Colorado continues to have a reputation in some quarters as a bad-weather state. But anyone who lives here knows that's a gross exaggeration whether or not the state's 300-days-of-sunshine claim is a myth or not. More evidence comes via a new study by the folks at WalletHub to determine which citie ... More >>
Spring 2014 has seen a striking number of huge storms, as seen in this collection of spectacular Twitpics from May -- and yesterday was no exception. Eight tornadoes reportedly touched down, resulting in at least one relatively minor injury and plenty of incredible photos and videos. Look below to ... More >>
Longtime Denverites know that May snowstorms happen from time to time. But at least a couple drivers appear to have been taken by surprise in ways that made Mother's Day worse for more than just them. That's because two law-enforcement cruisers working roadside incidents were struck by out-of-contr ... More >>
A few short weeks ago, a hail storm hammered much of south Jeffco -- a freakish occurrence followed by the equally terrifying attack of the hail-storm-chasing roofers. Now it's your turn, west Denver metro. We've collected a slew of videos from the latest example of meteorological mayhem, including ... More >>
Tomorrow at 1 p.m., Mission Hills Church in Littleton will host a memorial service for Tim Samaras, his son Paul and his longtime partner Carl Young -- three storm chasers who dedicated their lives to documenting the sort of deadly weather from which most of us run. The three -- well known to viewer ... More >>
Each year, we're reminded that April is one of the snowiest months in Colorado, and each year, we're still surprised when lovely, temperate days are followed by big dumps o' white stuff like the one that slammed the state yesterday. A bad thing? Hell no. The gallery of photos below demonstrate the ... More >>
Today's snowfall has certainly been a pain from a commuting standpoint. But it's nothing special in the history of Denver weather (so far), especially considering how often the city is clobbered by spring storms. According to data shared by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, ten of ... More >>
Wild horse activists managed to block the complete removal of a small but hardy herd of mustangs in northwest Colorado this week. Bureau of Land Management officials contend that severe drought conditions require roundup and removal of the West Douglas herd, for its own well-being -- but opponents s ... 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 >>
Most of us here in Colorado can relate to the rush of skiing down a mountain of fresh powder. But that rush is nothing compared to the heart-stopping, breath-seizing thrill of entering a tornado's destructive vortex of violently rotating winds. But for the past eight years, that was the missi ... More >>
In the 2011 Best of Denver, Westword awarded Best Ski Pass Deal honors to Copper Mountain's $99 Snow Day Pass, a deal so sweet -- last year there were more than thirty eligible "Snow Days" at Copper, and $99 is less than the price of a single-day lift ticket at certain other Summit County res ... More >>
New Belgium Brewing releases its new winter seasonal, called Snow Day, today (and props to them for waiting until a part of the year when we can actually get snow to unveil a winter beer). Snow Day, a cross between a black IPA and a winter warmer, replaces 2 Below, New Belgium's previous, lon ... More >>
Wednesday, August 10, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Heymsfield.Why is snow so common at Denver International Airport? A new study led by Andrew Heymsfield, a cloud physicist at Boulder's National Center for Atmospheric Research, and published in the journal Science suggests that planes can inadvertently seed clouds under the right conditions, ... More >>
Videos below.Update: Finally, the Crystal fire in Larimer County is just about spent. According to the most recent feds' latest report, the containment level is at 95 percent, with some crews moving on and those that remain concentrating on mop-up. More good news: the number of homes destroy ... More >>
Photo by Forrest Miller, January 10, courtesy Copper Mountain"Do you have any idea what the street value of this mountain is?"If you'd bought Copper Mountain's Snow Day pass back when we first told you about it, you could have already had 15 powder days for the price of a single day lift tick ... More >>
When city planners first suggested building Denver International Airport at its present location, plenty of locals pointed out that the area is nicknamed "Tornado Alley" thanks to its proclivity for kicking up high winds and severe storms. Fortunately, no major tornadoes have struck the terminal he ... More >>
Our recent rash of severe weather included the funnel cloud seen in the video above, which seemed to hover directly over the State Capitol building yesterday. "Too bad it didn't touch down," writes the YouTuber who captured these images. "Could have been a crazy place for a tornado." True -- but ... More >>
Tonight's Pennywise and Pepper show at the Fillmore Auditorium, which was part of Jagermeister's Music Tour, has been postponed due to severe weather conditions west of Denver. The bands plan to reschedule the show and Live Nation will announce a new date as soon as the show is confirmed.
As soon as I heard that Joe Sakic had broken three fingers in a freak snowblower accident, I immediately flashed on all the other bizarre injuries suffered by Colorado athletes in recent years -- and I wasn't alone. The Rocky Mountain News' Dave Krieger -- who made our list of marquee talents the De ... More >>
That's one hellacious piercing, J.C. In May 2007, lightning struck the enormous Jesus statue atop the Mother Cabrini Shrine, damaging both arms and feet, as well as the supporting base. Earlier this year, repairs were completed, and a safer savior, complete with a lightning rod sticking out of his ... 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 >>
Verne Carlson hunts tornadoes.
TV forecasters have become the target of viewers who are feeling aggravated and paranoid after an exceptionally stormy winter.
Allen Iverson is The Answer to blizzard boredom.
Not quite cynical enough about weather forecasting? Then here's an item that should make you feel even more jaded. As he watched the snow falling this morning, a sharp-eyed reader thought of this article in the December 6 Denver Post. Headlined "Arrival of El Nio May Mean Dry Winter for Colorado," t ... More >>
From the bayou to Boulder, Michael Brown's had a heckuva year.
Denver Parks + Recreation
Xeriscaping can turn dry, brown yards into green retreats.
Celebrated and shunned, CSU's Bill Gray is taking heat in the global-warming debate.
A Real Horse's Ass
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The cold truth about forecasting
Storm Chasing Adventure Tours
There's hope after lightening stikes.
Skinner Middle School
Marty Coniglio, Channel 7
Out on the plains, water is Colorado's most liquid asset.
Even in the best of times, farmers and developers fight for Colorado's water. And this summer's drought is far from the best of times.
What do you get when greenhouse gases inspire greenhouse guesses? A heated argument--but not much scientific agreement.
An ex-oil wildcatter takes the plunge into publishing calendars.
Kansas farmers say their weather-modification program causes rain. Colorado farmers say it causes trouble.