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Cold Fronts and Warm Fronts

Weather fronts are important when it comes to mountain recreation because they signify an abrupt change in the weather.
1 week ago

The Jet Stream and its Influence on Mountain Weather

The jet stream is a meteorological phenomenon our forecasters often mention when describing winter storms and snowfall.
1 month ago

La NiƱa Is Strengthening, Potential Winter 2022-2023 Impacts

For the upcoming winter season, a "Triple Dip La Niña” looks to be in-store and better yet, current sea surface temperatures a…
1 month ago

2022-2023 Winter Forecast Preview

The 2022-2023 winter season is just around the corner and many of you are already curious about how the upcoming season will shape up in te…
1 month ago

Weather Factors That Influence Fire Danger

Wildfires are a common occurrence across the mountainous regions of the United States.
2 months ago

Flash Flood Safety in Canyon Country

Flash flooding is one of the most dangerous hazards for hiking and canyoneering in the Southwest U.S., for areas such as Utah, Arizona, New …
2 months ago

Flash Floods and Outdoor Recreation: The Basics

Flash floods are one of the most underrated weather hazards and kill more people annually in the United States than any other weather hazard.
2 months ago

The North American Monsoon

The North American Monsoon is a seasonal circulation of subtropical moisture that develops over Northern Mexico and extends into the Southwest U.S.
3 months ago

Lightning Safety in the Mountains

Lightning is one of the greatest hazards to outdoor recreation in the summer months, especially in mountain ranges such as the Rockies where…
3 months ago

Understanding the Various Types of Thunderstorms

Thunderstorms come in a variety of shapes in sizes.
3 months ago

Three Key Ingredients for Mountain Thunderstorms

Thunderstorms are a common occurrence in mountain environments during the warmer months, and represent one of the greater weather hazards fo…
4 months ago

Understanding Ridges and Troughs

When evaluating ridges and troughs, meteorologists look at wind and pressure both at the surface and in the upper levels of the atmosphere.