Category: Meteorological Awareness Article

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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Quick Weekend Weather Update

Overall the weekend looks pretty nice for the Castle Rock area, the forecast is posted above. Expect a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon on Saturday, so remember to take the rain gear if you’re out and about. Another pleasant day follows on Sunday with temperatures in the 70’s under partly cloudy conditions. A cold …

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Castle Rock Weather Discussion – Week of September 25, 2017

First snow 2017 | Mountain snow | ski season 2017 | Fall Castle Rock | Castle Rock Weather

5 Day Outlook Discussion A cool, rainy and unsettled week ahead as our overall weather pattern has shifted for the foreseeable future. Expect best chances for rain on Monday, Wednesday and especially Thursday. We are not anticipating any snow for the areas along the Palmer Divide just yet, but temperatures will be generally cool. Many …

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Castle Rock Weather Discussion – Week of September 18, 2017

Fall Weather | Castle Rock Weather | Palmer Divide Weather

5 Day Outlook Discussion September has been an absolute scorcher for the Castle Rock area this year and for many areas across Colorado. The good news is that temperatures will continue to drop off slightly the first half of this week closer to seasonal. By the end of the week and into the weekend a …

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First Snow-Related Weather Warnings Issued North of Colorado

Some of the first Winter related Weather Warnings and Advisories are up for Wyoming and Montana this afternoon lasting into the weekend. Some areas stand to see their first significant snowfall and some areas over higher elevations may see 5-10 inches worth of accumulation! So why the big deal for us in Colorado? The reason …

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Palmer Divide Fall Weather Primer

Colorado Weather | Fall Primer | Fall Guide | Snowfall | Freeze | Palmer Weather

Fall is typically a drier and quieter season overall for most of Colorado and a great time of year to get out and enjoy the state for many reasons. Whether you are new to Colorado or been here many years as I have, here are a few things you may (or may not) look forward …

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Hurricane Irma Latest Updates

Hurricane Irma | Atlantic Hurricane 2017

Latest Hurricane Updates Hurricane Irma is currently a Category 5 Storm with sustained wind speeds of 185 MPH and a forward movement to the WNW at 16mph. The storm is expected to slowly weaken as it moves towards Florida, but will maintain considerable strength overall. Latest Model Plots and Predicted Path Many models have shifted …

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Eclipse 2017 Makes an Impact on Castle Rock’s Weather!

Castle Rock Weather | Great American Eclipse | Eclipse 2017 | Castle Rock Eclipse

Hope everyone got to experience the Eclipse today, at least in some way or another. I was able to snap a few grainy shots with my cell phone (some models were ok to do this with, some were not and are most likely fried) One other interesting feature you may have noticed when the Eclipse …

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Flash Flood Watches Issued Wednesday For Heavy Rain

Castle Rock Weather | Palmer Divide Weather

Flash Flood Watches for Southeastern Colorado * From 3 PM MDT this afternoon through late tonight * Deep monsoon moisture will result in widespread showers and thunderstorms producing heavy rain. * Burn scars, urban areas, small streams and locations with poor drainage may flood. Water may flow over or damage roads making them impassable. Normally …

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