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

Nov 27

Palmer Divide/ Castle Rock Weather Discussion – Week of 11/27/2017

Red Flag Warning | Castle Rock CO Weather | Weather Castle Rock CO | Fall 2017 | High Fire Danger

Monday: Record Breaking Heat and High Fire Danger …RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM MST THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE PALMER DIVIDE INCLUDING EASTERN DOUGLAS, ELBERT AND LINCOLN COUNTIES… Unseasonably warm temperatures, gusty winds and low humidity will make for significant fire …

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Nov 17

Castle Rock Weekend Weather Outlook

Castle Rock Weather Forecast | Castle Rock Co Weather | 80109 Weather | 80108 Weather | 80104 Weather

Castle Rock Colorado Weekend Forecast for 11/17-11/19, 2018 Friday Expect a warm but windy day earlier on Friday. Winds will generally be out of the Southwest gusting up to 30MPH until a cold front moves through later in the day and shifts the winds. A brief period of rain and snow showers will be possible …

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Nov 16

Large Storm System Takes Aim at Colorado This Weekend

Winter Storm Warning | Colorado Snowstorm | Colorado Ski Areas | Colorado Mountains | Snowpack

A large storm system is moving through California and on its way to Colorado this weekend. This storm has a ton of moisture riding an “atmospheric river” along the jet stream into the state. The good news is that it will bring decent a decent amount of snowfall to the Colorado high country, but unfortunately …

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Nov 06

Next Storm System Moving In, Could Bring Icy Conditions

Winter Weather Advisory | Castle Rock CO Weather | Weather Castle Rock CO | Fall 2017 | Snow Storm | Freezing Fog | Freezing Rain

Latest Winter Weather Alert Details Winter Weather Advisory Areas: The cities of Castle Rock, Elbert, Fondis, Kiowa, Larkspur, Agate, Hugo, Limon, Matheson, Forder, Karval, Kutch, and Punkin Center Duration: 12AM Tuesdaythrough 12PM Tuesday Hazards: A mix of freezing drizzle and snow expected. The ice will result in difficult travel conditions. Total ice accumulations of around one tenth …

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Nov 04

High Winds May Cause Issues on Saturday

Castle Rock Weather | Castle Rock Co Weather | 80109 weather | 80108 Weather | High Wind Warning | High Winds

  If you’ve been outside this morning you’ve no doubt noticed the wind. This was in the discussion for the NWS last night that winds could accelerate to high levels today but this morning it was enough for the NWS to pull the trigger on a high wind warning. Here’s the details on the Warning …

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Nov 01

Castle Rock October 2017 Weather Summary

Castle Rock Weather | Castle Rock Co Weather | 80109 weather | 80108 Weather | October 2017 Weather Summary

Castle Rock Weather Summary Mountain Wave Weather has moved as of the middle of October so our weather station in Castle Rock is no longer operational. The good news is that we still have a great network of personal weather stations to pull data from (we make sure only to use the most reliable and …

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Oct 30

How We Get Freezing Rain and Freezing Fog

  What The Heck is Freezing Precipitation and How Does It Happen? Most areas near the mountains along the front range do not experience freezing precipitation too often, the reason being is that most often our atmospheric conditions are not conducive to such things. You’ll notice in the image above how we can get certain …

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Oct 29

Another Weak Storm System on the Way!

Castle Rock Weather | Castle Rock Forecast | Palmer Divide Weather | Snowfall | Fall Storm

We should be getting used to these types of storms this year, but another Northwesterly “clipper” type storm is expected to move through late Sunday and into Monday. The cold front moved through during the evening hours Sunday and another re-enforcing surge of cold air will arrive on Monday morning. As with the last storm, …

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Oct 24

Tracking Our Next Chance for Snow

Castle Rock Weather | 80108 Weather | 80109 Weather | 80104 Weather | Snow Storm | Snowfall

After a slew of warm and dry days (and some very windy ones too) we will see a quick change in our weather pattern later this week. What Our Pattern Looks Like Now The jet responsible for our strong winds the past few days is sliding Eastwards, this will relax our winds a bit today …

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Oct 20

Castle Rock Weekend Weather Outlook 10/20/2017

Castle Rock Weather Forecast | Castle Rock Co Weather | 80109 Weather

Quick note: Sorry for the quietness around Mountain Wave Weather lately, we’ve been moving this week so it’s been tough to post too much. Should be back a normal schedule next week, thanks for sticking around! Mainly temperatures will be quite seasonal this weekend with Friday and Sunday featuring warm daytime temperatures in the low to …

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