Storm over Longs Peak Rocky Mountain National Park Colorado Photo Credit: milehightraveler (iStock).

Longs Peak. Photo Credit: milehightraveler (iStock).

It's no secret that Colorado is home to some wild weather throughout the year. From hailstorms to blizzards to flash floods, it's crucial for residents of the state to be up-to-date with the forecast.

Here are four great spots to find a weather forecast in Colorado:

1. The National Weather Service

Visit the National Weather Service website for the most up-to-date information regarding official weather alerts and predictions.


For a winter weather forecast with additional details about Colorado's ski country, is a great source. The Colorado Daily Snow report, powered by Joel Gratz, is one resource that can't be missed by the winter adventurer.

3. Mountain Forecast

A great resource come fourteener hiking season, provides a great look at how weather varies by peak and by elevation. Never leave to climb a mountain without checking the peak first, no matter how nice the weather looks from the trailhead.

4. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center

While the Colorado Avalanche Information Center provides a forecast of a different kind, it's one to be aware of if adventuring around Colorado during the winter season. They publish an avalanche risk forecast that shows backcountry travelers how dangerous different regions of the state are during snowy months of the year.

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Spencer McKee is OutThere Colorado's Director of Content and Operations. In his spare time, Spencer loves to hike, rock climb, and trail run.


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