Storm Recap: The biggest snow of the year in Boulder, cold air set to linger

Just as forecast, the overhead jet stream delivered heavy banded snowfall to the Boulder area Monday evening. We review the evolution of the storm and discuss the snow totals from across the region.

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This week in weather, abbreviated: February 20, 2018

In the wake of last night’s snow, we start out the shortened work week on the nippy side with an Arctic airmass entrenched across the Front Range. Temperatures may not get above freezing until Friday. We are also watching three (yes three!) more chances for snow this week, especially on Friday, with the approach of another potent trough.

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Boulder area, more so than Denver, favored for heavy snow Monday into Tuesday (Updates)

Happy President’s Day! A winter storm is impacting northern Colorado with snow and much colder temperatures today through Wednesday. Models are latching onto a track the will produce a sharp gradient in snow amounts across the Denver Metro area. Read on for our full forecast.

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Weekend Outlook: Windy & warm, then snow for President’s Day

Our forecast for the holiday weekend covers two separate wind storms, very warm weather across the Plains, and President’s Day snowfall.

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Why has there been so much freezing drizzle this winter?

This winter has slowly become the “Winter of Freezing Drizzle” for the Front Range. Many of you have reached out to us wondering why there has been so many occurrences this year in particular. In short, the finger can be pointed at La Niña. However, the true answer is a little more complex.

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This week in weather: February 12, 2018

We’re tracking two wintry systems for the week ahead. The first one will mainly impact the higher elevations on Monday. The second one is scheduled to arrive on Thursday with perhaps better chances for snow across the Denver Metro area. Read on as we detail for the forecast for the next five days.

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Storm Snow Totals: February 9-10, 2018

Saturday’s snow storm amounted to 5.7″ in Boulder and 2.2″ in Denver.

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Forecast update: Tricky temps today, freezing fog tonight, light snow Saturday

A mix bag of wintry weather will be present across the Metro area through Saturday evening. Read on as we discuss how things will play out and provide our snowfall forecast for Saturday.

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The GOES-16 weather satellite had a spectacular first year in orbit!

The GOES-16 weather satellite launched on November 19, 2016 and began collecting revolutionary data with a higher temporal, spatial, and spectral resolution than ever before. From the raging wildfires in Montana, to a close-up on the eye of Hurricane Maria, GOES-16 has captured truly awe-inspiring results in 2017. What do you think?

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Recent slew of storms barely helping dismal snowpack; more snow Saturday

Beginning last Friday, snowfall has been falling intermittently across the Mountains of Colorado resulting from several shortwaves and pockets of moisture hanging out in the northwest flow. The most recent pulse which occurred from Monday morning into Tuesday afternoon generated snow totals of 7 to 15″ across much of the High Country. For the first time this winter, skiing was actually decent on Tuesday! Despite this, snowpack remains disconcertingly low statewide. We check-in on the status of our snowpack and provide our thoughts on another system eyeing the Front Range this weekend.

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This week in weather: February 5, 2018

Premium Storm Update (Mon Feb 5 at 1:30 PM) Ensembles are out to lunch for tonight’s snow! We provide a brief storm update along with a discussion on why the ensemble model runs are worthless for this particular wintry event. READ NOW

This week will see rain changing to snow Monday evening. We have included our official snowfall forecast map. We’ll then see a significant warming trend through the rest of the week as a lee trough develops, with the potential for more snowfall during the upcoming weekend.

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Arctic airmass clears by afternoon, more rain/snow tomorrow

Yet another shallow Arctic front has backed into the Metro area this morning, with light snow and freezing drizzle now falling across the region. We detail the weather for the next 48 hours, including the chance of more wintry weather Monday night.

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CONTEST: Predict Our Snowfall for the Next Three Months!

*Contest entries are now closed* 

What is the outlook for snowfall in the next three months? You tell us! We provide a brief overview of the climatology, long-range model forecasts, and La Niña for the next three calendar months. We then ask for YOUR long-range forecast for snowfall in Boulder. Prizes include Amazon gift cards, BoulderCAST T-Shirts, and Premium subscriptions. Enter now!

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