State of the Atmosphere
The State of the Atmosphere: Sunday, January 17, 2016
Through the first half of January, 2016 Denver's mean temperature is running -2.6° F below normal. In fact, much of Colorado is running below normal for temperatures as well, with the general exception of the far eastern Plains. Nationally it's been a bit of a mixed bag for temperatures, but coming off a record-setting warm December for the United
Climate
March Ended Unusually Warm and Dry, Fitting the Long-term Pattern
March was Colorado's 6th warmest and 20th driest since 1895. Further, this year is on pace to be the 4th warmest for Colorado in 120 years. We'll need a good shift in the pattern over the rest of the year to change this. Last week we saw some good rain and snow for some across northern Colorado, and while our latest system this week brought much needed rain and snow to California it unfortunately missed Colorado by and large. The pattern has been an a
AO
March: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb?
The saying is probably more fitting for April based on Colorado's history. Then we'd have to shift "April showers bring May flowers" forward a month which is also more applicable. No, March didn't come in like a fierce lion. It was chilly with highs in the 20s, but the snow was very insignificant. I'd rate the start of the month as an adolescent on the lion scale. The month as a whole was really just a lamb. Only 6 snows for the month and not one of them over two inches. Considering March's
State of the Atmosphere
The State of the Atmosphere for Sunday, November 17, 2013
Warm and dry start to November for Denver It has been a dry first half of November for the Front Range. Through November 15th, Denver only recorded 0.03" of precipitation at Denver International Airport (DIA), where official records are kept. The average temperature through the first 15 days was 2.8 degrees above normal at 44.4 degrees. As we head into the second half of the month, there are some indications this pattern could start to change. We have talked a lot this fall about the persistent