Many of you have asked, "What has happened to the climate page that I used to see on the Denver/Boulder Website?" Well, there have been some changes that now have changed the way the climate information is presented to you, the customer. Since the National Weather Service (NWS) has many offices across the country including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, it has been decided to try to make our climate pages easier for our customers to navigate. Uniformity is the goal. It is easy for a Denver Customer to navigate the Denver website...but what if a Denver customer tries to research climate information on the Kansas City website? That is where the problem lies. So, if all the NWS sites have the same climate links, the navigation problem is solved. Other links will someday also be standardized.
The Climate Section on the left hand blue menu will now have only 3 links available. The first will be a link called "Local". It contains Denver WFO area climate information. Here you will find many of the same products that you were used to seeing and using on the our climate page you used to link to. This link will not only have some of the products you need, but it will also have previous versions of that same product just by clicking the previous version that you would like to see. It will have the monthly and daily summaries, called the "F6" or the new but same product "CF6". It will have monthly climate summaries ("CLM"), and daily observations along with daily temperature and precipitation summaries ("RTPCO") and Denver’s WFO area weather observations ("RTPBOU").
The next link will be the "National" link. Here you can get climate information from any NWS office just by clicking on the map. The NWS office closest to where you have clicked will come up and you will be able to navigate to get the climate data you need. There will be seven clickable weather categories that will be available for your use including daily high and low temperatures, warnings and forecasts, radar information, and satellite data. Feel free to click on this link and check out the variety of climatological data that are available.
And finally, the "More..." link. That link will take you to the pages and links that you are used to seeing and using when visiting the WFO Denver/Boulder website...specifically the Denver/Boulder Climate page. There you will be able to click on the original Denver climate page, Denver Weather History page, Sunrise and Sunset tables, Denver WFO area snowfall statistics and winter weather information. More subjects will be added to this link as they become available.
This is just the beginning of the changes that will occur with the National Weather Service websites. Standardization, uniformity and ease of navigation is the current goal of the National Weather Service. Please be patient as we go through this sometimes confusing change. As always, if you have questions or suggestions, please contact the webmaster through the "Contact Us" Webmaster link. We will try to answer your questions and keep you abreast of the latest changes.