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

Getting Ready for Round 2. Winter Storm Watch Issued…

I warned earlier this week that our Wednesday storm was just the first in a series of storms to affect our area. This afternoon, the National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch in anticipation of our next storm. Note: This watch includes Palmer Divide Cities such as Castle Rock, Elbert, Kiowa, Larkspur, Monument… it …

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Spring Blizzard 2016 Storm Recap

Wednesday’s snowstorm looked to be just another quick hit and run type of storm, dropping maybe 4-8 inches and scooting out very quickly. By late Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, things began to change very suddenly, model runs coming in at midnight slowed the storm system down, changed the track and cranked forecast snow …

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Snowfall Totals and Storm Update

Latest Look at Snow Totals Around the Area This update is as of 11AM, the snow is coming down pretty fast and furious so these may be higher by now. The storm continues this afternoon and will continue throughout the afternoon but should begin to lighten up by the evening hours. The latest look at the …

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March 2016 Blizzard in Full Effect

If you were up late enough last night for my 1AM post you noticed I started using the ‘B’ word in my posts. I’m usually cautious to start calling storms full-fledged blizzards, but that is exactly what we are now looking at. The computer models were sluggish with upping snow totals all day yesterday and …

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Blizzard Update as of 1AM

For the night owls still up, I have a quick update on the latest status of the storm set to impact the front range of Colorado. For everyone else, no worries as I’ll have another update Wednesday morning. The Latest In a nutshell, models across the entire spectrum have significantly increased snowfall accumulations. I am …

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Wednesday (3/23/16) Snowstorm Update

Thought I’d post a quick update on how the storm looks with the latest data in; in short, I see no reason to change the forecast at this point. There are still some major questions about this storm as far as the Denver area and even the Western Palmer Divide. Here’s a quick look at …

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**Winter Storm Watch Issued** Next Storm Begins to Organize to the West

The National Weather Service in Denver has issued a ***Winter Storm Watch*** for some areas of the front range of Colorado for 4AM Wednesday morning through 6PM Wednesday night. This storm echoes a lot of the last storm system to move through in the fact that it will not be a major, city-crippling blizzard, but …

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Tracking Our Next Storm; Unsettled Week Ahead

Last week’s snowstorm brought some beneficial moisture to the front range and it looks like we are on track to possible get more as we look to an unsettled week ahead. We are tracking two storm systems this week, one late Tuesday into Wednesday and another sometime next weekend. As expected for this time of the …

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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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