End of the blog

9AM MST, Saturday, January 8, 2022

I’ll get to the weather in a moment, but I first want to announce that when my subscription for WordPress (host to this blog) is up for renewal on January 16th, I won’t be renewing. I’ve been doing these blogs for 20 years, first as an email list, then through this site. This blog has never been a paid job for me. I don’t regret that at all because I love the weather and sharing my knowledge of it. I am also honored by the hundreds who follow the blog and the praise I have received from many of you. Thank you!

Because of the popularity of this site, I have felt compelled to write blogs while I was away on vacation to answer questions about pending storms. Again, I have absolutely no regrets doing that, but I don’t want to do it any more. I am now retired from my main job and I am exploring new opportunities in meteorology and climate science. It seems like a good time to let go of the blog.

The weather

Some colder and unsettled weather will be moving through the region today. It appears there will be little or no precipitation for most of the Front Range lower foothills and plains. The exception may be south of Denver where there may be an inch or two of snow (including Colorado Springs). Some minor snow accumulation is probable higher up too, around Nederland and Eisenhower Tunnel. Dry and relatively mild weather are likely to return for Monday-Wednesday, and maybe the whole week.

28 thoughts on “End of the blog

  1. kaye howe

    Thanks for all your good service to us all. Much, much appreciated. Best to you in the years ahead. We’ll miss you.

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  2. manofissachar

    Thank you, Matt, for the 20 years of service to our community! We appreciate you and the regular “heads up” regarding local weather. I (and we, your readers) appreciate you and wish you all the best in your future endeavors/retirement! Appreciatively, Carl Whitehurst

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  3. Susan Foster

    Thank you so much for all you have shared with us, Matt! I have learned so much! Congratulations on your retirement. I know that you will not rest, but will enjoy pursuing your interests in promoting understanding of weather and climate even more!

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  4. Darryl Dargitz

    Matt, a sincere thanks for giving all of us your insights & interpretations of the weather that moves through Boulder. Although we’ve not met, I’ve a background in meteorology with the Air Force for 26 yrs, and appreciate how you’ve served our community. I’m thinking I’ve passed on to a dozen people your succinct & useful forecasts. Best wishes in your future endeavors. It’ll be fun to hear what you’re doing in 3 months, if at all possible.

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  5. Debra MacKillop

    Thank you, and have a great retirement and new opportunities to explore. Good health, and again thank you. I’ve only been following this blog for about 3 years, but have really found your blogs helpful in planning for weather. Happy New Year!

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  6. manofissachar

    Matt, I just want to say THANK YOU for the years of faithful service to the BoCo community with your weather blogs! I certainly understand your desire to move on…and congratulate you on your retirement from UCAR as well. I have valued your forecasts and have considered them with more credibility than some others (when different) because of having known and worked with you at COMET for many years. Many mets give forecasts, few take the time to explain the science behind your reasoning…and I’ve always appreciated that.

    I wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

    Sincerely,

    Carl Whitehurst

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  7. Toby H.

    Thanks Matt. I’ve been following for 7 years after being introduced by a friend/coworker (I also saw you on the science channel show about super hurricanes!). It’s been informative and usually pretty dang accurate too. Enjoy your retirement!

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  8. Lee Rumbles

    Matt!! For years we’ve said in our household “Matt says…” and “what does Matt say?” Thank you so much for all you’ve done over the years. And congratulations and best of luck with your retirement- you deserve a break!

    I guess there’s not a chance you can recommend someone else who predicts and analyzes Colorado weather?

    Take care! The Rumbles

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  9. Mark

    Thank you Matt for all the years you have been doing this! Similar to one of the other comments, I frequently quote what your blog has mentioned. Sad to see it end, but I wish you all the best in your new endevours.

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  10. Linda Korsgaard

    Matt, Thank you so much for the blog. It has been so useful for me and my hiking friends. Congratulations on your retirement! Linda

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  11. boulderpicksandpans1234

    Dear Matt,

    Congratulations on your decision to move on from your blog. I know from your partner of your life changes. It’s a sad day for those of us wanting your wonderful weather predictions but we’ll move on to I think. I hope you get to Italy in the next couple of years!

    All the best, Marc

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  12. Amenda Stanley

    Matt,
    As a long ago NOAA colleague, I have enjoyed your weather insights for well over 30 years. Thank you for this! Congratulations on your “retirement” and best wishes to you with your new adventures.
    -Amenda Stanley

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  13. Carol Pranschke

    Thank you Matt, your blog is one of the first I had when I first moved to Colorado, and I always enjoyed what I learned from you. Enjoy Retirement!

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  14. Milenda Powers

    Thank you so much for sharing your forecasting wisdom with us, and best wishes in discerning what is your next opportunity. Milenda

    On Sat, Jan 8, 2022 at 9:18 AM Matt Kelsch Weather wrote:

    > mkelsch14 posted: ” 9AM MST, Saturday, January 8, 2022 I’ll get to the > weather in a moment, but I first want to announce that when my subscription > for WordPress (host to this blog) is up for renewal on January 16th, I > won’t be renewing. I’ve been doing these blogs for 20″ >

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  15. Sean Hedges

    Thank you Matt for everything you have done over the years! I have come to love your weather updates and have passed this blog along to many friends and family who love the detail normal weather apps don’t provide. Enjoy your new endeavors!

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  16. Zhenya

    Thank you, Matt, for sharing your formidable knowledge and making it so accessible to so many for so many years. Congratulations on your career transitions as well. Whatever’s next, we know you’ll make invaluable contributions. — Z&L

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  17. David Jobusch

    Thank you Matt for all the sharing and teaching you’ve done via this blog! Very best wishes for new opportunities ahead!

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  18. wendyabshire

    Matt, thank you so much for your blogs for all these years. I remember the first weather briefings I ever saw you give at PROFS in the summer of 1983! (At least I think that was the first year I saw you give a briefing. That was a long time ago!) There is no one whose Front Range forecasts I trust more. I will miss your updates and I am happy for you.

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  19. owltalk17

    I have so appreciated your weather reports Matt and thank you profusely for all the time you’ve put into this. Happy sails in your next incarnation and may the journey will an enjoyable one.

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  20. Margi Ness

    Matt

    I am really sorry to hear that you are going to quit your blog but I want you to know how much I have truly appreciated it over the past few years. My partner and I are always saying “what does Matt have to say?” You have guided our lives more than you know. Thank you so much and good luck in your new endeavors.

    Margi ness Sent from my iPhone

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  21. Marc Killinger

    Matt, Congratulations on your decision to move on from your blog. You’ve provided a great service to the community with your precise predictions, telling us if they were “sure” or “possible.” And might I say, they were so well written! It’s a sad day for those of us wanting your wonderful weather predictions but we’ll move on too I think. I hope you get to Italy in the next couple of years! (And everyone, use WeatherUnderground.com!)

    All the best, Marc

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  22. Maryanne Jerome

    Many, many, many thanks to you, Matt, for your very valuable weather blogs. You have been kind, generous, humorous at times, and always right on. They were so helpful. I will miss them, but I understand your need to get on with life. I hope some other young meteorologist will take up the baton. I wish you and Bob much happiness in your retirement.

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  23. Paula s Fleming

    I wish you all the best on your next chapter of life. I have enjoyed your bolgs and they are so much more acture then the weather channel.

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