<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - weather]]> http://gazette.com/rss/weather Mon, 19 Feb 2018 23:01:37 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Forecast: Expect another cold and cloudy day on Tuesday with sporadic flurries]]> http://gazette.com/forecast-expect-another-cold-and-cloudy-day-on-tuesday-with-sporadic-flurries/article/1621317?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/forecast-expect-another-cold-and-cloudy-day-on-tuesday-with-sporadic-flurries/article/1621317?custom_click=rss

For a glimpse of Tuesday's forecast, look no further than Monday's dusting of snow and cloudy skies.

Local meteorologists say Colorado Springs will see similar weather on Tuesday, with the possibility of flurries all day and a slight chance of snow accumulations after dark.

"It's still going to be cloudy. It's still going to be cold. There's still going to be occasional flurries around," said Brian Bledsoe, lead meteorologist for Gazette news partner KKTV.

The best chance for measurable snow on Tuesday will be after sunset - but even then, it's likely to be very small amounts, Bledsoe said.

"If it happens, it would be light," he said.

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Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:47:54 -0700
<![CDATA[Heavy snow, bitter cold blasting Rockies]]> http://gazette.com/heavy-snow-bitter-cold-blasting-rockies/article/1621323?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/heavy-snow-bitter-cold-blasting-rockies/article/1621323?custom_click=rss

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Heavy snow and frigid wind chills are blasting much of the Rocky Mountain region.

The National Weather Service predicts at least 6 inches (15 centimeters) of snow from the Colorado high country through most of Wyoming, where winter storm warnings are in effect.

More than a foot of snow (30 centimeters) could fall in some mountainous areas.

The forecast Monday and Tuesday also calls for gusty winds in much of Wyoming and western Montana. That means wind chills as much as 30 degrees below zero (-34 Celsius).

Many people are staying home from work Monday because of the Presidents Day holiday. Forecasters urge people who must drive to bring an extra flashlight and food in water in case they



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Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:19:58 -0700
<![CDATA[Time running out for historically low Colorado snowpack to recover]]> http://gazette.com/time-running-out-for-historically-low-colorado-snowpack-to-recover/article/1621284?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/time-running-out-for-historically-low-colorado-snowpack-to-recover/article/1621284?custom_click=rss

Colorado's mountain snowpack - the source of much of the state's drinking water, as well as for millions who live downstream - is on life support.

The Arkansas and Rio Grande river basins are "extremely low due to warm weather and sparse precipitation," according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

Statewide, the snowpack at the beginning of February was at 59 percent of normal, a sharp drop-off from last year when it was above 100 percent in every watershed. The Arkansas basin is at 55 percent, and the Rio Grande at only 31 percent.

In January, the snowpack was at its worst levels in more than 30 years.

Colorado Springs has received 9.1 inches of snow so far this season.

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]]> Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:31:19 -0700 <![CDATA[Forecast: Temperatures in the 60s before possible snow sweeps through Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/forecast-temperatures-in-the-60s-before-possible-snow-sweeps-through-colorado-springs/article/1621263?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/forecast-temperatures-in-the-60s-before-possible-snow-sweeps-through-colorado-springs/article/1621263?custom_click=rss

The National Weather Service in Pueblo issued a Red Flag Warning for Colorado Springs Sunday, as high temperatures and winds sweep through the city.

Meteorologists predicted a high of 65 degrees with winds blowing between 15 and 20 mph, and gusts reaching 35 mph Sunday.

The winds will stick around for President's Day, though temperatures will drop to a high of 44 during the day and a low of 12 degrees that night.

Snow will be possible Monday night into Tuesday, with a 30 percent chance after 11 p.m. Monday and a 20 percent chance throughout the day Tuesday, the weather service said. Temperatures will hover between the mid 20s and single digits.

The sun is expected to return Monday, though temperatures will still



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Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:27:41 -0700
<![CDATA[Forecast: Mild, sunny weekend in Colorado Springs ahead of plummeting temperatures, possible snow]]> http://gazette.com/forecast-mild-sunny-weekend-in-colorado-springs-ahead-of-plummeting-temperatures-possible-snow/article/1621204?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/forecast-mild-sunny-weekend-in-colorado-springs-ahead-of-plummeting-temperatures-possible-snow/article/1621204?custom_click=rss

Temperatures will soar well above average this weekend in Colorado Springs before dropping again Monday alongside a slight chance of snow, meteorologists say.

"We'll warm back to the 50s and 60s in time for President's Day weekend with more sunshine," Gazette news partner KKTV reported. "Expect wind as well, particularly Sunday and Monday. Monday will also feature a cool down with temps falling back into the 40s and 50s."

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted highs of 51 degrees Saturday, 62 degrees Monday, 48 degrees Monday and 30 degrees Tuesday. Skies are expected to be sunny Saturday and mostly sunny Sunday and Monday. Monday night brings a 20 percent chance of snow that's expected to last through Tuesday



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Sat, 17 Feb 2018 07:56:48 -0700
<![CDATA[Forecast: Snow expected to bookend balmy holiday weekend in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/forecast-snow-expected-to-bookend-balmy-holiday-weekend-in-colorado-springs/article/1621132?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/forecast-snow-expected-to-bookend-balmy-holiday-weekend-in-colorado-springs/article/1621132?custom_click=rss

Colorado Springs woke to a dusting of snow Friday morning before the start of a balmy weekend.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo recorded 0.4 inches of snowfall at the Colorado Springs Airport and 2 inches in Pueblo. Ice is likely on the roads in Colorado Springs and through the Interstate 25 corridor, so take some extra time getting to work Friday morning.

The clouds are expected to mostly clear throughout the day Friday. Metereologists predicted a high of 41 degrees with mostly sunny skies, then a high of 52 degrees and sunny skies Saturday.

The temperatures will peak Sunday with a high of 61 degrees before dropping again Monday to a high of 48 and Tuesday to a high of 30 degrees accompanied by a chance of snow.



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Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:56:38 -0700
<![CDATA[Forecast: Chance of snow Thursday night in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/forecast-chance-of-snow-thursday-night-in-colorado-springs/article/1621071?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/forecast-chance-of-snow-thursday-night-in-colorado-springs/article/1621071?custom_click=rss

Colorado Springs is expected to see a steep shift in weather Thursday, with possible snow arriving from the Western Slope in the evening, meteorologists say.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted a high of 53 degrees and mostly sunny skies during the day Thursday. Temperatures will start to drop at about 5 p.m. to a low of 17. Snow is possible before 2 a.m.

"Cold air rushes in later in the evening on Thursday," Gazette news partner KKTV said. "Snow showers will move from north to south late Thursday wrapping up very early Friday AM. It isn't looking like a huge snowfall event - a dusting up to a quick inch, but the timing of the snow could cause some trouble spots on the roadways.



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Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:45:55 -0700
<![CDATA[Warm, windy Valentine's Day forecast around Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/warm-windy-valentines-day-forecast-around-colorado-springs/article/1620982?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/warm-windy-valentines-day-forecast-around-colorado-springs/article/1620982?custom_click=rss

Love will be in the air Wednesday ... along with warm and windy conditions.

Many Colorado Spring and Pikes Peak region residents will see temperatures in the 60s and 70s with wind gusts up to 40 mph, especially in the mountains and into the afternoon, according to Gazette news partner KKTV.

A high wind warming is in effect in northern El Paso County until 11 a.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo. Southwest winds are forecast to gust at 70 mph during this time, possibly causing difficult driving conditions along Interstate 25.

The Valentine's Day forecast calls for a high near 59 degrees in Colorado Springs with partly sunny skies, according to the Weather Service.



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Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:24:43 -0700
<![CDATA[Forecast: Warmer days to hit Colorado Springs before possible snow again]]> http://gazette.com/forecast-warmer-days-to-hit-colorado-springs-before-possible-snow-again/article/1620908?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/forecast-warmer-days-to-hit-colorado-springs-before-possible-snow-again/article/1620908?custom_click=rss

A warm-up begins Tuesday.

According to Gazette news partner KKTV, the forecast calls for some possible light snow along the mountains but expect temperatures to reach the 50s across the Pikes Peak region.

Colorado Springs could see a high near 54 degrees with sunny skies and relatively light winds.

"Enjoy the warm-up while it's here," KKTV said in a report.

Wednesday and Thursday call for similar conditions with highs near 60 and 54 degrees, respectively, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo. But the weather is expected to shift Thursday evening, as a cool down and snowy conditions are forecast to move in.

"It's not looking like a huge snowfall event," KKTV said.



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Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:52:27 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs to warm up early this week, followed by chance for rain and snow]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-to-warm-up-early-this-week-followed-by-chance-for-rain-and-snow/article/1620842?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-to-warm-up-early-this-week-followed-by-chance-for-rain-and-snow/article/1620842?custom_click=rss

The National Weather Service office in Pueblo is forecasting a warm start to the week with the possibility for snow on Thursday.

The high temperature for Colorado Springs Monday is predicted to be 40 degrees with an east northeast wind blowing 6 to 15 mph becoming south southeast in the afternoon with gusts as high as 23 mph.

The low for Monday night is expected to be 20 degrees with a southeast wind blowing 5 to 9 mph, then tapering off in the evening.

The forecast for Tuesday is much warmer with a high temperature of 52 degrees and a low temperature of 26 degrees Tuesday night. The warmth jumps to a high temperature of 59 degrees Wednesday and a low temperature of 28 degrees Wednesday night.



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Mon, 12 Feb 2018 07:44:14 -0700
<![CDATA[Forecast: Sun to burn off early morning fog in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/forecast-sun-to-burn-off-early-morning-fog-in-colorado-springs/article/1620798?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/forecast-sun-to-burn-off-early-morning-fog-in-colorado-springs/article/1620798?custom_click=rss

It finally feels like winter in Colorado Springs.

After a relatively dry and warm winter, Saturday's storm covered the city and Pikes Peak in a blanket of snow that has stuck around into Sunday morning.

Snow totals across the city ranged between 3 and 6 inches. Old Colorado City came out on top, with 5.5 inches, while the Air Force Academy and Peterson Air Force Base recorded 4.7 and 4.2 inches.

Areas in El Paso and Teller counties saw similar snow total ranges. Fountain, Cañon City, Pueblo West and Cascade reported 5 inches, while Woodland Park and Penrose measured 3.5 inches.

The snow blanketed roads across the Front Range in a layer of snow and ice.



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Sun, 11 Feb 2018 08:42:37 -0700
<![CDATA[Winter weather advisory issued for Colorado Springs area]]> http://gazette.com/winter-weather-advisory-issued-for-colorado-springs-area/article/1620761?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/winter-weather-advisory-issued-for-colorado-springs-area/article/1620761?custom_click=rss

El Paso and Teller counties are part of a large area of southern Colorado under a winter weather advisory until 5 p.m. Sunday.

In the Colorado Springs area, "Plan on slippery road conditions," the advisory says. "Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times."

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted an 80 percent chance of snow Saturday afternoon, with 1 to 3 inches of accumulation possible, and a high of 23 degrees.

Saturday night brings a 90 percent chance of snow until about 11 p.m., with another inch of accumulation possible.

Temperatures will dip overnight, with an expected low of 10 degrees.



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Sat, 10 Feb 2018 17:32:14 -0700
<![CDATA[Snow arrives around Colorado Springs; accident alert status for commuters]]> http://gazette.com/snow-arrives-around-colorado-springs-accident-alert-status-for-commuters/article/1620730?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/snow-arrives-around-colorado-springs-accident-alert-status-for-commuters/article/1620730?custom_click=rss

Colorado Springs was forecast to get snow Saturday, and Mother Nature delivered before 8 a.m.

Snow is predicted to fall steadily after 11 a.m., with 1 to 2 inches possible during the day and another 1 to 2 inches at night, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

The City of Fountain is on accident alert status Saturday morning.

High temperatures are forecast in the upper 20s, while the low will hit 10 degrees, the weather service said.

Snow is forcast to clear Sunday, making way for sunny skies and a high of 39 degrees.



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Sat, 10 Feb 2018 10:11:41 -0700
<![CDATA[Forecast: Freezing drizzle to turn into snow overnight Friday in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/forecast-freezing-drizzle-to-turn-into-snow-overnight-friday-in-colorado-springs/article/1620668?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/forecast-freezing-drizzle-to-turn-into-snow-overnight-friday-in-colorado-springs/article/1620668?custom_click=rss

Enjoy the last bit of warm weather before a snowstorm sweeps through Colorado Springs Friday night through Saturday.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo expects a high of 53 degrees and partly sunny skies Friday. Temperatures will gradually drop to a low of 16 degrees overnight with a slight chance of snow between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. and a slight chance of freezing drizzle after 1 a.m.

Snow is predicted to steadily start to fall after 11 a.m. Saturday, with 1 to 2 inches possible during the day and another 1 to 2 inches at night. Highs will be in the upper 20s, while the low will hit 10 degrees, the weather service said.

The snow is forecast to clear Sunday, making way for sunny skies and a high of 39 degrees.



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Sat, 10 Feb 2018 07:13:48 -0700
<![CDATA[Forecast: Colorado Springs temperatures to plummet at the start of the weekend]]> http://gazette.com/forecast-colorado-springs-temperatures-to-plummet-at-the-start-of-the-weekend/article/1620596?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/forecast-colorado-springs-temperatures-to-plummet-at-the-start-of-the-weekend/article/1620596?custom_click=rss

Colorado Springs is expected to see a massive shift in the weather pattern between Thursday and Saturday, meteorologists say.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted a high of 60 degrees Thursday with sunny skies and winds between 5 and 10 mph. Temperatures will dip slightly during the day Friday to a high of 51 degrees.

Overnight Friday, temperatures will drop to below freezing. Saturday is expected to be a high of 29 degrees and a low of 7 degrees with snow likely after 11 a.m. The weather service expects 1 to 3 inches of snowfall during the day with another 1 to 2 inches possible Saturday night.

Sunday will start to clear up, with a high of 37 degrees and mostly sunny skies.



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Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:11:43 -0700