At 4:53 a.m., the National Weather Service listed the official temperature for Denver at -14. That figure obliterates the previous record low for this date (-3 in 1916) even as it makes its mark on recorded Denver weather history, which stretches back more than 130 years. How does today's low compa ... More >>
Denver blog posts like food for thought and thought for food. At our Cafe Society blog, Patricia Calhoun shares the opinion of a reader who thinks that pound for pound, Boulder is a better food city than Denver. Coyote Gulch confirms that National Weather Service models didn't accurately predict l ... More >>
As we noted in our post about two crashes into law-enforcement vehicles in 36 minutes last night, many Denverites seem surprised by May snowstorms, but they shouldn't be -- and here's photo-illustrated proof. Data from the National Weather Service as shared on the NWS site and ThorntonWeather.com sh ... More >>
When Denver's thermometer hit -15 on December 5, we thought it would stand as the coldest day of the season. But no: At 5:53 a.m., the National Weather Service recorded the official Denver temp at -16. This mark is the second chilliest February low in Denver this century. But how's it stack up with ... More >>
Update: At long last comes the announcement residents of Colorado Springs have been awaiting since June 23, when the Waldo Canyon fire flared to life. The blaze, which destroyed 346 homes and took the lives of Barbara and William Everett, age 73 and 74, respectively, is finally 100 percent containe ... More >>
The just-released review of the Lower North Fork Fire, which cost three lives and destroyed dozens of structures, is quite a thorough document given the short amount of time it took to produce. And while the report (on view below) is written dispassionately, it's plenty damning when it comes to the ... More >>
The Lower North Fork Fire has already resulted in two fatalities and remains uncontained at this writing -- and the conditions that have fueled it are clearly not lost on officials in other communities. Below, see information about newly announced fire bans in Boulder and Golden, as well as a releas ... More >>
Mike NelsonAs Jef Otte wrote, tomorrow is National Weatherman's Day. No really. Created for 18th-century weather observer John Jeffries, it honors "men and women who collectively provide Americans with the best weather, water, and climate forecasts and warning services of any nation," the Nat ... More >>
Next thing you know, Denver won't actually be a mile high. The current Men's Journal casts a shadow on Denver's claim to have 300 days of sunshine annually, pegging our sunny total at 245. Turns out, boosters are counting not days, but hours of the bright stuff. How many days of sunshine do ... More >>
"Dan, please stop joking on air that the new National Weather Service Station, located near the 12th tee at City Park Golf Course, is reporting 'hail-sized golf balls.' You're confusing our senior viewers!"
State of confusion. In it's continuing effort to fill pages with nonsensical items about the Democratic National Convention, the Rocky Mountain News published "Obama Speech Forecast Still a Little Foggy," in which National Weather Service forecaster Mike Baker confirmed that Barack Obama's August ... More >>
This past winter in Colorado was wet and wild. According to info compiled by the National Climatic Data Center, Telluride and Aspen set season-to-date snowfall records at the end of February, and even traditionally parched zones in southwestern Colorado collected over 150 percent of normal snow wate ... More >>
The cold truth about forecasting
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