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

Feb 28

Western U.S. Ridge Keeps Colorado Very Warm and Dry

The last few days have seen some of the warmest weather we have seen all winter in the state of Colorado. Locations from the mountains, to the western slope, to the front range have been trending well above average. In fact, most of the U.S. in general saw above average temperatures over the last few …

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Feb 26

Castle Rock Weekend Weather Outlook for Feb 26-28

Friday February 26, 2016 Friday is a day that will feature light winds and clear skies. Temperatures will be pleasant near 60 for the Castle Rock area and in the low 60’s for Denver and nearby areas. Overnight temperatures will be in the mid to upper 30’s. Saturday February 27, 2016 Mostly clear skies for …

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Feb 23

Severe Weather Outbreak Likely in Southeastern U.S.

Severe Weather Outbreak Likely for Southeastern U.S. Please Warn Your Friends and Family in the Area. The possibility of violent, long track tornadoes is high.   Summary As the storm system responsible for our snow in Colorado moves off the Southeast it will spawn some pretty nasty weather on the front end of the system. …

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Feb 22

Monday Winter Storm Update

A quick update on our winter storm set to affect the area tonight and into Tuesday morning; we will be backing off on snow totals slightly with the new data that has come in overnight. The biggest concern will be the lack of strong up slope and the warmer temperatures. As I have mentioned previously, …

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Feb 21

Colorado Returns to Winter This Week

A small disturbance will bring an end to our warm and dry weather, at least temporarily late Monday into Tuesday.This is an interesting storm as it is on a track that does not usually equate to lots of accumulation but as it crosses the rockies into Southeastern Colorado it is expected to intensify very rapidly. …

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Feb 19

Castle Rock Weather Weekend Outlook for Feb 19-21

Friday February 19, 2016 The day has started out windy and will remain that way into the afternoon hours. Temperatures will be nice in the mid 60’s but the gusty winds may make it feel a bit cooler. As we move into the evening, winds will slowly begin to let up and skies will clear. …

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Feb 18

Blowtorch 2016 Continues: Temperature Records Fall Along Front Range

A very strong down slope event along the front range caused strong winds, high temperatures and very low humidity today. These events are not entirely uncommon, especially for this time of year. I even mentioned in my last post that we had a stretch of weather just like this almost exactly a year ago. Today …

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Feb 17

The Heat is On!

The warm, quiet and relatively calm weather along the front range means most think there as not been much to talk about as far as weather the last few days, but nothing could be further from the truth! There are a few things happening over the next several days and into the next few weeks …

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Feb 15

Warm and Windy Week Ahead for Colorado Front Range

Strong downslope winds will cause warm and very windy conditions throughout the week along the front range. The National Weather Service in Denver put together a neat graphic on how this process works to keep us very warm and dry: This setup is commonly called “Chinook Wind” as strong winds come up and over the …

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Feb 10

Colorado and Castle Rock February Weather Outlook

Colorado’s front range started the month of February with a large snowstorm that deposited a foot of snow or more for many areas. I’ve heard a lot of discussion about when we can expect our next snowstorm as many are eager to plan their next snow day. February tends to be one of our drier winter months, we often …

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