Colorado Climate Center

5:00am

Thu February 12, 2015
Weather Nerding

Did Your Corner Of Colorado Break A Warm Winter Record?

Temperature departures from normal in Colorado from January 25 through February 8.
Colorado Climate Center

This winter in Colorado, we're not just getting record-breaking warm days. We're getting record-breaking weeks.

According to an analysis from the Colorado state climatologist's office, a two-week period from late January to early February has smashed through many long-term records.

Daily temperature records get broken all the time, but a longer period of record-breaking warmth is more unprecedented. Four Colorado towns with long-term weather stations – Akron, Dillon, Fort Collins, and Steamboat Springs – have experienced their warmest two-week period on record for the period from Jan. 25 through Feb. 8.

Fort Collins temperature records go back 127 years. For Denver, whose temperature records go back 144 years, the average temperatures for those two weeks are the fourth warmest on record.

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5:00am

Wed November 26, 2014
Weather Nerding

Snowpack So Far: Good News For Northern Colorado, Less In South

Precipitation over Colorado, Utah and Wyoming as a percentage of normal.
Colorado Climate Center

After a slow start this fall, snowpack in Colorado's northern mountains has made up some ground with winter storms.

Wendy Ryan, the assistant state climatologist, said the snowpack is uneven across the mountains.

"The northern basins are at or above average and then the further south you get they are doing a little bit worse," she said "It's really the southwestern part of the state that's doing the worst."

The San Juan Basin, for example, is at 78 percent of normal, but the Upper Colorado basin is at 109 percent of normal.

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10:15am

Thu October 2, 2014
Agriculture

Cold Snaps Bookend Shortest Front Range Growing Season In 30 Years

Front Range farmers are attuned to how quickly weather can change. Fort Collins this year saw the earliest freeze since 1974.
Luke Runyon KUNC and Harvest Public Media

5:00am

Sat August 30, 2014
Weather Nerding

Rainy Colorado Summer Likely To Turn Into Wet Autumn

The last 90 days of rainfall as a percent of normal shows parts of Northern and Eastern Colorado have been getting more rain than usual.
Credit National Weather Service

6:00am

Tue February 4, 2014
Agriculture

After Years Of Wild Weather, What Will 2014 Bring?

Still plenty of uncertainty about the 2014 planting season, though the latest drought outlook paints a bleak picture for sections of the Great Plains.
Credit Climate Prediction Center / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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