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I stand under the rain so you don't have to / Denver's only certified meteorologist born and raised in the metro area / 7NEWS #meteorologist / Proud KU #Jayhawk

Drier weather brings elevated fire danger for grassy areas

thedenverchannel.com — DENVER - The state and region are entering into a drier period of weather, and with that comes heightened awareness of fire conditions. 2015 has been a somewhat ironic fire year.
Jul 29, 2015

Drier weather brings elevated fire danger for grassy areas shar.es/1sRlvS via @DenverChannel

Recent research shows us wildfire behavior like never before

thedenverchannel.com — DENVER - Recently published research fills some gaps in our understanding of fire behavior. This research, led by research forester Mark Finney with the USDA, shows us how buoyancy, not wind, is the driving force to a spreading fire. In a phone interview with 7NEWS, Mark Finney said, "we wanted to answer the very simple question on how do wildfires spread."
Jul 28, 2015

Recent research shows us wildfire behavior like never before shar.es/1sUabp via @DenverChannel

El Nino brings a variety of results based on season and division of the state

thedenverchannel.com — DENVER - I'm following up to a previous article written about what is El Niño. And, in that article I promised you a more in-depth look at what El Niño is capable of doing to the state. The current ENSO phase is strongly El Niño, and getting stronger.
Jul 26, 2015

El Nino brings a variety of results based on season and division of the state shar.es/1sK4QQ via @DenverChannel

What is El Nino, let's get back to basics

thedenverchannel.com — DENVER - I've written about El Niño before, and how it can bring wet summers and falls to the Denver area. That may include some big snow storms in the fall, too. However, it doesn't mean that the calendar winter will be bad. Since writing that piece, I have been asked many times "What is El Niño?

Wet season has been great for wild grasses, but those could quickly become dangerous for wildfires

thedenverchannel.com — DENVER - You've likely seen how well the wild grasses have grown in the wet weather, but those grasses could be our fire danger this season. The traditional forest fire threat remains low to moderate, but the US Forest Service (USFS) has elevated the fire risk for the tall wild grass in the lower elevations that has done so well this season.
Jul 15, 2015

Wet season has been great for wild grasses, but those could quickly become wildfires shar.es/1sgO1E via @DenverChannel

Hay producers face a tough cutting with the wet weather

thedenverchannel.com — DENVER - The USDA reports that Colorado hay production is challenged by the rainy weather pattern. This will have a significant impact on the hundreds of millions of dollars the industry an profit from annually. The problem has been the frequent rain.

If you think El Nino brings bad winters, guess again as it's more so tied to wet summers and autumns

thedenverchannel.com — DENVER - There has been a great deal of interest in El Nino recently, following the government's statement that it is on track to be one of the strongest in recorded history. This conjures up memories of 1997, which was a recent significant year for El Nino.

The Weekend Is Here, and so Is "Quieter" Weather

weather5280.com — We made it to the weekend...saweet! Now, should we plan on wet weather, or some good outdoor playtime? The good news is that this weekend's weather will be very similar to today's. That means scattered mountain storms and isolated foothill and Front Range storms. Temperatures will warm-up a touch more, too.

The smoky sky is from fires in Canada and will be clearing out the next few days

thedenverchannel.com — DENVER - Smoke filled skies around Colorado on Tuesday. This does have significant drawbacks to those with respiratory illnesses and those impacted will feel poorly again Wednesday as the smoke remains. This smoke is coming from wildfires burning far more than 1,000 miles away in western Canada.
Jul 07, 2015

The smoky sky is from fires in Canada and will be clearing out the next few days shar.es/1qQp8G via @DenverChannel

Jul 07, 2015

RT @MattMakens247Wx: The smoky sky is from fires in Canada and will be clearing out the next few days shar.es/1qQp8G via @DenverChannel

The State of the Atmosphere: Sunday, July 5, 2015

weather5280.com — Can you feel it? A big cool down arrived lat this afternoon, and with a reinforcing shot behind it, we'll stay well below normal across much of Colorado for the start of the week. The cool air working our way is very evident in the latest RTMA analysis this evening: 50s, 60s, and 70s across Wyoming and spilling into northeast Colorado.
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Jul 29, 2015

Drier weather brings elevated fire danger for grassy areas shar.es/1sRlvS via @DenverChannel

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