Forecast Details for Denver, CO

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Today: A 40 percent chance of snow showers, mainly between 7am and 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Light north northeast wind becoming north 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 17 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tonight: A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. North wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light and variable.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 33. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming north in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 10. Light and variable wind.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 34. Light and variable wind becoming northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 13.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 35.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 43.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 53.

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Weather Topic: What are Shelf Clouds?

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A shelf cloud is similar to a wall cloud, but forms at the front of a storm cloud, instead of at the rear, where wall clouds form.

A shelf cloud is caused by a series of events set into motion by the advancing storm; first, cool air settles along the ground where precipitation has just fallen. As the cool air is brought in, the warmer air is displaced, and rises above it, because it is less dense. When the warmer air reaches the bottom of the storm cloud, it begins to cool again, and the resulting condensation is a visible shelf cloud.

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Weather Topic: What is Condensation?

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Condensation is the process which creates clouds, and therefore it is a crucial process in the water cycle. Condensation is the change of matter from a state of gas into a state of liquid, and it happens because water molecules release heat into the atmosphere and become organized into a more closely packed structure, what we might see as water droplets.

Water is always present in the air around us as a vapor, but it's too small for us to see. When water undergoes the process of condensation it becomes organized into visible water droplets. You've probably seen condensation happen before on the surface of a cold drink!

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