<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - weather]]> http://gazette.com/rss/weather Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:25:18 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Chance of rain every day this week in Colorado Springs area]]> http://gazette.com/chance-of-rain-every-day-this-week-in-colorado-springs-area/article/1556306?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/chance-of-rain-every-day-this-week-in-colorado-springs-area/article/1556306?custom_click=rss The burst of rain that soaked Colorado Springs on Sunday afternoon is likely to have several repeat performances throughout the week, according to forecasts from the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

Temperatures are supposed to be high, in the upper 80s to low 90s, with chances of thunderstorms every day, forecasts show. Chances of thunderstorms range from 10 to 20 percent throughout the week, although forecasts could change.



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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 20:47:19 -0600
<![CDATA[Tips on how to stay safe when lightning is close enough to strike you]]> http://gazette.com/tips-on-how-to-stay-safe-when-lightning-is-close-enough-to-strike-you/article/1556005?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tips-on-how-to-stay-safe-when-lightning-is-close-enough-to-strike-you/article/1556005?custom_click=rss

No place outside is safe during thunderstorms; if you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you.

That means you should move to safe shelter - a substantial building with electricity or plumbing or an enclosed, metal-topped vehicle with windows up. Remain there at least 30 minutes after you hear the last sound of thunder.

- Why is Pikes Peak a giant lightning rod? Blame this Colorado city -

Typicially, there are 6,300 lightning strikes in Colorado in late July, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

Indoor Lightning Safety

- Stay off corded phones, computers and other electrical equipment that put you in direct contact with electricity.

- Avoid plumbing, including



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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:33:03 -0600
<![CDATA[Tornado in Pike National Forest rated an EF1; campground remains closed]]> http://gazette.com/tornado-in-pike-national-forest-rated-an-ef1-campground-remains-closed/article/1556132?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tornado-in-pike-national-forest-rated-an-ef1-campground-remains-closed/article/1556132?custom_click=rss

A "brief" tornado with wind speeds of 90 mph traveled about 500 yards across a Douglas County campground Tuesday afternoon and downed several trees in its path, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder.

It was enough for officials to shut down the Devils Head campground, trailhead, fire tower and picnic area in the Pike National Forest until further notice.

The tornado, which was measured as an EF1, touched down between 2:05 and 2:10 p.m., the weather service said in a report Thursday. It had a width of about 100 yards, the report said.

Tornadoes are rated on the enhanced Fuijta scale, with an EF0 causing minor damage and an EF5 causing massive damage. An EF1 tornado has potential for moderate damage.



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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 09:08:54 -0600
<![CDATA[Flash flood warning issued for parts of Colorado Springs, El Paso County as 2.75 inches of rain falls in one hour]]> http://gazette.com/flash-flood-warning-issued-for-parts-of-colorado-springs-el-paso-county-as-2.75-inches-of-rain-falls-in-one-hour/article/1556026?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/flash-flood-warning-issued-for-parts-of-colorado-springs-el-paso-county-as-2.75-inches-of-rain-falls-in-one-hour/article/1556026?custom_click=rss

A flash flood warning is in effect for northwestern El Paso County until 7:15 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo issued the warning at 4:14 p.m. after spotters reported a thunderstorm with heavy rain. About 2.75 inches of rain fell within an hour three miles east of Monument.

Northern Colorado Springs, Monument, the Air Force Academy, Gleneagle, Black Forest and Peyton were expected to experience flash flooding.

The Weather Service also issued a severe thunderstorm warning for central El Paso County, including southeastern Colorado Springs, in effect until 5:45 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm near Falcon shortly after 5 p.m. had potential to bring 60 mph gusts of wind and quarter-sized hail, the Weather



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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 17:43:16 -0600
<![CDATA[Hail, wind the biggest threats along with rain for Colorado Springs area]]> http://gazette.com/hail-wind-the-biggest-threats-along-with-rain-for-colorado-springs-area/article/1555999?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hail-wind-the-biggest-threats-along-with-rain-for-colorado-springs-area/article/1555999?custom_click=rss Forecasters say Colorado Springs could experience a wet Tuesday with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorm through the late morning and afternoon.

The storms will likely spread into the Interstate-25 corridor and eastern plains until the evening, the National Weather Service in Pueblo said in a forecast bulletin.

"A few of them could be serve; hail and wind are the most significant threats," said KKTV meteorologist Christine Rapp said in a weather report. "Any storm that develops will also contain very heavy rain. Thus, the flash flood potential will be elevated during the afternoon and evening with stronger storms."

The precipitation is expected to begin around 10 a.m. Tuesday.



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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:56:53 -0600
<![CDATA[Storms in store for El Paso County this week]]> http://gazette.com/storms-in-store-for-el-paso-county-this-week/article/1555905?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/storms-in-store-for-el-paso-county-this-week/article/1555905?custom_click=rss Minor flash flooding, wind, rain, hail and lightning are all in the forecast for El Paso County this week, as a series of potentially severe thunderstorms are expected to set up in the Pikes Peak region.

Forecasts for Monday and Tuesday are calling for possible heavy rain along the Interstate 25 corridor and on Colorado's southeast plains, in addition to some rain over the two burn scars in El Paso County, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

High lightning risk is expected to come with Monday's storms, along with hail stones, possibly up to one inch in diameter. The lightning and hailstone activity is expected to continue into Wednesday. Wind, rain and hail will be possible with storms throughout the rest of



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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:26:14 -0600
<![CDATA[El Paso County under a severe thunderstorm watch]]> http://gazette.com/el-paso-county-under-a-severe-thunderstorm-watch/article/1555896?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/el-paso-county-under-a-severe-thunderstorm-watch/article/1555896?custom_click=rss

The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for El Paso County until 11 p.m.

Lightning and heavy rain is possible, according to Gazette news partner KKTV.

Stay with Gazette.com for more information.



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Sun, 19 Jul 2015 15:27:51 -0600
<![CDATA[Storm dumps record rainfall on Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/storm-dumps-record-rainfall-on-colorado-springs/article/1555663?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/storm-dumps-record-rainfall-on-colorado-springs/article/1555663?custom_click=rss

Colorado Springs has broken another rainfall record.

Nearly 1.5 inches of rain were measured at the Colorado Springs Airport Wednesday, breaking the record of 1.15 inches, set July 15, 1912.

The record is now 1.48 inches, according to Mark Wankowski of the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

Earlier in the day, the city was under a flood advisory during a particularly heavy spurt of rain.

Showers and thunderstorms could return to the city Thursday and Friday, according to the weather service.



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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 09:57:48 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado virtually drought-free after several thirsty years, report shows]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-virtually-drought-free-after-several-thirsty-years-report-shows/article/1555713?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-virtually-drought-free-after-several-thirsty-years-report-shows/article/1555713?custom_click=rss A federal drought report released Thursday shows Colorado is nearly free of the thirst that has affected the state — particularly the Western Slope and southeastern counties — for years.

Only about 2 percent of the state, limited to the extreme northwest and southwest corners, is still under a designation of "abnormally dry." Last week, 25 percent of Colorado, limited to the Western Slope, was under that category.

Three months ago, 75 percent of the state was listed as being under drought.



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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 09:56:50 -0600
<![CDATA[El Niño unlikely to quench California desert's thirst]]> http://gazette.com/el-nio-unlikely-to-quench-california-deserts-thirst/article/1555401?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/el-nio-unlikely-to-quench-california-deserts-thirst/article/1555401?custom_click=rss

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — If the next big El Niño is anything like the last big El Niño, the Palm Springs area can expect a long, wet, cold — and welcome — winter.

However, even the largest El Niño couldn't erase California's epic drought, so don't go turning your lawn sprinklers back on quite yet.

Meteorologists are watching a potentially historic El Niño event brewing in the Pacific, with the potential to rival the 1997-1998 event that brought heavy rainfall to California.

Read more at usatoday.



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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 10:18:13 -0600