State of the Atmosphere
The State of the Atmosphere: Monday, June 1, 2020
100 degree heat returns to Colorado this week Hot weather, potentially record-setting, arrives across Colorado the first week of June. The heat is not only for Colorado but for much of the region. This won't be the first 100s of the year. The last weekend of May brought 100-degree heat to Lamar, CO. As we look across the region for the next week we see all of the following stations featuring double digit above average temperatures each day at this early June heat takes hold: And, of those th
Record Heat
Denver's first 90 degree day came with record heat across Colorado
Tuesday set a number of records across the state for heat, including Denver. Denver not only hit 90 degrees for the first time this year, but also set a record high set of 92°F. The previous record was 90°F set back in 2009. Denver was not the only site to set a record Tuesday. Across Colorado, more than a dozen stations report record highs as of Tuesday afternoon (some stations will not report their record until Wednesday). Of those, new records for Colorado Springs and the Air Force Academ
Record Heat
Denver Sets New Record High for September
The temperature at Denver International Airport reached 100 degrees on Monday, setting a new record high for both the date and for the month of September. This was the second time this summer Denver hit the century mark, also breaking 100 degrees back on July 19th. Temperatures cool today, if only briefly. Highs in Denver will be in the mid 80s Tuesday before warming back into the 90s Wednesday and Thursday. The good news, looking at the hourly planner below, is the daily storm chances increas
Record Heat
A Look Ahead as Record Warmth Continues Across Eastern Colorado
Just after noon today we were sitting in the mid 70s across the greater Denver area. The record for the date is 70°F for Denver, which we've already bested by 3° officially at Denver International Airport this afternoon. So, is winter over? The good news is, it's certainly not over in the high country. Statewide snowpack is currently running at 144% of normal (the blue line below) which FAR outpaces any recent year (including the relatively go
Record Heat
Quick Chance for Rain and Snow in Wake of Record Warmth
Yesterday's high of 80° degrees at Denver International Airport not only smashed the old record high for the date of 71° set back in 1951, but also established a new record high temperature for the month of February! It was WARM out there, with temperatures Friday all across eastern Colorado more commonly found in June, not February. Today we'll cool things down a bit, but highs will once more be above average. Temperatures across the Denver area this morning were in the low 50s, with highs e
Chinook Wind
Heavy Snow, Record Heat, and High Winds Make for Wild Thursday in Colorado
It was one of those classic Colorado days on Thursday where winter and summer were separated by just a few hundred miles. As record high temperatures were set all across the eastern Plains, heavy mountain snow and strong winds produced hazardous winter travel conditions in the mountains. Denver International Airport recorded a record high of 73° F Thursday, breaking the old record for the date of 71° set in 1930. There were many other record highs broken across the state on Thursday as well, a
Colorado Weather
Record-Setting Heat Ahead?
It wouldn't be winter along the Front Range without an extended period of freakishly warm weather, now would it. That's exactly what we're facing right now, and quite frankly, it's not looking to break any time soon. So, while February 2016 will end with well above normal snowfall, without some serious shifts in the coming days, the month as a whole will likely end overwhelmingly warm and dry. In so many ways we've actually made out quite lucky this winter across eastern Colorado. As we explai