About this blog

Weather is fascinating, and especially exciting weather. This blog will cover significant weather in the Colorado Front Range region, and occasionally in other areas as well.  I am a volunteer NWS cooperative climate observer for Boulder, Colorado, the local CoCoRaHS coordinator, and a meteorologist by training. I work for the COMET Program at UCAR in Boulder, but the weather updates in this blog are from me as a private citizen and lifelong weather enthusiast. If you love Front Range weather, this is a place for you.

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10 thoughts on “About this blog

  1. Maryanne Jerome

    I love your forecasts, Matt. They are explicit and almost always correct. I’ve never read blogs before, so i don’t know how to access this in the future without the email. But I wish you luck.
    MJ

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  2. Hans Lorange

    Matt,

    Is there a way to get an email olink or notification when new postings are available?

    Thanks,

    Hans (friend of Katy’s)

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    1. mkelsch14 Post author

      Hello Hans- I’m sorry I didn’t respond in a more timely fashion. The “follow” button on the blog should allow you to sign up for email notification. Thanks for reading!

      Matt

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  3. David

    Matt – I’d like to hear some detail about what we are experiencing this late summer/fall. We seem to be under a persistent high pressure system, much like the blob they have had off of California for multiple years of drought, and other places in the world. These persistent highs seem to be another piece of the climate change puzzle, and aren’t discussed as much as overall warming trends. It is certainly stormy along the west coast. My mother in N. California has had over 300% of their average October precipitation. Another farmer I spoke with in eastern WA, has had nearly their entire annual rainfall in just the month of Oct. So the storms are there, just pushed north of CO, and as of recently, south too. I could easily see one of these high pressure systems setting up shop and not moving for an entire winter, wreaking havoc on any chance for a ski season in the near future.

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    1. mkelsch14 Post author

      Indeed there has been a persistent pattern for months. In the last couple months it has been unusually wet from northern California northward to Washington. The dry area from southern California eastward through the southern and central Rockies has been exceptional. There is only so much rain to go around, so when some area gets a lot, some other area misses out. I wouldn’t give up on winter snow in the mountains yet. It’s not starting well, but storm tracks sometimes shift south during the winter. The temperature pattern in the tropical Pacific is still evolving, and a weak La Nina is appearing likely. That’s sometimes correlated with good snow in the central and northern mountains of Colorado, but more often than not dry and windy in the front range east slope.

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  4. Cynthia H., Boulder, CO

    I, too, so enjoy Matt’s blog and his weather-for-the-lay-person style. (Keep up the good work, Matt. Best wishes in 2017. See you online!)

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