Storm Update
Thursday Storm Update
Spring in Colorado, I'll tell you what. In case there was any question, our storm system we've been tracking all week has arrived, and has arrived in earnest. Heavy snow has been reported up and down the Front Range from northern Colorado Springs clear into southeast Wyoming. The Front Range foothills continue to get hit the hardest, but pockets of heavy snow have moved through Denver as well, with some decent accumulation along the Palmer Divide
Colorado Weather
Wednesday Storm Update: HEAVY Late Season Snow for Some
Thur 10:50am: Find an interactive map of snowfall totals as they come in here . -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We continue to watch ingredients come together for a potent spring storm, set to deliver heavy rain, snow, and severe weather to Colorado from Wednesday afternoon through Friday. This will be a cold system for this time of year, with the potential to even see some sn
Denver Forecast
Say It Ain't Snow! Next Storm Could Pack Wintry Punch
My house was hot last night. Like, July can't-get-a-breeze-through-the-open-windows hot. We topped out at 84°F yesterday at our station in Denver, a temperature more akin to mid summer than mid May – Denver's average high this time of year is 72°F. Yet, big (chilly) changes are on the way once more, in case anyone was getting too comfortable with the idea of summer. Our next storm system, which will begin impacting the area on Wednesday, is showing the potential to deliver another round of la
Snowfall Forecast
Forecast Update: A Blast of Winter
Well, leave it to the last weekend in April to dig us out of our least snowy season on record? Perhaps. We'll need 2.0" at Denver International Airport to best minimum snowfall season record holder of 21.3" set in 1888-89. The National Weather Service in Boulder has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Denver, calling for 6 - 12" of snow for the city. This would certainly get the job done at DIA. The Warning goes into effect at 6pm this evening and extends through 6pm Saturday. As with our update
Snowfall Forecast
Thursday PM Update: Warm Before The Storm
Temperatures have warmed into the mid 70s in Denver this afternoon ahead of a potent storm system set to arrive overnight Thursday into Friday. A Red Flag Warning is in effect through 6pm for most of eastern Colorado, where fire danger remains high under dry conditions and gusty winds: A Blizzard Watch has been issued for the Palmer Divide and areas east/southeast of Denver. This watch goes into effect late Thursday night and extends through Friday morning. This will be
Snowfall Forecast
Late Week Storm Update and Initial Snowfall Forecast
The storm system we've been tracking as part of a larger shift in the stubborn weather pattern that has kept us high and dry for so many weeks continues to take shape today. The large trough is set to move into the west coast today, then track across Arizona late tonight and Thursday, before eventually moving into the Four Corners and southern Colorado Thursday evening. The animation below shows this progression. Look for the areas of blue originating over southern California, then becoming mor
PM Update
Moisture-Laden Spring Storm Takes Aim, but Will It Deliver?
The last weeks have been very warm and dry along the Front Range and eastern plains. Our Feb - April outlook issued in January painted a wetter-than-normal forecast for Colorado, including the eastern plains. To date, that outlook has clearly been at odds with reality. However, we've also been saying since January we expect our time to come sometime in the March/April time period. It's important to rememb
Storm Update
Storm Update and Weekend Outlook
It's been a wet and chilly day all across the state with some areas seeing heavy snow, others seeing most a rain/snow mix, and still others seeing mostly rain. Overall we're happy with how the forecast has worked out so far, the exception being downtown where we really didn't need to bump totals up yesterday. Snow didn't start in earnest in Denver until about 8 or 9am this morning, and while it's been snowing ever since, it's just been too warm in combination with the high late-April sun for an
Snowfall Forecast
Thursday PM Update: Rain and Snow Set to Bring Wintry End to April
Our storm system remains on track to bring plentiful moisture to Colorado over the next several days, with a good chance for snow for many of us as well. While we've seen some rain and snow already this morning across much of the region, our main weather maker for the next several days remains southwest of Colorado at this time, with widespread rain and snow holding off until Thursday night and Friday for northeast Colorado. This Low (storm system) will eventually track into the Four Corners
Snowfall Totals
Spring Storm Delivers Feet of Snow, Great Moisture to Colorado
Mapping northeast Colorado's rain and snow from weekend storm The forecast remains unsettled through Tuesday as our slow-moving system will take its time exiting. The central and southern mountains may see an additional 5 - 10" of snow tonight, but any rain and snow across lower elevations to the east will generally be light. With that, the biggest impacts from this system for us are likely done now, with impressive snow to
Snowfall Forecast
Winter Storm Warning Goes into Effect Early Saturday; A Few Changes to Snowfall Forecast And Latest Discussion
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Saturday, April 16, 10:00am: For latest snowfall totals and other resources associated with this ongoing spring storm, please visit our Spring Storm Reports and Resources page. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Previous discussion... We knew that this system would remain a challenge right up to the end, and
Severe Weather
Today's Severe Weather Outlook Ahead of Weekend Rain, Snow
Looking for our latest snowfall forecast? Here's our discussion from yesterday: In the Weekend Battle of Rain vs Snow, Snow Likely Wins in Many Locations , another update will be out this afternoon. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- While heavy snow and rain will likely be the main concern with this weekend's system, we also hav
Snowfall Forecast
In the Weekend Battle of Rain vs Snow, Snow Likely Wins in Many Locations
So many ingredients have come together to make this weekend's storm a significant one in terms of how much moisture will fall. The Front Range has been consistently projected to receive 1.5" to 3" of total water by Monday when the storm slowly winds down. It has become increasingly clear that the majority of that water will fall as a heavy, slushy snow over the greater metro area and portions of the eastern plains. What remains to be seen at this point is where does the system ultimately stall
PM Update
Wednesday PM Update: Tracking Potential for Significant Spring Storm this Weekend
There's really not a whole lot of change in how things look today as compared to our update yesterday . The GFS (American model) continues to wobble with temperatures (currently showing little snow at lower elevations), and the EURO continues to hammer northeast Colorado with a big-time April snowstorm. It's still too early to say exactly how things are going to line up for any given location, especially at lower elevatio
Flooding
Why the Dreaded Dry Slot May Not be Such a Bad Thing This Time Around
All week we have been talking about the different possible tracks this weekend's storm could take. A more southern route would mean an absolute soaking for the Front Range, while a more northern route would mean more downsloping and less precipitation for western portions of eastern Colorado, or dry slotting. Update on storm track Last night we discussed that most of the models were coming into better agreement, and that the favored track appeared to be a more northern one. Several more model r
Denver Forecast
Weekend System Stays Strong, but Favors Northerly Track
This weekend's storm system remains impressive and model trends are beginning to become consistent. This consistency will continue to improve now that the center of the system is moving onshore the Pacific Northwest. There are a few changes since our last post. First, the models are more consistent with a northern track and that results in various changes for our area. All three big global models have similar locations for the center of the system by Sunday. Notice the ECM is strongest, but t