Castle Rock 2016 Weather Year In Review

Our newest update takes a look at Castle Rock’s weather for the 2016 year. This includes all the data we collected from our weather station and compares it against climatological averages for our area from the National Weather Service.

Do you think the town finished above average on temperature or below average?

Many folks we asked answered that we finished warmer than normal. The actual results may surprise you!

How about precipitation, did Castle Rock have a wetter year or drier year than average?

The general consensus on this was pretty accurate, if you think back through the entire year this result should be no surprise to you.

 

We are looking forward to an interesting year for Castle Rock’s weather. With La Nina in its dieing phase and a transition into a neutral weather pattern we are in for a wild ride. When we don’t have an El Nino or La Nina it gets tougher to predict the weather long range.

The good news for snow lovers is that if La Nina dies quickly enough, we should see a higher probability of a big spring snow storm. That being said, the odds won’t be as high as if we had an El Nino event ongoing, but it’s something for snow lovers to keep an eye out for!

Latest News

Our latest big project is nearing completion! We are finishing up an online, interactive and real-time weather dashboard with data from our weather station! Here’s just a quick look at some of the cool features we will have built in:

Realtime graphs and trends with latest watch and warning information specific to the Castle Rock area! Not to mention constantly updated weather conditions so you can see exactly what’s going on in Castle Rock!

A mobile friendly version available of the dashboard with real-time Castle Rock weather information.

Comprehensive climate and weather analysis for Castle Rock containing full data for the last 2 years!

See some of the models I use for forecasting right on our web page. NAM 12K, 4K, HRRR and GFS included.

We are very excited about this and can’t wait to share it with everyone. We will have a video up here very soon with a tour of the new dashboard and show off some of its features (these are only scratching the surface.) We are expecting a February 1 launch date so stay tuned for more updates!

 

John R. Braddock
Storm Chaser/ Amateur Meteorologist at Mountain Wave Weather
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.

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