Weather can change within an instant. One second it's bright and sunny outside, and five minutes later clouds cover the sky as the temperature drops and it starts to pour. Scenarios like this happen all the time and are especially frequent during the spring and summertime across the Centennial State.
Triple-digit heat has arrived on the Western Slope right on schedule. Either the July monsoons will help cool us off or they'll skirt the area without providing much relief. We're extra thankful for the heavy snows this past winter that have the lakes and rivers at healthy levels so far this season.
June 22, 2023, brought some pretty crazy weather just south of the Denver metro area. Golf ball-sized hail piled up along C-470, and several people reported storm damage over the course of the afternoon as a tornado barreled through Highlands Ranch.
As a former member of the group One Direction was about to take the stage at a concert at Red Rocks in Colorado, a freak hail storm developed that injured nearly 100. Raw video shared shows the moment when concertgoers were forced to flee for their lives.
Wednesday was a stormy day in Colorado especially in the plains east of Denver. Storms in that area produced something you'll rarely see - twin tornadoes that were spotted churning up a field in Washington County as captured on video by a storm chaser.
Vaisala U.S. National Lightning Detection Network recently released its annual lightning report. This annual analysis provides detailed statistics, highlights, and an in-depth look at overall lightning events that occur across the country each year.
The Colorado weather seems to be stuck in a bad 'loop:' Rain, storms, rain, storms. Things are going to get "worse" before they get better. Though having to know your Latin isn't important, it does come into play regarding Colorado's current pattern.
In Colorado, we tend to think of Monsoon Season as that part of summer when we can expect thunderstorms on a daily basis. Does Colorado really experience a "Monsoon Season," and if so, when, for how long, and how big of an impact does it have on the state?