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#2951
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Posted 27 June 2018 - 06:34 PM

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Tomorrow should be in the 100-103 range across the metro area. 

 

 

As of 8 PM tonight, NOAA just bumped the forecast up and are now forecasting temperatures hotter than that.   DIA is supposed to be 104:

 

https://forecast.wea...97#.WzRKutVKjIU

 

Tomorrow is supposed to be one of the hottest days in Colorado history.  


At home:

 

Coldest temperature thus far in 2018:   -26 on 2/21

 

Warmest temperature thus far in 2018:  99 on 7/8 (All time record high)

 

Precip thus far in 2018:   11.01 inches

 

Snowfall thus far in 2018:   38.7 inches

 

Last frost of early summer:  7/1

 

First frost of late summer:  8/29

 

Last snow of late spring:  5/1 

 

First snow of early fall:   10/6


#2952
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Posted 27 June 2018 - 06:52 PM

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As of 8 PM tonight, NOAA just bumped the forecast up and are now forecasting temperatures hotter than that. DIA is supposed to be 104:

https://forecast.wea...97#.WzRKutVKjIU

Tomorrow is supposed to be one of the hottest days in Colorado history.


DEN managed 101 today while most of the metro area was 96-99 (97 imby).

It wouldn't surprise me if DEN hits 104, but I don't know about "one of the hottest days in Colorado history".

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#2953
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Posted 28 June 2018 - 01:46 PM

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Las Animas and Lamar were forecasted to be 111, so that would put it in the range of one of the hottest days in Colorado. It didn't make it though. It was at 107 and quickly cooled to 101. Cloud cover or wind maybe?

DIA hit 105, tying the all time record for Denver.

At home:

 

Coldest temperature thus far in 2018:   -26 on 2/21

 

Warmest temperature thus far in 2018:  99 on 7/8 (All time record high)

 

Precip thus far in 2018:   11.01 inches

 

Snowfall thus far in 2018:   38.7 inches

 

Last frost of early summer:  7/1

 

First frost of late summer:  8/29

 

Last snow of late spring:  5/1 

 

First snow of early fall:   10/6


#2954
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Posted 28 June 2018 - 02:00 PM

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Las Animas and Lamar were forecasted to be 111, so that would put it in the range of one of the hottest days in Colorado. It didn't make it though. It was at 107 and quickly cooled to 101. Cloud cover or wind maybe?

DIA hit 105, tying the all time record for Denver.

 

Where do you see that? Highest on the hourlies has been 102, though they do somehow manage to pop up 2-3 degrees between hours sometimes.

 

It's a very cheap tie of the all-time Denver record, if so. Most places in the metro area have topped out around 100-102, including 100 IMBY. There have been several events since I've lived here that were definitely 1-2 degrees warmer.


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Posted 28 June 2018 - 02:04 PM

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DEN is a joke station during heatwaves now. Yesterday they were the warmest reporting station anywhere along the Front Range and plains east of the Front Range. Probably will be today, too.

 

Denver did not used to be the warmest spot in the region.  :rolleyes:


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Posted 28 June 2018 - 06:46 PM

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DEN is a joke station during heatwaves now. Yesterday they were the warmest reporting station anywhere along the Front Range and plains east of the Front Range. Probably will be today, too.

 

Denver did not used to be the warmest spot in the region.  :rolleyes:

 

Today's highs.

 

DEN: 105

Centennial: 101

Buckley AFB: 100

Broomfield: 100

Boulder: 100

 

The only stations near the Front Range close to DEN's 105 were Fort Collins and Greeley with 104. But those are much further away from the metro area than the stations listed above.

 

The current DEN is just not comparable to previous heat records for Denver.


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Posted 28 June 2018 - 07:14 PM

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DEN is a joke station during heatwaves now. Yesterday they were the warmest reporting station anywhere along the Front Range and plains east of the Front Range. Probably will be today, too.

Denver did not used to be the warmest spot in the region. :rolleyes:


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Posted 28 June 2018 - 07:57 PM

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 06:07 AM

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Very wet and chilly this morning here. I have already picked up 0.75" of rainfall today and currently only 47F. Even the usual dry spot at the airport has picked up over 0.50" on the day so far. Out ahead of the cold front yesterday we saw some severe weather around the area and even EF4 tornado in eastern Montana! 

 

It's amazing how saturated the ground is here as we head into July. I have a couple rather large ponds on the property that are not supposed to be there! 

 

Looks like we'll continue to see the steady rain here this morning before turning to showers and maybe a few storms this afternoon.


Cold Season 2018/19:

Total snowfall: 27.0"
Highest daily snowfall: 7.0"

Highest snow depth: 7.0"

Coldest high: 24.4º
Coldest low: 4.6º

Number of subzero days: 0

 

Personal Weather Station on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...OZEM152#history


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Posted 29 June 2018 - 07:26 AM

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Plenty hot here the last few days but some sweet relief this morning with a cold front having pushed through and some clouds. Nice weather for 2-3 days then we heat up. I am thinking in the week 2 period we may have quite a run of 100+ days with some models suggesting near all-time record heat. We will see about that.

Starting to see a lot of fire activity popping up around the state. With no rain in the forecast for anybody the next 10 days it will only get worse. 


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Winter 2017/2018

Dec 4: 3.2", 16: 0.9", 20: 2.1", 23: 1.5", 25: 4.6"

Jan 6: 1.5", 20: 10.8", 25: 1.5"

Feb 19: 8.6", 20: 2.4", 23: 7.1", 25: .5"

Mar 4: 13", 15: 1.8", 17: 5.3", 25: 4.2"

April 12: 1", 17: 1.3"

Total: 69.3"

 

 

Winter 2016/17 Snow:
Nov 17: 3.2", 23: 1.6", 28: 9.2" (14)

Dec 1: .5", 16: 2.5", 25: 13" (16)

Jan 2: 5", 3: 2.4", 4: 7.7", 12: 1", 19: 1.2", 21: 13", 23: 6", 24: 1", 25: 3.7", 26: 2.5" (43.5) 

Feb 11: .5", 23: 6.5", 27: 4.5" (13.5)

Mar 5: 5.5" (5.5)

Apr 8: 2", 9: 1.8" (3.8)

May 17: 1" (1)
Total: 96.3"

Lowest Temp: 2F


#2961
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Posted 29 June 2018 - 01:24 PM

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Very smoky today, several new fires burning in the region.

 

Most models show some good convection breaking out over the Front Range tomorrow afternoon as a strong cold front plows through...really hope it pans out.


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Posted 29 June 2018 - 06:34 PM

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The current DEN is just not comparable to previous heat records for Denver.

DIA is prone to more extremes on both ends of the temperature spectrum, including cold records as well.

Yesterday they were the warmest reporting station anywhere along the Front Range and plains east of the Front Range.

There were warmer places:

Las Animas: 110
Lamar: 109
La Junta: 108
Pueblo: 106

Some news reports were saying that Cheyenne hit 101 (all time record 100), but 99 is what I see?

Near were I live, Craig Airport tied it's all time record of 98.

At home:

 

Coldest temperature thus far in 2018:   -26 on 2/21

 

Warmest temperature thus far in 2018:  99 on 7/8 (All time record high)

 

Precip thus far in 2018:   11.01 inches

 

Snowfall thus far in 2018:   38.7 inches

 

Last frost of early summer:  7/1

 

First frost of late summer:  8/29

 

Last snow of late spring:  5/1 

 

First snow of early fall:   10/6


#2963
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Posted 29 June 2018 - 09:02 PM

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DEN is a joke station during heatwaves now. Yesterday they were the warmest reporting station anywhere along the Front Range and plains east of the Front Range. Probably will be today, too.

 

Denver did not used to be the warmest spot in the region.  :rolleyes:

 

Did that change when Denver International Airport (DIA) opened and the observations were discontinued at the old Stapleton Airport and moved to DIA? Or did this warm bias develop at some point at DIA with some type of changes around the observation site?

 

From the post above, it appears that DIA is prone to weather extremes on both lows and highs. Lower low temperatures make perfect sense to me since the airport lies on the outskirts of town outside of the UHI (Urban Heat Island) effect. I visited the Denver area back in 2006, and stayed at a hotel off Pena Blvd., so I am somewhat familiar with DIA's location being east and northeast of the metro area.



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Posted 29 June 2018 - 09:08 PM

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DIA is prone to more extremes on both ends of the temperature spectrum, including cold records as well.

There were warmer places:

Las Animas: 110
Lamar: 109
La Junta: 108
Pueblo: 106

Some news reports were saying that Cheyenne hit 101 (all time record 100), but 99 is what I see?

Near were I live, Craig Airport tied it's all time record of 98.

 

That's somewhat true about DIA, except that extreme Arctic air masses are so dense that temps tend to be more uniform across similar elevations. DEN has not been much colder than most other metro locations with extreme Arctic air masses the past 20 years. It's the more borderline air masses where they tend to overperform.

 

Those places are nowhere near the Front Range. I was talking about the Front Range region and adjacent plains, where DEN was indeed the warmest station. And the 105 they had yesterday was easily the warmest high in the metro area.


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Posted 29 June 2018 - 09:09 PM

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Did that change when Denver International Airport (DIA) opened and the observations were discontinued at the old Stapleton Airport and moved to DIA? Or did this warm bias develop at some point at DIA with some type of changes around the observation site?

 

Yeah, it started with moving from Stapleton to DIA.


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#2966
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Posted 29 June 2018 - 09:19 PM

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Yeah, it started with moving from Stapleton to DIA.

 

What would make that location hotter than points further west? Is it the distance from the Rockies or is DIA's elevation somewhat lower than the old Stapleton site?



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Posted 29 June 2018 - 09:21 PM

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What would make that location hotter than points further west? Is it the distance from the Rockies or is DIA's elevation somewhat lower than the old Stapleton site?

 

The further east you get from the mountains, the warmer it is in the summer.


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Posted 30 June 2018 - 04:28 PM

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Really impressive rainfall totals here yesterday. Bozeman ended up with just about inch of rainfall and 0.88" IMBY. Looks like Bozeman should end the month with 4.5" of rainfall for the month of June. Of note, the water year to date precipitation total at Bozeman is on track to be the wettest on record. Already 22.42" of precip has fallen since October 1st.

 

With all this rainfall we definitely do not have to worry about things drying out over the next couple of weeks. Will be nice to see a bit of a pattern change to drier weather over the next week or so. Though I hope things do not completely dry out in July like we did last year.


Cold Season 2018/19:

Total snowfall: 27.0"
Highest daily snowfall: 7.0"

Highest snow depth: 7.0"

Coldest high: 24.4º
Coldest low: 4.6º

Number of subzero days: 0

 

Personal Weather Station on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...OZEM152#history


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Posted 02 July 2018 - 11:15 AM

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Was up in Fort Collins on Saturday afternoon and got hit by a couple severe t-storms with heavy downpours and hail.

 

DEN, of course, got nothing over the weekend. Only .04" at my house.


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Posted 02 July 2018 - 11:39 AM

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Was up in Fort Collins on Saturday afternoon and got hit by a couple severe t-storms with heavy downpours and hail.

DEN, of course, got nothing over the weekend. Only .04" at my house.


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Posted 03 July 2018 - 08:16 AM

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Pretty big fire burning SE of me in the mountains. Increased to 30K acres burnt yesterday and still growing rapidly. Today looks dry and windy. 


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Winter 2017/2018

Dec 4: 3.2", 16: 0.9", 20: 2.1", 23: 1.5", 25: 4.6"

Jan 6: 1.5", 20: 10.8", 25: 1.5"

Feb 19: 8.6", 20: 2.4", 23: 7.1", 25: .5"

Mar 4: 13", 15: 1.8", 17: 5.3", 25: 4.2"

April 12: 1", 17: 1.3"

Total: 69.3"

 

 

Winter 2016/17 Snow:
Nov 17: 3.2", 23: 1.6", 28: 9.2" (14)

Dec 1: .5", 16: 2.5", 25: 13" (16)

Jan 2: 5", 3: 2.4", 4: 7.7", 12: 1", 19: 1.2", 21: 13", 23: 6", 24: 1", 25: 3.7", 26: 2.5" (43.5) 

Feb 11: .5", 23: 6.5", 27: 4.5" (13.5)

Mar 5: 5.5" (5.5)

Apr 8: 2", 9: 1.8" (3.8)

May 17: 1" (1)
Total: 96.3"

Lowest Temp: 2F


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Posted 03 July 2018 - 08:18 AM

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Dropped down to 39F here this morning after a 0.10" of rain. Looks like lows will drop even further tonight possibly breaking some new record lows for July 4th. 

 

Should see some more storms/rain this afternoon before drying out for a while. The heat will be on Thursday-Saturday with highs in the mid 80's to near 90F. First 90 of the year in Bozeman is a real possibility. 


Cold Season 2018/19:

Total snowfall: 27.0"
Highest daily snowfall: 7.0"

Highest snow depth: 7.0"

Coldest high: 24.4º
Coldest low: 4.6º

Number of subzero days: 0

 

Personal Weather Station on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...OZEM152#history


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Posted 03 July 2018 - 04:28 PM

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The mid/long range is looking fairly monsoony for the Southwest now. Would be sweet to see an early start this year.


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Posted 04 July 2018 - 08:14 AM

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Chilly 4th of July morning here! Dropped down to 33F in my backyard and 35F at the airport.

 

Likely my last frost until late August or early September with temps going up and staying up for the foreseeable future. Summer is here!


Cold Season 2018/19:

Total snowfall: 27.0"
Highest daily snowfall: 7.0"

Highest snow depth: 7.0"

Coldest high: 24.4º
Coldest low: 4.6º

Number of subzero days: 0

 

Personal Weather Station on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...OZEM152#history


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Posted 04 July 2018 - 07:23 PM

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Bozeman also set a new record low for the date dropping down to 34F this morning. They came within just 2 degrees of the all-time monthly record so a chilly July morning indeed.

 

Good to know Bozeman still remains UHI free for now!


Cold Season 2018/19:

Total snowfall: 27.0"
Highest daily snowfall: 7.0"

Highest snow depth: 7.0"

Coldest high: 24.4º
Coldest low: 4.6º

Number of subzero days: 0

 

Personal Weather Station on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...OZEM152#history


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Posted 07 July 2018 - 06:14 AM

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Hottest day of year here yesterday. Bozeman made it up to 92F for their first 90 of the year and 89F IMBY. Started the day off in the low 40's so still somewhat of a pleasant day. 

 

Cold front moved through here this morning so the high heat was brief with temps dropping back into the low 80's for highs today.


Cold Season 2018/19:

Total snowfall: 27.0"
Highest daily snowfall: 7.0"

Highest snow depth: 7.0"

Coldest high: 24.4º
Coldest low: 4.6º

Number of subzero days: 0

 

Personal Weather Station on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...OZEM152#history


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 09:10 AM

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A trace of rain for me yesterday, but a half inch fell in the mountains to my east. This created an intense meso-high so I had some east winds blowing 40-50 mph for a while last night. Pretty fun to see. Scattered showers and storms here all week, but not expecting much rain. 


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Winter 2017/2018

Dec 4: 3.2", 16: 0.9", 20: 2.1", 23: 1.5", 25: 4.6"

Jan 6: 1.5", 20: 10.8", 25: 1.5"

Feb 19: 8.6", 20: 2.4", 23: 7.1", 25: .5"

Mar 4: 13", 15: 1.8", 17: 5.3", 25: 4.2"

April 12: 1", 17: 1.3"

Total: 69.3"

 

 

Winter 2016/17 Snow:
Nov 17: 3.2", 23: 1.6", 28: 9.2" (14)

Dec 1: .5", 16: 2.5", 25: 13" (16)

Jan 2: 5", 3: 2.4", 4: 7.7", 12: 1", 19: 1.2", 21: 13", 23: 6", 24: 1", 25: 3.7", 26: 2.5" (43.5) 

Feb 11: .5", 23: 6.5", 27: 4.5" (13.5)

Mar 5: 5.5" (5.5)

Apr 8: 2", 9: 1.8" (3.8)

May 17: 1" (1)
Total: 96.3"

Lowest Temp: 2F


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 02:26 PM

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I currently have a DP of 70F with an air temp of 79F as storms move into the area. Very high dew points for this area, highest I've seen since I've moved here no doubt.

 

Looks like the SPC has Bozeman under a "Slight" risk for severe storms tomorrow with VERY large hail up to tennis ball size!  :blink:


Cold Season 2018/19:

Total snowfall: 27.0"
Highest daily snowfall: 7.0"

Highest snow depth: 7.0"

Coldest high: 24.4º
Coldest low: 4.6º

Number of subzero days: 0

 

Personal Weather Station on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...OZEM152#history


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:30 AM

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Very active late afternoon/evening here yesterday. Lots of rain/wind and numerous lightning. Caught another strike on camera which is always fun!

 

Still a pretty good chance for severe storms later today so it will be interesting to see how things start to fire up later this morning. Dew point is already up to 64F so another sticky day in store.

 

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Cold Season 2018/19:

Total snowfall: 27.0"
Highest daily snowfall: 7.0"

Highest snow depth: 7.0"

Coldest high: 24.4º
Coldest low: 4.6º

Number of subzero days: 0

 

Personal Weather Station on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...OZEM152#history


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:33 AM

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Hot/dry summer continues here. DEN is running +3.7 for the month and that will go up over the next couple days.

 

Hopefully we get a few storms later in the week. 


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:53 AM

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No rain for me, but more storms in the area yesterday.


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Winter 2017/2018

Dec 4: 3.2", 16: 0.9", 20: 2.1", 23: 1.5", 25: 4.6"

Jan 6: 1.5", 20: 10.8", 25: 1.5"

Feb 19: 8.6", 20: 2.4", 23: 7.1", 25: .5"

Mar 4: 13", 15: 1.8", 17: 5.3", 25: 4.2"

April 12: 1", 17: 1.3"

Total: 69.3"

 

 

Winter 2016/17 Snow:
Nov 17: 3.2", 23: 1.6", 28: 9.2" (14)

Dec 1: .5", 16: 2.5", 25: 13" (16)

Jan 2: 5", 3: 2.4", 4: 7.7", 12: 1", 19: 1.2", 21: 13", 23: 6", 24: 1", 25: 3.7", 26: 2.5" (43.5) 

Feb 11: .5", 23: 6.5", 27: 4.5" (13.5)

Mar 5: 5.5" (5.5)

Apr 8: 2", 9: 1.8" (3.8)

May 17: 1" (1)
Total: 96.3"

Lowest Temp: 2F


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 07:58 AM

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Craig Airport had it's warmest reading in history on 7/8/2018 with 99 degrees.  The previous record was  98.

 

On 7/9/2018, the low was 63 degrees.   This was the warmest low ever recorded in July and ties the record warmest night.

 

And no, there is no UHI here. ;)


At home:

 

Coldest temperature thus far in 2018:   -26 on 2/21

 

Warmest temperature thus far in 2018:  99 on 7/8 (All time record high)

 

Precip thus far in 2018:   11.01 inches

 

Snowfall thus far in 2018:   38.7 inches

 

Last frost of early summer:  7/1

 

First frost of late summer:  8/29

 

Last snow of late spring:  5/1 

 

First snow of early fall:   10/6


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:47 AM

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Craig Airport had it's warmest reading in history on 7/8/2018 with 99 degrees.  The previous record was  98.

 

On 7/9/2018, the low was 63 degrees.   This was the warmest low ever recorded in July and ties the record warmest night.

 

And no, there is no UHI here. ;)

 

7/7/18 minimum was 82F [warmest since I started recording at this location in 1995].



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Posted 11 July 2018 - 12:28 PM

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Craig Airport had it's warmest reading in history on 7/8/2018 with 99 degrees.  The previous record was  98.

 

On 7/9/2018, the low was 63 degrees.   This was the warmest low ever recorded in July and ties the record warmest night.

 

And no, there is no UHI here. ;)

 

How long is the period of record there?

 

Looks like the old Craig co-op station with a POR from 1894-1976 had a record high of 100. And a record warm low of 65.


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 12:36 PM

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Has been incredible humid here (until today!) so I only had a low of 59F here yesterday morning and 63F in Bozeman. Near record warm lows for this region as well.


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Total snowfall: 27.0"
Highest daily snowfall: 7.0"

Highest snow depth: 7.0"

Coldest high: 24.4º
Coldest low: 4.6º

Number of subzero days: 0

 

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:30 PM

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Looks like the old Craig co-op station with a POR from 1894-1976 had a record high of 100. And a record warm low of 65.

 

 
The 100 almost surely isn't valid.   The 100 was supposedly recorded on 6/12/1936.     None of the other weather stations in the area, including the ones which are normally warmer than Craig had highs close to that; the warmest being at Sunbeam 7 SW (which is usually a warmer location than Craig) with a 91.  Further in all other locations, the 12th was not close to the warmest day of the month.   6/19/1936 through 6/21/936 was a lot warmer at all other locations.  The 100 is almost certainly an error.
 
The 65 on 7/31/1966 may be valid; I don't know.  There was also a reported 66 on 7/2/1963 and a 64 on 6/29/1970.   
 
At the airport the warmest readings were 63 on 8/2/2007 and now on 7/9/2018.

Interestingly, the 1894-1976 station never had a August night warmer than 61.

Nights above 60 are very rare at both weather stations and in most years don't occur.
 
How long is the period of record there?

 

 

1976-present, as soon as the old COOP station ended.  The station was moved to the airport, which now has 42 years of data.

 

There is also a station at Craig 4SW, which started at same time (1976 to present) but that one is not a good one to use.  It is full of inaccurate and missing data, and especially in recent years the data collectors have gotten really lazy (I used to work at the place collecting the data).   Further, the station sits on a hill and the temperatures are often very different than in town.    Craig 4SW tends to be warmer in the mornings, cooler in the afternoons (except in winter), and windier than in town.   It is also a snowier location than in town, though the weather records don't show this because there is so much erroneous and missing data.  They also put the snow depth measurement location on a south facing hill.   :huh:   I wouldn't trust the Craig 4SW station.  The other two stations (Craig-Moffat [Airport] and the COOP from 1894-1976) are much more trustworthy.  


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At home:

 

Coldest temperature thus far in 2018:   -26 on 2/21

 

Warmest temperature thus far in 2018:  99 on 7/8 (All time record high)

 

Precip thus far in 2018:   11.01 inches

 

Snowfall thus far in 2018:   38.7 inches

 

Last frost of early summer:  7/1

 

First frost of late summer:  8/29

 

Last snow of late spring:  5/1 

 

First snow of early fall:   10/6


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:04 PM

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The 100 almost surely isn't valid.   The 100 was supposedly recorded on 6/12/1936.     None of the other weather stations in the area, including the ones which are normally warmer than Craig had highs close to that; the warmest being at Sunbeam 7 SW (which is usually a warmer location than Craig) with a 91.  Further in all other locations, the 12th was not close to the warmest day of the month.   6/19/1936 through 6/21/936 was a lot warmer at all other locations.  The 100 is almost certainly an error.
 
The 65 7/31/1966 may be valid; I don't know.  There was also a reported 66 on 7/2/1963 and a 64 on 6/29/1970.   
 
At the airport the warmest readings were 63 on 8/2/2007 and now on 7/9/2018.

Interestingly, the 1894-1976 station never had a August night warmer than 61.

Nights above 60 are very rare at both weather stations.
 
 

 

1976-present, as soon as the old COOP station ended.  The station was moved to the airport, which now has 42 years of data.

 

There is also a station at Craig 4SW, which started at same time (1976 to present) but that one is not a good one to use.  It is full of inaccurate and missing data, and especially in recent years the data collectors have gotten really lazy (I used to work at the place collecting the data).   Further, the station sits on a hill and the temperatures are often very different than in town.    Craig 4SW tends to be warmer in the mornings, cooler in the afternoons (except in winter), and windier than in town.   It is also a snowier location than in town, though the weather records don't show this because there is so much erroneous and missing data.  They also put the snow depth measurement location on a south facing hill.   :huh:   I wouldn't trust the Craig 4SW station.  The other two stations (Craig-Moffat [Airport] and the COOP from 1894-1976) are much more trustworthy.  

 

 

Good to know.

 

Yeah, looks like there are a lot of bogus 1936 readings (though that was a hot summer), something was clearly up with the sensor that year. However, there was also a 99 on 7/25/59 that looks more legit.


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:31 PM

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Has been incredible humid here (until today!) so I only had a low of 59F here yesterday morning and 63F in Bozeman. Near record warm lows for this region as well.


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:51 PM

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Good to know.

 

Yeah, looks like there are a lot of bogus 1936 readings (though that was a hot summer), something was clearly up with the sensor that year. However, there was also a 99 on 7/25/59 that looks more legit.

 

Maybe.   Maybell usually gets hotter than Craig in summer, but the hottest day in 1959 was only 95.   1960 however reported 102 in Maybell, the hottest day ever recorded there.  Strangely, Craig was supposedly only 94 in 1959.  1960 was definitely a record breaking heat wave in the whole region.  Meeker also only hit 95 in 1959. 

 

The 99 in 1959 does seem out of place.  If it were in 1960 though, it would seem more believable.  Also strange, the 99 supposedly recorded in 1959 was the only record high that whole summer.

 

I'd say the 99 in 1959 is improbable, but not impossible.  

 

I have always thought that the Craig COOP is a pretty reliable station (especially in comparison to the Craig 4SW), but there are some out of place records.  Another one is the 94 supposedly recorded on 10/8/1910.   There is no way that one is valid.  


At home:

 

Coldest temperature thus far in 2018:   -26 on 2/21

 

Warmest temperature thus far in 2018:  99 on 7/8 (All time record high)

 

Precip thus far in 2018:   11.01 inches

 

Snowfall thus far in 2018:   38.7 inches

 

Last frost of early summer:  7/1

 

First frost of late summer:  8/29

 

Last snow of late spring:  5/1 

 

First snow of early fall:   10/6


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 03:31 PM

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Bozeman is the new Portland!

Or Portland is the new Bozeman...

 

We're screwed.


Cold Season 2018/19:

Total snowfall: 27.0"
Highest daily snowfall: 7.0"

Highest snow depth: 7.0"

Coldest high: 24.4º
Coldest low: 4.6º

Number of subzero days: 0

 

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:39 PM

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Models keep hinting that monsoonal moisture will start increasing over the next week in CO. This would be lovely.

 

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 03:49 PM

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Was in El Paso, TX all weekend for a wedding. Lots of thunder and rain Friday evening, dry and hot yesterday.

Just got back to Denver and it's pouring. Only 62 degrees out.
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Posted 16 July 2018 - 06:58 AM

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Looks like some storms here today and even just some non convective rain tomorrow. Will be nice to keep the fuels down as its been a 4 or 5 days since we've seen any precip.

 

After a couple of hot days last week temps have dropped back into the upper 70's to low 80's so a bit below average. Otherwise not a lot else to speak of as it's been a pretty average July so far. 


Cold Season 2018/19:

Total snowfall: 27.0"
Highest daily snowfall: 7.0"

Highest snow depth: 7.0"

Coldest high: 24.4º
Coldest low: 4.6º

Number of subzero days: 0

 

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 06:22 PM

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I had a high of just 72 yesterday. DEN managed 75, only the second sub-76 high since 5/28.

 

DEN has seen 18 95+ highs already this summer, which is ridiculous. And they should add on a couple more at least later this week.


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Posted 16 July 2018 - 08:15 PM

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I had a high of just 72 yesterday. DEN managed 75, only the second sub-76 high since 5/28.

 

DEN has seen 18 95+ highs already this summer, which is ridiculous. And they should add on a couple more at least later this week.

 

Has your area or the rest of the greater Denver area been experiencing a similar number of 90+ degree days, or is DEN an outlier? I know you have said in the past that DEN is often hotter than the rest of the areas to the west, but I am just wondering if the remainder of the area has been much warmer than normal as of late.



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Posted 16 July 2018 - 08:32 PM

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Has your area or the rest of the greater Denver area been experiencing a similar number of 90+ degree days, or is DEN an outlier? I know you have said in the past that DEN is often hotter than the rest of the areas to the west, but I am just wondering if the remainder of the area has been much warmer than normal as of late.

 

Oh, it's definitely been a much warmer than normal summer so far. Warmest since 2012.

 

However, DEN highs do skew things. I've seen about 2/3 the 90+ days that they have, and my location is more representative of the metro area than DEN. I've also only seen seven 95+ days, so less than half of what they have. A lot of 95-97 days at DEN this summer, which usually translates to 92-94 here.


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Posted 16 July 2018 - 08:49 PM

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Oh, it's definitely been a much warmer than normal summer so far. Warmest since 2012.

 

However, DEN highs do skew things. I've seen about 2/3 the 90+ days that they have, and my location is more representative of the metro area than DEN. I've also only seen seven 95+ days, so less than half of what they have. A lot of 95-97 days at DEN this summer, which usually translates to 92-94 here.

At least your area hasn't been quite as hot. Hopefully the monsoon gets more active so you get more chances of thunderstorms / beneficial rains as the summer wears on.



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Posted 17 July 2018 - 05:22 AM

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Oh, it's definitely been a much warmer than normal summer so far. Warmest since 2012.

 

However, DEN highs do skew things. I've seen about 2/3 the 90+ days that they have, and my location is more representative of the metro area than DEN. I've also only seen seven 95+ days, so less than half of what they have. A lot of 95-97 days at DEN this summer, which usually translates to 92-94 here.

 

If you are interested, I made a comparison chart of extremes between DIA and Stapleton for 1/1996 through present.   I was hoping to add days above 90 into the chart, but I could find the data for Stapleton without calculating it all manually myself (which I could do sometime in the future if anyone is interested).

 

 

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At home:

 

Coldest temperature thus far in 2018:   -26 on 2/21

 

Warmest temperature thus far in 2018:  99 on 7/8 (All time record high)

 

Precip thus far in 2018:   11.01 inches

 

Snowfall thus far in 2018:   38.7 inches

 

Last frost of early summer:  7/1

 

First frost of late summer:  8/29

 

Last snow of late spring:  5/1 

 

First snow of early fall:   10/6


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Posted 17 July 2018 - 05:28 AM

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Right now, Craig has averaged a 93.9 degree average high for July.  That's for an elevation of 6222 feet.  :huh:

 

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Also, there have been 24 days thus far of 90 or above temperatures.  Average for the entire year is 18.

 

A lot of times when it is hot and dry, nights are cool, but nights this month have been quite a bit warmer than average.   There were 8 days in a row where the temperature didn't drop into the 40's or below, which is rather unusual (though once last year, there were 9 days, which is possibly the record number of days where it didn't drop into the 40's or lower).

 

The main reason that the Craig area has been more above normal temperature wise than much of Colorado (Denver is only running 2.9 degrees above average; we are at 6.3) is because it is getting almost completely missed from the storms.  June only had 0.11 inches of precipitation and July thus far has only had 0.01.  The Craig area has been the driest area in Colorado lately, which is also unusual.

 

 

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At home:

 

Coldest temperature thus far in 2018:   -26 on 2/21

 

Warmest temperature thus far in 2018:  99 on 7/8 (All time record high)

 

Precip thus far in 2018:   11.01 inches

 

Snowfall thus far in 2018:   38.7 inches

 

Last frost of early summer:  7/1

 

First frost of late summer:  8/29

 

Last snow of late spring:  5/1 

 

First snow of early fall:   10/6


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Posted 17 July 2018 - 12:33 PM

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If you are interested, I made a comparison chart of extremes between DIA and Stapleton for 1/1996 through present.   I was hoping to add days above 90 into the chart, but I could find the data for Stapleton without calculating it all manually myself (which I could do sometime in the future if anyone is interested).

 

 

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That's interesting and good research, but I don't think it tells the whole story of how different DIA often is. The extremes are fairly similar overall, but I bet DIA has reached 105 more times than Stapleton has reached 104, more times at 104 than Stapleton has reached 103, etc; usually the high in the summer at DIA is still probably 2-3 degrees higher than most the metro area, and maybe 1-2 degrees warmer than Stapleton.


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