Tag: Colorado Mountains

New Year’s Eve Storm: One More Time with Feeling!

Another storm system will begin making its way into Colorado overnight on Sunday and into Monday and with it comes another chance of snow. Will this storm produce more than our last “blizzard” or will we run into another dud?  Let’s go over the need to know stuff first, then we’ll follow on with the …

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Quick AM Storm Update

Updated Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Colorado The NWS has issued warnings, watches and advisories for winter weather in Colorado due to the storm system moving in. At this time, we see no indication that this storm will have a major impact on the I-25 corridor or the front range foothills. We do expect most …

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Post Christmas 2018 Storm – Blizzard or Dud?

Why Trying to Predict Snowfall Totals is a Bad Idea A quick rant… why? Because it helps me feel better, if you just want the storm stuff, skip this section 🙂 I’ve been harping on some folks this week about throwing out snow totals way too far in advance… I probably shouldn’t care. I should …

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Shifting to an Unsettled Weather Pattern This Week

Quick Look Quick look at information regarding timing, impacts and severity for folks who just want the quick information about this storm Timing Expect precipitation to begin mainly as rain on Tuesday morning Models currently have the transition to snowfall occurring in the early to mid morning hours on Tuesday Snow showers continue on and …

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Cold Blast – Accumulating Snow Coming This Weekend

Finally Starting to Feel Like Fall Temperatures have been running well below normal for the past few days, we haven’t seen average or above average temperatures in Castle Rock since October 5. That’s great news after how warm September was and even better news is that we’ve seen a bit of moisture as well. After …

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Weather Pattern Change Ahead

After several weeks of well above average temperatures and incredibly dry conditions, it looks like we may finally see a fall weather pattern change on the horizon! Ridge of Doom is Breaking Down! For the past several weeks a high pressure ridge has been fairly efficient at keeping warm dry air over Colorado and keeping …

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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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