to talk about for the Palmer Divide and the upcoming week. Cool temperatures tonight means some areas will see frost through the morning and smoke from the Deckers fire will continue to pump smoke into some of the areas West and Southwest of Colorado Springs. Additionally, we will talk …

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High Winds Possible over Next 48 Hours – Palmer Divide – 09/27/2019

A powerful storm system is setting up to impact the Pacific Northwest and Northern plains and Rockies this weekend. A ton of moisture and cold air funneling into the area means that many places in Washington, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming could see historic snowfall (for September.) If you have any travel plans in or around …

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Fall is Here! A Look at the next 7-10 Days – 09/23/2019

Astronomical fall has finally arrived as of 1:50AM this morning and luckily for us it will start feeling a bit more like fall around here… after today. Monday looks to continue our trend of warm, above average temperatures but there are signs that the heat is coming to an end! Unfortunately, it has also been …

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SPC Upgrades Today’s Severe Weather Risk – 09/08/2019

Today’s Severe Weather Outlook The Storm Prediction Center upgraded much of the front range to a “Slight” severe weather risk from marginal this morning. While this still doesn’t mean most of the area will see widespread severe weather, we do tend to notice when they upgrade in Colorado. A slight risk doesn’t mean much in …

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Labor Day Weekend Outlook – 08/31/2019

A lot of folks will be travelling this week (especially to the mountains if yesterday’s traffic was any indication) and lots of camping and boating along with BBQ-ing will be in our near future. Luckily the weather this weekend looks to be absolutely outstanding… if you love heat anyways. Denver will threaten some of it’s …

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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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