Tag: Colorado Mountains

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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7/25/2018 – Monsoon Pattern will make for Active Weather Day

The 2018 summer monsoon pattern has firmly established itself across the Southwestern United States and with it moisture is being funneled into Colorado. Many areas have seen strong storms with hail and heavy, flooding rains over the past few days. Severe Weather Outlook for Wednesday As with most storms the past few days, there is …

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4/20/2018 – Almost Show Time!

While some models bounced the snow totals up as of this morning, some left things unchanged. The Nam3k model that showed no snow for Castle Rock yesterday now shows abour 2-3 inches, the HRRR is still showing very little snow at all (within the range we can see) and the GFS is relatively unchanged. The …

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4/16/2018 – The Week Ahead: Fire and Ice!

The week ahead looks to feature more classic Colorado Spring weather for many areas of the state and the Palmer Divide will be no exception. As the week starts off relatively quiet, our fire concerns will begin to creep back in again, but a lot of folks will enjoy the warm temperatures. The bad news …

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4/12/2018 – Several Weather Warnings Up for Colorado Today

There’s a lot going on weather-wise across Colorado today and many areas have weather warnings and alerts up. Without too much blather and further ado; here’s the latest! Current Weather Alerts and Details Red Flag Warning — Thursday from 10AM through Thursday 9PM Areas included: South Park and the Southern Foothills across the Palmer Divide …

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Update on Tonight’s Storm System – March 18, 2018

There has been a ton of uncertainty with this storm system and there still remains quite a bit, but the good news things are coming a bit more into focus. Along the front range, the main area of concern with this storm is right in our neck of the woods along the Palmer Divide. The …

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Strong Storm System to Bring Heavy Snow… For Some

The first in a series of storm systems will begin to move through on Thursday and the National Weather Service has issued some weather alerts in advance of the storm. You’ll notice the Winter Weather Alerts are confined mainly to the mountains and foothills, while wind alerts and fire alerts to the plains. Another interesting …

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Drought Expanding Across Colorado

The latest release by the U.S. Drought Monitor kept most of Colorado in some sort of drought status, the biggest change was that areas of moderate and severe drought began to creep North towards the central and Northern part of the state. The latest high plains update mentions deterioration  of conditions in areas like Texas, …

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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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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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