<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - weather]]> http://gazette.com/rss/weather Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:41:34 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Flood advisory issued for Waldo Canyon burn scar area]]> http://gazette.com/flood-advisory-issued-for-waldo-canyon-burn-scar-area/article/1554987?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/flood-advisory-issued-for-waldo-canyon-burn-scar-area/article/1554987?custom_click=rss

A flood advisory is in effect until 2:45 p.m. Saturday for the Waldo Canyon burn scar area in northwestern El Paso County, according to the National Weather Service.

At 12:52 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain in western El Paso County - including Manitou Springs and western Colorado Springs.



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A flood advisory is in effect until 2:45 p.m. Saturday for the Waldo Canyon burn scar area in northwestern El Paso County, according to the National Weather Service.

At 12:52 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain in western El Paso County - including Manitou Springs and western Colorado Springs.

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Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:57:37 -0600
<![CDATA[UPDATE: Flood advisories lifted for El Paso, Teller counties]]> http://gazette.com/update-flood-advisories-lifted-for-el-paso-teller-counties/article/1554960?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/update-flood-advisories-lifted-for-el-paso-teller-counties/article/1554960?custom_click=rss

All flood advisories for Teller and El Paso counties were lifted as of 9 p.m. Friday.

Heavy rain and some hail was reported throughout the region, causing some localized street flooding.

Advisories had been issued for east-central Teller County and western and north-central El Paso County as the storms moved through.

Hail was reported in Mountain Shadows and Rockrimmon neighborhoods, and heavy rain in northeast Colorado Springs.



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All flood advisories for Teller and El Paso counties were lifted as of 9 p.m. Friday.

Heavy rain and some hail was reported throughout the region, causing some localized street flooding.

Advisories had been issued for east-central Teller County and western and north-central El Paso County as the storms moved through.

Hail was reported in Mountain Shadows and Rockrimmon neighborhoods, and heavy rain in northeast Colorado Springs.

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Fri, 03 Jul 2015 21:07:34 -0600
<![CDATA[Expect more unsettled weather around Colorado Springs over Fourth of July weekend]]> http://gazette.com/expect-more-unsettled-weather-around-colorado-springs-over-fourth-of-july-weekend/article/1554877?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/expect-more-unsettled-weather-around-colorado-springs-over-fourth-of-july-weekend/article/1554877?custom_click=rss Colorado Springs hasn't seen the last of its rash of thunderstorms yet - there will be unsettled weather through the Foruth of July weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

All local weather advisories have expired, but on Thursday there will be "scattered to numerous thunderstorms expected over the mountains, spreading into the plains this afternoon," in addition to localized flooding in urban areas and over burn scars, the weather service said in a statement.

The widespread thunderstorms and showers will continue through Friday, although the chance of precipitation decreases through the weekend. After a slightly drier weekend, the increased chance of rain resumes, according to Peggy Perales a hydrometeorological



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Colorado Springs hasn't seen the last of its rash of thunderstorms yet - there will be unsettled weather through the Foruth of July weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

All local weather advisories have expired, but on Thursday there will be "scattered to numerous thunderstorms expected over the mountains, spreading into the plains this afternoon," in addition to localized flooding in urban areas and over burn scars, the weather service said in a statement.

The widespread thunderstorms and showers will continue through Friday, although the chance of precipitation decreases through the weekend. After a slightly drier weekend, the increased chance of rain resumes, according to Peggy Perales a hydrometeorological

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:15:45 -0600
<![CDATA[Thunderstorm advisory for El Paso County lifted; power back for nearly 2,000 customers]]> http://gazette.com/thunderstorm-advisory-for-el-paso-county-lifted-power-back-for-nearly-2000-customers/article/1554825?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/thunderstorm-advisory-for-el-paso-county-lifted-power-back-for-nearly-2000-customers/article/1554825?custom_click=rss

A thunderstorm advisory for El Paso County was lifted about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday - about an hour early.

Teller County Road 111, south of the Florissant Fossil Beds, is closed from County Road 11 to the Fremont County line due to flooding, according to a Teller County Sheriff's office spokeswoman. There is no estimate of when the road will reopen.

Power has been restored to the 250 Fountain Utilities customers and the 1,686 Colorado Springs Utilities customers who experienced lightning-related outages, according to each utilities division.

These outages follow a day of thunderstorm advisories throughout El Paso and Teller counties and power outages in Woodland Park.

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A thunderstorm advisory for El Paso County was lifted about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday - about an hour early.

Teller County Road 111, south of the Florissant Fossil Beds, is closed from County Road 11 to the Fremont County line due to flooding, according to a Teller County Sheriff's office spokeswoman. There is no estimate of when the road will reopen.

Power has been restored to the 250 Fountain Utilities customers and the 1,686 Colorado Springs Utilities customers who experienced lightning-related outages, according to each utilities division.

These outages follow a day of thunderstorm advisories throughout El Paso and Teller counties and power outages in Woodland Park.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:52:19 -0600
<![CDATA[Severe thunderstorm warning for parts of El Paso, Teller counties]]> http://gazette.com/severe-thunderstorm-warning-for-parts-of-el-paso-teller-counties/article/1554777?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/severe-thunderstorm-warning-for-parts-of-el-paso-teller-counties/article/1554777?custom_click=rss

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for central Teller County and west central El Paso County.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo warned at 6:17 p.m. Tuesday that severe thunderstorms could sweep through parts of Teller and El Paso counties until at 7 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm was spotted near Divide at 6:16 p.m., the weather service wrote in its warning. The storm was moving south at 10 mph and is capable of producing 60 mph winds and hail the size of quarters.

Hail damage to vehicles, homes and trees was expected.

Cripple Creek, Pikes Peak, Florissant and Divide are in the affected area. The weather service advised people to get to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.



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A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for central Teller County and west central El Paso County.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo warned at 6:17 p.m. Tuesday that severe thunderstorms could sweep through parts of Teller and El Paso counties until at 7 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm was spotted near Divide at 6:16 p.m., the weather service wrote in its warning. The storm was moving south at 10 mph and is capable of producing 60 mph winds and hail the size of quarters.

Hail damage to vehicles, homes and trees was expected.

Cripple Creek, Pikes Peak, Florissant and Divide are in the affected area. The weather service advised people to get to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:39:24 -0600
<![CDATA[Lightning starts wildfire in Dinosaur Monument in Colorado]]> http://gazette.com/lightning-starts-wildfire-in-dinosaur-monument-in-colorado/article/1554689?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/lightning-starts-wildfire-in-dinosaur-monument-in-colorado/article/1554689?custom_click=rss DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT — A wildfire sparked by lightning has burned just under 1 square mile in Dinosaur National Monument in northwestern Colorado.

Authorities said Monday the fire is burning in grass, brush and Ponderosa pine trees in a remote part of the monument. It was reported Saturday.

Ground crews and a helicopter are fighting the fire, and more firefighters and air support have been requested.

Officials say no structures or visitors are threatened.

The fire is in the Colorado portion of the 328-square-mile monument, which straddles the Utah-Colorado border.



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DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT — A wildfire sparked by lightning has burned just under 1 square mile in Dinosaur National Monument in northwestern Colorado.

Authorities said Monday the fire is burning in grass, brush and Ponderosa pine trees in a remote part of the monument. It was reported Saturday.

Ground crews and a helicopter are fighting the fire, and more firefighters and air support have been requested.

Officials say no structures or visitors are threatened.

The fire is in the Colorado portion of the 328-square-mile monument, which straddles the Utah-Colorado border.

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:50:36 -0600
<![CDATA[Stormy weather may return after night of major lightning strikes around Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/stormy-weather-may-return-after-night-of-major-lightning-strikes-around-colorado-springs/article/1554666?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/stormy-weather-may-return-after-night-of-major-lightning-strikes-around-colorado-springs/article/1554666?custom_click=rss

After a day of severe weather with lightning strikes and one-inch hail in Black Forest, Monday's early forecast is expected to be a little less eventful in the Colorado Springs area before it becomes active again.

There's a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon Monday with a high near 83 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

Some of the storms, hydrometeorological technician Peggy Perales of the weather service said, will happen over the mountains and high valleys and move along the Interstate 25 corridor by late afternoon.

"Storms (Monday) will be spotty across southeast Colorado, capable of producing heavy rain, plenty of lightning, strong winds and hail," KKTV meteorologist



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After a day of severe weather with lightning strikes and one-inch hail in Black Forest, Monday's early forecast is expected to be a little less eventful in the Colorado Springs area before it becomes active again.

There's a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon Monday with a high near 83 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

Some of the storms, hydrometeorological technician Peggy Perales of the weather service said, will happen over the mountains and high valleys and move along the Interstate 25 corridor by late afternoon.

"Storms (Monday) will be spotty across southeast Colorado, capable of producing heavy rain, plenty of lightning, strong winds and hail," KKTV meteorologist

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:33:24 -0600
<![CDATA[Lightning zaps power at El Paso County jail]]> http://gazette.com/lightning-zaps-power-at-el-paso-county-jail/article/1554628?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/lightning-zaps-power-at-el-paso-county-jail/article/1554628?custom_click=rss

A severe thunderstorm warning Sunday for Pikes Peak has been canceled, but forecasters with the National Weather Service say rain and possible snow over the high country could bring havoc to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Weather delayed racing on the peak Sunday afternoon as the Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for lightning, wind, rain and hail. That storm weakened by 2 p.m. and was pushing into western Colorado Springs. But race-snarling weather threats remained.

"There could even be accumulations on top of the peak," warned Weather Service forecaster Mike Nosko.

Reporters on the race course said Pikes Peak was seeing grapple and hail at 2 p.m., with nearly an inch on the ground in



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A severe thunderstorm warning Sunday for Pikes Peak has been canceled, but forecasters with the National Weather Service say rain and possible snow over the high country could bring havoc to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Weather delayed racing on the peak Sunday afternoon as the Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for lightning, wind, rain and hail. That storm weakened by 2 p.m. and was pushing into western Colorado Springs. But race-snarling weather threats remained.

"There could even be accumulations on top of the peak," warned Weather Service forecaster Mike Nosko.

Reporters on the race course said Pikes Peak was seeing grapple and hail at 2 p.m., with nearly an inch on the ground in

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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 21:47:46 -0600
<![CDATA[All clear: Six people treated in aftermath of Pikes Peak lightning strike are OK]]> http://gazette.com/all-clear-six-people-treated-in-aftermath-of-pikes-peak-lightning-strike-are-ok/article/1554515?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/all-clear-six-people-treated-in-aftermath-of-pikes-peak-lightning-strike-are-ok/article/1554515?custom_click=rss A tow truck driver and five first responders who were in the vicinity of a lightning strike Thursday afternoon on Pikes Peaks were treated at the scene and medically cleared, El Paso County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Jacqueline Kirby said Friday.

The six were responding to a motorcycle crash that killed Carl Sorensen of Centennial in a final practice run for The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. He died after he went off a cliff along a 3-mile stretch before the summit.

Kirby said two lightning strikes were reported - one at 12:01 p.m. Thursday and the other two minutes later. One of the strikes hit a vehicle, Kirby said. She did not know if the six people were in the vehicle or nearby when the incident



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A tow truck driver and five first responders who were in the vicinity of a lightning strike Thursday afternoon on Pikes Peaks were treated at the scene and medically cleared, El Paso County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Jacqueline Kirby said Friday.

The six were responding to a motorcycle crash that killed Carl Sorensen of Centennial in a final practice run for The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. He died after he went off a cliff along a 3-mile stretch before the summit.

Kirby said two lightning strikes were reported - one at 12:01 p.m. Thursday and the other two minutes later. One of the strikes hit a vehicle, Kirby said. She did not know if the six people were in the vehicle or nearby when the incident

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 21:15:37 -0600
<![CDATA[Flood advisory issued for Teller County]]> http://gazette.com/flood-advisory-issued-for-teller-county/article/1554545?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/flood-advisory-issued-for-teller-county/article/1554545?custom_click=rss

Part of Teller County is under a flood advisory until 10:15 p.m. Friday.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo spotted heavy rain from thunderstorms shortly after 8 p.m. and issued a small stream flood advisory for southwestern Teller County and northeastern Fremont County.

Small creeks and streams and country roads are at risk of flooding, the weather service advised.



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Part of Teller County is under a flood advisory until 10:15 p.m. Friday.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo spotted heavy rain from thunderstorms shortly after 8 p.m. and issued a small stream flood advisory for southwestern Teller County and northeastern Fremont County.

Small creeks and streams and country roads are at risk of flooding, the weather service advised.

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 20:34:44 -0600
<![CDATA[All men injured in Colorado Springs lightning strike released from hospital]]> http://gazette.com/all-men-injured-in-colorado-springs-lightning-strike-released-from-hospital/article/1554444?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/all-men-injured-in-colorado-springs-lightning-strike-released-from-hospital/article/1554444?custom_click=rss

Three men treated at Penrose-St. Francis Hospital after a lightning strike Wednesday afternoon have been released, hospital spokeswoman Andrea Sinclair said Thursday.

The lightning strike happened at a construction zone for a new apartment complex near Tutt Boulevard and Woodmen Road and injured five people, said Capt. Steve Oswald, a Colorado Springs Fire Department spokesman.

One man remained in the hospital through Wednesday afternoon but the hospital said Thursday that all people taken to the hospital following the lightning strike were released.

Three victims were taken to the hospital and two other men were treated at the site, Oswald said.

None of the five victims, reportedly in their mid-30s, took a direct



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Three men treated at Penrose-St. Francis Hospital after a lightning strike Wednesday afternoon have been released, hospital spokeswoman Andrea Sinclair said Thursday.

The lightning strike happened at a construction zone for a new apartment complex near Tutt Boulevard and Woodmen Road and injured five people, said Capt. Steve Oswald, a Colorado Springs Fire Department spokesman.

One man remained in the hospital through Wednesday afternoon but the hospital said Thursday that all people taken to the hospital following the lightning strike were released.

Three victims were taken to the hospital and two other men were treated at the site, Oswald said.

None of the five victims, reportedly in their mid-30s, took a direct

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:03:13 -0600
<![CDATA[Denver metro area hit with tornado, flood warnings]]> http://gazette.com/denver-metro-area-hit-with-tornado-flood-warnings/article/1554389?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/denver-metro-area-hit-with-tornado-flood-warnings/article/1554389?custom_click=rss A tornado was reported on the ground in the Lowry area and the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning until 5:30 p.m.

The warning includes parts of Denver, Aurora, Arapahoe Park, Buckley Air Force Base and Cherry Creek Reservoir.

Aurora Police tweeted that a tornado had been spotted between Illiff and Montview, and near Montview and Yosemite.

The University of Colorado Hospital sent a Twitter alert, urging its employees to stay inside.



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A tornado was reported on the ground in the Lowry area and the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning until 5:30 p.m.

The warning includes parts of Denver, Aurora, Arapahoe Park, Buckley Air Force Base and Cherry Creek Reservoir.

Aurora Police tweeted that a tornado had been spotted between Illiff and Montview, and near Montview and Yosemite.

The University of Colorado Hospital sent a Twitter alert, urging its employees to stay inside.

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:38:38 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area ready for first taste of 90-degree weather in 2015]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-ready-for-first-taste-of-90-degree-weather-in-2015/article/1554072?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-ready-for-first-taste-of-90-degree-weather-in-2015/article/1554072?custom_click=rss

Forecasters say temperatures could hit 90 degrees in Colorado Springs on Friday, which is something that hasn't happened since last September.

A high of 89 degrees is expected in Colorado Springs, but "some parts of town could see 90 degrees," said meteorologist Kathy Torgerson of the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

The same weather expectation is set for Saturday, but Torgerson said Sunday - which marks the first day of summer and Father's Day - has the best probability of hitting the 90-degree mark since Sept. 3, 2014, when it was 92 degrees in Colorado Springs.

"Looks like a stable summer pattern is here to stay," the weather service said in a forecast bulletin. "Warmer and drier weather is expected over the



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Forecasters say temperatures could hit 90 degrees in Colorado Springs on Friday, which is something that hasn't happened since last September.

A high of 89 degrees is expected in Colorado Springs, but "some parts of town could see 90 degrees," said meteorologist Kathy Torgerson of the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

The same weather expectation is set for Saturday, but Torgerson said Sunday - which marks the first day of summer and Father's Day - has the best probability of hitting the 90-degree mark since Sept. 3, 2014, when it was 92 degrees in Colorado Springs.

"Looks like a stable summer pattern is here to stay," the weather service said in a forecast bulletin. "Warmer and drier weather is expected over the

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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:14:10 -0600
<![CDATA[Be patient: Record-busting rainfall will go away, but effects linger]]> http://gazette.com/be-patient-record-busting-rainfall-will-go-away-but-effects-linger/article/1553849?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/be-patient-record-busting-rainfall-will-go-away-but-effects-linger/article/1553849?custom_click=rss

After drowning a century-old Colorado Springs record Monday, the never-ending parade of storm clouds has given the waterlogged Pikes Peak region more precipitation in the past five months than it usually gets in a year.

Even more rain is expected this week, and it will fall over streets that have already been washed out, ripped up and repaved.

Colorado Springs street crews worked a long day Tuesday repairing and clearing debris from roads affected by record-breaking downpour the night before.

The Colorado Springs Airport measured 3.16 inches of rain Monday, shattering the 101-year-old daily record of 2.27 inches for June 15. Nearly all of it fell in a six-hour span.

Several roads in the city were closed, but all



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After drowning a century-old Colorado Springs record Monday, the never-ending parade of storm clouds has given the waterlogged Pikes Peak region more precipitation in the past five months than it usually gets in a year.

Even more rain is expected this week, and it will fall over streets that have already been washed out, ripped up and repaved.

Colorado Springs street crews worked a long day Tuesday repairing and clearing debris from roads affected by record-breaking downpour the night before.

The Colorado Springs Airport measured 3.16 inches of rain Monday, shattering the 101-year-old daily record of 2.27 inches for June 15. Nearly all of it fell in a six-hour span.

Several roads in the city were closed, but all

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 06:55:33 -0600
<![CDATA[Free bags and sand to fill available to area residents]]> http://gazette.com/free-bags-and-sand-to-fill-available-to-area-residents/article/1553891?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/free-bags-and-sand-to-fill-available-to-area-residents/article/1553891?custom_click=rss

With record-breaking rainfall, intermittent flooding and sporadic flash-flood warnings, area residents might want to take advantage of the free sandbags available from the city and El Paso County.

People from the Stratmoor, Security and Widefield areas can pick up bags to fill themselves from Security Fire Station 1, 400 Security Blvd.

Colorado Springs residents can pick up 100 bags per day from any of four fire stations, then fill them with sand piled in the parking lot of Wilson United Methodist Church, 6460 Flying W. Ranch Road.

The bags are at:

- Fire Station 5, 2830 W. Colorado Ave.

- Fire Station 9, 622 Garden of the Gods Road.

- Fire Station 12, 445 Rockrimmon Blvd.

- Fire Station 13, 1475

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People from the Stratmoor, Security and Widefield areas can pick up bags to fill themselves from Security Fire Station 1, 400 Security Blvd.

Colorado Springs residents can pick up 100 bags per day from any of four fire stations, then fill them with sand piled in the parking lot of Wilson United Methodist Church, 6460 Flying W. Ranch Road.

The bags are at:

- Fire Station 5, 2830 W. Colorado Ave.

- Fire Station 9, 622 Garden of the Gods Road.

- Fire Station 12, 445 Rockrimmon Blvd.

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