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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Winter Storm Snowfall Totals and Recap

The latest storm to impact the front range of Colorado behaved pretty much as we predicted. We expected to end up in the 3-6 inch range for the Castle Rock area and most locations around town received between 3-4 inches of snow. The storm moved through with some intense bursts of snow early Friday morning, …

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Winter Weather Advisory and Snow on The Way!

The Winter Storm we have been tracking all week has gone from looking monstrous last week, to less an impressive early this week to pretty decent by this morning. This time of the year, models really seem to struggle with storm setups and this one is no exception. The National Weather Service has issued a …

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Cooler Weather and Snow Return to Colorado Front Range

A strong cold front moved through the area on Monday and caused very strong winds and a noticeable temperature drop for many of us along the front range. This is the beginning of a short period of unsettled weather that will last throughout the week. The Setup This Week The upper level jet stream has …

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John Braddock Visits Cimarron Middle School

I had the great privilege of visiting Cimarron Middle School in Parker Colorado this past Thursday. Presenting to a class that was beginning a weather unit, I presented on the tools and trade of meteorology, how weather works including fronts, pressure and maps. Additionally I talked about what it takes to become a storm chaser, how learning about …

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Weekend Weather Planner March 11- 13

So far, our snowiest month in Colorado is turning out to be extremely dry and warm for almost the entire state. The good news is that we still have quite a few days left in the month so it’s not time to get worried just yet. Many models have been predicting the second half of …

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March is Still Snow Season in Colorado!

With the unusually warm temperatures and abnormally dry conditions we have experienced for well over a month now, it is easy to forget that we are still in the heart of snow season for Colorado. March is, on average our snowiest month of the year statewide and while the first half of the month hasn’t …

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Snow! Monday Re-cap and Tuesday Outlook

Monday’s Snow Expected but Location and Intensity Was a Surprise Monday’s weather was highlighted by the arrival of a front and surface low pressure system Monday morning and into the afternoon. This caused a couple of things to happen along the front range of Colorado: Moisture increased as the surface low moved into Colorado A shift in …

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Castle Rock Weekend Outlook Mar 4-6, 2016

At the risk of sounding like a broken record… This weekend will feature more above average temperatures and wind. The weather hasn’t been too terribly exciting along the front of Colorado for the past few weeks, not since the beginning of February have we seen significant snowfall or storms. Expect warm days and nights over the …

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Red Flag Warning Issued for Wednesday March 2

Gusty winds and low humidity coupled with the serious lack of moisture the past few weeks will make for critical fire weather conditions on Wednesday. Any fires that start could grow out of control quickly, so any planned burning should be put off until conditions improve. In addition, keep those cigarette butts in the car. Many fires start …

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March 1: First Day of Meteorological Spring and Severe Weather Season

Many of us are familiar with the astronomical seasons, this year spring starts on March 20, Meteorological spring starts today however. The main difference between these is the astronomical seasons are marked by position of the Earth relative to the sun. Meteorological seasons are marked more by temperature and weather fluctuations on the planet for …

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