Aug 21

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

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)

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

We here at Mountain Wave Weather do things on the cheap! No fancy equipment or tons of money to blow on it, but we did get this grainy little shot with the cell phone!

One other interesting feature you may have noticed when the Eclipse began is how dark it got along the front range of Colorado. Obviously this was due to the moon moving in front of the sun, but there was also another interesting side effect…

At the beginning of the Eclipse after we began to see the first dimming of sunlight we had a temperature at 80.1 degrees.

Castle Rock Weather | Castle Rock Eclipse | Temperatures during 2017 Eclipse

At 10:58AM we had a temperature in Castle Rock at 80.1 degrees

By the time we had reached just past our peak darkness we had cooled down significantly

Castle Rock Weather | Castle Rock Eclipse | Temperatures during 2017 Eclipse

The peak part of the eclipse for Castle Rock was around 11:47AM. By 12:13 we hit our low point in the temperature drop. Bottoming out at 73.7 degrees.

As we began to recover sunlight after the Eclipse the area began to warm back up again.

Castle Rock Weather | Castle Rock Eclipse | Temperatures during 2017 Eclipse

By just before 1:30PM temperatures in Castle Rock had rebounded up to 83.2 as we moved on to the daily high a bit later in the day.

I’m sure there will be tons of photos and videos up throughout the day and hopefully everyone got to go out and enjoy the evening during the day we saw. For us, we enjoyed the little bit of weather change it brought as we tend to nerd out about such things!

Have a happy Monday!

John R. Braddock
Storm Chaser/ Amateur Meteorologist at Mountain Wave Weather
John R. Braddock is a NOAA/NWS Certified Storm Chaser and Amateur Meteorologist living in Castle Rock, Colorado. A graduate of Colorado State University with a Bachelor's in Computer Science and a Colorado native, he specializes in short range forecasting, severe weather and mountain weather dynamics.

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