The Weather5280 Family is Growing!

Ok, sort of.

Some of you have probably noticed things have been quieter around here in recent days. There are many reasons for this, of course. It's quite typical for us to have a brief slow down in content as we come out of winter – really our busiest season here on the site – to not only catch our breath a bit, but also the weather will itself often requires fewer long nights of analysis as we head into a more typical warm season pattern: beautiful days, sunny skies, with nearly daily storm chances somewhere across eastern Colorado.

This year it was a long sprint to the finish line. As you saw in our latest post looking back at our snowfall season, March and April certainly kept us busy in forecasting a few big-time snowfall events for eastern Colorado. We've now settled into a quieter pattern, but as is typical for this time of year we'll still see some cooler days from time to time, decent rain chances in good years, and of course a shift in focus from winter weather to severe weather as we saw last weekend.

This spring is also special in that we'll be adding two junior (very junior) forecasters to the Weather5280 family. Matt Makens and his wife had a beautiful baby girl a few weeks ago, and my wife and I are also expecting our first child (a boy!) in the coming weeks. It's our hope that in just a few years these two young minds will be teaching us the way of the skies, but until then we happily welcome them in to our lives, eagerly waiting the unpredictable (met joke) and wonderful adventures that are ahead.

Matt and Ginny have already been hitting the weather books daily, though she has a tendency to fall asleep in class her teacher reports

What this means for 5280 in the coming weeks is a few things... first and foremost, while we'll trying to remain on top of things, there will be times when our busy schedules don't quite provide the time and attention we like to spend on our updates here. That said, we won't be leaving you high and dry either. Matt and I will be relying heavily on our other colleagues on the site for the time, and with severe weather season getting underway we will pay careful attention to getting updates, if only general, out to keep you all up to date on storm chances. And of course, we'll continue to issue as many intermediate outlooks as possible as well to keep everyone (including ourselves!) on top of the latest weather happenings.

So, if we have some quiet days, please don't give up on us! We're around, just a bit short on contributors at times, but of course we always have one eye to the sky. Fortunately both of these young forecasters chose to join the world after the busy snow season, and we'll get back in the flow of things again before too long... just you know, baby steps.


Brendan Heberton

Brendan is founder of Weather5280. He is co-founder of FreshyMap, and develops software for geospatial data analysis and visualization.

Denver, Colorado
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