<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - weather]]> http://gazette.com/rss/weather Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:00:43 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Ready for record October heat around Colorado Springs?]]> http://gazette.com/ready-for-record-october-heat-around-colorado-springs/article/1588857?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ready-for-record-october-heat-around-colorado-springs/article/1588857?custom_click=rss This weekend is going to feel like a mid-October slice of summer around Colorado Springs.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted highs of 80 degrees Friday, 76 degrees Saturday and 73 degrees Sunday.

In some areas, the temperatures may even be record-breaking, according to Gazette news partner KKTV.

"We are expecting to break records for Friday in not only Colorado Springs but Pueblo as well," KKTV reported. "Highs won't be anywhere close to seasonable average until the middle of next week when we cool into the low to mid 60s."

And on Halloween, which falls on Monday, the weather will be slightly cooler but still perfect for trick-or-treaters.

A sunny day will be followed by a mostly clear night,

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Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:24:54 -0600
<![CDATA[Warm, dry fall has increased fire danger in Colorado Springs area]]> http://gazette.com/warm-dry-fall-has-increased-fire-danger-in-colorado-springs-area/article/1588792?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/warm-dry-fall-has-increased-fire-danger-in-colorado-springs-area/article/1588792?custom_click=rss

An unseasonably warm and dry October is to blame for the spike in fire danger in southern Colorado, officials said.

On Thursday, fire restrictions were in place for several parts of the region, including Pike National Forest and Fremont, Park, Douglas and Elbert counties.

The U.S. Forest Service said fire restrictions have been placed on public lands in Colorado at this time of year only a handful of times during the past 15 years.

"It certainly isn't common, but we have seen it in the past," said Brenda Wasielewski, a fire management officer with the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control. "More importantly, I think this is evidence of a shift in our weather.

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Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:33:59 -0600
<![CDATA[Warming trend forecast for Colorado Springs - all the way to Halloween]]> http://gazette.com/warming-trend-forecast-for-colorado-springs-all-the-way-to-halloween/article/1588673?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/warming-trend-forecast-for-colorado-springs-all-the-way-to-halloween/article/1588673?custom_click=rss

Warm weather and sunny skies are again in Colorado Springs' forecast.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted highs of 68 degrees Wednesday, 76 degrees Thursday and 77 degrees Friday. Wednesday and Thursday will be sunny, and Friday will be mostly sunny, according to the forecast.

The weather will be warm and dry for the foreseeable future, including on Halloween, according to Gazette news partner KKTV.

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Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:41:32 -0600
<![CDATA[Chance of rain returns to Colorado Springs, but it probably won't last long]]> http://gazette.com/chance-of-rain-returns-to-colorado-springs-but-it-probably-wont-last-long/article/1588588?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/chance-of-rain-returns-to-colorado-springs-but-it-probably-wont-last-long/article/1588588?custom_click=rss

Rain is finally back in Colorado Springs' forecast, but not for long.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted a 20 percent chance of showers after 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Mike Nosko, a weather service meteorologist technician, said "the odds of seeing anything of significance isn't too good." The rest of the work week will be dry, Nosko said.

Similarly, Gazette news partner KKTV reported that "while there is no significant rain is in the forecast, an afternoon shower or two will be possible in the mountains and for areas to the north/northeast of Colorado Springs."

The weather service predicted highs of 75 degrees Tuesday, 70 degrees Wednesday and 77 degrees Thursday.

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Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:34:03 -0600
<![CDATA[Brief chance of rain back in Colorado Springs forecast]]> http://gazette.com/brief-chance-of-rain-back-in-colorado-springs-forecast/article/1588490?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/brief-chance-of-rain-back-in-colorado-springs-forecast/article/1588490?custom_click=rss

Summer is forecast to stick around for at least another day.

According to Gazette news partner KKTV, the Colorado Springs area on Monday will feature more warm and dry conditions - with most places settling with 70-degree temperatures and mostly sunny skies.

Colorado Springs could see a high near 74 degrees on Monday, while the mountains might have a chance of showers or even some snow, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

Then, the regional weather is expected to shift with possible spotty showers and storms at lower elevations on Tuesday afternoon and evening.

After that, it is forecast to be dry again.

KKTV predicts high temperatures to stay above average in the 60s, 70s and 80s through

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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:22:21 -0600
<![CDATA[Pikes Peak region forecast to cool down after record heat]]> http://gazette.com/pikes-peak-region-forecast-to-cool-down-after-record-heat/article/1588449?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pikes-peak-region-forecast-to-cool-down-after-record-heat/article/1588449?custom_click=rss

A day after record-breaking heat, the Pikes Peak region might cool down Sunday.

According to Gazette news partner KKTV, skies are expected to be sunny, temperatures are projected to be in the 70s and winds are forecast to be light.

It's a shift from Saturday, when Pueblo and Colorado Springs reached record high temperatures. The latter hit 83 degrees just after 3:30 p.m., beating the previous record for Oct. 22 - set in 2003 - by three degrees.

Colorado Springs is forecast to reach a high near 74 degrees Sunday with sunny skies and light winds.

Similar conditions are expected elsewhere.

According to a weather service bulletin, regional temperatures Sunday and Monday could be about 10 degrees cooler than

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Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:05:06 -0600
<![CDATA[Freeze warning for Colorado Springs in effect Friday morning; 'perfect' weekend ahead]]> http://gazette.com/freeze-warning-for-colorado-springs-in-effect-friday-morning-perfect-weekend-ahead/article/1588304?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/freeze-warning-for-colorado-springs-in-effect-friday-morning-perfect-weekend-ahead/article/1588304?custom_click=rss

Another freeze warning is in effect Friday morning, but Colorado Springs will see warmer weather this weekend.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo issued the warning for 3-9 a.m. in southern El Paso County and Pueblo and Crowley counties. But Friday's predicted high is 72 degrees, followed by highs of 80 degrees Saturday and 74 degrees Sunday.

"This weekend looks perfect," Gazette news partner KKTV reported. "Highs will be in the 70s and 80s, winds will be light, and skies will be sunny. We will stay mild and dry through Monday of next week."

This weekend, KKTV meteorologist Jessica Lebel said the fire danger will be lower because of decreased winds. However, there are still risk factors like low humidity, high

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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:16:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Freeze warning in place for Colorado Springs but warmup is coming]]> http://gazette.com/freeze-warning-in-place-for-colorado-springs-but-warmup-is-coming/article/1588214?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/freeze-warning-in-place-for-colorado-springs-but-warmup-is-coming/article/1588214?custom_click=rss

A freeze warning is in place Thursday morning, but Colorado Springs' cool temperatures won't last.

The freeze warning will last from 3-9 a.m., when "these conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation," according to the warning from the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

"Most of us will fall below 32 degrees, including our first 20° morning of the fall expected in Colorado Springs and Pueblo," Gazette news partner KKTV reported.

But on Friday, temperatures will jump back up into the 70s, and skies will remain sunny through the weekend, according to the weather service forecast.

The weather service predicted highs of 58 degrees Thursday, 74 degrees Friday and 78 degrees Saturday.

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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 06:58:07 -0600
<![CDATA[Snow helps wrap up below-average wildfire season in US West]]> http://gazette.com/snow-helps-wrap-up-below-average-wildfire-season-in-us-west/article/1588127?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/snow-helps-wrap-up-below-average-wildfire-season-in-us-west/article/1588127?custom_click=rss

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - €” With measurable snowfall already dusting parts of the Rocky Mountains and Northwest, the 2016 wildfire season has wrapped up in much of the West, despite some flames still flaring in Southern California.

The region saw a below-average fire season overall, with about 7,500 square miles burned so far this year, said Jessica Gardetto, spokeswoman for the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho.

Blazes usually scorch about 10,000 square miles each year across the West, according to the 10-year average.

"Just to compare, last year we burned over 10 million acres (15,625 square miles), and this year we didn't even reach 5 million (7,812 square miles) nationally," she said.

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Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:04:38 -0600
<![CDATA[Another heat record broken in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/another-heat-record-broken-in-colorado-springs/article/1588014?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/another-heat-record-broken-in-colorado-springs/article/1588014?custom_click=rss

Another October day, another heat record broken.

It hit 86 degrees in Colorado Springs on Monday, proving once again that summer refuses to leave the Pikes Peak region. The previous mark for Oct. 17 was 83 degrees, set in 1991.

The record continues a recent trend of unseasonably warm fall weather.

Colorado Springs boasted record heat Saturday and Sunday, when temperatures hit 85 and 86 degrees, respectively, breaking previous marks for those days.

On Monday, Colorado Springs was forecast to see a high of 82 degrees.

However, the warm trend in the region didn't come without some consequences.

A fire near Rampart Reservoir has burned 25 acres and prompted dozens of evacuation on Monday afternoon.

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Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:00:03 -0600
<![CDATA[Windy conditions raise fire danger across southern Colorado]]> http://gazette.com/windy-conditions-raise-fire-danger-across-southern-colorado/article/1587981?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/windy-conditions-raise-fire-danger-across-southern-colorado/article/1587981?custom_click=rss

The chances of record-breaking heat are slim on Monday, but the day won't go without some concerns.

"Winds will still be strong and fire danger will still be high," KKTV meteorologist Jessica Lebel said in a weather report.

Monday is forecast to be cooler than over the weekend. Colorado Springs boasted record heat Saturday and Sunday, when temperatures hit 85 and 86 degrees, respectively, breaking previous marks for those days.

According to the National Weather Service in Pueblo, a strong jet stream will move across Colorado on Monday, bringing gusty winds to the high country. The lower elevations will likely feature windy conditions during this time, "elevating the fire danger across the area," the weather service said

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Mon, 17 Oct 2016 06:50:20 -0600
<![CDATA[Record heat hits Colorado Springs once again]]> http://gazette.com/record-heat-hits-colorado-springs-once-again/article/1587964?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/record-heat-hits-colorado-springs-once-again/article/1587964?custom_click=rss

Colorado Springs got record heat on Sunday, proving once again that summer hasn't truly left the Pikes Peak region.

Yes, it's October. But it doesn't feel quite like fall.

According to the National Weather Service in Pueblo, it hit 86 degrees at 1:38 p.m. Sunday in Colorado Springs, setting a mark for Oct. 16. The previous record of 85 was set in 1991.

The record came on a day when the weather service issued a red flag warning for southern Colorado, including Fremont and Teller counties. The warning ends at 9 p.m. Sunday, and it is scheduled to return Monday between 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday.

On Saturday, Colorado Springs reached 85 degrees and broke a two-year-old mark for Oct. 15 by 3 degrees.

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Sun, 16 Oct 2016 21:01:33 -0600
<![CDATA[Forecast calls for heat record in Colorado Springs on Sunday]]> http://gazette.com/forecast-calls-for-heat-record-in-colorado-springs-on-sunday/article/1587946?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/forecast-calls-for-heat-record-in-colorado-springs-on-sunday/article/1587946?custom_click=rss

Colorado Springs might have another record-breaking day.

It is forecast to hit 85 degrees on Sunday, which is enough to match the record high for Oct. 16, set 25 years ago.

"We're looking at more record heat," KKTV meteorologist Jessica Lebel said.

Sunday could be an encore of Saturday, when Colorado Springs broke a two-year-old record for that date and reached 85 degrees. Other heat records were broken along the Front Range, including in Denver and Pueblo.

The warm weather has prompted the National Weather Service in Pueblo to issue a red flag warning for southern Colorado, including in Fremont and Teller counties from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The weather service calls for gusty winds and dry conditions during this

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Sun, 16 Oct 2016 14:06:44 -0600
<![CDATA[Heat records broken in Colorado Springs, along Front Range on Saturday]]> http://gazette.com/heat-records-broken-in-colorado-springs-along-front-range-on-saturday/article/1587914?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/heat-records-broken-in-colorado-springs-along-front-range-on-saturday/article/1587914?custom_click=rss

On Saturday, it felt like summer.

Want proof?

It hit 85 degrees in Colorado Springs, setting a record for Oct. 15 and breaking the day's previous mark of 82 degrees, set two years ago, according to KKTV meteorologist Jessica Lebel.

And the Pikes Peak region wasn't only place with record-breaking temperatures.

Denver also reached 85, breaking a 2-year-old record by three degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder. Meanwhile, Pueblo hit 88 degrees and broke the record of 86 degrees first set in 1938 and last hit in 1965, the weather service in Pueblo said.

And the heatwave is expected to continue.

KKTV's Lebel said Colorado Springs' high temperature in mid-October normally is in the

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Sat, 15 Oct 2016 21:35:58 -0600
<![CDATA[Warmer weather brings increased fire danger]]> http://gazette.com/warmer-weather-brings-increased-fire-danger/article/1587882?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/warmer-weather-brings-increased-fire-danger/article/1587882?custom_click=rss

Enjoy this weekend's warm, sunny weather, but be careful - it may be accompanied by dangerous fire weather conditions.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo issued a fire weather watch for Sunday from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. and predicted highs of 82 degrees Saturday, 83 degrees Sunday and 81 degrees Monday.

"Continued warm and dry weather will follow us into the weekend," Gazette partner KKTV reported. "This will lead to fire danger concerns ramping up by late weekend and Monday of next week."

Temperatures will cool down significantly Tuesday and Wednesday, and the next chance of rainfall will come Wednesday, when the weather service predicted a 20-percent chance of afternoon showers.

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Sat, 15 Oct 2016 14:31:26 -0600