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Denver Weather: Severe storm threat includes chance of damaging hail and tornadoes

Friday will be cooler, with potentially severe thunderstorms arriving in the afternoon. With these storms comes a risk of damaging hail and wind, so a good idea to have your garden covers ready. Here is the overall look at the odds of getting a thunderstorm today. From that, the areas with the higher risk of damaging storms is here in the yellow shaded region, which does include most of the metro locations. So, anyone east of the mountains may have a rather powerful thunderstorm today, but a
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Colorado Weather: Denver's poor air quality, Colorado Springs under Heat Advisory
Record-setting heat returns Thursday across the state, with poor air quality across the Denver metro area and Northern Front Range. Friday, however, offers a stormier outlook which will cool us off a bit. Wednesday, Denver hit 97° adding to the record books for the date. The last time the city was this hot was September 1st, 2023 hitting 99°. Today's heat covers the state, but there are a few areas where the heat is considered "excessive" and the NWS has heat advisories in place. Here is a map
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Denver weather: Back to heat and bad air quality... oh joy!
After several stormy and cooler days, we become drier and hotter the rest of the week – throw in lousy air quality too. During the past week, we have had some impressive rainfall totals but there have also been a number of damaging hail reports - mine included. Here's a look at the total precipitation since Saturday: Let's look ahead to today, with isolated storms staying mostly south of I-70. Temperatures will reach the upper 80s, at least, this afternoon, before jumping to the 90s for Wedne
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Denver Weather: Guide to Monday's storms, when, where, and how bad are they going to be
Saturday was a significantly busy day of tracking severe thunderstorms over the Plains, Sunday was a bit quieter but the South Metro including Castle Rock got whacked around dinner time with flooding and hail. So, what's the 'skinny' on today's storms? Here's the where, when, and how bad... Where? This map will show the areas with highest probability of getting a storm today: When? This animation walks us through the next 18 hours to show approximate locations and times of the storms. How bad
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Denver Weather: Severe thunderstorm watch issued, covers metro areas and plains
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for the Denver area, Front Range, and plains through Saturday evening. For Denver, the most likely time for severe weather happens in the next couple of hours, through 7pm for the Eastern Plains. Here is a map of the counties under the alert: This comes as thunderstorms began developing on the Front Range, perhaps you already have had a storm over your area. Here's the radar picture from lunchtime Saturday. Going into today we knew conditions could l
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Hot on Friday; An increased chance of storms and cooler on the way for the weekend to Colorado
An uptick in precipitation chances across the region area expected as we head into the weekend. This is true just about statewide, but in particular for the Front Range foothills and adjacent plains – with only an isolated storm chance today (and quite warm) but better chances for storms as we head into Friday and the weekend. With the increased rain chances, we'll cool temperatures a bit too for the weekend. Until then, it'll be anything but cool, including some very hot temperatures across t
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Denver Metro slammed with worst hail event in years
Weather5280 warned you Thursday morning about damaging thunderstorm potential for the evening. Severe storms certainly delivered on that. Golf ball to baseball sized hail pelted the Denver metro after sunset Thursday night as powerful thunderstorms formed along a tongue of surface moisture that was drawn in throughout the day. This is likely one of the worst hail events to strike the Denver
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Colorado weather: Thursday's chances for damaging thunderstorms
Although isolated, some of us have been hit with thunderstorms for the past two days, and today brings additional chances for storms. There is a chance of damaging thunderstorms today, albeit that chance is highest east of I-25. The primary threats today will be wind and hail. Let's begin with a general outlook. The most probable areas for problematic weather will be the southeastern corner, by Lamar and La Junta, but that's not so say someone near Denver gets a bad one, too. Here's a timelin
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Colorado weather: Active finish to May and start to June?
While we've had some severe storms in Colorado this spring, and some have been pretty rough, we haven't seen a lot of severe weather. However, we are entering the traditional peak severe weather time for eastern Colorado. Historically speaking, the next 30-45 days is the peak of severe weather season for eastern Colorado. We can still get severe storms after this upcoming period, but the next month and a half is the traditional peak. Last June was something. One of more significant severe even
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Denver Weather: A guide to your weekend weather includes thunderstorms and cooler temperatures
We are almost to the weekend, and although Thursday is very warm (near 80°) and mostly dry, we do have cooler temperatures and increased storm chances going through the next few days. Let's take a look at how these changes may affect your weekend plans including Memorial Day - Monday does look like the 'nicest' of the "weekend." First off, a forecast guide. Across the top we have a daypart summary. More specifically per hour, across the middle we have temperatures, and across the bottom we have
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Devastating hailstorm pounds Yuma, Colorado Monday night
We spoke to you yesterday on the severe weather threat expected over northeast Colorado yesterday afternoon and evening, you can read about it below: Colorado Weather: Severe weather including risk of tornadoes for parts of the stateSevere weather will increase across the state again today. Let’s look at the outlook area first for a general look at where the threat of damage is highest. Although much of the state can have a thunderstorm today, note the increased risk of severity east of DIA, fr
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Colorado Weather: Severe weather including risk of tornadoes for parts of the state
Severe weather will increase across the state again today. Let's look at the outlook area first for a general look at where the threat of damage is highest. Although much of the state can have a thunderstorm today, note the increased risk of severity east of DIA, from Greeley, Cheyenne, and Strasburg toward the plains and into Nebraska and Kansas. Let's move onto a timeline. This animation walks us all through the day into early Tuesday morning. Be careful out there, the storms will pack a pu
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Denver Weather: Storms firing up and you could be in for a wet afternoon and evening
It's Tuesday afternoon and the radar is starting to see some thunderstorms, with many more expected during the coming hours. Let's take a look at what you can expect today and Wednesday in terms of these rain chances. Radar as of 12:52: Let's go forward - an animation to show you the approximate time and location for active weather. Generally, we see an increase in storm activity Tuesday afternoon and another round Wednesday afternoon, with isolated storms overnight and in the morning. The od
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Mid-May update: Showers persist in forecast, but overall drier pattern ahead; Latest on La Niña
We continue the cool down of SST anomalies across the ENSO region of the Pacific, with El Niño quickly fading and La Niña on the way by late summer if not before. El Niño has weakened a lot over the last several weeks, with some indicators suggesting we are already at a neutral or near-neutral ENSO state. The ENSO 3.4 region which was 1+ degrees C above average all winter has neutralized quite a bit since April 1st, and is nearing that zero line: You can see the cooler than average SSTs real
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Northern Lights: First G4 geomagnetic watch in nearly 20 years!
We've had several folks asking great questions about this today, so here's an update on what to expect, when to expect it, and how the weather will cooperate! > A Severe (G4) Geomagnetic Storm remains LIKELY... — NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center (@NWSSWPC) May 10, 2024 For the first time in nearly 2
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Denver Weather: Winter weather advisory nearby as snow drops to 6,000ft
There's an unsettled weather pattern continuing today, and this will be the case right through the weekend with daily chances for rain and thunderstorms - oh, and snow for some too. Those with the snow chances are the western and southern fringes of the Denver metro area, and in the ranges just west of Colorado Springs. Enough snow (6-12") may fall to create some issues in the highlighted alert regions shown in the following two maps. This snow is mostly confined to elevations from 6,000 feet
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Denver Weather: Wind drops, along with temperatures which may hit freezing for us tonight
The wind has been decreasing Tuesday compared to the nasty stuff we had the past two days. As we continue to calm a bit today into tonight, temperatures will cool down to near freezing and below, a threat to you if you've already charged your irrigation systems and have early-season plants. Got wind? As mentioned, the wind gusts are starting to calm a bit. This is not to say we are done with it, but that the wind will be more tolerable today for a lot of the area. A recap on the strongest wind
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Denver Weather: Wind today, a freeze to follow
There's enough wind to go around, it can stop now but won't. Oh, and let's throw in a late-season freeze, too, shall we?! There's an active alerts map to show you with the wind concerns being primarily today, and then a possible freeze for Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. What's the setup? A very strong upper-level system is churning over the northern states—Montana and the Dakotas—through midweek. This system is drawing in a lot of energy as it progresses, and we feel that energy as the w
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Gusty wind ahead this weekend
Hey folks, a brief update for this weekend: we figured we'd let you know about a storm system on approach. This will go well to the north keeping most of us dry, but does lead to gusty wind along the Front Range. Upper level pattern around noon Saturday, Pacific storm crashing onshoreUpper level pattern Sunday night, storm moves east quickly, but stays well northTo start, Saturday will feel a bit cooler compared to today & Sunday - not by too much, though. In general, 60s for Denver Saturday,
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Wednesday AM update: April downpours bring May showers?
And oh what an April it was for northeast Colorado thanks in large part to last week's super-soaker delivered plentiful moisture to the region. Precipitation totals from 1 to 2"+ from Fort Collins south to Pueblo, with much of the state seeing at least SOME precipitation from that storm aside from the southeast plains. Denver recorded 3.28" of precipitation in April, more than 1.5" above average for the month. This will place April 2024 in the 18th spot for wettest Aprils on record. The wettes