image: Colorado Weather: In the warm before the storm, a peek into the MJOdenver weather

Colorado Weather: In the warm before the storm, a peek into the MJO

After a chilly, windy and snowy weekend across the state of Colorado, the work week has landed us in a pretty good spot. Monday featured a bit of wind and leftover snow in the mountains, Tuesday is looking great with widespread 50s and 60s along the Front Range, and Wednesday should be one of the warmest days of the week with most getting into the 60s along and east of I-25. Clearly we're going to be working with stuff well above normal the next few days. The good news is that we won't have muc
Colorado weather: More mountain snow and Front Range wind on Sunday
It was a snowy Saturday over the continental divide, with strong winds in the mountains, passes and along the front range. Here's a look at some of the gusts across the state today: Snow stakes looking good (Imagery from 5:30pm) Many locations already seeing 5-10" of fresh powder. For some resorts, this event is just getting started with another 10-16"+ possible in the central and northern mountains. Keystone Snow Stake [
Weather5280 Insider
Weather5280 Insider: Weather outlook for December
December is upon us and the first week looks anything but wintry for much of the Front Range and Plains. The snowpack certainly isn't looking very good at the moment but the season is early and we shall see some progress in parts of the West this month. The snowpack to close out November is shown here, lots of red and orange on that map for well-below normal snowpack. In order to recover, a negative-phased Arctic Oscillation can help give snow to the Central and Northern Rockies. Although we m
image: Colorado mountain snow returns, colder weather for the Front RangeColorado Weather
Colorado mountain snow returns, colder weather for the Front Range
Our slow start to the snowy-season continues statewide across Colorado. We're going to attempt to help out the slope this weekend as several waves of energy move across the state. Many of the ski resorts could see up to a foot or more of snow by Sunday night. Slow start to the season for Western U.S. snowpack, will that change in December?It hasn’t been a great start to the s
Slow start to the season for Western U.S. snowpack, will that change in December?
It hasn't been a great start to the snow season across the Western United States, with the majority of basins from Colorado to California reporting (well) below average snowpack through the last days of November. The season is young, so today's numbers aren't necessarily a harbinger of what's to come, but as we get into December we start to really hope to see those numbers climb across the board. For Colorado specifically, the statewide median snowpack is sitting at just 58% as compared to t
Denver Snow
Colorado weather: Saturday snow exits, chilly temps linger on Sunday
So, for the most part, the forecast held with most folks down low managing 1-4", and the northern foothills and Front Range saw anywhere between 5-10". Daniel from Fort Collins measured close to double digit snow around lunch time on Saturday. > Close to 10 inches on the chair here in the Red Fox Meadows area. Lovely fluffy snow. #cowx #fortcollins @NWSBoulder
Snowfall Forecast
Thanksgiving Day forecast update: Colder air has arrived, snow in the forecast for much of Colorado
The initial cold front associated with the incoming chance of snow has pushed through Northeast Colorado this morning. Highs today will be more than 20-degrees colder than the balmy highs we saw yesterday, and we'll be colder yet on Friday. You can see the front draped across east-central Colorado this morning: For the greater Denver area that means we'll see a high of about 40°F today, before falling into the teens overnight tonight into Friday morning. Highs in Denver on Friday likely won't
Denver Weather
Colorado snow for Thanksgiving Weekend
The first truly widespread snow for the state of Colorado is headed our way. Not a lot has changed with the forecast from the snippets we've given you thus far. In this blog, we'll focus on timing, totals and impacts of this storm. We'll also outline some national travel trouble spots for folks heading home this weekend. Let's time it out A strong cold front will slide south Thursday afternoon bringing increasing clouds and colder temps for Thanksgiving. By sunset Thursday, snow showers will s
Travel Weather
Traveling for Thanksgiving? Here's what to expect for weather conditions across the U.S. this week
So far so good as we kick of one of the busiest travels weeks of the year across the United States. Most airports are operating well within "normal" for delays and cancelations this morning, but there are some weather systems traversing the states this week that are likely to cause some issues from time to time in the coming days, including the threat for severe weather across parts of the south today. Today's outlook Brief: Snow will linger across the Rockies and adjacent plains Monday, with
denver weather
Colorado Weather: First of two Thanksgiving systems hits through Monday
There are two main disturbances that will impact the weather across Colorado, including travel impacts in Denver, through Thanksgiving Week with the first hitting now through Monday. The first system has some alerts in place, so let's begin there. Isolated impacts expected in the mountains, most of which focus on the San Juans. Let's watch as the forecast radar shows us where and when to expect some precipitation. Then, just an hourly timeline for Denver's precipitation chances shows chances
Mountain Snow
Colorado weather: Waiting for the pattern change, Thanksgiving week outlook
It's kind of like when you have trouble getting the engine started. We've had some flashes of life here and there with the weather, but outside of that, a LOT of downtime. We discussed in our last SOTA post that we're starting to shed into a pattern change. It's still looking like we'll see a decent storm for the mountains starting Sunday and lasting into Monday. Model data the past few days has had some trouble pinning down the forecast for the front range and lower elevations. The big picture
Denver Weather
Tracking a pattern change for Thanksgiving Week?
So far, November has been pretty quiet following the Halloween Weekend snow, but we will see a more active finish to the month across the region starting in waves this week into next. For the Denver Area, the month to date is 16th warmest and 16th driest (period of record starts in 1872). The city has only recorded a trace of precipitation to this point. If you look at historic patterns when the atmosphere was acting like it is now, they all lean toward colder shots of air from Canada making t
Colorado Weather
Colorado weather: Rain and snow showers likely today, Winter Weather Advisory west of Denver
Surely you feel the change . Cooler weather has arrived to much of the state and the Intermountain West this morning, as well as some pockets of rain and snow along the Front Range. Temperatures this morning are in the middle and upper 30s along the urban corridor, and they won't do much better than that for highs. Denver is forecast to top out at 42°F, with a similar outlook for cities up and down I-25
Denver Weather
Denver weather: 30-degree drop in the next 24 hours
Enjoy the 70s of Tuesday, Denver will be in the 40s for highs Wednesday with a cool-hitter on the way that will deliver areas of heavy snow and travel issues to some of the mountains. To start, here's the hourly planner for Denver and Colorado Springs, note the drop in temperatures tomorrow with increased chances for precipitation. DenverColorado SpringsYes, you will feel cooler temperatures Wednesday morning, but the biggest "feel" difference will be that we just can't warm-up for the day, or
State of the Atmosphere
Will we see a storm this week? Google boasts "state-of-the-art" AI weather model
To start the week, more of the same... changes by Wednesday All has been relatively quiet along the front range since last weekend's snowstorm . Other than beautiful sunrises and beautiful sunsets due to a strong jet stream overhead, we haven't had a whole lot to talk about. Some of the photos shared with us last week, however, were stunning! > Su
Weather5280 Insider
Weather5280 Insider: November outlook features a mixed bag of warm and cold, bias toward below average precipitation
For many folks living across the northern High Plains, Intermountain West, and across Colorado, the snow season is in full swing after last week's storm blanketed the region in some cases upwards of a foot of snow. The image below shows season to date snowfall, with most of Colorado having picked up so snow in October, as well as a good helping of snow across Wyoming, Montana, and North Dakota. The cold associated with this past weekend's snow storm has been impressive too. Many record lows we
Snowfall Totals
Denver sees first snow of the season, mountains buried, snowfall totals from 1 to 12" along the urban corridor
A lot to get to this morning as the season's first snow along the urban corridor comes to a gradual end today. First, Denver saw its first official snowfall of the season. As of midnight, Denver had picked up 5.8" of snow officially at Denver International Airport, which means the 2023 First Snowfall Prediction Contest came to a close yesterday. DIA has since added a bit to that total, with the latest number from
Snowfall Forecast
Colorado snow storm: Saturday afternoon update, latest forecast
> 9am Fort Collins. Some light snowfall accumulation overnight. #cowx @BianchiWeather @MattMakens @weather5280 @CReppWx — Howard Gebhart (@GebhartHoward) October 28, 20
Denver Forecast
Winter Storm Watch posted for Denver, urban corridor; Snowfall forecast update for Colorado
Cold front #1 has left its mark in Colorado! High temps have crashed 20-40 degrees from our mild air earlier in the week. Our next front moves in throughout the day Saturday, bringing snow from north to south as well. Not a lot has changed from our previous update yesterday. Below is the latest advisory map from the National Weather Service as of 2:3
Snowfall Forecast
Snow is in the forecast for Denver and much of Colorado this weekend, when it hits and how much to expect
Our newest contributor to Weather5280, Luke Victor , has been tracking changes to our weather set to arrive this weekend for well over a week now. Who's ready for some snow? Temperatures have already cooled from the record heat last weekend and earlier this week across the region, with highs in Denver today expected to top out in the mid 50s, a