February 1, 2021
Becky Bolinger and the Colorado Climate Center are highlighted, describing a research
project to help ski areas managers make better drought and climate related decisions.
January 9, 2021
Colorado Public Radio talked with Russ Schumacher about some of the significant
weather and climate events that impacted Colorado in 2020.
January 7, 2021
Becky Bolinger describes the wild weather of 2020 for 5280 Magazine.
November 10, 2020
Colorado State Climatologist, Russ Schumacher, was a recurring contestant on Jeopardy!.
Here's his tribute to Alex Trebek, after the passing of the host.
October 26, 2020
"We're really rewriting the record book in terms of fires this year," said Russ Schumacher
in an interview with Scientific American.
October 9, 2020
Peter Goble describes current drought conditions to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel.
September 18, 2020
Russ Schumacher sat on a panel of experts at the Yampa Basin Rendezvous and talked about
the climate changes the region is experiencing.
September 8, 2020
In this NPR article, Becky Bolinger describes the roller coaster weather event that
unfolded around Labor Day.
August 28, 2020
Becky Bolinger talked with Vail Daily about streamflows, water supply, and the current drought.
August 20, 2020
Russ Schumacher discusses how hotter and drier summers contribute to wildfires with
Colorado Public Radio.
August 11, 2020
Becky Bolinger: "If we have another year like this year has been, we will have extremely
August 10, 2020
Peter Goble to NBC News: "Hotter temperatures make drier years hurt more."
August 3, 2020
The Colorado Sun talked with Russ Schumacher about the current drought and climate trends.
July 8, 2020
The New York Times asked Becky Bolinger about this year's snowpack and how climate
change might impact future snowpack.
June 15, 2020
Russ Schumacher writes an article for The Conversation, providing a physical explanation
of this windy and destructive phenomenon.
June 14, 2020
Peter Goble tells the Aspen Times that cold and snow can still happen in a warmer climate.
April 25, 2020
The Weather Channel interviewed Noah Newman about CoCoRaHS on this momentous occasion, 50 million observations!
April 27, 2020
9News chatted with Zach Schwalbe and Becky Bolinger about the importance of our state's mesonet - CoAgMET.
March 26, 2020
Zach Schwalbe and Becky Bolinger share information about our essential activities
during stay-at-home orders.
March 9, 2020
Becky Bolinger contributes some information on typical wildfire season patterns around
the state and how snowpack and drought play a role.
January 31, 2020
Peter Goble talks about the lack of snow in January and the expected changes we'll see
January 2, 2020
The Coloradoan summarizes the top events from 2010-2019, with input from Russ Schumacher.
December 22, 2019
The Aspen Daily News talks about how climate change will impact snowpack in the region,
with a mention to a study done by Peter Goble and Nolan Doesken.
November 26, 2019
This article summarizes the presentations given at the November Water Availability Task
Force meeting, providing current conditions and also highlighting moments of the previous water year.
October 30, 2019
Becky Bolinger talked with CPR about the seasonal whiplash Colorado experienced going from the
hottest September on record to one of the coldest Octobers on record.
October 1, 2019
Southern Colorado's KOAA interviewed Peter Goble about the record September heat and
what could be in store for winter.
September 12, 2019
Russ Schumacher gives his winter predictions to the Denver Post.
September 4, 2019
Becky Bolinger discusses the warm fall with 9News and speculates what it could possibly
mean with respect to the fall foliage.
September 3, 2019
Becky Bolinger gave a live interview on Colorado Public Radio's Colorado Matters to discuss
the fall outlook, and what sorts of wild weather we can expect this winter.
September 3, 2019
Peter Goble talked about the hot and dry August, and drought conditions, with Colorado
August 15, 2019
Russ Schumacher provides some Colorado perspective on a Washington Post article
about climate change.
August 14, 2019
Russ Schumacher and Becky Bolinger traveled to Bethune to measure the largest hailstone
ever recorded in the state.
August 13, 2019
Russ Schumacher contributes to a Discover Magazine article on the current state of
August 8, 2019
Becky Bolinger tells the story of discovering a new possible state temperature record
and what the process is for verifying state climate extremes.
July 3, 2019
Becky Bolinger talks about why this June felt so cold compared to what we've become
used to in the early summer.
June 19, 2019
Peter Goble explains to the Durango Herald why the snowpack numbers in June are
not telling the story people think. But they are telling a story.
June 17, 2019
CoCoRaHS got to celebrate its 21st birthday with a piece on The Weather Channel. Watch
Noah Newman in this Skype interview.
June 3, 2019
Russ Schumacher shares with U.S. News the atmospheric conditions that led to
May's very exciting weather over the central part of the country.
May 30, 2019
9News asks Becky Bolinger for the good news and bad news with respect to the current
snowpack and the snowmelt season.
April 22, 2019
Glamour Magazine interviewed Becky Bolinger about her experiences as a female
voice in the field of climate, and how to keep women in STEM.
March 22, 2019
A new all-time state record of low pressure, max wind gusts from three airports,
and daily amounts of precipitation from 44 stations in Colorado.
March 21, 2019
Becky Bolinger talks with Colorado Public Radio about how an accumulation of many
storms hitting over the past couple of months has led to strong improvements in drought
March 13, 2019
The New York Times interviewed Russ Schumacher about the historic winter blizzard that
March 13, 2019
As a major winter storm heads for Colorado, Russ Schumacher gives a nice summary
on the technical defintion of "bomb cyclone."
February 28, 2019
The Fence Post talked with Becky Bolinger about what the winter brought and what
we can expect for this spring.
January 24, 2019
An interesting piece on the changes Colorado has experienced due to a warming climate,
particularly how snow is changing. A lengthy article, but a good read, with
contributions from Peter Goble.
January 8, 2019
Russ Schumacher explains to KOA Radio why Denver hasn't seen much snow this season, and
what's causing the warm January days.
January 2, 2019
Becky Bolinger chatted with Colorado Public Radio, recapping the notable weather events of
2018 and what we can expect in 2019.
November 21, 2018
The Fence Post highlights the drought in the southwest, recent improvements, and what's
to come, with quotes from Becky Bolinger.
November 1, 2018
Peter Goble chatted with 9News about why drought remains, despite a decent October, and
what it would take to end the drought.
Recap of Colorado Water Year 2018
October 10, 2018
Click for more Water Year 2018 stats!
September 21, 2018
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel talked with Becky Bolinger about recent drought expansion
in western CO and the "wait and see" mode for what the next snow season will bring.
September 17, 2018
Colorado Springs Gazette interviewed Russ Schumacher to learn more about the recent
hot weather and how it's contributing to drought conditions.
August 31, 2018
Becky Bolinger shares with The Fence Post what an El Niño winter could mean for Colorado.
July 24, 2018
Russ Schumacher and Regan Waskom interview with KRCC - Southern Colorado's NPR station - about the water restrictions and drought.
A new monthly precipitation record
July 18, 2018
July 10, 2018
Becky Bolinger talks with Colorado Public Radio about the warmer than average
summer Colorado has been experiencing.
July 6, 2018
The Denver Post interviews Peter Goble about drought and fire in southern Colorado.
July 3, 2018
"...these levels of drought conditions are ranked in the bottom fifth percentile or
lower. That means that typically in 100 years, only five years or less would be
June 25, 2018
As part of the NIDIS drought webinar series for the Southwest Drought, Becky Bolinger
provides an update of current drought conditions in Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New
Mexico. Watch the archived webinar here.
A hot early start to summer!
June 16, 2018
While 90-degree days are common in the summer, they are not nearly as common in May
and early June. This start to summer has been the exception.
June 7, 2018
Is there scientific basis for counting between lightning and thunder to estimate
the how far away a storm is? Becky Bolinger breaks it down for us.
February 28, 2018
Noah Newman talks to 9News about the importance precipitation measurements and how signing up for
CoCoRaHS can provide extra information to the weather community.
February 5, 2018
Assistant State Climatologist Becky Bolinger shares an update on mountain snowpack
conditions and what they portend for the rest of winter.
February 2, 2018
Becky Bolinger answers questions about the Dust Bowl and climate change that were
raised by Trump's pick to lead the White House on Environmental Policy.
Warmest November on record, with more warmth to come
December 8, 2017
State Climatologist Russ Schumacher talks about warm November with CSU's SOURCE.
A hot November wraps up Fall 2017
December 4, 2017
A Tale of Two Septembers
October 1, 2017
5-year Snapshots of Drought Across Colorado
July 18, 2017
Twitter post shows how drought has evolved every 5 years for this same week in history
since 2002. Notice how western Colorado consistently shows dry conditions. Note the severe
droughts that plagued the state during this week in 2002 and 2012.
Precipitation expected due to monsoon, El Niño in Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas and Nebraska
June 30, 2017
Climatologist Becky Bolinger contributes to article about the late summer outlook for Colorado.
CSU Weather Station: 140-plus years of climate data
April 13, 2017
Campus weather station and Noah Newman featured in CSU's SOURCE.
State Record Highs in March
March 18, 2017
International Women's Day
March 8, 2017
The Colorado Climate Center highlights women in climate services, specifically
female State Climatologists.
Record February Heat
February 13, 2017
Dry Conditions in Colorado Could Be Shifting
November 29, 2016
9News interviews Becky Bolinger and Peter Goble about
current drought conditions in Colorado.