Category: Season Outlook

Castle Rock/Palmer Divide Area Enter Stage 1 “Moderate Drought”

The latest drought status information is up and it’s not great news for most of the front range and mountains of Colorado. Many areas have seen an intensification of drought conditions in the past couple of weeks. Most of Douglas County has transitioned from D0 or “Abnormally Dry” to D1 or “Moderate Drought.” The outlook …

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August 2016 Ends Up Cooler and Drier Than Average for Castle Rock

August 2016 was full of surprises and possibly indicates that our fall weather pattern is beginning to establish! September is one of our driest months of the year so should it behave normally we could be in for more dry weather ahead. Here’s the latest on where August 2016 finished in terms of temperature and precipitation: Summary …

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Weekend Weather Planner: Colorado Rain, Snow and Drought

    A decent sized cold front moving through the area will give us a brief break from the heat again and provide us with a chance for a bit of moisture. Many areas along the Palmer Divide will have a decent chance for moisture mainly on Friday and into Friday night. Saturday has a …

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Colorado Weather Pattern Shifting – Cooler Air and Fall Like Weather Possible

Are We Seeing A Weather Pattern Shift? Colorado will see one more warm and summery day on Thursday before we start to change things for just a bit. While this change isn’t going to stick around for a sustained period of time, it is riding in on a pretty strong cold front that will affect …

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A Look Back at April 2016 (Castle Rock Climate Summary)

April 2016 finished as the second month in a row with below average temperatures and well above average snow. Continuing the trend we saw in March, we experienced swings of warm weather followed by a couple of large, cold, wet storm systems that allowed our snowfall to finish way above average! Below is a recap …

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March 1: First Day of Meteorological Spring and Severe Weather Season

Many of us are familiar with the astronomical seasons, this year spring starts on March 20, Meteorological spring starts today however. The main difference between these is the astronomical seasons are marked by position of the Earth relative to the sun. Meteorological seasons are marked more by temperature and weather fluctuations on the planet for …

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