Weekend events; Loveland tests snow guns

Tomer’s Take:

  • Remnant tropical moisture slides across Colorado 9/14-9/15. Flash flooding possible.
  • Light snow on the 14ers on 9/14, 1-3 inches.
  • Lingering moisture with a jet streak on 9/16 and 9/17 north of I-70.
  • Jet streak appears weaker today with only a glancing blow to Colorado.
  • Drier, sunny, and gusty on 9/18.
  • Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon, and Run Rabbit Run take place this weekend.

Current Setup

Water vapor satellite shows the tropical remnants (of Kay) crossing Utah and rolling into Colorado. Orange/red colors = drier air aloft.

Water vapor satellite 9/14/2022 6am.

It’s a wet morning in Western/Southwest Colorado including Telluride. Light snow possible on the Wilson Group.

Telluride live cam 9/14/2022 6:30am.

Telluride Regional Airport:

Telluride Regional Airport.

Snow forecast next 24 hours (9/14-9/15). Light accumulations in blue.

Snow forecast 9/14-9/15.

Flash Flood Potential

Flash flooding is possible on 9/14 with this remnant tropical moisture.

Excessive rain potential valid 9/14/2022.


Friday 9/16 holds the highest percentage chance for morning and afternoon rain showers. A notch drier on Saturday 9/17. Significantly drier on Sunday 9/18 but gusty.

Forecast mid atmosphere relative humidity valid 9/16, Euro intepretation.

Pikes Peak


Run Rabbit Run


Loveland Testing Snow Guns

Loveland Ski Area says snowmaking could start in 16 days. Last year, Loveland officially opened on October 30.

Mayor Parker the Snow Dog, Photo Dustin Schaefer.
Testing the Snow Guns, Photo Dustin Schaefer.