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El Nino 101: What is El Nino?

What Is the El Nino Southern Oscillation? (ENSO) For most people they hear the word “El Nino” and know that it means big shifts in the weather pattern for Colorado (whether from being here long enough or hearing it from the local TV Weather people> But many don’t know exactly what “it” means exactly or …

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Colorado Drought Update

Latest Drought Update The biggest change to Colorado’s drought status for the week was the expansion of severe drought conditions across a good portion of Western Colorado to include many mountain areas. Many mountain areas have experienced above normal temperatures most of the summer and have been very dry. The expansion of the severe drought …

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Tricky Forecast for Next Storm

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Another storm system and a couple of cold fronts will move into the area beginning late Sunday night and into Monday morning, the big story on Monday will be the temperature shock and the chance for freezing fog and maybe even a bit of freezing rain! Monday Morning — Ice Will be a Concern Models …

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Drought Impacting Colorado to Start the New Year

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Large portions of Colorado have returned to drought status thanks in large part to our very dry winter we’ve had so far this year. Most areas of the state are now in at least the “abnormally dry” classification but some areas in Southwestern Colorado have been upgraded to “Moderate Drought” and “Severe Drought” levels. For …

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Unsettled Weather Pattern – Weds PM Storm Update

There was a lot to be excited about last week, models were predicting a major weather pattern shift and with it the chances of the first big snows of the season. Phone apps promised 4-8 to 6-12 inches of snow on Thursday and another healthy dose of the white stuff on Saturday. We were a …

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Palmer Divide Snowfall Totals – Dec 14, 2017

Snowfall Totals | Snow Storm | Snow Amounts | Castle Rock CO | Elizabeth CO | Parker CO | Palmer Ridge Weather | Palmer Divide Weather

Here’s a quick look at snow totals from our latest storm. As we had predicted, snowfall amounts were relatively light and travel impacts were minimal. We experienced the worst road conditions South and East of Castle Rock this morning over higher elevations of the Palmer Ridge. Castle Rock 1.0 – 1.3 inches of snow accumulation …

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Weds/Thurs Storm: Big Snow-maker or More of the Same?

Winter Storm | Castle Rock CO Weather | Weather Castle Rock CO | Fall 2017 | Snow Storm

If you remember yesterday, there was quite the buzz about a storm swinging a bit further South and bringing more energy that anticipated. As soon as we mentioned the thought of snow falling the internet was off! We know that it has been super dry and snow has been very hard to come by this …

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Medium Range Weather Outlook – Castle Rock CO

Castle Rock CO Weather | Castle Rock Weather | Medium Range Weather Forecast | Snow Chances | Palmer Divide Weather

A Quick Recap It’s no secret to many of us living along the Palmer Divide that this fall has been quite dry. In fact, most areas of Colorado are much drier than normal at this point in terms of snowfall and overall precipitation. We crunched some numbers on Castle Rock’s snowfall since October 1, 2017 …

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Afternoon Front to Bring Snow for Some

Castle Rock CO Weather | Weather Castle Rock CO | Fall 2017 | Snow Storm

Another front and associated disturbance is moving though the area this afternoon. This system will keep our cold temperatures in place and give some areas a chance of snow this afternoon. Just like the past few systems, this one is relatively moisture starved so there isn’t much to work with in terms of snowfall. Timing: Expect …

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Next Storm System to Bring Wind, Cooler Temperatures

Winter Weather Advisory | Notable Weather | Fall 2017 | Snow Storm

A new storm system has organized across the Western United States and its effects were beginning to establish across Colorado and the Palmer Divide on Sunday. Winds were quite gusty across the area on Sunday with high clouds streaming in over the area. The next storm system is digging a trof of low pressure across …

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