Denver's Dry Snow Season Continues, Eyes on Next System
Although a springlike warm-up has moved in for the mid-week, it is still April after all. April is the second snowiest month for us. Those snows are typically separated by brief warming periods, like we are experiencing currently. Denver needs a big snow storm to help save what has been a relatively snow-free winter. Since 1881, only 15 years have had less snow than this one. The 1881/82 season only had 15.9 inches. Disclosure: despite a "dry" snow season, Denver's YTD moisture is 0.45" ahead o
March: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb?
The saying is probably more fitting for April based on Colorado's history. Then we'd have to shift "April showers bring May flowers" forward a month which is also more applicable. No, March didn't come in like a fierce lion. It was chilly with highs in the 20s, but the snow was very insignificant. I'd rate the start of the month as an adolescent on the lion scale. The month as a whole was really just a lamb. Only 6 snows for the month and not one of them over two inches. Considering March's
The State of the Atmosphere: Saturday, March 15, 2014
Outlook for the second half of of March into early April While we've seen a few storms move through recently, only one has produced what could be considered decent moisture. The others have been coming from the northwest, moving too fast, and have been followed by wind which basically nullifies the moisture benefit by sucking it right back out of the ground. March is traditionally our snowiest month, but this likely won't end up being the case given the pattern. This has to do with the overall