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Andy Stein

Andy Stein, informally and socially known as Rain or Shine, I’m Andy Stein, writes articles about the weather and climate of Colorado. Originally from the Southeast, Andy moved to Colorado in late 2016 and has been enjoying the Centennial state ever since. He originally worked as a broadcast meteorologist for several local news stations, eventually climbing the ladder to a national weather news station. Andy found his way to 5280 in 2019 where he breaks down big-picture meteorological events for the masses. When he’s not talking trade winds and thermal trough, Andy enjoys spending time with his spouse and sheltie. You can find Andy on KRDO News in Colorado Springs every once in a while, on social media and most recently, working with PSIA-AASI as the marketing manager and meteorologist.

Articles By Andy Stein

When to Expect Denver’s First Snow of the Season

The average date of first snow in Denver has already passed thanks to a dominant ridge of high pressure and stubborn summer heat.

Record Heat and Fire Danger Grip the Front Range

After a mellow summer, record high temperatures and the threat of wildfires have made a grand return. Will humidity be our secret hero?

Wettest June Ever Makes Colorado Drought-Free for First Time Since 2019

It goes without saying that Denver had an especially stormy spring and early summer—but just how ridiculous was it?

What Does All This Snowmelt Mean for Coloradans?

Grab your paddles and fly rods—our surprisingly good snow year will spill over into an epic summer for outdoor adventurers.

What to Expect From This Year’s Strengthening El Niño

Thanks to a rare triple-dip La Niña, it’s been a while since we’ve talked about El Niño—and the impacts of the incoming weather pattern across Colorado.

Rain hits the Boulder flatirons.

Denver Could Be Removed From Drought Status With Incoming Rainstorm

The Colorado weather roller coaster rumbles on: Our meteorologist predicts the Mile High City moves from drought conditions to excessively wet in the next two days.

City Park blanketed in snow on a clear winter day in Denver.

What Happened to Winter?

After a rip-roaring start to the snowy season, it’s full-on spring in the Front Range.

What Would Continued La Niña Conditions Mean for Colorado Weather?

As we approach what would typically be monsoon season in the Centennial State, the ongoing La Niña weather pattern we’ve been experiencing is looking as if it will stay put. That could mean worsening drought conditions across Colorado and the Southwest.

Southwest Colorado’s Snowpack Is Almost Completely Gone. Here’s What It Means for Summer

Despite a normal peak snowpack over the winter season, a hot, dry, and windy spring has melted snow in the San Juans at a near-record rate.

Denver Braces for a Late-Season Snowstorm That Could Cause Significant Impacts

After a winter of ups and downs, we’re about to see one final blast of snow this weekend.

How a Colorado Man Created One of the Most Beloved Forecasting Services for Skiers

Steve Conney started Powderchasers to inform his friends where the best snow would be. More than 20 years later, the site is doing the same for thousands of skiers and riders.

Why Hasn’t Denver Gotten Any Snow Yet?

Severe drought expands in Denver, as the city awaits its latest first snow on record.

A volunteer collects seeds of native flora belonging to Copper Mountain

Could a Seed Collection Program at Copper Help Offset the Resort’s Carbon Footprint?

Jeff Grasser, Copper Mountain’s efficiency manager, developed a plan to gather native seeds and spread them in areas where growth has been disturbed by humans.

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Another La Niña Is Forming. What Does That Mean for Winter in Denver?

We probably aren’t getting an overwhelming amount of snow days this year.

Denver Just Had Its Third Hottest Summer Ever

And if recent trends are any indication, Coloradans will need to accept the brutal heat as the new summer norm.

First-Ever Excessive Heat Warnings in Colorado History Issued for Parts of the Western Slope

Triple-digit temperatures are also expected in Denver the next few days.

The Front Range Has Had Wet Weather. But Colorado’s Western Slope Continues to Dry Out

Denver has had more rain to start the year than at any point since 1983. The western part of the state, however, is still facing challenging drought conditions.

Hope You Covered Your Garden Because More Snow Is Expected Through Tuesday

On the heels of last week’s wintry weather, another round of snow showed up Monday night, along with some bitterly cold temperatures.

A lone pedestrian uses an umbrella for cover as a snowstorm sweeps over the intermountain West Saturday, March 13, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Rain and Snow Will Put Colorado’s Spring Weather on Pause This Week

Just when it looked liked spring was here to stay, Colorado’s wacky weather patterns are about to give us an extended stretch of chilly, precipitation-filled days.

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If You Haven’t Heard, the Front Range Is Supposed to Get a Lot of Snow This Weekend

It’s possible the region could see one of its biggest winter storms in years. But just how much powder we receive remains tough to forecast. Here’s what to watch for.

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