Long-range forecast
Colorado's Long-Range Forecast Update: A Look at Spring and Ahead to Summer
After such an amazing finish to February and start to March , a lot of folks are wondering if the wintry stretch is going to continue for the spring. Well, if you've been reading this site since late summer/fall, you know our thoughts already. Yes, we will likely remain active. However, during the next several days to a week we are going to get a significant break from the winter weather. Warmer and drier weather w
El Niño
What a Strengthening MJO Could Mean for Colorado and the Southwest this May
We talk about a variety of atmospheric oscillations that govern our weather, but haven't yet talked about one of the most important ones: The Madden-Julian Oscillation or MJO. Simply put, the MJO deals with thunderstorm development (convection) in the tropics over the western Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean. It usually cycles about every 30 to 60 days, is most active during weak La Niña or La Nada (neither El Niño or La Niña) events, or du