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This week in weather: June 26, 2017

While our forecast for the week ahead contains the chance of rain each and every day, we do believe that many locations won’t see a drop of rain at all this week. The roller-coaster ride of temperatures is the bigger story here.

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Possible hail Thursday & the cool weekend ahead

After record-setting heat the last two days, the first wave of cooler air arrives early this afternoon. Then, an actual cold front is set to move in later tonight. Before that however, we’ll have to survive a few hail-producing severe storms this afternoon.

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SOLSTICE ONLY: Celebrate summer with our biggest Premium discount ever!

For today only, in celebration of the first day of summer, use the promo code SUMMER to receive 40% off an annual subscription to BoulderCAST Premium, our biggest discount ever!

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DayCAST: Tue 06/20/17

It’s going to be a hot next couple of days with only limited chances for rain. It’s only fitting for the official beginning of summer! Continue reading for our complete forecast!

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This week in weather: June 12, 2017

Our weather this week will be typical for mid-June. The initial focus will be the threat of severe thunderstorms Monday afternoon and evening, with tornadoes a viable concern. This will be followed by sunny and warm weather the rest of the week. High Country conditions will be exceptional this week, too.

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A BIG warm-up is headed our way

Ideal atmospheric conditions will combine to produce the first heat wave of the year for the Front Range! How hot will it get and when will we cool off? Read on to find out.

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Congrats to the winners of our Late-Season Snow Contest!

Thanks to those of you whom participated in our Late-Season Snow Contest.  The goal of the competition was to predict the amount of snow that would accumulate in Boulder from April 12 to May 31, 2017. In this post we review the entries, discuss the snow storms that occurred during that seven-week window, and announce the winners!

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A recap of the lackluster 2016-2017 winter season

This past winter was an under-performer in many regards. From the record-breaking late-start to the snow season, to the rain storms of March and April, it was NOT great year for powder across the lower elevations! Continue reading as we review a season of disappointment and crunch the numbers to see how well our snowfall forecasts verified throughout the Denver Metro area across the entire winter season.

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This week in weather: May 30, 2017 [Abbreviated]

We hope that you enjoyed the long weekend as much as we did. The shortened work-week ahead will see the threat of disorganized afternoon showers and storms each day…some more than others. Additionally, these same storms could be a damper on your plans for the upcoming weekend. Continue reading for our full weather outlook for the next five days.

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Soggy May will remain so through the holiday weekend

May 2017 has already cracked the top 10 for wettest Mays on record in Boulder. Unfortunately, this trend looks to continue right until the end of the month. Read on for the soggy details as we provide our complete forecast for Memorial Day weekend.

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Thursday Morning Update: Historic storm still on track

We provide an updated forecast for the powerful spring storm currently impacting the region. Slightly colder temperatures have bumped up our snowfall forecasts in some locations. Read on for details.

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Storm Update: Yes Denver, it’s going to snow! In the Foothills…

The next few days will solidify the rest of the country’s belief that our weather here is pure insanity. We provide an update on what is shaping-up to be an historic late-season winter storm for the Front Range Foothills. The potential for accumulating snow across the lower elevations is much more uncertain at this time. Read on for the latest details…

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Why is Colorado one of the most deadly states for lightning?

A woman and her horse were killed earlier this month when lightning stuck in a forest along the Palmer Divide south of Denver. This was the first death directly attributed to lightning in the United States in 2017. Lightning is a staple of summer in Colorado, which by the way, is just five weeks away! Almost every day, monsoon moisture boils up into dark early afternoon clouds, some of which produce deadly cloud-to-ground lightning. We briefly review a few statistics and remind you that Colorado is ranked near the top of the list for lightning-related fatalities for a reason.

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