Currently in Denver— March 23rd 2022

The weather, currently.

Sunny and 50s for Wednesday, March 23rd

Here we go folks! We are heading into some warmer weather. We change from a regime of cold and snow into gradually warming up every day through the weekend thanks to ridge of high pressure. That ridge will work on centering more and more over Colorado each day and will make our temperatures warmer and warmer. So for Wednesday we go from 40s the day before to 50s. Then we get 60s by mid-week and even 70s by the weekend. Woo!

Here’s what you need to know for Wednesday.

1) Highs in the 50s

2) Sunny

3) Breezy at times.

Megan Montero

What you need to know, currently.

Remember the Mars-like Saharan dust we shared last week? Well, it could just help nourish the Earth.

The dust caught a ride on some strong winds and traveled across the Mediterranean, turning the air orange and coating surfaces across Europe. In Spain, the combination of dust-filled air and heavy rains led to what residents described as “raining mud”.  

That dust, while a nuisance to air quality, is actually rich in minerals and acts as a fertilizer, according to reporting from The Guardian. In fact, the dust can help to fight climate change. When Saharan dust lands in the Atlantic, it fertilizes microscopic phytoplankton, which in turn absorb massive amounts of carbon dioxide.