Tag: Colorado Mountains

Feb 14

Midweek Update – More Snow on the Way?

The big story along the front range of Colorado today has been the wind gusts. Most stations in the Castle Rock area reported between 40-50mph gusts with our place near Elbert reaching over 60mph. No surprises here as La Nina later winters and early springs are notoriously windy. The wind is the major story across …

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Feb 05

Next Chance for Snow Visits the Area Tonight

Snowfall forecast | Castle Rock Weather | Castle Rock Co Weather | Palmer Divide Weather | Colorado Snow

A new storm will begin to impact the area this afternoon and into the evening bringing cooler air and even a bit of moisture to the state. The clear winner here in terms of snowfall will be the mountains, which is great news as they continue to build their snowpack from record low numbers. For …

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Jan 18

Potential for Larger Storm This Weekend

If you have weekend plans in the mountains or outdoors along the front range, you’ll want to follow the forecast closely over the next few days. A strong winter storm system is set to move into the great basin area of the United States and track towards the East into Colorado. Just like many storms, …

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Jan 11

Drought Status Worsens in Colorado as Dry Conditions Continue

Colorado Weather | Drought Status January 2018 | US Drought Status

Despite a quick hitting storm that brought beneficial rain to the plains and a bit of snow and ice to some areas along the Palmer Divide, it simply wasn’t enough to make a dent in our longer term dry conditions. We will need several more storms with much more moisture and longer durations if we …

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Jan 05

Drought Impacting Colorado to Start the New Year

Colorado Weather | Drought Status January 2018 | US Drought Status

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 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 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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Dec 01

Castle Rock November 2017 Weather Summary

Castle Rock Weather Summary The highlights of this month were definitely the sunsets caused by strong westerly flow aloft along the front range and over Castle Rock. It seems nearly every night we were treated to amazing pinks, purples and reds in the mountain wave clouds that hung over the front range. These clouds are …

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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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