<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - weather]]> http://gazette.com/rss/weather Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:53:32 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Falling tree kills woman during Colorado windstorm]]> http://gazette.com/falling-tree-kills-woman-during-colorado-windstorm/article/1624594?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/falling-tree-kills-woman-during-colorado-windstorm/article/1624594?custom_click=rss

DENVER — Authorities say a woman was crushed to death by a tree that was blown over during a powerful windstorm that swept through the Denver area and much of Colorado earlier this week.

KCNC-TV in Denver reports the woman, whose name has not been released, was taking a rest from moving when the tree fell on her in Louisville on Tuesday afternoon. She died at a nearby hospital.

Wind gusts in the area approached 90 mph (144 kph) Tuesday.

No other information was released.



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Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:19:04 -0600
<![CDATA[Forecast: Precipitation is coming, but red flag warning for Colorado Springs on Thursday]]> http://gazette.com/forecast-precipitation-is-coming-but-red-flag-warning-for-colorado-springs-on-thursday/article/1624612?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/forecast-precipitation-is-coming-but-red-flag-warning-for-colorado-springs-on-thursday/article/1624612?custom_click=rss

High winds followed by rain and snow are forecast to return to Colorado Springs, meteorologists say.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted a high of 63 degrees Thursday with winds between 5 and 15 mph in the morning and 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon.

The high winds, low humidity and dry fuels prompted the weather service to issue a red flag warning between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Avoid all outside burning and smoking.

Thursday night, before about 8 p.m., expect blowing dust, winds between 25 and 30 mph and gusts up to 40 mph. Winds are predicted to slow to 15 to 20 mph after midnight.

Rain is forecast for after 5 a.m. Friday, with thunderstorms after 1 p.m. The rain may turn to snow overnight Friday into



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Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:08:42 -0600
<![CDATA[Wednesday's forecast: 'Cooler and calmer weather' around Colorado Springs after day of fires]]> http://gazette.com/wednesdays-forecast-cooler-and-calmer-weather-around-colorado-springs-after-day-of-fires/article/1624541?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/wednesdays-forecast-cooler-and-calmer-weather-around-colorado-springs-after-day-of-fires/article/1624541?custom_click=rss

It appears the Pikes Peak region and Colorado Springs will take a break from strong winds on Wednesday.

"Cooler and calmer weather arrives today," Gazette news partner KKTV said in a report.

Wednesday's forecast calls for regional temperatures in the 50s and 60s with relatively light winds, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo. It is a change from Tuesday, when winds gusted up to 60 mph and caused havoc on firefighters who were battling a blaze in the southern part of El Paso County along Interstate 25.

Colorado Springs could see a high near 57 degrees on Wednesday with sunny skies and winds between 10 to 15 mph, the Weather Service said. Similar conditions are expected throughout the region.



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Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:44:42 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado winds topple trucks, propel wildfires, close schools and highways Tuesday]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-winds-topple-trucks-propel-wildfires-close-schools-and-highways-tuesday/article/1624528?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-winds-topple-trucks-propel-wildfires-close-schools-and-highways-tuesday/article/1624528?custom_click=rss

High-speed winds wreaked havoc across southern Colorado on Tuesday.

Gusts not only fostered widespread wildfires, but also toppled semi-trucks, downed tree branches, and even disrupted festivities at the annual Space Symposium at The Broadmoor hotel.

Gusts at the Colorado Springs Airport peaked at 68 mph, reported the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

Across the Front Range, winds gusted as high as 70 mph, said Lucy Bergemann, a meteorologist with Gazette news partner KKTV. A high wind warning was in effect until 8 p.m. Tuesday for southeast Colorado, issued by the National Weather Service.

The alert cautioned travelers to beware risks created by strong crosswinds and blowing dust and debris.



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Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:40:08 -0600
<![CDATA[Forecast: High wind, red flag warning issued for Colorado Springs Tuesday]]> http://gazette.com/forecast-high-wind-red-flag-warning-issued-for-colorado-springs-tuesday/article/1624496?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/forecast-high-wind-red-flag-warning-issued-for-colorado-springs-tuesday/article/1624496?custom_click=rss

Strong winds are blowing across southern Colorado Tuesday, with gusts reaching as high as 60 mph in Colorado Springs.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted a high of 64 degrees in Colorado Springs with winds between 15 to 25 mph in the morning and 35 to 45 mph in the afternoon.

At 6:54 a.m., the weather service recorded a 22 mph wind and 36 mph gust at the Colorado Springs Airport.

The low humidity, high winds and dry fuels prompted the weather service to also issue a red flag warning lasting through Tuesday night.

The Colorado Department of Transportation also issued high wind restrictions on southbound Interstate 25 between Colorado City and New Mexico.



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Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:35:28 -0600
<![CDATA[Forecast: High fire danger around Colorado Springs to start the week]]> http://gazette.com/forecast-high-fire-danger-around-colorado-springs-to-start-the-week/article/1624422?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/forecast-high-fire-danger-around-colorado-springs-to-start-the-week/article/1624422?custom_click=rss

The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for Colorado Springs and much of southeastern Colorado Monday and Tuesday due to gusty winds, low relative humidity and abundant dry fuels.

Monday is expected to be mostly sunny with a high of 73 degrees and winds between 15 and 20 mph in the morning, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

Temperatures will drop slightly Monday night with a high of 62 degrees forecast for Tuesday. Winds are expected to increase Tuesday with sustained winds of between 20 and 35 mph and gusts as high as 45 mph, meteorologists predict. 

Temperatures will continue to drop late in the work week. 

"We are watching a late week storm that will bring rain and snow to southern



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Mon, 16 Apr 2018 07:33:24 -0600
<![CDATA[Forecast: Sunny skies, spring temperatures continue in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/forecast-sunny-skies-spring-temperatures-continue-in-colorado-springs/article/1624394?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/forecast-sunny-skies-spring-temperatures-continue-in-colorado-springs/article/1624394?custom_click=rss

The balmy weather in Colorado Springs is forecast to continue through the end of the weekend, meteorologists say.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted a high of 60 degrees Sunday, 72 degrees Monday and 60 degrees Tuesday. The average for this time of year is 60 degrees.

Winds are expected to be calm Sunday and Monday but will pick up Tuesday, speeding up to 15 to 25 mph with gusts as high as 40 mph.



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Sun, 15 Apr 2018 07:06:45 -0600
<![CDATA[Storm system spawns tornado in Arkansas, blizzards in Plains]]> http://gazette.com/storm-system-spawns-tornado-in-arkansas-blizzards-in-plains/article/1624338?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/storm-system-spawns-tornado-in-arkansas-blizzards-in-plains/article/1624338?custom_click=rss

MINNEAPOLIS — A potent spring storm system that's expected to persist through the weekend raked across the Midwest, spawning at least one tornado in Arkansas as blizzard conditions blanketed much of the Northern Plains.

A tornado ripped through the tiny Ozark Mountain town of Mountainburg, Arkansas, injuring at least four people and causing widespread damage Friday afternoon.

Crawford County Emergency Management Director Brad Thomas said there were at least three entrapments following the twister. He said he did not know the condition of the four people hospitalized.

Video from the scene showed uprooted trees, overturned cars, damaged buildings and downed power lines.



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Sat, 14 Apr 2018 08:49:57 -0600
<![CDATA[Late season blizzard raises havoc on Colorado's plains]]> http://gazette.com/late-season-blizzard-raises-havoc-on-colorados-plains/article/1624315?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/late-season-blizzard-raises-havoc-on-colorados-plains/article/1624315?custom_click=rss

High winds and light snow closed roads and schools in El Paso County on Friday, but the brunt of a late season, blizzard-like storm passed north and east of the Pikes Peak region.

Snow started to fall early Friday in Monument and Woodland Park. By midday, poor visibility due to blowing and drifting snow had shut down U.S. 24 between Calhan and Limon, as well as major roads across the state, including Interstate 70 between Limon and the Kansas line.

A high wind warning that went into effect Friday morning in much of southeastern Colorado, including El Paso County, was expected to remain in place in the county until 3 p.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service in Pueblo reported.

Winds gusted to 45 to 55 mph across the



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Sat, 14 Apr 2018 07:04:58 -0600
<![CDATA[Fire danger at its worst this week, Colorado officials warn]]> http://gazette.com/fire-danger-at-its-worst-this-week-colorado-officials-warn/article/1624144?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fire-danger-at-its-worst-this-week-colorado-officials-warn/article/1624144?custom_click=rss

Thursday could be "one of the worst days of the season" for fire danger in Colorado's lower elevations and plains, state officials warned Tuesday.

On Thursday, "low relative humidity, high winds, and spiking heat will bring extreme fire danger to Colorado, specifically along the Front Range and the southern portion of Colorado," says a news release from the state Division of Fire Prevention and Control.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued red flag warnings for Wednesday and Thursday in much of southeast Colorado, including El Paso and Teller counties.

In Colorado Springs, the warnings are in place from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.



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Fri, 13 Apr 2018 16:58:24 -0600
<![CDATA[High wind, blowing snow closing schools and roads east of Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/high-wind-blowing-snow-closing-schools-and-roads-east-of-colorado-springs/article/1624288?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/high-wind-blowing-snow-closing-schools-and-roads-east-of-colorado-springs/article/1624288?custom_click=rss

After two days of well-above-average temperatures, snow is falling in parts of the Pikes Peak region.



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Fri, 13 Apr 2018 15:26:52 -0600
<![CDATA[Powerhouse storm to unleash heavy snow, tornadoes, fires and wild temperature swings]]> http://gazette.com/powerhouse-storm-to-unleash-heavy-snow-tornadoes-fires-and-wild-temperature-swings/article/1624240?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/powerhouse-storm-to-unleash-heavy-snow-tornadoes-fires-and-wild-temperature-swings/article/1624240?custom_click=rss

A powerhouse April storm will bring a variety of wild weather to much of the U.S. from Friday through the weekend. 

On the colder side of the storm, heavy snow will cause blizzard conditions in the northern Plains and Upper Midwest, with some spots getting up to 20 inches of snow. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph will cause whiteout conditions due to the blowing snow, the National Weather Service in Rapid City, S.D., warned. 

The heaviest snow is forecast across northern Nebraska, much of South Dakota and western Minnesota. Flights in and out of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will likely be delayed or canceled



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Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:22:50 -0600
<![CDATA[Warm, dry, windy spell in Colorado Springs area to begin Wednesday]]> http://gazette.com/warm-dry-windy-spell-in-colorado-springs-area-to-begin-wednesday/article/1624157?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/warm-dry-windy-spell-in-colorado-springs-area-to-begin-wednesday/article/1624157?custom_click=rss

A red flag warning has been issued Wednesday by the National Weather Service in Pueblo for northern and southern El Paso County, as the region starts a spell of warm, dry and windy conditions that could lead to fire dangers.

The warning is from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday.

"Each day will get progressively windier," Gazette news partner KKTV said in a report.

The county - including Colorado Springs, Monument, Black Forest and Fort Carson - could see winds at 25 mph on Wednesday with gusting at 35 mph, according to the Weather Service. On Thursday, winds could whip at 40 mph with gusting at 50 mph.



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Wed, 11 Apr 2018 07:42:03 -0600
<![CDATA[Forecast: Red flag warning, record-breaking temperatures expected midweek]]> http://gazette.com/forecast-red-flag-warning-record-breaking-temperatures-expected-midweek/article/1624108?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/forecast-red-flag-warning-record-breaking-temperatures-expected-midweek/article/1624108?custom_click=rss

Colorado Springs is gearing up for another back-to-back red flag warning day, as temperatures and wind speeds pick up midweek.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted a high of 70 degrees Tuesday, which is above the historic average of 58 degrees, though well below the record high of 81 degrees.

The city won't be far off from a tying a record high Wednesday, though. Temperatures are forecast to reach a high of 80 degrees, matching the record set in 1982. The winds are expected to pick up, too, with 15 to 20 mph winds in the afternoon and gusts as high as 30 mph.

The red flag warning will extend through Thursday. Though the temperature is predicted to drop to a high of 74 degrees, the weather service expects



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Tue, 10 Apr 2018 07:02:59 -0600
<![CDATA[Forecast: Storm to dissipate, high fire danger likely later in week around Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/forecast-storm-to-dissipate-high-fire-danger-likely-later-in-week-around-colorado-springs/article/1624052?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/forecast-storm-to-dissipate-high-fire-danger-likely-later-in-week-around-colorado-springs/article/1624052?custom_click=rss

Overnight rainfall is expected to gradually subside throughout the day in Colorado Springs, giving way to sunny skies and above-average temperatures Tuesday.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted a 30 percent chance of rain and snow showers before 11 a.m., then a slight chance of rain showers between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The high is expected be in the low 50s, so make sure to keep a layer handy.

The storm is forecast to clear overnight as the temperature gradually increases to a high of 72 degrees Tuesday. The weather service anticipates few clouds Tuesday with winds between 5 and 10 mph.

The winds are expected to pick up Wednesday, reaching 10 to 20 mph and gusts reaching 35 mph. The high temperature will be



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Mon, 09 Apr 2018 11:51:42 -0600