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 »

A Return of the Monsoon for August? La Niña Check, Winter Analogs, and That Pesky PDO

In a good year, August can be one of the wetter months of the year for many of us in Colorado. Right on schedule, we've had »

Updated JAMSTEC Model and Beyond El Niño

JAMSTEC Update It has been a while since we have chatted about the JAMSTEC model and its forecast for the next several months. There is a »

Winter Forecast Update: Analogs and Models

I am not going to spend much time on the main drivers with this update. We have talked about them at length in previous posts, and I think you pretty much know what they are. We've »

El Niño Update and CPC Constructed Analog Forecast

It's time for an update on our long-range outlook which now takes us through winter and on into spring. We'll tackle our thoughts around this upcoming »

A Closer look at What El Niño Means for Rain and Snow in Colorado

There has been a great deal of interest in El Niño recently, following multiple authoritative statements that it is on track to be "a significant event". This conjures up memories of 1997, which was a significant »

Subtle Differences to Previous El Niños Key to Winter Forecast, And Why the PDO Matters

There are a lot of comparisons to the El Niño of 1997 taking place right now, and while certainly an analog to this year, there are some differences to keep an eye on before jumping head-first »