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

Mar 18

Update on Tonight’s Storm System – March 18, 2018

There has been a ton of uncertainty with this storm system and there still remains quite a bit, but the good news things are coming a bit more into focus. Along the front range, the main area of concern with this storm is right in our neck of the woods along the Palmer Divide. The …

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Mar 15

Strong Storm System to Bring Heavy Snow… For Some

The first in a series of storm systems will begin to move through on Thursday and the National Weather Service has issued some weather alerts in advance of the storm. You’ll notice the Winter Weather Alerts are confined mainly to the mountains and foothills, while wind alerts and fire alerts to the plains. Another interesting …

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Mar 10

Drought Expanding Across Colorado

The latest release by the U.S. Drought Monitor kept most of Colorado in some sort of drought status, the biggest change was that areas of moderate and severe drought began to creep North towards the central and Northern part of the state. The latest high plains update mentions deterioration  of conditions in areas like Texas, …

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Feb 18

Tricky Forecast for Next Storm

Castle Rock Weather Blog | Castle Rock Co Weather | Castle Rock Weather | Palmer Divide Weather | Snow storm

Another storm system and a couple of cold fronts will move into the area beginning late Sunday night and into Monday morning, the big story on Monday will be the temperature shock and the chance for freezing fog and maybe even a bit of freezing rain! Monday Morning — Ice Will be a Concern Models …

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Feb 14

Midweek Update – More Snow on the Way?

The big story along the front range of Colorado today has been the wind gusts. Most stations in the Castle Rock area reported between 40-50mph gusts with our place near Elbert reaching over 60mph. No surprises here as La Nina later winters and early springs are notoriously windy. The wind is the major story across …

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Feb 09

Another Weekend, Another Chance for Snow!

Snowfall forecast | Castle Rock Weather | Castle Rock Co Weather | Palmer Divide Weather | Colorado Snow

Another unsettled stretch of weather on tap to end this week and into the weekend. Many of you noticed the fog and low clouds on the way into work this morning. This is a result of our first cold front moving in overnight and bringing some low level moisture to the front range. Our second …

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Feb 05

Next Chance for Snow Visits the Area Tonight

Snowfall forecast | Castle Rock Weather | Castle Rock Co Weather | Palmer Divide Weather | Colorado Snow

A new storm will begin to impact the area this afternoon and into the evening bringing cooler air and even a bit of moisture to the state. The clear winner here in terms of snowfall will be the mountains, which is great news as they continue to build their snowpack from record low numbers. For …

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Jan 23

January 21, 2018 Storm Snow Totals and Summary

Snowfall Totals | Snow Storm | Snow Amounts | Castle Rock CO | Elizabeth CO | Parker CO | Palmer Ridge Weather | Palmer Divide Weather

 This interactive map shows the latest data from the National Weather Service and CoCoRaHS. To see additional data of each point, hover over the point or click on the point for an information window. Scrolling and zooming can be done with the mouse wheel or on-map control buttons. Snowfall measurements made by trained observers, observers or …

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Jan 21

Winter Weather Alerts AM Update

Blizzard Warning | Winter Storm Warning | Winter Weather Advisory | Colorado Weather | Palmer Divide Weather | Castle Rock CO Weather

Most of the winter weather alerts issues last night remain unchanged this morning with one exception. A Blizzard Warning has now been issued for areas East of Denver and Castle Rock. Here’s the latest on all the winter weather alerts as of this morning: Blizzard Warning Duration: BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST TONIGHT …

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Jan 20

Latest Storm Update – January 22, 2018 Storm Update

Snow Storm | Castle Rock Weather | Castle Rock CO Weather | Palmer Divide Weather | Snow | Snowfall Forecast | January 22, 2018

Latest Models I will just show the latest Nam3k and GFS… unfortunately we are still just a bit far out to get anything reliable from the HRRR. As we’ve progressed through the timeline of this storm, models have had quite  a bit of consistence on snowfall totals and storm track, but this evening they began …

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