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Andy Stein

I’m a trained meteorologist with over five years of experience working on both local and national television. I enjoy all things outdoors and everything weather-related. I’m a full-blown weather nerd. Find me online, and on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

Articles By Andy Stein

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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The Science Behind This Week’s Weird Winter Storm

The snow that fell across the Denver metro area on Wednesday night might have caught us by surprise, but the moisture was much welcomed.

Arctic Air to Chill the Hearts of Denverites This Valentine’s Day Weekend

Just in case you forgot—it’s still winter.

Winter Is (Finally, Hopefully) Coming to Colorado

Cold and snow are likely headed this way throughout February—and with much of the state experiencing severe drought conditions, it can’t come soon enough.

Aspen Gay Ski Week

“Help Us Stay Alive”—Aspen Gay Ski Week Continues Virtually This Year

For 44 years, Aspen has been home to the world’s only nonprofit gay ski week. While the popular event is hosting virtual celebrations this year, the organizers are hoping community support will help them get to their 45th anniversary in 2022.

Colorado’s 2020 Weather Extremes Were Very on Brand for the Year

From an extended, hot and dry summer to a rare derecho and the catastrophic fire season, 2020’s weather events drove us into the statewide drought conditions that exist today. But these extremes might not be that abnormal moving forward.

Christmas skiing

We’re Dreaming of a White Christmas. Just Bring Us the Snow!

Incoming storms will boost Colorado’s snowpack and bring wintery conditions—just in time for the holidays.

Wolf Creek Ski Area opening day

With Wolf Creek Ski Area’s Opening, Colorado’s Ski Season Is Officially Underway

Before it could even begin, the race to see which resort would open first is already over.

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