Interesting weather stories, myths, facts and pictures.

Colorado Blizzard – April 7th, 2005

On April 7th 2005, we were starting to get the first indications that there might be a significant Colorado blizzard heading towards Colorado Springs. Most of the time, these weather events are hit or miss in that they may or may not have that much of an impact on our location. We don’t actually live in Colorado Springs. We’re about 8 miles east in the town of Falcon and due to the geography, we fall in the “rain shadow” of Black Forest and the Palmer divide. This means any storms…
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Can It Be Too Cold to Snow?

too cold to snow

This could be a very technical discussion, so I will try and keep it simple. The answer to the question of can it be too cold to snow is no, but is gets increasingly difficult the colder it gets. Let’s familiarize ourselves with an important concept. Warm air can evaporate a lot more water than colder air. There is more water vapor present for producing precipitation in warm air than in cold air. When any air mass reaches the point where it can’t absorb any more vapor, it becomes saturated,…
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Large Hail Storm Hits Eastern Colorado

Colorado hail storm

What I saw this day was nothing I could have ever expected. A large hail storm ravaged the eastern plains of Colorado, producing and an eerie, cold, and vastly different landscape than the 80+ degree weather I left just 30 minutes earlier. As I headed east toward Ellicot, Colorado from Schriever Air Force Base, it didn’t look like I was driving into any ordinary storm. In fact, it looked more like a blizzard rather than a thunderstorm. Something you’d expect to see in December or January, but not in August….
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