The weather, currently.
Ah yes, forecast models are threatening to make a liar out of me. As I said in my Monday forecast (written Sunday afternoon), Castle Rock and some of the southern suburbs like Centennial, Parker, Highlands Ranch and Lone Tree were likely to see snow on Monday. Well, in today's forecast, there's now a slim chance some of the Metro might see snow again on Monday night. Why? What changed? Really, forecast models just updated with new data. Models update several times a day depending on the model. Some do every 6 hours and forecast for a long ways out and some do every hour but only forecast for 18 hours ahead. As we get closer to the day an event is supposed to happen, it becomes clearer as what is to happen. So if you ever look at a forecast and then see it change, it's not because of operator error but just that we get more data.
How much is it expected to snow? Eh not much according to our snowfall forecast below. But what you should really watch out for is taking it easy and giving yourself extra time on the roads for the morning commute on Tuesday. You may not see snow accumulation but there could be ice in some spots, especially on bridges and overpasses.
Here's you Tuesday forecast:
1) Morning: Cold with temperatures in the low 20s and snow possible around midnight to 6 a.m. that morning. Sunrise starts around 6:45 a.m.
2) Afternoon: Still chilly with temperatures in the mid 30s and mostly sunny skies.
3) Cold evening! Temperatures drop into the 20s during the evening commute. The sunset is at 4:44 p.m. While you are sleeping, temperatures drop into the teens! They should have been brought in anyway but bring in any pets or plants and take care of your pipes.
Activity forecast: It's just cold outside and might be icy in some spots in the morning. Winter coats are good and indoor exercises work well.
Mountain forecast: While the Metro's forecast keeps changing, the mountains are still stead with more snow expected through Tuesday. Temperatures will be SO COLD Tuesday morning with temperatures below zero by sunrise. Temperatures will be in the teens Tuesday afternoon.
What you need to know, currently.
Currently’s staff reporter, Anna Abraham, is in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, covering COP27 — the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Read Anna’s story summarizing the first week of the climate summit, the biggest issues at hand, and what work still needs to be done:
“COP27 must be remembered as the ‘Implementation COP’ — the one where we restore the grand bargain that is at the center of the Paris Agreement,” Sameh Shoukry, the minister of foreign affairs of Egypt, who was elected as the President of COP27, said at the opening ceremony of the global climate conference.
It cannot be yet another summit of promises or “blah blah blah” as Greta Thunberg once said. It needs to be one of action.
Held in Egypt’s seaside resort town, Sharm El-Sheikh, COP27 began on November 6 and will likely go on till November 19. From faulty wifi to overpriced food, the Egypt presidency has seemingly tried its best to make civil society participation as limited as possible. Even hotels are charging a “COP premium” demanding cash in hand during check-out.”
Anna will be on the ground all week, interviewing activists and attendees, follow along on in your inbox and on Twitter.