image: Denver area not done with the cold and snow just yet; Winter Weather Advisory issuedSnowfall Forecast

Denver area not done with the cold and snow just yet; Winter Weather Advisory issued

You don't need us to tell you it's cold outside, but we'll tell you anyway: it's COLD outside! Here's a look at temperatures across the region as of mid afternoon Monday: We've got a bit of a warming trend in the forecast, but we'll have another night of frigid temperatures and a bit more snow to get through first. Here's the hourly planner for Denver: Temperatures, currently in the single digits, will drop below 0F again tonight before warming into the mid 30s Tuesday. The chance of sno
Denver Forecast
Denver weather: Dangerously cold start to the week, snow for some
The cold is now the biggest talking point, as outside of the DEEP snow in the northern mountains, we mainly have dangerous wind chills to expect through Monday morning. Let me geek out first, as if I don't always geek out, but look at this live camera from Steamboat Resort , 49" this week at the summit! I hope they don't clean off the snow stakes before you can see this, but in case they do, here's a quick screen grab from early this
Colorado Snow
Colorado weather: Alerts issued ahead of extreme snowfall in northern mountains, extreme cold in metro areas
The next round of snow and cold will be quite substantial. For the northern mountains, well over three feet of snow will be possible through Tuesday, and for the metro areas, the arctic cold will set in Sunday through Tuesday morning. Let's begin with the alerts, I anticipate more but these have been issued as of this posting. Nothing is currently in effect for the Denver area, but Colorado Springs will be on the look for extremely cold wind chill values of -25 overnight tonight and again Sund
image: Denver weather: Frigid temperatures return with chances for snow and icing this weekendDenver Forecast
Denver weather: Frigid temperatures return with chances for snow and icing this weekend
Enjoy these Friday temperatures, and some sunshine, as we melt off a touch from recent snows, but get ready for chances of both snow and some icing throughout the next several days as the next arctic push moves in. Here's the hourly planner for Denver, showing today's warmth and then the temperature drop that is expected throughout the weekend. Along the bottom are the chances for showers. Yes, that's a slide from 46° to -2° in the next 72 hours. Will we be sliding on new snow and ice, too? Le
Colorado Snowpack
Western U.S. snowpack and reservoir storage update; new drought numbers are in
Considering the recent flow of moisture toward the western U.S. from the Pacific (atmospheric river events), let's check in on how the water situation looks presently, particularly the Colorado River system. Just after Christmas, a series of atmospheric rivers brought dangerous amounts of rain and snow to California during a 3-week period. So
Denver Weather
Denver weather: Another arctic chill to move in following late-week warm-up
As temperatures rebound a bit through Friday, another push of arctic air will move through late this weekend and early next week. The swing in temperatures is shown here, from the lower 40s Friday to below zero early next week. That's cold, but considering record lows for those days are -10° to -25°, it's not that cold. No, this isn't cold like before Christmas, but it is adding to the already cold winter we have had, and month for that matter. Well, I should really say it has been a colder t
Denver Forecast
Colorado Weather: Snowfall forecast through Wednesday, Denver's next snow chance
We've discussed the cold pattern and nearly daily chances for snowfall; well, the next round of snow chances approaches for later Tuesday through Wednesday, although this timeline pinpoints the higher chances this evening. If we run the Gamblers data, it has a low-end potential for us in the city, but I'll show you the Palmer Divide where we may see some higher accumulation. "Higher accumulation" ;-) as you can see the probabilities are quite low. The Palmer Divide is shown below with a T-2" r
Denver Weather
Denver weather: Stuck in a cold pattern, nearly daily snow chances
The past couple storm systems were able to shift the momentum, if you will, and bring in lasting cold temperatures in a pattern change to last quite some time and to provide nearly daily snow chances. Speaking of that latest storm, it's going to spread serious impacts across the country through this Wednesday. I talk about that here, but the rest of this blog focuses on the Denver area through the week and beyond. First off, temperatures. Let's just look generally at Denver for the next two we
State of the Atmosphere
The State of the Atmosphere: Sunday, January 22nd, 2023
The would-be system that once looked like it might bring another round of good snow to the Front Range tonight and Monday is dropping south through the Great Basin today, headed for the southern Arizona border by early Monday. As it does, we'll have some snow to contend with across the area, but it won't be much. Model guidance suggests most of us won't see much of any accumulation through tomorrow night, and where we do see accumulation it'll remain under and inch or two. The animation abov
Denver Forecast
It's going to snow a lot somewhere tomorrow night, but probably not in Denver
A weird weekend for weather underway, as probabilities were slim at best for snow today (and we're seeing showers and flurries all day) and tomorrow's "big snow" looks more and more like a nothing-burger with each passing hour. The NWS still has "heavy snow" in the forecast grid for Denver from Sunday night through Monday. Maybe I'm completely missing something (possible), but I'm ready to call it. The low looks like it's far more likely to end up in Mexico than in our sweet spot, and outside
Snowfall Forecast
Southeast Colorado sees heavy snow tonight; late weekend storm could bring accumulating snow to Denver area
Our rather active weather pattern continues as we head into the weekend with two systems taking aim at the state and delivering, in some cases, heavy snowfall to parts of the region. The first system works its way through the Four Corners today and into Southeast Colorado by Friday evening. It'll deliver a good swath of heavy snow to a part of the state which has largely missed on most of our recent storms, and where some of the more severe drought conditions persist. This is great news! Here
Snowfall Totals
Denver area snowfall totals for January 17 - 18 storm; another round of snow headed for Colorado
You'll recall in yesterday's post we wrote: > Still, we aren't quite done yet! We suspect many of you are still see snow flying outside your window, and there's still enough left in the system that we expect many folks (not everyone) will ultimately get within at least the low-range of our forecast by the end of the day if you haven't already. Looking at totals after the storm finally exited the urban corridor Wednesday evening we can pretty safely say that nearly everyone ended up in at least
Snowfall Totals
Denver area snowfall totals; What went right and what went wrong with the forecast as storm slowly exits
Death, taxes, and underperforming hyped snowstorms! There's a lot to get to this morning, so let's jump in. First, let's look at snowfall totals through 7am Wednesday morning. There's been a fair amount of grumbling online about the low snowfall totals in some spots, and in some cases rightfully so! We're almost certain to end up low in many of the spots we were most concerned about, primarily locations along and west of I-25 through the Denver area. Still, we aren't quite done yet! We suspe
Snowfall Forecast
Winter Storm Warning goes into effect at 5pm Tuesday, heavy snow forecast for Denver, northeast Colorado
No big changes to the forecast this morning as we await the next winter storm to impact Northeast Colorado later today and Wednesday. Snow, heavy at times, is forecast to develop Tuesday evening along the Front Range and become more widespread overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning across Northeast Colorado before gradually coming to an end Wednesday afternoon. This will be an impactful event for much of the state, particularly northeast Colorado where a Winter Storm Warning goes into effect
Denver Snow
Denver & Colorado's snowfall forecast: Impactful snow is on the way, especially north and east of the city
Our eyes remain on the system to hit tomorrow, Tuesday, through Wednesday. As we have discussed previously, the biggest impact is all up to what is now any minor changes to position and speed of the storm as it develops over southeastern Colorado. If that storm develops a touch north of its current forecast, Denver will come away with less snow, the same for the Palmer Divide and in Colorado Springs. If that storm develops a touch south of its current forecast, Denver and Boulder continue to h
Denver Weather
Winter Storm Watch goes into effect Tuesday for Denver, includes all of Northeast Colorado
The storm that we've been talking about for Tuesday into Wednesday remains on track and as such, a Watch has been issued for the northeastern quarter of the state. It goes into effect Tuesday afternoon and extends through Wednesday afternoon. A watch at this point implies that reasonable consistency in data shows an impactful amount of sno
Colorado Weather
Denver forecast: Rain and snow showers on Sunday; tracking potential for significant snow across Eastern CO this week
As we discussed in our update on Friday , we are tracking two systems that will bring rain and snow to the state over the coming days. The first of those systems is moving through the state today, and will bring heavy snow to parts of the high country and at least a chance of rain and snow showers to the plains Sunday later today and this evening. Planning forecast
Weather5280 Insider
January update: Death to La Niña?
It's increasingly likely that La Niña is very near the end of this latest phase as the likelihood of La Niña conditions this spring falls to 14% in the latest CPC forecast released this week. Here is that forecast, shown as the probability of ENSO phase going forward through three-month seasons. For March-April-May we have an 82% probability of neutral conditions. That forecast is based on multiple model and statistical projections for sea surface temperatures (SSTs) within the ENSO 3.4 regio
Denver Snow
Colorado weather: Two storm systems to deliver rain and snow to state during the coming week
There are a couple of storms expected to impact the state through the next seven days, the first arrives this weekend and the second toward mid-week. Let's start with the first. Here it is depicted by the red L over southeastern Colorado midday Sunday. The blue colors you see over the western half of the state represent snow. Within a few hours, the storm is high-tailing it east into Kansas, but we do see some rain (green) and snow on the map for the Front Range and Plains by this point. W
Denver Forecast
Colorado Weather: Denver's forecast today with winter weather advisories surrounding city
The snow that moved through areas this morning wasn't much, but sure did cause some issues in Douglas County and the biggest impact shifts to the Plains for the remainder of the day and night. > We are currently on accident alert in @douglascountyco . Unless your crash involves drugs, alcohol, or injuries, please exchange information and report online at — DC Sh