Perspective on Colorado's Snowpack: Is There A Downward Trend?

Matt Makens is a KWGN Pinpoint Meteorologist and occasional contributor to Weather5280 from Denver's Pinpoint weather team. It's the time of year when we look at the snowpack numbers to climb, and hopefully stay near to »

Powderful Statistics: Exploring Denver's Snowy Side

I recently wrote about the lack of September snowfalls in Denver since 2000. A couple of things became clear shortly after publishing: 1) Weather5280 readers love their snow (but we already knew this), and 2) snowfall »

Least Snowy March on Record for Denver; Season Least Snowiest to Date as Well

Weather5280 was started with the hopes and dreams of communicating epic snows and working exhaustively on continuous snowfall projections. That's still the dream. Like the Seven »

Winter 2016 - 2017: Reason for Concern?

It is no secret that we've been dry and very warm for weeks. In fact, we saw cooler weather and mountain snow back in August than »

El Niño Death and La Niña Birth: What It Could Mean for Colorado

If you frequent Weather5280 this the title of this post is not breaking news. In fact, we've been talking about this transition for several months. Today »

A Look Back at March 2016; Mountain Snowpack Update

March featured one of Denver's biggest blizzards in years, and huge snowfall totals for the north-central mountains, but featured warmer than normal temperatures across the state, »

February 2016 Was Warm and Dry for Colorado

The NCDC released February's climate summary Tuesday morning showing Colorado was 5-degrees warmer than average and was 0.26-inches drier than average. This probably isn't too surprising following our last update reading: "Colorado's Mountains Have Driest »