Currently in Denver - September 13th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Low 80s and sunshine for Tuesday, September 13th.

It has been a nice start to the week with warm temperatures and sunny conditions. However, if you have been in Colorado for a while, you would know that we are always wanting more moisture to help our parched land and drought situation. Well, we have more moisture coming on Wednesday and this time, it is coming from a hurricane!

I draw your attention to the water vapor imagery from one of our satellites, GOES-East. This is the imagery where we see where all the moisture in the atmosphere is. If I zoom in to the second image below, I've circled where there is a big area of moisture from Hurricane Kay that hit Baja California and part of Mexico over the weekend and brought flooding to that part. We will draw the moisture up into Colorado for Wednesday and see more chances of storms.

Water Vapor Imagery for all of the Continental US from GOES East Satellite
Remnants of Moisture from Hurricane Kay (in Green) moving to Colorado by Wednesday

But before we get there, we will just say calm, warm and sunny through Tuesday. It won't look like we are going to see moisture soon, but we will.

So here are the 3 things you need to know about your Tuesday:

1) The morning will still be cool with temperatures in the 50s by 6 a.m. and 60s by 9 a.m.

2) The afternoon will be warm with temperatures in the mid 80s.

3) Lots of sunshine.

Activity forecast:

Walking, gardening, grilling: It should be really nice to do any of these activities all day!

Running, cycling, outdoor sports: It is still a nice day to do any of these activities. Best time for high activity is still in the morning hours before work but really, any time of day should be just fine.

Megan Montero

What you need to know, currently.

Wildfires are raging across the west coast from California to British Columbia, as summers continue to grow hotter and drier. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, 93 active and large wildland fires have scorched almost 728,000 acres, the majority of them in northwestern states.

There are 11 major wildfires burning across California, including the Mosquito and Fairview fires, amid record rainfall and extreme heat. The Mosquito Fire has consumed over 41,000 acres and is 10 percent contained, while the Fairview Fire has consumed over 28,000 acres and is 53 percent contained. The remnants of Tropical Storm Kay helped firefighters ease the flames and deep-seated heat with its moisture and scattered showers.

However, both fires have destroyed homes and choked the air with thick smoke and pollution. Wildfires in Canada and the United States also led to dangerous air quality levels in British Columbia. By Tuesday, the smoke is supposed to start clearing near the coast and then inland.

To learn more, read the full story here on our website: Wildfires rage across the West Coast from California to British Columbia.

For information on wildfire safety, read our explainer here.

—Aarohi Sheth

What you can do, currently.

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