<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - weather]]> http://gazette.com/rss/weather Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:21:20 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Get ready for major weather changes, including possible snow, around Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/get-ready-for-major-weather-changes-including-possible-snow-around-colorado-springs/article/1599445?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/get-ready-for-major-weather-changes-including-possible-snow-around-colorado-springs/article/1599445?custom_click=rss

By the end of this week, temperatures will drop dramatically and sunny skies will disappear in Colorado Springs.

Chances of rain - and possibly snow - are expected beginning Thursday in what could shape up to be a "significant" spring storm, according to Gazette news partner KKTV.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted highs of 71 degrees Wednesday and Thursday and 44 degrees Friday. Skies are expectedly to be partly sunny Wednesday and mostly sunny Thursday, but on Thursday night, the weather service predicted a 60 percent chance of rain, starting with a chance of showers around 7 p.m.

Then on Friday, the weather service predicted an 80 percent chance of rain before 9 a.m., after which snow is expected to mix



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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:48:38 -0600
<![CDATA[Potentially "significant" storm on Colorado Springs' horizon after three days of record heat]]> http://gazette.com/potentially-significant-storm-on-colorado-springs-horizon-after-three-days-of-record-heat/article/1599371?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/potentially-significant-storm-on-colorado-springs-horizon-after-three-days-of-record-heat/article/1599371?custom_click=rss

Temperatures are expected to drop Tuesday after three consecutive days of record-breaking heat in Colorado Springs.

Monday's high of 76 degrees broke the day's previous record of 74 degrees, and Saturday and Sunday's highs of 80 degrees broke the days' records of 78 and 77 degrees, respectively, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

The rest of the week's weather will be milder, although still above average.

The weather service predicted highs of 67 degrees Tuesday, 68 degrees Wednesday and 69 degrees Thursday. The days' average high temperatures are 53 degrees Tuesday and 54 degrees Wednesday and Thursday, weather service data shows.

A 10 percent chance of showers is in the forecast Tuesday night



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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:25:14 -0600
<![CDATA[First day of spring brings more record heat and hints of summer in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/first-day-of-spring-brings-more-record-heat-and-hints-of-summer-in-colorado-springs/article/1599332?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/first-day-of-spring-brings-more-record-heat-and-hints-of-summer-in-colorado-springs/article/1599332?custom_click=rss

Colorado Springs' first day of spring featured record-breaking heat, prompting people to get outside and enjoy the sunshine.

Monday's high of 76 degrees broke the day's 110-year-old record of 74 degrees set in 1907, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

It was the third consecutive day of record-breaking heat. Saturday and Sunday's highs of 80 degrees broke previous daily records of 78 and 77 degrees, respectively.

The hottest March day on record was March 26, 1971, when temperatures soared to 81 degrees, weather service data shows. People eating outside filled patios throughout Old Colorado City. Nearby, Nikki Rainey, the owner of Nana's Quilt Cottage, said, "It's beautiful, but we never had winter.



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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:49:43 -0600
<![CDATA[Warm, dry weather prompts burn restrictions in Fountain]]> http://gazette.com/warm-dry-weather-prompts-burn-restrictions-in-fountain/article/1599326?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/warm-dry-weather-prompts-burn-restrictions-in-fountain/article/1599326?custom_click=rss

A forecast calling for warm temperatures and dry conditions this week has prompted fire restrictions in Fountain, the city's fire department announced Monday morning.

The Stage 1 burn restrictions prohibit:

- Open burning except in permanent structures in developed campgrounds and picnic grounds or in private residences in areas cleared of all flammable materials

- The sale or use of fireworks

- Outdoor smoking except in an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or in an area 3 feet in diameter that is clear of all flammable material

The restrictions come after record highs in nearby Colorado Springs over the weekend. The heat isn't expected to cool down for at least another



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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:14:37 -0600
<![CDATA[More record high temps could be set on first day of spring in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/more-record-high-temps-could-be-set-on-first-day-of-spring-in-colorado-springs/article/1599299?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/more-record-high-temps-could-be-set-on-first-day-of-spring-in-colorado-springs/article/1599299?custom_click=rss

The first day of spring in Colorado Springs could come with more record heat.

According to the National Weather Service in Pueblo, Colorado Springs could top out at 79 degrees on Monday, which would be enough to surpass the record of 74 set in 1907.

On Saturday and Sunday, the city hit 80 degrees - enough to break the previous high temperature marks, also set in 1907.



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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:15:33 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs surpasses another heat record Sunday]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-surpasses-another-heat-record-sunday/article/1599287?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-surpasses-another-heat-record-sunday/article/1599287?custom_click=rss

Colorado Springs had another record heat day Sunday, and it looks like the heat isn't going to stop for at least another day.

According to Gazette news partner KKTV, a record high of 80 degrees hit Colorado Springs, topping the previous mark - set in 1907 - by three degrees.

On Saturday, the city also topped out at 80 degrees, surpassing the previous mark of 78 degrees, also set in 1907.

According to KKTV meteorologist Jordan Sherman, the last time Colorado Springs had back-to-back weekend days in the 80s was October 15 and 16 with both days topping at 86 degrees.

The warm trend is expected to continue Monday, the first day of spring. Colorado Springs is expected to see a high near 79 degrees with partly sunny



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Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:01:50 -0600
<![CDATA[More record heat possible Sunday after record set in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/more-record-heat-possible-sunday-after-record-set-in-colorado-springs/article/1599227?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/more-record-heat-possible-sunday-after-record-set-in-colorado-springs/article/1599227?custom_click=rss

As predicted, a heat record was broken Saturday.

At 2:29 p.m., Colorado Springs hit 79 degrees and topped the previous mark for the day - set in 1907 - by one degree, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo. That's well above the average high of 53 degrees during this time of the year.

The high temperature for Saturday was forecast at 77 degrees.

Record-breaking heat isn't expected to stop anytime soon, either.

According to weather service data, Colorado Springs could see a high near 80 degrees Sunday, which would be more than enough to break the record of 77 for March 19.

The city is expected to see a high near 79 degrees on Monday with partly sunny skies. The record high for that date is 74,



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Sun, 19 Mar 2017 08:23:12 -0600
<![CDATA[Epic Colorado Springs hailstorm helps push Colorado near the top for hail damage in 2016]]> http://gazette.com/epic-colorado-springs-hailstorm-helps-push-colorado-near-the-top-for-hail-damage-in-2016/article/1599136?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/epic-colorado-springs-hailstorm-helps-push-colorado-near-the-top-for-hail-damage-in-2016/article/1599136?custom_click=rss

Colorado ranked No. 2 in the nation last year for most hail damage claims, according to State Farm Insurance - no surprise to Colorado Springs residents whose homes and cars were pummeled during the city's epic hailstorm of July 28.

In 2016, Texas held onto its ranking as the nation's hail capital with a combined 145,900 homeowner and auto insurance claims that were handled by State Farm agents, the insurer said.

Colorado, which had ranked No. 3 in 2015, rose to No. 2 last year with 34,900 hail damage claims - 14,400 from homeowners and 20,500 from drivers, State Farm said.

The July 28 storm that roared into Colorado Springs - labeled a "hail bomb" by one local meteorologist - no doubt contributed to the state's No. 2



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Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:20:50 -0600
<![CDATA[Watch out! Video shows train's snow wave engulfing platform]]> http://gazette.com/watch-out-video-shows-trains-snow-wave-engulfing-platform/article/1599102?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/watch-out-video-shows-trains-snow-wave-engulfing-platform/article/1599102?custom_click=rss

RHINECLIFF, N.Y. — Amtrak customers in New York now know what to do when a train is approaching a station on snow-covered tracks: stand back.

Several waiting passengers had their cellphones out Wednesday morning to take video of the train from Albany as it entered station in Rhinecliff, 85 miles north of New York City.

As the train arrived, it hit deep snow left by this week's major East Coast storm. The impact sent a huge wave of snow flying across the platform, engulfing people close to the tracks.

Amtrak says no one was hurt. The rail service says the Manhattan-bound train was traveling at the authorized speed as it entered the station.

A video of the episode has been viewed more than 1.5 million



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Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:45:46 -0600
<![CDATA[Soaring temps prompt red flag warning around Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/soaring-temps-prompt-red-flag-warning-around-colorado-springs/article/1599042?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/soaring-temps-prompt-red-flag-warning-around-colorado-springs/article/1599042?custom_click=rss

The Colorado Springs area is under a red flag warning Thursday, the day after temperatures soared past record daily highs.

Colorado Springs' high was 78 degrees on Wednesday, surpassing the previous daily record for March 15 - 74 degrees - set in 2015. Pueblo's high of 84 degrees was well above the previous record of 80 degrees set in 2013.

On Thursday, the red flag warning is in place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in El Paso and Teller counties.

Above-average temperatures are in the forecast through the weekend in Colorado Springs.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted highs of 74 degrees Thursday, 65 degrees Friday and 74 degrees Saturday. The days' average highs are 52 degrees Thursday and 53 degrees Friday



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Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:18:21 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs, Pueblo break daily temperature records]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-pueblo-break-daily-temperature-records/article/1599006?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-pueblo-break-daily-temperature-records/article/1599006?custom_click=rss

Colorado Springs beat its daily record high temperature Wednesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

About 2:30 p.m., 75 degrees was recorded. The previous daily record for March 15 was 74 degrees, set in 2015.

Above-average heat is in the forecast through this weekend.

The weather service predicted highs of 74 degrees Thursday, 67 degrees Friday and 73 degrees Saturday. The average high is 52 degrees Thursday and 53 degrees Friday and Saturday.

Pueblo also surpassed its daily record with a high of 81 degrees, according to the weather service. The previous record was 80 degrees, set in 2013.



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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 20:43:56 -0600
<![CDATA[Spring offers sneak preview as unseasonably warm temperatures continue in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/spring-offers-sneak-preview-as-unseasonably-warm-temperatures-continue-in-colorado-springs/article/1598959?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/spring-offers-sneak-preview-as-unseasonably-warm-temperatures-continue-in-colorado-springs/article/1598959?custom_click=rss

The first day of spring isn't until Monday, but it's already starting to feel like summer in Colorado Springs.

The weather will continue to be unseasonably warm through the weekend, with highs in the mid-70s most days.

"Fire danger will remain elevated every afternoon, as the typical breeze picks up," Gazette news partner KKTV reported. The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted highs of 73 degrees Wednesday and Thursday, followed by a high of 66 degrees Friday. Skies are expected to be sunny Wednesday, mostly sunny Thursday and partly sunny Friday.

Wednesday and Thursday's average high temperature is 52 degrees, and Friday's is 53 degrees, weather service data shows.



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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 07:28:14 -0600
<![CDATA['A real kick in the rear': Northeast hit by late-season snow]]> http://gazette.com/a-real-kick-in-the-rear-northeast-hit-by-late-season-snow/article/1598884?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/a-real-kick-in-the-rear-northeast-hit-by-late-season-snow/article/1598884?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK — A blustery late-season storm plastered the Northeast with sleet and snow Tuesday, paralyzing much of the Washington-to-Boston corridor after a stretch of unusually mild winter weather that had people thinking spring was already here.

The powerful nor'easter fell well short of the predicted snow totals in New York and Philadelphia but unloaded 1 to 2 feet in many places inland, grounded more than 6,000 flights and knocked out power to nearly a quarter-million customers from Virginia northward.

By the time it reached Massachusetts, it had turned into a blizzard, with near hurricane-force wind gusting over 70 mph along the coast and waves crashing over the seawalls. Up to a foot of snow was expected in the Boston



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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:36:46 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs has chance of record-breaking warm temperatures in the next few days]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-has-chance-of-record-breaking-warm-temperatures-in-the-next-few-days/article/1598879?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-has-chance-of-record-breaking-warm-temperatures-in-the-next-few-days/article/1598879?custom_click=rss

Temperatures are expected to soar into the 70s this week in Colorado Springs, providing opportunities for record-setting highs.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted highs of 70 degrees Tuesday and 73 degrees Wednesday and Thursday. The respective daily record highs are 75 degrees, 74 degrees and 80 degrees, weather service data shows.

In contrast, each day's average high temperature is 52 degrees.

Temperatures that break or tie daily records may be seen through Thursday, according to Gazette news partner KKTV.

"Fire danger will remain elevated every afternoon, as the typical breeze picks up," KKTV reported.

Slight winds are expected each day and night through the weekend, according to the



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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 07:53:13 -0600
<![CDATA[Fire danger expected to remain high around Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/fire-danger-expected-to-remain-high-around-colorado-springs/article/1598790?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fire-danger-expected-to-remain-high-around-colorado-springs/article/1598790?custom_click=rss The Colorado Springs area is expected to get a weather break Monday before things heat up.

According to Gazette news partner KKTV, regional temperatures are forecast to be in the 50s and 60s on Monday - a day after El Paso County and surrounding communities were under a red flag warning because of strong winds, warm temperatures and dry conditions.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicts that Colorado Springs could see a high near 59 degrees on Monday with relatively light winds throughout the day.

After that, temperatures are forecast to creep into the 70s.

According to the weather service, the city is expected to hit highs of 71 degrees on Tuesday - followed by 73 degrees on Wednesday and 74 degrees on



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Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:31:25 -0600