Heavy snows last week have helped to dramatically cut back drought levels across central and western Colorado.
The snow is probably partly due to a developing El Nino, enhancing the southern branch of the U.S. Jet stream, and the pattern will likely continue into Spring. This is outstanding news for an area that has been drought-stricken.
In late Summer and Autumn, we were in the midst of a moderate La Niña, which is a cooling of surface waters off the north west coast of South America into the mid-Pacific.
The second oldest city-owned structure in Pueblo is now one of Colorado’s Most Endangered Places.
A new satellite from NOAA, GOES-17, will hopefully improve forecasting for the western United States and Pacific Ocean.
There’s a dancing Star Wars stormtrooper in town, and he’s promoting kindness and tax services.
Picture our topography here in Colorado. Tall mountain chain, Plains east. Winds usually come over these mountains, from west to east. Imagine a pool of cold air in the Plains, banked up against the mountains.
The Animal Clinic of Woodland Park is treating a Bald Eagle that arrived needing some help during President’s Day.
Weather of any kind, typically comes at us from repeated directions. In fact, most weather moves west to east.
Usually, these are terms in use by Meteorologists for decades, yet they’ve only recently become relevant on the News side of the business. Earlier we discussed the ‘Pineapple Express.’
Black Canyon of the Gunnison is located in western Colorado and is known for it’s sheer, steep and dark beauty.
Valentine’s Day might be all about chocolate, dates, and good/fuzzy feelings, but it’s also about hearts (and kidneys) and other donatable organs.
Just as there are other circulations like El Nino or La Nina, or the North Atlantic Oscillation, there are “moisture rivers”, sometimes referred to as “Atmospheric Rivers”.
What does a Red Flag Warning mean?
After last winter’s weak snow season, snow pack has returned to at or above average levels.