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Feb 18

Tricky Forecast for Next Storm

Castle Rock Weather Blog | Castle Rock Co Weather | Castle Rock Weather | Palmer Divide Weather | Snow storm

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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Jan 05

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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Dec 20

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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Dec 14

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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Dec 13

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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Dec 11

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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Dec 07

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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Dec 03

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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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 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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