Colorado Weather


Sat November 15, 2014
Garden Report

Protecting Perennials After A Cold Front

Abrupt cold fronts can pose a danger to trees and perennials.
Credit Keith / Flickr - Creative Commons

A drop in temperature by 60 degrees in just a few days may be damaging to perennials, shrubs and trees. There isn’t a thing we can do about the cold front that came through the Front Range this past week, but there are some things we can do to minimize the potential plant damage.

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Mon November 10, 2014
Weather Nerding

Winter Shoves Colorado's Mild Fall Away With An Arctic Blast

A map from the National Weather Service in Boulder shows how cold air will spread down into Colorado over the next few days.
National Weather Service

Winter is no longer coming. It's here.

A blast of cold air from the north was pushing through Northern Colorado on Monday, causing temperatures to drop 20 degrees over the course of an hour. The bitter cold is supposed to stick around the state for the next week, with high temperatures staying below freezing through the weekend.

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Tue October 28, 2014
Weather Nerding

Colorado's Snow Outlook? For Now, Normal With A Tip Of The Hat To Dry

U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Services measure Colorado snowpack in January 2014.

It's been a dry October, but the outlook for Colorado winter precipitation mostly sits right around normal. That's the projection made by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientist Klaus Wolter for the 2014-2015 winter season.

"Near-normal seems to be the keyword," he said. "With maybe a small tip of the hat towards a bit drier than normal."

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Thu October 2, 2014

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


Mon September 29, 2014
Weather Nerding

Climate Change Unlikely To Have Caused 2013 Colorado Floods

A car on a flooded road in Boulder during the 2013 September floods.
Dan Greenwood KUNC

After the extreme rains of 2013 hit Colorado, scientists wanted to know if the intense weather event was linked to climate change. After a year's worth of research, they have concluded that the unusual rain event was not made more likely or worsened by human-caused climate change.

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