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Latest snowfall forecast and discussion for Denver, Northeast Colorado

We're now day of, and models continue to differ on how the next 24 hours or so will pan out across Northeast Colorado. Details around snow totals aside, expect rain and snow showers to increase through the afternoon across northeast Colorado, with locally heavy rain and snow possible through the evening. The HRRR model, which has done quite well with snow events in recent weeks, has trended snowier this morning after keeping the heaviest snow well north of the Denver area in overnight runs. It
Snowfall Forecast
Accumulating snow remains on the table for Denver, Northeast Colorado to end week
So far the more bullish models for snow through midweek have come up way short. Last night's snow didn't deliver all that much outside of a few isolated areas along the Front Range mountains, with only a Trace to 1/2" for most areas along the urban corridor – if that. Below is a look at snowfall totals over the last three days through Wednesday morning. A Trace to 1" in spots along the urban corridor, and spotty 6"+ totals for the higher terrain to our west, but not widespread: If we compare
Forecast Discussion
Tuesday PM update: A look at snow chances this afternoon and overnight, update on late-week snow potential for Northeast Colorado
This morning's snow, mainly focused north and northwest of Denver and south of Fort Collins has come to an end. We now turn our attention to the next round of snow shower activity set to increase later this afternoon and overnight. Snow (and perhaps a bit of rain mixed in) chances increase from here through about midnight before gradually decreasing into Wednesday morning. Here's the latest hourly timeline for Denver: We don't see much change to the numbers we put out yesterday as you'll see
image: A wintry April week, with plenty of uncertainty remaining around snowfall potential for Denver, surrounding areasDenver Forecast
A wintry April week, with plenty of uncertainty remaining around snowfall potential for Denver, surrounding areas
We continue to work to piece together how the remainder of the week will pan out, with models continuing to diverge on when and just how much snow we might see at lower elevations. Through Wednesday there's reasonable agreement that indicates the foothills and Front Range mountains could see several inches of snow but in all likelihood we won't see too much accumulate along the I-25 urban corridor. We will chat more on snow in a moment. First, temperatures are chilly across the region today.
State of the Atmosphere
The State of the Atmosphere: Sunday, April 11th, 2021
The state of the atmosphere this week reminds us we aren't done with the cold season around here, with a week of chilly temperatures, rain, and snow on tap for much of the state. Most of Monday will be similar to today – highs in the low to mid 50s, with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. Later in the day, things start to change, with an increased chance of precipitation Monday evening and overnight into Tuesday. The chance of rain and snow will be in the forecast from Monday evening throu
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Wet and cold pattern for Denver and across the region forms next week
An active weather pattern is likely to return next week and with it will come chances of rain, snow, and much colder temperatures. First, the timing and changes. The system that will be cooling the area down tomorrow, Friday, will actually be the initial system that comes through to begin a flow that will keep storm systems closer to Colorado. Let's cycle through the mid-atmosphere starting with Saturday: Sunday: Tuesday: And, Thursday: In that progression of images we see a stormier fl
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Much needed moisture is on the way for mid-April, the outlook for May remains dry and warm
The next couple of weeks will be characterized by a colder than average pattern; this is especially true from middle to later next week. High temperature anomalies being forecast for next Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday are shown below, and are considerably below average for most of us. The purple colors that will grab your attention here indicate temperatures over 20 degrees colder than average: Those temperature anomalies are quite significant for this time of year. It is also possi
PM Update
Wednesday PM update: Temperature swings and more unsettled weather set to return next week
With yesterday's rain and snow behind us, we will finish the week with a drier weather pattern across the state, and a generally warmer one through the weekend. Friday looks to be the exception, as temperatures will drop from the low 70s on Thursday in Denver into the 50s, but the rebound will be quick for your Saturday and Sunday. Right now, not much moisture is anticipated with the cooler temperatures
Denver Forecast
Winter weather advisory issued for Palmer Divide
There's heavy enough snowfall late Tuesday to prompt a winter weather advisory for parts of the Palmer Divide. > ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT... * WHAT...Snow showers ongoing. Additional snow accumulations around two inches. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph. * WHERE...Castle Rock. * WHEN...Until Midnight MDT tonight. * IMPACTS...Slushy roads and poor visibility. There was mostly rainfall up north near Fort Collins with near 0.10 inches reported to us on twi
State of the Atmosphere
The State of the Atmosphere: Monday, April 5th, 2021
Monday will feature more record setting warmth across the state ahead of our next weather system. The forecast of 82°F for Denver today would tie the previous record for the date set in 1991, should it verify, and some guidance suggest we could even break that high by a degree or two. Sunday we saw many daily records fall across a huge portion of the country, including many long standing records across Colorado. With a high of 80°F Sunday in Denver, we broke the old record for the date by 4°F
Denver Forecast
Warmest weather in over 150 days is on the way to Denver for Easter
The last time Denver was nearly 80 degrees was November 3rd, 2020 with a high of 79. We will be targeting that high for Easter 2021. This warm weather pattern is brought to us by a large area of calm weather over the Western US (this is as a ridge sits over us in the middle atmosphere, shown here). There isn't much of a change to that until middle parts of next week when we may see a trough try to break down our "heat dome." This is the middle atmosphere by Tuesday morning and shows a potenti
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Drought update & the outlook: Thursday, April 1st, 2021
The drought should be a top concern for folks across the Western US. South Dakota issued a state of emergency through May due to the ongoing dryness there. Here's this week's drought monitor update: Let's compare this drought monitor to that of late February's. The most recent monitor is on the left. Note the increase in D3-D4 categories for the Dakotas and Southern Texas climbs into the D4 category. However, there are some improvements in Colorado, Nebraska, and Kansas due to the big March
Snowfall Totals
March 2021 will end as Denver's second snowiest on record, with 34.0" of snow recorded at DIA
UPDATE: A previous version of this article stated Denver would end the month with 33.6" of snow. An isolated snow shower Tuesday night added another 0.4" of snow to the monthly tally, bringing the March 2021 total to 34.0" – second most on record. Here's a look at the popup shower (it even packed some lightning!) that moved over DIA around 10pm last night. Mother Nature's last attempt at setting a new snowfall record for the month, but we'll fall just short. ---------------------------------
Denver Forecast
Windy ahead of cold front Monday evening, rain/snow and colder for Tuesday
Wind gusts an annoyance Monday prior to a cold front's arrival that will significantly drop temperatures and provide some areas of rain and snow for Tuesday. Take a look at the extent of the High Wind and Red Flag warnings in place across the central United States this afternoon! Our cold front is still a couple of hours out, but quickly approaching. A look at latest temperatures across the CONUS you can make out the front quite easily, with very mild (and windy) weather out ahead of the tempe
State of the Atmosphere
The State of the Atmosphere: Sunday, March 28th, 2021
It's certainly been a March to remember, as 2021 will end up one of the wettest and snowiest on record for Denver – though not likely to take first place in either. Still, the final days of the month will feature, you guessed it, another sharp cold front and chance of rain and snow across the state. With 3.67" of precipitation so far this month at Denver International Airport, we know the month will end as at least the 2nd wettest March on record. With the record wettest being 4.56" (set in 19
Denver Forecast
Rain and snow showers to continue through Friday evening, some thunder possible near Denver
As we watch the latest storm system pass over Colorado showers and thundershowers popped up around the Front Range Friday afternoon. As of 1 pm the radar view from Pueblo shows scattered showers from the Springs to Denver areas. Let's take a view of the forecast-radar product which indicates scattered showers across the Front Range through Saturday morning: It will be possible for lightning and thunder with this activity, too. If that is the case, that is an indication of having higher energy
Denver Forecast
Rain and snow showers possible through early Saturday for Denver, mountain snow Friday
As we watch the latest system swing through Colorado, we will receive rain and snow showers through early Saturday morning. For Denver and the urban corridor, hit and miss showers possible through early Saturday but the greatest chance arrives midday Friday through the evening. These showers are not expected to have a great deal of impact on the metro areas this time. This latest weather maker isn't overly strong but will still deliver some snowfall in the elevations and will cool the metro a
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What a weakening La Niña could mean for spring and summer temperature and precipitation patterns across the Plains
In recent weeks, we have seen some changes take place with the ongoing La Niña episode, primarily in that it has weakened by quite a bit. The series of graphics below shows that trend. Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Change Sub Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Change Two very noticeable things are occurring. 1) the pronounced cold pool at the surface has warmed and almost disappeared and 2) the colder than average water that existed down to about 150 meters in the Central/Western Pacific has
Denver Forecast
Snow chance climbs for Denver and metro areas, heavy snow for southern Colorado
Additional snow showers to move through the metro areas the next couple of days with some accumulation, however, the heaviest snowfall will be for southern Colorado. A look at the hourly timelines in Denver and Colorado Springs show an increase to the snow chances later Tuesday through Wednesday. Denver: Colorado Springs: Although in both cases we don't see a guarantee of snowfall. The chance of these showers will increase away from the city centers toward the higher elevations. Let's take
Additional snow chances ahead across the state, including Denver and Colorado Springs
Snow chances remain in the outlook for the next few days to add onto what is already a historically snowy March and early 2021. Our post earlier Monday has a rundown of how much snow we just received. Snowfall totals and a look ahead to the remainder of the week and next chance of snowWhile we will continue to see snow showers off and on today, the bulk of the accumulating snow from our most recent event has come to an end. Areas that see heavier showers today could see another 0.5″ to 1.5″ or