PM Update
Thursday PM Update: Heavy Mountain Snow, Showers for the Plains on Friday
Our next weather maker arrives this afternoon to western Colorado and will eventually bring a chance of rain and show showers to eastern Colorado on Friday as well. Heavy mountain snow will be the main story with this system, as impacts east of the mountains look limited. For totals over the next 72 hours I like this map. Big question might be is if we see a snow burst Friday afternoon/evening deliver localized greater snow totals around the greater Denver area or not. As you can see, great
Colorado Weather
The State of the Atmosphere: Sunday, November 27, 2016
The transition to winter has been a slow one, and not surprisingly so. We're finally seeing cold showing up for the next 10+ days, focused initially across the western United States, but propagating eastward as well. A wintry pattern indeed, but whether that translates to snow for northeast Colorado remains to be seen. The teleconnections we often look to for insight into where any particular pattern is headed are pointing to a "troughy", chilly west to wrap up November and begin to December. H
PM Update
Thursday PM Update: Cooler for the Weekend, Good Mountain Snow
Temperatures are again running above average across eastern Colorado today as strong downsloping winds have helped drive afternoon highs into the upper 40s and lower 50s for many across the metro area. While the strongest winds were focused across the northern border and southeast Wyoming, winds across the Denver area were gusting as high as 45mph early this afternoon, with very strong winds in and along the Front Range foothills. The tight gradient across Colorado and strong winds were modeled
Mountain Snow
Snowpack Is Up But So Too is The Avalanche Danger
Colorado's snowpack seeing much needed boost Colorado's weather pattern has shifted to a much snowier and colder one than we had previously been experiencing. The negative is that this comes with an increased avalanche danger. The positive is that this comes with the good news of beneficial snowpack, which in many parts of the state is lacking. The recent heavy wet snow of the past week – more than two feet for many mountain ranges – fell onto a ha
Denver Forecast
Next System to Bring Mountain Snow; Rain and Snow Possible for the Plains, Denver
If you caught last week’s State of the Atmosphere you’ll recall we talked about the potential for at least one system impacting the state during the first week of November, and in general the potential for a cooler week. We also talked about how models are having a difficult time with medium range outlooks, which continues to be the case. That said, confidence has grown in that we will see at least some rain and possibly snow across portions of eastern Colorado come late Sunday and Monday. Syno
Denver Forecast
Spring System Spirals into Colorado
Strong spring system to slide overhead tonight, with dramatic changes to Colorado. However, one of the driest parts of the system will likely be over Denver with the dry slot as mentioned in a previous post . As of Saturday evening, the upper level storm system was swirling over northern Arizona. The direction is still on track to move northeast right over the northeastern plains a
Mountain Snow
Elevated Avalanche Danger for Colorado Mountains
Avalanche Watch in Effect for Northern Mountains Recent heavy snowfall in the Colorado mountains have elevated the avalanche threat and is already responsible for two deaths in February. The Colorado Department of Transportation has been doing avalanche mitigation work along many roadways to prevent a slide that could put drivers at risk. CDOT says it has been doing more mitigation work this season than it has in decades. Thanks to their efforts, no drivers have been injured as a result of a
Mountain Snow
Snow Piled High in the Colorado Mountains
If you've been following along on FreshyMap over the last week, you'll know that the mountains have been getting slammed with snow. Totals over the last week have range from about 1 to 4 feet, and after a lull Tuesday and Wednesday, the northern mountains could see even more snow to end this week. Responsible for one of the best couple of week's in years across the Colorado high country is what's often referred to as the "Pineapple Express", a batch of moisture with ori
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
Mountain Snow
Mountains to Get Very Healthy Dose of Snow, Meanwhile a Crapshoot for the Front Range
While January has been snowy as compared to normal for Denver and the Front Range, the mountains have lacked snowfall over the past couple of weeks. The last good snow in the high country being the weekend of January 12th. Meanwhile, Denver and the Front Range had a few cold fronts to drive up the above normal tally for the month. For the season, however, snowfall is still well below normal, very similar to last year. Even sections of the mountains are in need of snow. Here is the basin in
Mountain Snow
Wind and Snow a Treacherous Combination, but Lots of Powder for the High Country
It's been snowing very nicely in the high country over the last 24 hours, and with the northwest flow in full force well into the weekend the snow isn't looking to quit any time soon. Take a look at some of these 24 hours snow totals (yes, Utah is doing quite well as well). Steamboat resort is leading the pack with more snow in the forecast through Sunday. The winds responsible for the snow will also cause some travel headaches if you plan to head west tonight and Saturday. A High Wind Warnin