With more than 9,000 feet of elevation change across Boulder County, the variation in weather can be drastic. Using the hand-picked webcams on our site, you can visualize these differences whenever you like, as long as the sun is up. We briefly discuss how to access them and some potential applications for you weather enthusiasts out there!

We just wanted to draw your attention to the collection of live, high-definition webcams available on our site. To access them, look up to the black Navigation Bar at the top of any page.  Hover over the Weather tab, and select Webcams. It’s that easy!

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As of now, there are twelve cameras spread out across the county, plus a few in adjacent areas (like downtown Denver and RMNP). A map of our webcam locations in Boulder County is shown below.

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Having one-stop access to webcams at varying elevations can be beneficial to weather forecasters, observers, and enthusiasts alike! In the winter, webcams can be used to verify which locations/elevations are seeing snow, and those that are all rain. We can also use them to gauge instability. For example, in July, if cumulus clouds are already forming over the Continental Divide by 9 am, the entire region is in for a stormy afternoon. And specifically this time of year, the changing color of the aspens can be monitored county-wide, helping you to plan your trip to the High County for optimal viewing.

Let us know in the comments if there is a specific webcam you would like to see added. As long as it is high definition, we will definitely consider it!

NOTE: All of the webcams are maintained and hosted by third-parties. An official BoulderCAST webcam, which will be co-located with our weather station, is “coming soon. “

Ben Castellani

Ben grew up in western Pennsylvania and holds both a bachelor's and a master's degree in meteorology. He currently works on a programming language tailored for scientists at Harris Geospatial Solutions in Boulder.

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