Category: Severe Wx Season 2016

Taste of Fall Visits Colorado

Thursday and Friday featured below average temperatures as a strong cold front moved through during the early morning hours on Thursday. Our temperatures from Thursday compared to Wednesday were nearly 20 degrees lower and this continued into Friday with a high of 77 reached. Flash Flood Watches Due to the slow moving nature of storms …

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Hail Rocks The Springs — More Possible Today!

Severe weather moved through the area last night, luckily missing a lot of folks but unfortunately the folks who saw the severe storms suffered some pretty significant damage. The Storm Prediction Center has a severe weather outlook for the front range of Colorado today. A slight risk area extends just East of the Urban corridor …

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Models Flip Flop, Could Colorado See A Taste of a Monsoon Weather Pattern This Week?

  If you recall my post this weekend, we were expecting a very hot and dry week this week based on medium range and long range modeling (NAM and GFS models.) Both were predicting anywhere from 0.1-0.3 inches of rain total for the week into about midnight Thursday. We’ve seen a lot of backing of …

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Severe Weather Possible Friday, Weekend Looks Nicer

A severe weather threat will re-establish along the front range for Friday with large hail being the primary threat. A shortwave trough moving through this morning has increased winds at the surface (notice how breezy it was this morning) and established upslope along the front range. Initially models showed the primary severe threat in Eastern …

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Large Hail Storm Causes Damage in Castle Rock

A large severe storm moved through the area last night and caused damage along the East side of Castle Rock. The Founders and Castlewood Ranch areas were affected particularly hard. I have not seen or heard of too much damage in the meadows at this time though. Sean Hakes (who has become my eyes and …

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Flash Flood Watch Issued — Heavy Rain Possible Thursday and Friday

  A strong storm system will begin to fire off storms along the front range this afternoon. Many of these storms are already in the process of of initiating along the Denver urban corridor. A series of fronts will bring cooler air and moisture with strong upslope conditions forming behind each front. Because of these …

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Severe Weather Possible Today Along Colorado Front Range and Plains (June 27, 2016)

The morning outlooks show a slight risk of severe weather along the front range and plains of Colorado today. A front moving through will shift winds to an Easterly component at the surface with Northwesterly winds aloft in the atmosphere. This will allow for increased moisture through upslope flow and a stronger wind sehar profile …

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Weekend Weather Outlook (June 24-26)

Overall a nice weekend on tap for most of us in Colorado. Our upper level ridge is still holding over the state but enough low level moisture (most likely left from the wet spring we’ve had) combined with low level storms and the occasional front is still bringing us decent chances for afternoon thunderstorms. While …

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Severe Weather Threat Today: Hail and Tornadoes Possible

Yesterday we saw a strong cold front move through the area dropping our temperatures considerably. As is often the case with these summer fronts that move through the state, we are always watching the Day 2 (day after the front moves through) for severe weather. This looks to be the case today but I’m more …

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“Pulse” Severe Storm Brings Hail to Castle Rock on Sunday

Did you see hail last night? Many areas along the Palmer Divide did, especially Eastern areas of Castle Rock all the way out to Limon and some areas in Southern Douglas County saw a bit of hail later in the evening as well. When I checked with the Storm Prediction Center’s report I saw no …

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