Denver Forecast
Bitter Cold End to the Week, and Likely the Season's First Snow
Big changes remain on track for the second half of the week, with a blast of winter weather headed for Colorado Wednesday into Thursday. Latest GFS MOS guidance has a high of 80°F on Wednesday afternoon and a low of 14°F by Friday morning in Denver. That's a 66°F drop in temperature to end your work week! Our current forecast is a degree or two cooler for Wednesday's high, and a degree or two warmer for Friday's low, but the impact remains the same. This will be a big sho
Arctic Cold
The State of the Atmosphere: Sunday, October 6th, 2019
Well... well... wellllll.......... This week is looking to be one of the more interesting weather weeks we've had around here in a long, long time. As we discussed on Weather5820 Insider last week , much of Eastern Colorado stands to see its first hard freeze of the season by the latter half of the week, as well as the first flakes of the season for many as well. The biggest story of this event looks to be the rather dramatic
Denver Forecast
More Light Snow Possible, Bitter Cold Sticks Around Through Monday
There's really not much fun in trying to forecast a banded snowfall event, especially over such a large area. The last 48 hours brought a huge variation in snowfall totals from Colorado Springs to the Wyoming state line. In some areas our forecast has held up great, in others it's been a tragic bust. > Regarding "bands" snow forecasting...when I say, "keep the range in mind", I really mean..."I don't know where in the hell the heaviest snow band will set up" #straighttalk [https://twitter.com/h
Arctic Cold
Temperatures to Plummet This Weekend with Snow Likely
Quick update tonight to follow up on our Insider post from last night . Temperatures are set to tumble this weekend as a roaring jet overhead will likely bring some snowfall (perhaps heavy at times) to Colorado's Front Range. Right now it looks like we'll see a couple of waves of snow from Friday evening through Sunday. Snowfall Friday night is most likely across the northern urban corridor (think Loveland, Fort Collins, Greel
Snowfall Totals
Snowfall Totals, Bitter Cold, and a Look to the Weekend
Another pretty great snow for many areas yesterday, even as some along the northern urban corridor continue to miss on what has been overall an active pattern to end January and now start February. Despite many models depicting below average snowfall to start February for the Front Range, yesterday is exactly why we said to not sleep on this pattern. We ended up with 5.2" of snow at our station on the south side of downtown Denver. Totals from 4 - 7" were common across ce
Snowfall Forecast
Arctic Blast on the Way, Some Snow Too
We're not seeing anything too unexpected since our update yesterday with regard to the cold and snow set to move in tonight and carry into Tuesday. It still looks like some bitter cold air is on the way as well as a good chance of snow across the greater Denver area, Front Range foothills, and Palmer Divide. As expected, the EURO hasn't changed much, and, while other models have moved toward it,
Denver Forecast
Tuesday PM Update: Update on the Snow and Cold on the Way
The mild temperatures we enjoyed this afternoon will stick with us for one more day before much colder air begins working its way into the state by late Wednesday night and Thursday. Colorado will see a chance for snow Thursday and again this weekend, as a pattern shifts toward a colder and more unsettled one to end the year. Yesterday we posted an early look at the snowfall potential with these two syste
Snowfall Totals
Snow Exits; Cold Lingers Briefly, Then a Warming Trend
With our winter storm that wrapped up later this afternoon, many communities throughout northeastern Colorado saw significant snowfall accumulations, especially in Boulder and Larimer counties. As expected, Boulder proper did especially well, seeing totals around one foot, with higher totals in the foothills. Areas in Douglas and Arapahoe counties fell short, seeing accumulations mainly in the 2-5" range. This was a difficult forecast, as the majority of the snow was banded in nature due to a 1
Snowfall Forecast
Confidence Grows Around Upcoming Snow Event
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Update: WEDNESDAY Jan 4, forecast update is here -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Update: Tuesday, 7pm video update/discussion on Facebook ----------------------------------
Denver Forecast
Monday PM Update: Interesting Setup Leading to Tough Call on Snow Potential
Here we are 24 hours removed from yesterday's SOTA , and the outlook for the remainder of the week remains uncertain. Models are producing quite a bit of snow for the mountains and immediate plains – but, each in different ways, and thus our trust in the models remains low for the time being. The EURO has been most consistent, producing about 0.3 - 0.5" QPF along the Front Range from Wednesday through Thursday. The GFS is bac
Colorado Weather
A Check on Those Chilly Changes for the Week Ahead
Enjoy the first day of 2017, because it will be a nice one. High temperatures will return to the 40s and 50s for most areas of Eastern Colorado. Mountain locations will be cooler, but will see a classic blue bird day of skiing. GFS Forecast High Temperatures for Sunday Beyond Sunday, Monday is still looking pretty good. After that, MUCH colder air will ooze in from the north. The maps below show a temperature trend from the GFS Model, that keeps us cold all week. Midday Monday Temperatures
Arctic Cold
Cold Start to the New Year after Mild Finish to 2016
2017 forecast to begin with another arctic outbreak across U.S. As we discussed in this week's State of the Atmosphere , we're still tracking some very cold air which is set to slide south for the first week of January 2017. This will mean another round of bitterly cold temperatures for Colorado, as well as another chance of snow. Much like the pattern we saw during December, this one setup isn't necessarily favorable for a
Snowfall Totals
Snow Band Delivers Biggest Snow of Season for Denver, Tonight It's Just COLD
Well, I hope you had an opportunity to safely enjoy the snow last night, and didn't end up traveling in it or otherwise wishing you were inside instead of out. A great storm for the Denver metro area, and frankly, it's about time! Overall, I'm not too unhappy with our forecast, although there's really no sugarcoating the bust in the Denver area. We were more bullish than many leading up to last night (which is a change for us!) and despite coming in low with snowfall totals across much of the D
Snowfall Forecast
Friday PM Update: Coldest Air Yet to Arrive; Snow Chances Increase This Evening
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Friday 9pm Storm Update: Storm on track, latest video update on our Facebook page here . -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Arctic chill The well-advertised cold air began pushing into northeast Colorado early Friday. In Denver we saw early morning highs in the mid 40s,
Snowfall Forecast
Initial Snowfall Forecast as State Braces for Cold
We've had several updates this week on here and on Facebook discussing the big changes on the way late in the day Friday and for the weekend. Today we'll have warm and wind to contend with, especially across southeast Colorado where are Red Flag Warning is in effect due to high winds, low humidities, and temperatures
PM Update
Arctic Air Arrives for the Weekend, Snow Details Less Certain
We hope all of you are enjoying a quiet time of weather because the weather pattern is going to get increasingly active late this week. We talked a bit about this in the State of The Atmosphere on Sunday, and I did a Facebook Live about it yesterday . But, enough of the small talk...let's dive in! GFS Forecast Upper-Level Patte
Snowfall Totals
Snowfall Totals; Quick Look Ahead
Snowfall Totals The latest analysis is out for snowfall totals from Tuesday and Wednesday across the region. Overall we're very happy with our forecast, the exception being the Palmer Ridge, where things never really got going. Our station received 1.5" of snow, just under our 2" minimum as we'll discuss below. Here's a map of interpolated snowfall totals – those north of Denver and west of I-25 did best with this storm: Happy/Sad Happy with our forecast for Boulder! You'll recall on Tuesday
Arctic Cold
Monday Update: Snow Continues, Bitter Cold Temps Settle In
If there were any doubts that changes were on the way, those quickly went out the window early this morning. After reaching a high of 22 degrees at 4:45am this morning, temperatures across the region have fallen into the teens this afternoon, and will drop into the single digits this evening. Latest surface observations have temperatures in the single digits and below zero across Wyoming and Montana, that’s where we’ll be tomorrow. MOS guidance for temperatures Tuesday keeps “highs” in the l
Arctic Cold
Denver to Thaw, Heavy Mountain Snow this Weekend
Temperatures remain quite cold across northeast Colorado this afternoon, but a warm-up is coming! Temperatures Friday are expected to rise above freezing for the first time since Monday in Denver. Though no record low temperatures have been broken, Denver spent each of the last two nights in the double digit below zero territory. Denver dropped to -19 degrees F on Wednesday morning, and -16 degrees F Thursday morning. On Wednesday, Denver set the all time record low high for the date of -1 deg
Arctic Cold
Snowfall Forecast for Northeast Colorado
Bitter cold temperatures and a chance for snow We're hoping you enjoyed a brief break from the snow, as more of it is headed for northeast Colorado later today. This system will be much colder than the last and will in fact bring some of the coldest air we've seen since December. There is more or less a chance for snow late Monday through Saturday. The initial push Monday night and Tuesday will be our best shot at accumulating snow until possibly late week. The heaviest snowfall with this init
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The State of the Atmosphere for Sunday, February 2, 2014
Cold week ahead for Colorado Beautiful Super Bowl Sunday shaping up, with the "warmest" temperatures and sunniest skies of the next five expected across the region. Arctic air is poised to move back into the state late in the day Monday with, with an increased chance of snow. Tuesday through Saturday one should expect off and on snow with frigid temperatures. At this time, our best chance at appreciable snowfall at this time appears to be Monday night through Tuesday night. There remains disagr
Arctic Cold
Dangerous Cold Plunges into United States
While we have been focused on the snow that blanketed much of Colorado this morning and continues to bring snow showers to the region through Sunday, there is another story to share regarding the bitter cold that will put much of the CONUS in an icebox for the next several days. This system is forecast to bring the coldest temperatures in years to portions of the midwest. While Denver won't feel the brunt of it the system, it will get cold. In fact, lows both tonight and Sunday night are expect
Arctic Cold
Monday PM Update: Here Comes the Cold and Snow
Middle of the road snowfall forecast Quick update this evening on the big chill headed for Colorado. Forecast remains on track as colder air is already started to push into the state at this hour. While temperatures climbed to just above freezing this afternoon they have now dropped into the 20s across the region and won't be back above freezing until late next weekend, or early next week, in all likelihood. As for the snow, take a look at this map from the National Weather Service (right). Den
Denver Forecast
Snowfall Forecast Through Saturday
As outlined yesterday, the warm weather Denver is experiencing today will be short lived -- our next system is fast approaching and will drop temperatures by 30+ degrees Saturday and bring another round of snow to Colorado. Snowfall totals across the Front Range are forecast to be in the 1 - 4 inch range at this time. There is pretty decent consistency between most of the models this morning, with the exception of the GFS which continues to want to bring higher totals to the area. It's hard to
Denver Forecast
Arctic Front Takes Aim at Colorado
It's about to get very chilly in Colorado. 12z models continue to bring isolated single digits to communities up and down the Front Range by early Friday morning. Take a look at this air mass that is wedging itself southward toward Colorado. In addition to the cold, this will likely be our best chance for snow this season. All models have measurable snowfall in Denver, even our friend the NAM. With these favorable models in mind, we have opted to lower the Bust Index a bit today, but we are g