Life

Natural Hazards

Colorado is home to extremely variable weather, including hot and cold temperatures, rain, snow, wind, fires and flooding, that should be considered throughout the year. The following resources provide excellent information about a variety of weather. Click on the images for the best resources we've found so far.

Fire

Fireweatheravalanche.org (above) provides update-to-date fire info in an easy-to-use interface. CalTopo (below) with Fire Activity turned on is also great! Counties also have more local maps: Boulder.

Air Quality

With fires and pollution changing daily, it's important to consider air quality to keep people healthy and happy, even when indoors.

Precipitation

Rain and snow vary daily and within microclimates, and the current droughts in the western USA make precipitation important to consider regularly. Dryness reports and drought maps are also be helpful

Forecasts

Local weather forecasts have gotten very accurate, especially at weather.gov. Just enter a zip code and/or click on the map to get a hyper-local forecast for the next week.

Health

Text text text

COVID-19 by County




Mapping

Knowing where you are and where you want to go has never been easier with online tools. In addition to Google Maps, the following resources are a few of our favorites!

CalTopo

Probably the best mapping software out there, particularly for topos.

CalTopo View

See the mountains with labels from anywhere! Just input an address.