<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - weather]]> http://gazette.com/rss/weather Sun, 29 May 2016 01:50:44 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Winter rears its head with Colorado Springs-area snowfall as June nears]]> http://gazette.com/winter-rears-its-head-with-colorado-springs-area-snowfall-as-june-nears/article/1577028?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/winter-rears-its-head-with-colorado-springs-area-snowfall-as-june-nears/article/1577028?custom_click=rss

The calendar is turning June, but in true Colorado style, standard seasons are not so standard.

Severe weather Thursday afternoon brought hail that thumped Colorado Springs and prompted the city to bring out the plow trucks. That's typical spring weather, said Paul Wolyn, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

"It's a spring phenomenon," Wolyn said.

But just on the other side of Pikes Peak, Teller County was hit with a spring snow storm.

Temperatures dropped enough overnight to dump as much as 4 inches in Divide, the weather service said. Woodland Park received 2 inches and Florissant 2.9 inches.

Another half-inch of snow is expected to drop over Pikes Peak Friday night, but otherwise,



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Fri, 27 May 2016 17:39:46 -0600
<![CDATA[Trail Ridge Road remains closed because of wintry weather at Rocky Mountain National Park]]> http://gazette.com/trail-ridge-road-remains-closed-because-of-wintry-weather-at-rocky-mountain-national-park/article/1577019?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/trail-ridge-road-remains-closed-because-of-wintry-weather-at-rocky-mountain-national-park/article/1577019?custom_click=rss

Trail Ridge Road will not open Friday after all, but officials will re-evaluate when they might be able to open each day this weekend.

On Friday morning “park rangers experienced 20 to 30 mph winds with white out conditions and a high temperature of 24 degrees above 11,000 feet,” according to a news release from Rocky Mountain National Park.

“Road conditions are treacherous with extreme ice,” the release stated.



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Fri, 27 May 2016 12:02:54 -0600
<![CDATA[More rain expected around Colorado Springs before storm moves out]]> http://gazette.com/more-rain-expected-around-colorado-springs-before-storm-moves-out/article/1577002?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/more-rain-expected-around-colorado-springs-before-storm-moves-out/article/1577002?custom_click=rss

Yes, expect rain.

As for hail, that's old news.

Forecasters call for rain and wind during Friday morning across the Colorado Springs area, but the weather is expected to clear up and dry out by the afternoon. Still, it's going to be fairly cold - with temperatures in the 50s and 60s.

"We won't have a severe weather threat," said meteorologist Brian Bledsoe of Gazette news partner KKTV. "It'll be cool and wet."

That's good news after what happened across El Paso County - including Colorado Springs - on Thursday, when hail reportedly caused damage to cars and homes. Parts of Teller County received snow overnight. And Pikes Peak was predicted to get up to 18 inches of the snow by Thursday night.



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Fri, 27 May 2016 09:16:28 -0600
<![CDATA[Up to 5 inches of hail have pounded Colorado Springs area]]> http://gazette.com/up-to-5-inches-of-hail-have-pounded-colorado-springs-area/article/1576942?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/up-to-5-inches-of-hail-have-pounded-colorado-springs-area/article/1576942?custom_click=rss

A tornado watch has been issued for El Paso County and much of the eastern plains of Colorado until 7 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.



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Thu, 26 May 2016 19:01:50 -0600
<![CDATA[One more day of sunshine before cooler temps, rain are forecast around Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/one-more-day-of-sunshine-before-cooler-temps-rain-are-forecast-around-colorado-springs/article/1576859?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/one-more-day-of-sunshine-before-cooler-temps-rain-are-forecast-around-colorado-springs/article/1576859?custom_click=rss

The Colorado Springs area is forecast to be spoiled with another day of sunshine before the weather shifts to something different.

Expect highs in the 70s and 80s, some cloudy skies and breezy afternoon conditions Wednesday, according to a report by Gazette news partner KKTV.

Wind could gust up to 30 mph in the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo. The mountains could see storms in the evening, but lower elevations should stay clear.

Thursday will be a different story.

Weather service meteorologist Pamela Evenson said a storm system is expected to bring wet conditions to the region from Thursday afternoon through evening.



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Wed, 25 May 2016 08:23:53 -0600
<![CDATA[Severe storms damage homes, cars in northeastern Colorado]]> http://gazette.com/severe-storms-damage-homes-cars-in-northeastern-colorado/article/1576851?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/severe-storms-damage-homes-cars-in-northeastern-colorado/article/1576851?custom_click=rss

DENVER — At least two tornadoes touched down in eastern Colorado, but no injuries or damage was reported.

National Weather Service forecasters say a tornado touched down south of the small town of Akron on Tuesday evening and dropped hail the size of golf balls. A short time later, the Yuma County Sheriff's Office reported a tornado on the ground near Clarkville and urged residents in the area to take cover.

The storms produced smaller hail in the Denver area Tuesday afternoon and became more powerful as they spread east.



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Wed, 25 May 2016 08:12:18 -0600
<![CDATA[Unknown number injured, damage reported in Kansas storms]]> http://gazette.com/unknown-number-injured-damage-reported-in-kansas-storms/article/1576853?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/unknown-number-injured-damage-reported-in-kansas-storms/article/1576853?custom_click=rss

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An official says an unknown number of people have been injured amid severe storms in western Kansas.

Ford County public information officer J.D. Gilbert tells TV station KWCH there are critical injuries but no word on how many. Crews are searching homes Tuesday night to make sure everyone is accounted for. No fatalities were immediately reported.

Gilbert says residential structures were damaged and says the county's landfill building was destroyed.

Tornadoes were reported in several Kansas counties. A meteorologist in the Dodge City office of the National Weather Service says crews will be surveying several areas Wednesday.



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Tue, 24 May 2016 21:18:35 -0600
<![CDATA[Tornado watch issued for Denver area amid severe afternoon storm]]> http://gazette.com/tornado-watch-issued-for-denver-area-amid-severe-afternoon-storm/article/1576801?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tornado-watch-issued-for-denver-area-amid-severe-afternoon-storm/article/1576801?custom_click=rss The National Weather Service in Boulder has issued a tornado watch for much of the Denver metro area and the Eastern Plains.

The watch, issued at 12:40 p.m., is in place for Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedwick, Washington and Weld counties.

The watch will be in place until 8 p.m. Brisk winds, large hail, thunder and rain are forecast for the Denver area Tuesday afternoon.

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Tue, 24 May 2016 14:22:33 -0600
<![CDATA[Annual reopening of Independence Pass starts with a bang]]> http://gazette.com/annual-reopening-of-independence-pass-starts-with-a-bang/article/1576572?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/annual-reopening-of-independence-pass-starts-with-a-bang/article/1576572?custom_click=rss

BUENA VISTA - Early Friday morning, the only sound that came over Independence Pass and its surrounding 12,000-foot mountains was the chirping of birds and the whistling of wind through the trees.

By 11 a.m., the booming began.

Smoke plumes rose in the slopes of snow above the narrow, winding pass that closes before November - making the quickest route to Aspen for southern Coloradans impossible, and keeping them safe from possible wintertime avalanches. Now, a week before Memorial Day weekend, is when the Colorado Department of Transportation typically goes about opening the pass again. This is done with bombs.



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Tue, 24 May 2016 12:31:38 -0600
<![CDATA[Wind will accompany Sunday sun in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/wind-will-accompany-sunday-sun-in-colorado-springs/article/1576635?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/wind-will-accompany-sunday-sun-in-colorado-springs/article/1576635?custom_click=rss

The weekend will end the same way it started - with lots of sunshine.

Colorado Springs is forecast to see a high near 77 degrees on Sunday, but meteorologist Kyle Mozley of the National Weather Service in Pueblo says the temperatures might actually "peak out" in the low 80s. That would nearly match the temperatures Saturday, when it reached 83 degrees.

The first time Colorado Springs hit 80 degrees was May 6, Mozley said.

However, expect the sunshine Sunday to come with wind gusts up 30 mph, the weather service said. The warm weather is forecast to continue until Wednesday, with temperatures in the low- to mid-70s. Mozley said precipitation might come starting Thursday afternoon.



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Sun, 22 May 2016 07:45:21 -0600
<![CDATA[Forecast: A dream-like weekend ahead around Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/forecast-a-dream-like-weekend-ahead-around-colorado-springs/article/1576538?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/forecast-a-dream-like-weekend-ahead-around-colorado-springs/article/1576538?custom_click=rss

This weekend's forecast is a dream come true for outdoor lovers.

One word: Sunshine. And lots of it.

This trend starts Friday, when the Pikes Peak region will boasts temperatures in the 70s and 80s, according to a weather report by Gazette news partner KKTV. However, the mountains could experience a shower or two.

The regional dry weather will continue Saturday and Sunday, though KKTV predicts breezy and windy conditions during those days.

According to the National Weather Service in Pueblo, Colorado Springs is forecast to hit a high near 77 degrees Friday, and 81 degrees Saturday and 74 degrees Sunday.

KKTV predicts temperatures to slightly cool down starting early next week.



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Fri, 20 May 2016 09:21:54 -0600
<![CDATA[Warmer temps, more sun in the Colorado Springs forecast]]> http://gazette.com/warmer-temps-more-sun-in-the-colorado-springs-forecast/article/1576447?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/warmer-temps-more-sun-in-the-colorado-springs-forecast/article/1576447?custom_click=rss

Just one more day.

The forecast calls for some more rain across the Colorado Springs area Thursday before the weather transitions into sunshine, outdoor-friendly conditions, according to the National Weather Service.

"Drier and warmer heading into the weekend," the weather service said on social media.

But Thursday morning will likely feature low clouds and some patchy fog in some areas, according to a report by Gazette news partner KKTV. The weather is forecast to change to warmer temperatures and sunny skies in the afternoon, though the report says a few spotty showers and storms could roll through.

The weather service predicts a high near 67 degrees in Colorado Springs on Thursday with a 20- to 30-percent



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Thu, 19 May 2016 06:59:29 -0600
<![CDATA['Awesome finish to the week,' but keep umbrella handy 1 more day around Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/awesome-finish-to-the-week-but-keep-umbrella-handy-1-more-day-around-colorado-springs/article/1576350?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/awesome-finish-to-the-week-but-keep-umbrella-handy-1-more-day-around-colorado-springs/article/1576350?custom_click=rss

The weather isn't expected to make a dramatic change Wednesday.

In other words, plan on more rain in the Colorado Springs area.

Wednesday's forecast calls for another day of cool temperatures and rainy conditions across the Pikes Peak region, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo. The spring storm is expected to move slowly across Arizona and New Mexico on Wednesday.

Snow could fall in the mountains above 10,000 feet, the weather service predicts.

In a report by Gazette news partner KKTV, areas west of Interstate 25 could be the most vulnerable to showers with plenty of clouds in the skies.

Colorado Springs has a 30-percent of showers and thunderstorms after noon Wednesday with a high near 54



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Wed, 18 May 2016 08:21:15 -0600
<![CDATA[More rain, snow forecast for areas around Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/more-rain-snow-forecast-for-areas-around-colorado-springs/article/1576270?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/more-rain-snow-forecast-for-areas-around-colorado-springs/article/1576270?custom_click=rss

Tuesday's forecast? Rain and snow.

Again.

A spring storm continues to bring cooler temperatures and precipitation throughout southern Colorado. Spotty showers are expected across Colorado Springs Tuesday with mountain communities seeing wet snow showers, according to Emily Roehler, meteorologist with Gazette news partner KKTV.

Teller County reported 2.2 inches of snow overnight, Roehler said.

"There's not a big concern for snow," Roehler said. "It seems to be breaking up a bit, but it looks like it may become more organized into the evening."

The biggest impact will be the cold, Roehler said.

"It's cool and gloomy," Roehler said.



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Tue, 17 May 2016 07:59:44 -0600
<![CDATA[How a weather woman's little black dress took the Internet by storm]]> http://gazette.com/how-a-weather-womans-little-black-dress-took-the-internet-by-storm/article/1576206?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/how-a-weather-womans-little-black-dress-took-the-internet-by-storm/article/1576206?custom_click=rss

For viewers of KTLA's Saturday morning news, the weather forecast was cloudy with a chance of ugly sweaters.

Weather woman Liberté Chan caused a bit of a stir during her delivery of the weekend weather forecast when some readers were distracted by the journalist's little black dress. 

The dress in question was a sparkly black number that was actually Chan's second choice, as her original dress didn't work with the green screen, an issue Chan has encountered before on the job.

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Tue, 17 May 2016 07:03:40 -0600