Looks like a wet afternoon and evening for us. Lots of moisture is moving in to the Denver metro area and the Front Range. We've seen some heavy showers to the south, down by Elizabeth and Franktown. Moderate to heavy rain is possible for Denver through about midnight tonight. I hear many people saying that this has been a very "wet" summer. Actually, this is pretty close to normal for Denver. The last two summers, we've been affected by La Nina/El Nino. La Nina has had its way with us for the past two years. That usually means hot, dry and windy summers. Now, the El Nino/La Nina cycle is "neutral". When that happens, eastern Colorado seems to get more precipitation. That's certainly been the case this summer. It remains to be seen whether we will swing all the way over to a moderate or strong El Nino for the coming winter. If we do, that could mean larger snowstorms for the Denver area. I'll be keeping you posted here on my blog.
Please feel free to comment below! - Steve Hamilton, Afternoon Personality Studio 1430 KEZW-AM (101.1 HD2 FM).
I moved to the Denver area 5 years ago. A job offer drew me here, but the weather is what sealed the deal. I moved from NE Florida where a low humidity hovers around 63% and most of the summer is in the 90% range. From 5/30/2004-7/18/2004, there were only 8 recorded days of sunshine plus one partly cloudy day. It is a privilege to live in such a beautiful State with the lovely weather. I will take the "wet" summer over the monsoons and humidty any year :-)