<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - weather]]> http://gazette.com/rss/weather Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:16:21 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Bitter cold prompts closures in Colorado Springs; relief coming this weekend]]> http://gazette.com/bitter-cold-prompts-closures-in-colorado-springs-relief-coming-this-weekend/article/1591878?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bitter-cold-prompts-closures-in-colorado-springs-relief-coming-this-weekend/article/1591878?custom_click=rss

Snowy weather has moved out of Colorado Springs, but the chill stuck around.

The area saw anywhere from a light dusting to 3 or 4 inches of accumulation from Tuesday and Wednesday's snowfall, said Steve Hodanish, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Pueblo. The most snow was found in northern and western areas, he said.

The city's snow removal crews stayed out overnight to clear roadways before the morning commute, manager Jack Ladley said.

"Despite earlier predictions that snow had come to an end across the Colorado Springs area, we have experienced intermittent snow showers across the City and throughout the evening," Ladley said. "(The) PM Shift has remained in a full call-out since noon (Wednesday).



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Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:48:35 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs-area weather delays for Thursday]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-weather-delays-for-thursday/article/1591862?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-weather-delays-for-thursday/article/1591862?custom_click=rss

Weather delays are in effect Thursday morning for the following:

School Districts

Calhan RJ1 - 2 Hour Delay - no morning preschool or AVP. 
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool
District 49 - 2 Hours Late, No AM kindergarten or preschool. More information available at D49.org/weather. 
Lewis-Palmer Dist. 38 - 2 Hours Late. Delayed due to extremely cold temperatures.
Peyton 23JT - 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool 


Private & Charter Schools

Banning Lewis Ranch Acad. - 2 Hours Late 
Colorado Springs Early Colleges - 2 Hours Late
Family of Christ - Part Day Classes 2hr Delay/Childcare Open at 6AM 
Frontier Charter Academy -



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Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:42:23 -0700
<![CDATA[Some shelter beds go unused as Colorado Springs experiences sub-freezing temperatures, snow]]> http://gazette.com/some-shelter-beds-go-unused-as-colorado-springs-experiences-sub-freezing-temperatures-snow/article/1591837?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/some-shelter-beds-go-unused-as-colorado-springs-experiences-sub-freezing-temperatures-snow/article/1591837?custom_click=rss

Colorado Springs police officers and shelter operators urged homeless people Wednesday to seek shelter from the season's first winter storm after dozens of beds went unused earlier this week.

The call came as wind chill factors hovered in the single digits from a storm that covered Colorado Springs with a thin layer of snow and ice.

Ignoring that police advice carries risk beyond frostbite and hypothermia. Officers plan to issue more citations for illegally camping on public or private property to get more people into shelters, said Lt. Jeff Jensen, who heads the Police Department's Homeless Outreach Team.

"Hopefully, at the very least, that enforcement will help some folks to take advantage of the shelter space,"



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Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:16:09 -0700
<![CDATA[Wednesday snowfall could make afternoon commute tricky]]> http://gazette.com/wednesday-snowfall-could-make-afternoon-commute-tricky/article/1591829?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/wednesday-snowfall-could-make-afternoon-commute-tricky/article/1591829?custom_click=rss

The snow's afternoon return to Colorado Springs could make for a tricky evening commute.

Slippery secondary roads and side streets are likely to create the most trouble for drivers in Briargate and downtown as well as areas in the southwest part of the city, such as Broadmoor and Old Colorado City, said Brian Bledsoe, chief meteorologist with Gazette news partner KKTV.

"Main roads are ok for now, but moisture on those main roads will contribute to some black ice formation overnight...especially bridges and overpasses," Bledsoe said in an email.

At 4 p.m., traffic on Interstate 25 northbound was backed up south of downtown near the South Nevada Avenue and South Tejon Street exit, according to the city's Traffic



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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:39:53 -0700
<![CDATA[Expect more cold, snow before warmup around Colorado Springs; accident alert status canceled]]> http://gazette.com/expect-more-cold-snow-before-warmup-around-colorado-springs-accident-alert-status-canceled/article/1591791?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/expect-more-cold-snow-before-warmup-around-colorado-springs-accident-alert-status-canceled/article/1591791?custom_click=rss

A chilly, snowy Wednesday in Colorado Springs will be followed by sunnier, increasingly warmer weather.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted a 30-percent chance of snow before 5 p.m. Wednesday, a high of 18 degrees and a low of zero. There will be 10-15 mph winds, and at night, the chance of snowfall will decrease to 20 percent, mainly before 8 p.m.

But temperatures will dramatically increase from Thursday to Friday, according to the weather service.

Both days are expected to be mostly sunny, with highs of 21 degrees Thursday and 47 degrees Friday.

"Cold air remains in place through Thursday, before we warm things back up for Friday and Saturday," Gazette news partner KKTV reported.



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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:26:05 -0700
<![CDATA[Wednesday snowfall totals around Colorado Springs area]]> http://gazette.com/wednesday-snowfall-totals-around-colorado-springs-area/article/1591818?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/wednesday-snowfall-totals-around-colorado-springs-area/article/1591818?custom_click=rss

Snowfall totals reported to the National Weather Service in Pueblo from across the Pikes Peak region as of midday Wednesday:

Black Forest: 0.8-1.6

Monument: 1-1.5

Patty Jewett Golf Course: 1

Gleneagle: 1.4

Broadmoor: 0.6-0.7

Colorado Springs Airport: 0.4

Old Colorado City: 0.8

Pleasant Valley: 1.2

Stetson Hills: 0.9

Peyton: 0.2-0.6

Calhan: 0.5

Woodland Park: 3.5

Divide: 2.0

Florrissant: 2.



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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:15:27 -0700
<![CDATA[Some snow, bitter cold in store for Colorado Springs area; some schools on delays]]> http://gazette.com/some-snow-bitter-cold-in-store-for-colorado-springs-area-some-schools-on-delays/article/1591772?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/some-snow-bitter-cold-in-store-for-colorado-springs-area-some-schools-on-delays/article/1591772?custom_click=rss

Bundle up, Colorado Springs - it's starting to feel like winter. Along with chilly temperatures and windy weather, some areas may see a few inches of snow.

Light flurries began late Tuesday afternoon, which Brian Bledsoe, chief meteorologist with Gazette news partner KKTV, called "a dusting," adding that "accumulations will be very small."

When more snow comes Wednesday afternoon, Bledsoe said the farther west people live, the more snowfall they are likely to see.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted a 30 percent chance of snow before 5 p.m. Wednesday, a high of 18 degrees and a low of zero. There will be 10-15 mph winds, and at night, the chance of snowfall will decrease to 20 percent, mainly before 8 p.m.



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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:33:20 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs weather delays, closings for Wednesday]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-weather-delays-closings-for-wednesday/article/1591774?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-weather-delays-closings-for-wednesday/article/1591774?custom_click=rss

US Air Force Academy - 2-hour delay for non-mission essential personnel only; classes begin at 9 a.m.

Click here for the latest on delays and closings in Colorado Springs.



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Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:57:13 -0700
<![CDATA[Bundle up for arctic blast, possible snow around Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/bundle-up-for-arctic-blast-possible-snow-around-colorado-springs/article/1591701?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bundle-up-for-arctic-blast-possible-snow-around-colorado-springs/article/1591701?custom_click=rss

It's time to bundle up.

An arctic front moved into downtown Colorado Springs on Monday evening, bringing cold temperatures and the possibility of snow for next couple days, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

On Tuesday, Colorado Springs could see a high of only 26 degrees with a 10 percent of snow after 3 p.m. That probability increases to 30 percent in the evening, the weather service says. The wind chill Tuesday night will make temperatures feel between 5 and minus 5 degrees.

The forecast is a drastic change from Monday when regional temperatures reached into the 50s and 60s.

According to a weather service forecast bulletin, heavy snow is expected to fall in the high country between Tuesday



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Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:58:03 -0700
<![CDATA[Study: Warming to trigger 3 times as many downpours in U.S.]]> http://gazette.com/study-warming-to-trigger-3-times-as-many-downpours-in-u.s./article/1591653?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/study-warming-to-trigger-3-times-as-many-downpours-in-u.s./article/1591653?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON — Extreme downpours — like those that flooded Louisiana, Houston and West Virginia earlier this year — will happen nearly three times as often in the United States by the end of the century, and six times more frequently in parts of the Mississippi Delta, according to a new study.

Scientists have long pointed out that warmer air holds more moisture, so man-made climate change will increase the frequency of extreme downpours. That increase has already started , they say, but new work with much stronger computer simulations shows just how bad it will get, and where.



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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:27:36 -0700
<![CDATA[Sunny and mild before arctic storm smacks the Colorado Springs area]]> http://gazette.com/sunny-and-mild-before-arctic-storm-smacks-the-colorado-springs-area/article/1591616?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/sunny-and-mild-before-arctic-storm-smacks-the-colorado-springs-area/article/1591616?custom_click=rss

The Colorado Springs area is expected to have one more day of mild winter conditions before the weather drastically shifts.

According to Gazette news partner KKTV, regional temperatures will likely reach the 50s and 60s on Monday with partly cloudy skies during the day and breezy afternoon winds. Colorado Springs could see a high near 56 degrees with no chance of rain.

After Monday, expect the forecast to change.

In a weather report, KKTV says an arctic cold front moves into the state on Tuesday, bringing in chilly air, strong winds and cloudy skies.

"We will see a huge drop in our temperatures with highs only in the 20s and 30s," KKTV says. "It's possible that we will see snow showers develop along the Palmer



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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:13:17 -0700
<![CDATA[Pikes Peak region forecast to feature mild winter conditions Sunday]]> http://gazette.com/pikes-peak-region-forecast-to-feature-mild-winter-conditions-sunday/article/1591573?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pikes-peak-region-forecast-to-feature-mild-winter-conditions-sunday/article/1591573?custom_click=rss

On Sunday, enjoy another mild winter day with sunny skies and light winds in Colorado Springs.

Those conditions might not last long.

According to Gazette news partner KKTV, regional temperatures are forecast to be in the 40s and 50s on Sunday.

Colorado Springs could reach a high near 45 degrees during the day before temperatures drop to the mid-20s in the evening, the National Weather Service in Pueblo predicts.

Monday's regional forecast features similar conditions with temperatures in the 50s and partly cloudy skies.

But the weather could shift Monday night.

Colorado Springs is forecast to have a 10-percent chance of snow Monday night before that the probability increases to 30 percent Tuesday



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Sun, 04 Dec 2016 07:24:39 -0700
<![CDATA[First measurable snow of season officially recorded in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/first-measurable-snow-of-season-officially-recorded-in-colorado-springs/article/1591456?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/first-measurable-snow-of-season-officially-recorded-in-colorado-springs/article/1591456?custom_click=rss

Friday will count as Colorado Springs' first measurable snowfall, according to Michael Nosko, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

Two-tenths of an inch of snow was recorded at the Colorado Springs Airport, the city's official measuring location, Nosko said. 



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Sat, 03 Dec 2016 07:31:09 -0700
<![CDATA[Gradual warmup expected this weekend around Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/gradual-warmup-expected-this-weekend-around-colorado-springs/article/1591431?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/gradual-warmup-expected-this-weekend-around-colorado-springs/article/1591431?custom_click=rss

Whatever snowfall comes to Colorado Springs on Friday likely won't amount to much.

"A fast-moving and generally weak storm system will impact the state on Friday," Gazette news partner KKTV reported. "Snowfall will not be a huge issue with this system."

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted a 30-percent chance of snow Friday, especially after 11 a.m., followed by a 20-percent chance that night.

The city's snow patrol is scheduled for 4:30 a.m., "but snow showers will be scattered in nature and generally light," according to an email from Terry Huggins, city operations program supervisor.

Snowfall will likely favor the north side of the city, Huggins wrote.



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Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:03:52 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs forecast: Snow is possible, cold is a certainty]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-forecast-snow-is-possible-cold-is-a-certainty/article/1591352?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-forecast-snow-is-possible-cold-is-a-certainty/article/1591352?custom_click=rss

After a chilly week and a chance of snow Friday, temperatures will gradually increase this weekend.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted a 20 percent chance of snow Friday, decreasing to a 10 percent chance at night.

"A fast moving and generally weak storm system will impact the state on Friday," Gazette news partner KKTV reported, noting that any snowfall won't be significant. "Whether you see snow or not, Friday will be a cold day."

The weather service forecast includes highs of 37 degrees Thursday, 30 degrees Friday and 40 degrees Saturday.

"The weekend looks warmer (especially Sunday), with no significant weather expected," KKTV reported.



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Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:12:18 -0700