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May 6, 2013 - Finally got a blog put together from last week's winter storm. May has remained quiet. Depending on who you listen to (i.e., many of the chasers out there), we may have a shot at some weather in the next couple of days but after that, things look pretty quiet for at least the next 10-15 days. Hopefully, Spring has finally arrived and severe weather, soon to follow.
April 26, 2013 - Had a nice little winter storm pass through the area earlier this week. A quick write-up on it can be found on my blog. As for the next few days, warm weather as we hit the mid-70's by Monday. Maybe another shot of winter next week well. As for the severe wx, maybe OK and TX today but not much of anything else in the near future.
April 18, 2013 - Didn't make it to the big shows out in the central and southern plains this past week but rather, spent time locally in the biggest winter storm of the season in our area. The three day event yielded a whopping 18" of snow! Full write-up on my blog. A quiet couple of days before some more winter graces us early next week. Farther out, we warm into the 70's by later next week.
April 11, 2013 - The past few days have been eventful in the weather arena. A very large system rolled onto the mainland from the west coast early in the week, bringing with it a promise of severe weather and epic snowfalls. After a few days of 70F temps, all four seasons got represented here in northeast Colorado. It started with wind, hail, rain, and landspout tornadoes. It ended with snow and blizzards. Unfortunately, forecasted snowfalls were way overestimated. The cold air wasn't. Winter 2013 continues. Full write-up on the blog page. Quiet weather pattern setting up for the foreseeable future with warmer temps on the way.
March 24, 2013 - It's been a somewhat eventful last couple of weeks. The first wildland fire of the season broke out near Horsetooth Reservoir (just west of Ft. Collins, CO). Named the Galena Fire, this human-caused fire began 9 days ago and burned nearly 1,400 acres before being declared 100% contained on March 20. We have also seen a couple of winter storms pass through the area - full writeups are on the blog. Temps remain unseasonably cool. We may warm to near 60F by this coming weekend with a slight chance of rain as well.
March 12, 2013 - A surprise snow storm as a cold front that was supposed to miss northeast Colorado last night, backed west about 40 miles thanks to some northeasterly (upslope) winds. Ended up with about 1.5" of snow but more amazing than that, the major roads were in worst shape after this event than the previous one. Numerous slide-offs reported. Going to warm up by the end of this week and long range models are not giving any hint of significant weather on the horizon. 70's are a real possibility by Friday.
March 10, 2013 - After being played up for nearly a week in advance, the winter storm that came through yesterday turned out to be a big dud for us folks here in northern Colorado. Did a little write-up on it nonetheless over on my blog. Looks like an uneventful week or two coming up.
March 1, 2013 - Ah, March. The beginning of meteorological spring, when all eyes turn to the skies in search of that first hint of severe weather. Since my last update, we saw some action in the weather world. After having no winter season to speak of through most of February, the last week brought a little excitement. Particularly, the storm that hit us on 2/23 and 2/24. Did a write-up on those late February winter storms that you can find on my blog. The storms that hit us went on to greatly impact portions of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas as many areas saw record snowfall and blizzard conditions.
So, March came in like a lamb and for the next few days, appears to remain that way as we begin our wild swings in temperatures that occur this time of year.
February 1, 2013 - The beginning of a new month and not much to say about last month. A few snow showers here and there but certainly nothing to write home about (much like the same time period last year). The southern states fired up last week with severe weather and numerous reports of damage including an EF3 tornado in Georgia. The most exciting thing around here will be tomorrow morning and the infamous Punxsutawney Phil's forecasting prowess as to how much winter we have left.
As to our weather around here, we head upward toward highs in the mid- to upper-50's by the middle of next week. No moisture in the foreseeable future.
Happy New Year!
January 1, 2013 - 2012 went out with a whimper as far as weather goes. The Fiscal Cliff continued to make headlines as our government officials went into early this morning and late this evening to come up with something they could all agree on. Updated my blog with reports from the two most recent winter storms. Severe weather within my home area during 2012 was dismal to say the least and no formal chases were made. I continued to add content to my web site and making changes in formats etc.
2013 is starting with neutral weather pattern (neither El Nino nor La Nina). Like last year, as of this post, the long range weather models show absolutely nothing of interest for the next 10 or more days. I am hopeful the weather will be more active this year. As always, I plan to be out documenting the weather as often as possible.
Purchasing new equipment is on my list of things to do this year. As always, I will live stream when I am out.
So, a toast to 2013 and what it has to bring. Hope everyone has a happy and safe 2013!