Apparently it's wave-cloud chase season here in Denver! Enjoy.
We've had a slight change in the weather here. Yesterday, it actually snowed! We didn't get much ... but it was enough to take the edge off of the 77ºF earlier this week. It is only January after all.
We're definitely seeing a more active pattern now. The massive ridge has broken down in the west and shortwave after shortwave ought to bring some good snow to the west slope here in Colorado. Some of the longer model runs are hinting at the opening of the Gulf next weekend. Severe weather in the future?
In The Tropics:
No active systems. However, there are a few areas of note, especially 90S Invest which looks to be cyclonic already. I wouldn't be surprised to see it named before making landfall in Australia tomorrow.
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Currently at Denver (Hampden Heights), Colorado: 27ºF, clear, winds N ~5kt.
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