Tag: Colorado

Mountain weather update 8/12: Monsoon timing

Tomer’s Take: LT 100 Mountain Bike Race: 8/13 LT 100 Run: 8/20 The events will straddle a Monsoon surge 8/14-8/19. Bonus: Elk Range 14er forecast is also below. Monsoon season in Colorado normally runs July and August. Current Setup Water vapor satellite shows the current Monsoon surge brushing Las Vegas, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, and […]

Leadville events next two weekends: Weather

Tomer’s Take: LT 100 Mountain Bike Race: 8/13 LT 100 Run: 8/20 A Monsoon surge occurs in-between plus a cold front. The LT 100 Run on 8/20 is looking cooler than normal with possible residual Monsoon moisture. Details below. Current Setup Water vapor satellite shows the plume of Monsoon moisture being directed south to north […]

Monsoon on vacation but returns late this weekend

Tomer’s Take: Hot and drier across Colorado through 8/13 with normal afternoon thunderstorm chances. Moisture starts to increase afternoon 8/14. This equates to a large window for FKT’s, high altitude loops, and big outings. Bulk of next Monsoon surge in Colorado occurs 8/16-8/18. Colorado is currently isolated and protected by the position of the key […]

Monsoon surge trending weaker this weekend

Tomer’s Take: Overall intensity of this surge is trending a notch weaker in Colorado. Call it a low to medium intensity surge. The location of most precipitation accumulation is also changing. Overall it’s shifting East/Southeast. It favors the Southern Mountains, Continental Divide and East. Lower precip chances across the Western Slope. Saturday and Sunday mornings […]

Andrea Sansone climbs 12 14ers in under 24 hours setting new FKT

Andrea Sansone climbed 12 14ers in 22hrs16min (supported). Eric Lee set the previous men’s and overall FKT with 11 14ers in 21hrs50min (supported) on 9/19/2020. Becca Jay set the previous women’s FKT with 8 14ers in 18hrs33min (supported) on 7/8/2020. FKT = Fastest Known Time “This project has been a long time coming and there […]

Monsoon arrives and big event forecast update

Tomer’s Take: Peak surge underway. The first surge of Monsoon moisture combined with upper level jet support generated a major hailstorm in downtown Estes Park. Golfball sized hail (or larger) fell just outside Fort Collins in Wellington, Severance, and around Timnath. 1-3 inches of rainfall with a few different lines of thunderstorms accumulated around Fort […]

Monsoon looks robust for next two weeks

Tomer’s Take: The door remains wide open for an active Monsoon through 8/10. Atmospheric moisture values run 150-300% of normal through 8/10 over parts of Colorado – especially the Mountains south of I-70. Drier north of I-70. It’s important to time-out the surges. Life is more normal in-between surges. Two surges in my CO forecast: […]

Monsoon surge late week: Forecast details

Tomer’s Take: Major surge of Monsoon moisture hits AZ, NM, UT, and CO Thursday-Friday. In Colorado, this is the largest surge of the season so far. In Colorado, the Southern Mountains get hit the hardest. Flash flooding possible starting Wednesday afternoon/night with multiple rounds of thunderstorms. Total rainfall by 7/31 could run 1-4 inches in […]

Monsoon surge this weekend

Tomer’s Take: The Monsoon is 1-2 weeks earlier than normal and it’s here to stay (normal Monsoon season is July-August in Colorado). The first official surge of the season occurred last weekend. This weekend’s surge looks bigger and intensity peaks on Saturday. The biggest impact occurs in the San Juan and Sangre De Cristo Mountain […]

Monsoon preview this weekend

Tomer’s Take: A surge of pre-Monsoon season moisture hits Colorado Saturday-Monday. Normal Monsoon season runs July-August. The areas most affected are the Western Slope and Southern Mountains of Colorado. Precipitable water increases to 200% of June 30-year average values. Bottom line: plan on smaller weather windows. Expect mountain thunderstorms by 10am or earlier across the […]