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This week in weather: March 20, 2017

Happy First Day of Spring! As smoke spewed from the mouth of Sunshine Canyon yesterday, the extent of the wildfire threat become more obvious than ever. The fire ignited late Saturday night following what has been more than three weeks in Boulder without measurable precipitation. We have some good news…the week ahead should offer some reprieve for the extremely dry weather of late. In fact, we have a chance of precipitation in the forecast each and every day this week. We’re also tracking a potential spring storm late in the week. Continue reading for our complete weekly outlook including our thoughts on the potential for accumulating snow.

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This week in weather: December 26, 2016 [Abbreviated]

We hope you had a safe and festive holiday weekend!  Please excuse the brevity of this week’s forecast. Overall, we’re not expecting much in the way of interesting or impactful weather this week anyways. Dry and warm conditions will prevail through Friday, with snow potentially arriving for the weekend and into early next week. Read on for our short and sweet outlook covering the upcoming week.

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This week in weather: October 24, 2016

We’ve had quite an unbelievable stretch of weather the past several weeks. However, the bad news is that there hasn’t been any rain in a long time. In fact, Boulder County is once again under a fire ban. We really could use rain or snow, but this week will unfortunately not bring any respite from the dry spell. This first half of the week will focus on a weak shortwave and mountain snow, with the latter week featuring warmer weather and a potential cold front. Read on for our full forecast.

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This week in weather: October 17, 2016

Our recent warm stretch is more typical of mid-September than mid-October, but it’s really hard to complain. Under the influence of an expansive ridge of high pressure, temperatures have exceeded 80 degrees each of the last four days, with several close-calls for record highs in many Front Range cities. For the week ahead, we’ll see a brief cool down and spurts of Mountain snow, but revert to boring summer-like weather before the weekend. Continue reading for our complete outlook of the upcoming week.

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Looking ahead to October: Climatology and this year’s outlook

While the fire ban has been recently lifted in many Front Range counties, September did little to relieve the parched landscape with yet another month of well below normal precipitation. Will October offer up the soaking rain and mountain snow that we desperately need? Read on as we examine Boulder’s climatology and consider the current state of the atmosphere to give our outlook for the next month.

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This week in weather: September 12, 2016

After a warm final day to the weekend, one which Boulder set a record high at 92 degrees, this week is slated to turn much cooler starting this afternoon. Temperatures will be coolest on Tuesday with highs below seasonal norms and overnight lows falling Tuesday night likely into the lower 40’s on the Plains. This is all in response to a strong cold front pushing south from Wyoming. With the front also comes the chance of rain and storms but these look to be hit or miss through the week. Read on for the week’s forecast in its entirety!

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Hello Fall: A look back at August and ahead to September

Let us be the first to welcome you to fall! That’s right…summer is no more, at least to us weather folks. September 1st marks the beginning of meteorological autumn. Picture-perfect weather has been a mainstay throughout the summer, which is both good and bad. The monsoon plume has largely been confined to our south and west, keeping the Front Range relatively parched, leading to dry and at times, dangerous fire conditions. Will this trend continue into September? Read on as we examine Boulder’s climatology and consider the current state of the atmosphere to give our outlook for next month.

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This week in weather: August 29, 2016

The atmosphere over the last several weeks has been transient across the western United States, with frequent (but weak) systems always keeping us on our toes. We haven’t had an extended period of persistent weather in quite some time. That changes this week as a ridge builds in across the region, bringing a sense of consistency to the forecast once again. Be that as it may, the ridge won’t bring entirely dry and sunny weather. Read on for our full outlook of the week ahead.

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This week in weather: August 22, 2016

After a wet end to the previous week, the weekend started out cool and concluded warm with highs approaching 90 degrees over the Plains on Sunday. This week will begin with above normal temperatures, but a cold front moving in along with subtropical moisture will increase our threat of rain and storms through the middle of the week. Once again our weekly discussion is riddled with mentions of rain, but as always, the extent and intensity for any given location remains to be seen. Read on for the full week-ahead forecast.

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This week in weather: August 15, 2016

As we rapidly sprint towards the end of meteorological summer and the conclusion of Colorado’s wet season, the weather for the week ahead will not sway much from what we have come to expect. Chances of rain will be there, but not substantial. We’re also tracking yet another fall-like cool-down just in time for the weekend. Continue reading for our outlook for the upcoming week.

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This week in weather: August 8, 2016

Following four days of unseasonably cool temperatures, this week begins warm as moderately-moist southwest flow dominates the region. By mid-week, moisture associated with two tropical cyclones spreads into Colorado alongside a cold front from the north. With this, we’ll see storm chances increase and temperatures fall once again. Read on for our complete weekly outlook.

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This week in weather: August 1, 2016

The last seven days have been quite dry across Boulder and the Denver Metro. We have also seen swings in temperature from the 90’s to the 80’s with a few frontal systems. This first week of August will start off warm in the 90’s, with a transition to cooler weather by week’s end. Wait until you see how chilly we are forecasting for Friday! Thunderstorms will be possible each day, although our best shot appears to hold out until the end of the work-week. Read on for this week’s full forecast.

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This week in weather: July 25, 2016

Over the course of the last week, we’ve seen the beneficial summer rains spread across much of the Denver Metro area. The week ahead will see the plume of monsoon moisture shift westward, bringing a period of temporary drying to our region. Read on for all the details, including the extent of the heat and when we think the monsoon rains will ramp back up.

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