PM Update
Wednesday PM Update: Here Comes the Heat
We saw some pockets of heavy rain in recent days, but unfortunately showers were widely scattered in nature, and not everyone was able to capitalize on the moisture. Here's a look at precipitation totals over the last three days, with areas on Denver's east side doing pretty well, as well as pockets of southeast Colorado: We'll see another round of showers and storms today, so perhaps a few locales that haven't seen anything in recent days have a bit better luck later this afternoon? We're al
Weather Stats
It's Not Just You, This Summer's Been Hot Across Northeast Colorado
We're nearly two thirds of the way through meteorological summer (June 1 – August 31), and so far, 2016 has been a very warm summer indeed. While not record-breaking, if you've been complaining about the heat, here are some hot numbers to back you up. The mean temperature through the July 26th is sitting at 73.2°F, the warmest mean temperature we have seen for the period since 2012 (which was remarkably warmer at 76.8°F). Since 1972, this is the 10th warmest June 1 to July 26 period on record f
State of the Atmosphere
The State of the Atmosphere: Sunday, July 17, 2016
It's hard to believe that we're now a bit more than halfway through July 2016. It's always amazing to me how fast we transition from snow-threat to heatwaves around here, with those frosty May mornings now feeling like a distant memory. If July to date has felt warm to you, you are correct. Denver is averaging 1.1° above normal for the month (so not too bad) with the greatest warmer-than-normal temperature anomalies occurring in the mountains and across extreme southern Colorado through the fir
Denver Weather
Hot Weekend Ahead as Stretch of 90s Continues
Denver's hottest day of the year so far has been 90°, which has happened three times to date: June 10, 11, and today. After another day well into the 90s today for many metro area locations, temperatures will remain in the outlook for the next several days. This 'streak' will likely end Monday when we cool a bit, but this break may be short-lived. With the arrival of the 90s, I felt it time to review how many 90 degree days we typically see in Denver each year to put thin
Heatwave to Break Records in the Northwest U.S. this Weekend
A big western ridge will pump record-setting heat into the northwest United States this weekend, with highs expected to exceed 30° above normal for many locations Friday through the weekend. Heat Advisories, Red Flag Warnings, and Excessive Heat Warnings are posted up and down the west coast with the expected heat over the next several days. For Portland an Excessive Heat Warning goes into effect Friday afternoon through Saturday night, with forecast highs expected to reach 100° Saturday. The no
State of the Atmosphere
The State of the Atmosphere: Monday, June 22, 2015
A very typical mid to late June pattern in place across the state, and with that we've seen temperatures really climb in recent days. Denver International Airport finally recorded its first 90 degree day of the year last Friday, which is also the first time the city's been 90° or warmer since September 18, 2014. Officially DIA recorded a high of 92° on Sunday, though much of eastern Colorado saw highs top out in the mid to upper 90s. Despite quite a few parameters in place for storms (good CA
Rainfall Totals
Flooding Rains Ease, but Here Comes the Heat
Our drought-reducing progress will go on pause for a while as warmer and drier weather returns to the region. Temperatures over the next week will climb above normal levels for the state as high pressure builds in. The best precipitation chances over the next week look to be in the mountains, with very little over northeast Colorado and the Plains. Rainfall totals It’s been a heck of a run so far this this summer, however, and most of the monsoon season is still ahead of us. According to the la
Historic Heat and Fires Mark June 2012
Persistent weather pattern continues The National Weather Service confirmed today what many already suspected: June 2012 was the hottest on record for Denver. The average temperature for the month was 75 degrees, which is an impressive 7.6 degrees above normal. By the numbers... 17 The number of days Denver exceeded 90 degrees in June, tied for second most all time. 6 The number of days Denver reached the century mark, a new record for June 5 The number of consecutive days we saw 100+ deg