image: A significant snowstorm across Eastern Colorado is on the table for late week; plenty of uncertainty offers caution on going all-inSnowstorm

A significant snowstorm across Eastern Colorado is on the table for late week; plenty of uncertainty offers caution on going all-in

It's getting harder to ignore the signal for a significant storm to impact the region late this week and weekend. A slow moving system will move into the Southwest United States by mid week and eventually make its way toward Colorado by Friday and the weekend. Increasing support for a significant event Overnight data came into better agreement with how models want to handle this large cutoff low as it moves through late this week. This trend we started to see on Sunday [https://www.weather5280.
State of the Atmosphere
The State of the Atmosphere: Sunday, March 7th, 2021
The State of the Atmosphere today is nothing short of splendid. A look at temperatures across Northeast Colorado shortly before noon have most areas sitting comfortably in the low to mid 60s, with many locales set to hit the 70 degree mark again this afternoon. As we outlined for you on Friday , these mild temperatures will stick with us for a couple more days befo
Denver Forecast
Beautiful week on tap, temperatures will climb into the 70s across much of Eastern Colorado!
A quick recap of yesterday's storm, shows what proved to be a great forecast . Not much snow in the Denver metro area, but several inches of snow fell along the Palmer Divide, with some locales picking up some appreciable precipitation as well. For precipitation, upwards of 0.5" fell across portions of the Palmer and the eastern Denver metro area.
image: A brief pause of early March warmth on Thursday as much of Colorado will see rain, snow, and cooler temperatures with passing systemColorado Weather
A brief pause of early March warmth on Thursday as much of Colorado will see rain, snow, and cooler temperatures with passing system
Our first March system is forecast to traverse the state Thursday and Thursday night as a cutoff low moves out of the Southwest and across southern Colorado. As we discussed in this week's SOTA , this system will be lacking cold air, so how much snow we manage at lower elevations looks questionable at best. Those living across the Palmer Divide will have the best chance at seeing accumulating snow Thursd
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Spring outlook 2021
Spring 2021 looks to be warmer for most across our region. Drought areas will continue with drier than average conditions, and the wetter than average conditions will be nearer the Midwest to the Appalachians and central Mississippi, and for the Pacific Northwest. In this post I'll address what has happened in the past couple of months, how the ocean-atmosphere connections have evolved, the status of the La Niña forecast, and I will combine all those factors into the Spring forecast. To begin,
State of the Atmosphere
The State of the Atmosphere: Monday, March 1st, 2021
It's March, and the first day of climatological spring! After last week's big snowstorm , we know many of the snow lovers in the group are looking ahead to Denver's snowiest month on average and wondering if it'll pick up where February left off. Denver’s Top Five March SnowstormsWhat is Denver’s snowi
Snowfall Totals
Denver claims biggest snow of the season as heavy snow converges on city
A good old fashioned snow day! Or rather, in any other year what would have been a snow day, but this year school district after school district decided that should no longer be a thing. Just in case the last year hasn't been challenging enough, let's be sure to not give anyone a break – ever! All the right ingredients came together for this one, with the focus of the hea
Snowfall Forecast
Updated snowfall forecast as data indicates support for greater snowfall along the northern Front Range, less snow for others
Well, well, well. Overnight data has trended snowier with the incoming snow event tonight. Nearly all models showing more snowfall across the greater Denver area from where they were a day or two ago. In fact, most models show appreciable snowfall for the area tonight, focusing the heaviest snow along and west of I-25. The National Weather Service has extended its Winter Weather Advisory to include the foothills west of the urban corridor, which seems prudent. The two trends we're watching tod
Snowfall Forecast
Another foothills boom? Or overall bust? Latest look at the snowfall forecast for Wednesday night
Not a fun forecast upcoming for your Wednesday. Generally speaking, it feels a lot like our foothills boom snowfall from a week ago , with perhaps not quite as much upside potential. The biggest issues working against snowfall this time around is a bit more dry air in play, and the fact the best energy/lift associated with the incoming system continuing to try
Climate
Last week was quite cold across much of the U.S., but was it extreme?
Last week was the coldest week of the winter, with subzero temperatures extending across a significant portion of our country, even in southern states like Texas . But, is it really that big of a deal? It is, after all, winter. It's supposed to be cold. Perhaps it was like this every d
State of the Atmosphere
The State of the Atmosphere: Sunday, February 21st, 2021
Yesterday's snowfall forecast worked out quite well, in what was another exciting snowfall event for some folks across the region – though over a notably smaller area than the storm prior. We placed a swath of 2 - 4" across the south and southeast side of town and this ended up working out quite well. The snow came down in a hurry, and for areas that saw more than a short burst
Denver Forecast
Saturday PM update: Cold front arrives this evening, a chance of snow as well
Warming winds have helped push the Denver metro area into the 50s here this afternoon, but the warmth has not been universal, and a fast-approaching cold front is set to drop temperatures in a hurry this evening, and cool us back into t he 30s for Sunday. A look at midday temperatures shows the areas that have managed to warm nicely so far today. Areas north of Denver where more snow is present in combination with lighter winds are running some 10 degrees cooler in many cases than Denver. The
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Will active pattern to end February deliver more snow to Denver and the Front Range next week?
An active pattern looks to try to continue next week, with another chance of snow looking possible for portions of the I-25 corridor for the middle to latter half of the week. The most likely timeframe for something to move through would be from late Tuesday night through Thursday depending on which solution verifies. Now, this is a ways out, and let's be mindful of how most systems at a distance have looked vs how they've materialized this winter. The high level of uncertainty should be stress
Denver Forecast
Another round of snow possible this weekend
Good morning! We are tracking another quick-hitting chance of snow for the weekend across the region, with perhaps some convective snow showers putting down another couple/few inches in spots Saturday evening. For the Denver area this equates up to a 50% chance of snow Saturday afternoon/evening, with temperatures pretty mild (at least compared to where we've been!) both this afternoon and Saturday before the front moves through. There's a nice bit of energy around Saturday night, so where
Snowfall Totals
Upslope delivers some "boom" snowfall totals on the west side, milder Friday ahead of next system
Some great rules of thumb this week has highlighted: models nearly always overdo QPF with arctic outbreaks, and never underestimate the power of upslope! Last night was pretty much textbook upslope for a several hours, the result of which was a great snow event for some foothill and some immediately adjacent communities. Totals from 6 - 10" were common across the Boulder area, the western Palmer Divide picked up 6 - 12", with even some areas of western and northern Colorado Springs doing quite
Snowfall Forecast
Wednesday AM update: Snow chances increase today, will accumulate several inches for some
From Castle Rock north through Fort Collins the best chance for accumulating snow later today and night will be along and west of I-25. Little accumulation is expected as you move further east away from the Front Range foothills. For Colorado Springs we see a bit better upslope developing later in the day, which could enhance snowfall for a time. Here there is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for 2 - 7" – heaviest totals on the north and west sides of the Springs metro area. For Denver th
Denver Forecast
Tuesday PM update: Chance of snow showers today, better chance tomorrow as temperatures slowly moderate
Even as temperatures have "warmed" into the 30s along the higher elevations of the Palmer Divide and areas mainly along and west of I-25, the cold clings on for the low-lying areas of the plains, as well as the high mountain valleys this afternoon. Below is a look at temperatures just before noon on Tuesday, showing pockets of warming, but still plenty of cold across the state today. We expect isolated to widely scattered snow showers to develop this afternoon and evening, with a Trace to 1/
Arctic Cold
Historic cold hits much of the country, top 5 coldest for parts of Colorado's plains
The coldest part of the pattern in Colorado was Monday morning, with a gradual warming trend expected as the coldest air shifts east. A few stats on this morning's cold follow. From the Colorado Climate Center : > The official low for Denver will stand at -16F for today. That's four degrees shy of the record low for this date of -20F set in 1881, but ties for 18th all time coldest February reading! #COwx [https://twitter.com/ha
State of the Atmosphere
The State of the Atmosphere: Sunday, February 14th, 2021
Well, today might be for lovers, but there's not a lot to love about our snowfall forecast! A true, good old fashioned bust, at least for most of the Denver area. But hey, at least it's horribly cold? As we opined last night, despite being consistent day in and day out, the models were well overdone with the amount of moisture we'd see from this system. So, instead of a low-end 2 - 3" event, we only managed a 1/2" to 2" in most locations. Below is a look at snowfall totals over the last 48 h
Denver Forecast
Light snow filling in across the region, main impact remains the bitter cold through Monday
It's always a bit of a coin toss on how much weight to give modeled total precipitation when dealing with the kind of cold we have in place this weekend. The best bet is to undercut the moisture that models forecast. Even still, with cold temperatures will come the higher snowfall ratio to give the appearance that things are wetter than they are. We'll see how that pans out. We went a bit heavier on totals than we may otherwise given the setup, but hoping the night and Sunday will get us whe