Colorado

Cold and Snowy President’s Day for Eastern Colorado

A slow-moving trough of low pressure is tracking across the Southwest U.S. this weekend, while arctic air has filtered into Eastern Colorado.  As a result, the Denver metro area and Front Range urban corridor are experiencing a cold President’s Day Monday with light snow impacting much of the region. A cold front moved through on […]

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Thunder in February?

Just after noon today a line of light precipitation moved through the region from the west bringing gusty winds and dropping temperatures.  As the line moved over Denver it was met with warm, northeasterly winds ranging from 15-25 mph which provided a good convergence zone towards the southeast metro area enabling for a bit of […]

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Morning Frost in Northeast Metro

This morning, February 11th, frigid temperatures in the low teens along with a dense low level cloud bank created some spectacular frost on tree branches in the northeast metro area.  The type of frost is similar to snowflake formation and allowed for light flurry conditions from pieces of frost gently blowing/falling off.  Here are a […]

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Colorado Snow Pack Still Improving

Colorado’s snow pack continues to improve this season as a more active storm pattern has hit the high country during the start of 2019.  Colorado’s snow pack statewide has increased to 109% and will continue to increase as snow is poised to hit the high country starting today and lasting through tomorrow.  Snow totals expected […]

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Storm system to bring widespread snow to Colorado over the next two days

A trough of low pressure will move across the Central Rockies this week, bringing snow to a large portion of Colorado over the next couple of days.  We’ve already seen several disturbances ahead of the main system impact the mountains of Colorado over the past few days, and will continue to see snow showers today.  […]

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Colorado High Country Snow

NWS has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Central/Northern Rockies above 8,000ft until 6:00PM February 3, 2019 NWS has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the San Juan region above 8,000ft until 6:00PM February 3, 2019 A strong system is making its way into western Colorado today bringing snow all along the Colorado High […]

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Colorado Snow Pack Improving!

Heavy mountain snow over the last month has really helped out Colorado’s snow pack, especially in the southwest area along the San Juan mountain range.  Previously SWE (Snow Water Equivalent), what is used to monitor Colorado’s drought, totals were around 70% for the San Juan mountain range indicating drought like conditions since there has been […]

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Super Blood Wolf Moon

Last night a rare total lunar eclipse could be seen between 9:41pm and 10:41pm.  This specific lunar eclipse was referred to as a Super Blood Wolf Moon.  Wolf, for the first full moon in January and blood since the light refracted from the sun passing through the Earth’s atmosphere giving the moon a reddish hue.  […]

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Fast moving storm to bring more snow to Colorado on Monday

A storm system will move across the Rockies today, bringing another shot of snow to the Colorado mountains during the daytime hours, with Eastern Colorado getting a round of snowfall tonight.  While this will not be as big of a snowfall producer for the high country as last Friday’s storm, we will see some quick […]

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Heavy snow tonight west of the Divide in Colorado

A Pacific storm system is moving into Western Colorado tonight with heavy snowfall amounts expected across much of the higher terrain of Colorado west of the Continental Divide.  This storm system has already produced several feet of snow across the Sierra Nevada in California, as well as heavy snow in Utah.   Colorado’s mountains are now […]

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Colorado High Country Snow

A Pacific storm is approaching Colorado’s High Country today bringing winter weather across the Rockies over the next couple of days and will impact travel conditions as well as bring beneficial moisture to the mountains.  With this storm, all mountain areas will be impacted, with higher snow totals along higher elevations and west facing slopes.  […]

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Sublimation?

Most people know what evaporation is, when a liquid transfers into a gas, such as wet roads after a rain storm when the sun shines and you can see steam rising from the surface.  When temperatures are cold, generally below freezing, snow will also behave in the same matter as liquid water, but this process […]

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Variable Snow Totals Along the Front Range

Friday’s winter storm dropped a healthy amount of liquid precipitation along the Front Range, but snow totals proved highly variable due to marginal storm temperatures. Much of the snowfall at the lowest elevations did not stick to road surfaces, and also compacted significantly due to the high moisture content. Rain also mixed with snow over […]

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The Next Round of High Country Snow

Snowfall for the Colorado High Country started out strong this season with many ski resorts opening early for the first time in a decade.  Unfortunately as we’ve moved into 2019 the snow has been both, less frequent and very few days with high accumulations.  This has lead to snow pack totals to creep closer to […]

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New Years Even Snow Across The Denver Metro

A blustery storm system moved through Colorado New Years Eve bringing snow across the region along with very cold temperatures.  Unfortunately temperatures were too cold to enable good dendrite growth leading to most falling snow to be a very light, powdery snow.  Strong winds from the north throughout the day caused blowing snow and poor […]

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