<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - weather]]> http://gazette.com/rss/weather Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:42:33 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Hail wipes out 40 Colorado Springs police cars]]> http://gazette.com/hail-wipes-out-40-colorado-springs-police-cars/article/1581484?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hail-wipes-out-40-colorado-springs-police-cars/article/1581484?custom_click=rss

Colorado Springs often gets random hail storms that blow through in the middle of the summer, but Thursday night's storm was a new beast for many people.

Residents mainly living in northeast Colorado Springs, Security-Widefield and Fountain woke up Friday to find severe hail damage had pummeled their property.

Windows of cars and homes were smashed, dents covered almost every car hood, roofs were beaten, cloth canopies were shredded, plants and trees were ripped apart.

Colorado Springs Utilities said the weather wiped out power to 1,800 customers in the Cimarron Hills area.

Eighteen residents of the Value Place Motel were displaced by storm damage, according to the American Red Cross. A shelter was opened to them



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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:33:18 -0600
<![CDATA[Thunderstorm watch issued Friday for El Paso County]]> http://gazette.com/thunderstorm-watch-issued-friday-for-el-paso-county/article/1581519?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/thunderstorm-watch-issued-friday-for-el-paso-county/article/1581519?custom_click=rss

On the heels of a hail-producing storm that left much of El Paso County battered overnight Friday, the National Weather Service in Pueblo is warning of another storm.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 10 p.m. for 14 of central Colorado's counties, including El Paso.

"Much like yesterday, primary storm threats will include large hail, damaging wind gusts, flash flooding and lightning," the weather service said.

Storms are likely to hit strongest along the mountains, the Service said.

And that won't be the last of it.

Isolated to scattered storms are expected throughout Saturday and Sunday, the weather service said.



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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:38:15 -0600
<![CDATA[Flash flood warning in effect for El Paso County Thursday evening]]> http://gazette.com/flash-flood-warning-in-effect-for-el-paso-county-thursday-evening/article/1581459?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/flash-flood-warning-in-effect-for-el-paso-county-thursday-evening/article/1581459?custom_click=rss

Parts of El Paso County are under a thunderstorm warning and other areas are under a flash flood warning Thursday evening, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued until 10 p.m. for east El Paso County, including areas near Ellicott, Yoder, Rush and Truckton. Forecasters warned of golf ball-sized hail, wind gusts up to 60 mph and rain.

A flash flood warning was issued through 12:30 a.m. Friday for southwestern El Paso County, including parts of the Waldo Canyon burn scar, downtown Colorado Springs, Fort Carson, Security and Fountain. Forecasters said up to 2 inches of rain could fall in some areas.



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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 22:35:22 -0600
<![CDATA[Hot, dry Wednesday in store for Colorado Springs; rain likely to return Thursday]]> http://gazette.com/hot-dry-wednesday-in-store-for-colorado-springs-rain-likely-to-return-thursday/article/1581287?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hot-dry-wednesday-in-store-for-colorado-springs-rain-likely-to-return-thursday/article/1581287?custom_click=rss

It's been a hot summer for the Pikes Peak region, and at least through Wednesday, it's probably going to continue to be that way.

According to meteorologist Jessica Lebel of Gazette news partner KKTV, Colorado Springs has experienced 24 days of temperatures above 90 degrees this summer. She said that on Wednesday the city should see 90 degrees by 5 p.m.

It is also the driest day of the week, Lebel said, and the National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted only a 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m. Otherwise, expect mostly sunny skies.

But moisture could return to the forecast Thursday.



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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 07:13:00 -0600
<![CDATA[Temperature level in 80s, 90s through week in Pikes Peak region]]> http://gazette.com/temperature-level-in-80s-90s-through-week-in-pikes-peak-region/article/1581193?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/temperature-level-in-80s-90s-through-week-in-pikes-peak-region/article/1581193?custom_click=rss

Tuesday weather offers more of the same before drying out Wednesday in the Pikes Peak region.

Just like Monday, Tuesday's forecast calls for another warm day - with high temperatures in the 80s and 90s - before possible scattered afternoon storms, according to a report by meteorologist Jessica Lebel of Gazette news partner KKTV. "The threat for severe storms looks low but brief heavy rain and lightning will still be possible," she added.

According to the National Weather Service in Pueblo, Colorado Springs could see a high near 86 degrees on Tuesday with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms between 5 and 9 p.m.

However, things could get even drier Wednesday.



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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:40:05 -0600
<![CDATA[Expect showers next few days around Colorado Springs with a sunny mid-week break]]> http://gazette.com/expect-showers-next-few-days-around-colorado-springs-with-a-sunny-mid-week-break/article/1581118?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/expect-showers-next-few-days-around-colorado-springs-with-a-sunny-mid-week-break/article/1581118?custom_click=rss

This week will be rainy with a brief break as the weather dries out mid-week around Colorado Springs.

Monday will bring a high of 85 degrees and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms between 1 and 9 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

On Tuesday, there will be a 20 percent chance of rain after 3 p.m. and a high of 88 degrees.

But there isn't any rain expected Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. The day will be mostly sunny with a high of 89 degrees.

Then, the rain may return. There is a chance of afternoon showers on Thursday and Friday.

"Wednesday looks like the driest day of the week," according to a weather report by Gazette news partner KKTV.



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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 07:31:12 -0600
<![CDATA[Heat wave, drought showing no signs of slowing down]]> http://gazette.com/heat-wave-drought-showing-no-signs-of-slowing-down/article/1581102?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/heat-wave-drought-showing-no-signs-of-slowing-down/article/1581102?custom_click=rss

PHILADELPHIA β€” The heat wave gripping parts of the country including Philadelphia, where tens of thousands are descending upon the city for the Democratic National Convention this week, is not going away anytime soon and will hit a peak Monday with temperatures in the city feeling like 108 degrees.

Excessive heat warnings will continue Monday, the first day of the convention, in the Philadelphia area, most of the Midwest and regions out west. It's due to a dome of high pressure, meteorologists say, that's affecting most of the United States and contributing to drought conditions in the Northeast and continuing to fuel wildfires in California.



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Sun, 24 Jul 2016 23:00:07 -0600
<![CDATA[Chance of heavy rain, storms all week in Pikes Peak region]]> http://gazette.com/chance-of-heavy-rain-storms-all-week-in-pikes-peak-region/article/1580676?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/chance-of-heavy-rain-storms-all-week-in-pikes-peak-region/article/1580676?custom_click=rss

The forecast for the rest of the week should be similar to what happened Monday: warm temperatures during the day, afternoon clouds and then showers and storms.

This comes from Gazette news partner KKTV, which said in a report: "Again, the main threats with the storms will be lightning and locally heavy rain. At this time, the farther west you live will give you a better chance to see the best coverage of storms."

According to the National Weather Service in Pueblo, the flow of tropical moisture is expected to stream into the state during the week. Thunderstorms are possible along the mountains, while the eastern plains could see isolated showers and near-triple digit temperatures, the weather service said in a forecast



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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 10:12:23 -0600
<![CDATA[Hot Saturday, but cooler weather on the way]]> http://gazette.com/hot-saturday-but-cooler-weather-on-the-way/article/1581024?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hot-saturday-but-cooler-weather-on-the-way/article/1581024?custom_click=rss

Expect another day of a familiar weather pattern Saturday across the Pikes Peak region: warm morning and high temperatures in the afternoon before possible thunderstorms.

But a cold front is moving in.

"This will set the stage for a slightly more active weather pattern across the eastern plains and adjacent mountains into Tuesday, as a series of weak upper level disturbances push over the state, and moist easterly flow spreads across the region," the National Weather Service in Pueblo said in a forecast bulletin.

However, regional temperatures could creep into the low 100s across the eastern plains during the day, the weather service predicts.



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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 10:09:58 -0600
<![CDATA[Lightning strikes more common in El Paso County than rest of Colorado]]> http://gazette.com/lightning-strikes-more-common-in-el-paso-county-than-rest-of-colorado/article/1580852?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/lightning-strikes-more-common-in-el-paso-county-than-rest-of-colorado/article/1580852?custom_click=rss

Lightning strikes are more common in El Paso County than the rest of Colorado.

Since 1980, El Paso County has had more lightning strike victims than any other county in Colorado. There have been 10 recorded fatalities and 81 injuries in El Paso County, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

"We have a motto, and it is: When thunder roars, go indoors," said Kyle Mozley, meteorologist for the weather service.

According to the weather service, the reason that lightning strikes are higher in this area is because of the terrain. The Pikes Peak region is a favorable area for thunderstorms to brew, causing there to be lightning in the area almost daily in the summer.



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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 21:46:38 -0600
<![CDATA[Thunderstorms hovering in Pikes Peak region Friday evening]]> http://gazette.com/thunderstorms-hovering-in-pikes-peak-region-friday-evening/article/1580988?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/thunderstorms-hovering-in-pikes-peak-region-friday-evening/article/1580988?custom_click=rss

It wouldn't be a typical Colorado summer day without a shift toward wet conditions.

And that's what the Colorado Springs area might get Friday evening, as senior meteorologist Larry Walrod of the National Weather Service in Pueblo says "we're at that time of the day" when thunderstorms are brewing. He added that residents could see a round of showers about 6 or 7 p.m. Friday that could include lightning and hail.

Just after 4 p.m., the weather service said on social media that winds gusted at 55 mph at the Colorado Springs Airport. In a tweet, the weather service said about 4:30 p.m. that storms were producing "70-80 lightning flashes every 5 minutes!"

As of 4:45 p.m.



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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:43:12 -0600
<![CDATA[Weekend forecast: Best chance of storms around Colorado Springs is in the mountains]]> http://gazette.com/weekend-forecast-best-chance-of-storms-around-colorado-springs-is-in-the-mountains/article/1580938?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/weekend-forecast-best-chance-of-storms-around-colorado-springs-is-in-the-mountains/article/1580938?custom_click=rss

Residents of the Colorado Springs area will once again wake up Friday to sunshine before the temperatures rise. And like the past several days, spotty showers and storms are forecast to roll through in the afternoon and evening, according to a weather report by Gazette news partner KKTV.

The storms could produce brief, heavy rain, lightning and small hail.

During the day, however, high temperatures are expected to be in the 80s and 90s across the region, KKTV reports.

According to the weather service, Colorado Springs could top out at 94 degrees Friday, though there's a 30-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Saturday is expected to have similar conditions, with a high in the low 90s and possible



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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:23:12 -0600
<![CDATA[Thursday night storm could bring brief, heavy rain to Pikes Peak region, northeastern Colorado]]> http://gazette.com/thursday-night-storm-could-bring-brief-heavy-rain-to-pikes-peak-region-northeastern-colorado/article/1580922?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/thursday-night-storm-could-bring-brief-heavy-rain-to-pikes-peak-region-northeastern-colorado/article/1580922?custom_click=rss

Downtown Colorado Springs briefly was hit by heavy rain late Thursday afternoon, but meteorologist Mark Wankowski of the National Weather Service in Pueblo said "there's no reason to freak out."

A storm is moving northeast about 15 mph, and the Pikes Peak region should be fairly clear of clouds and precipitation by 9 p.m., Wankowski said.

"It's a very typical summer pattern," he added.

No weather advisories have been issued by the weather service Thursday evening.

Areas in the storm's path could see brief, heavy rain and small hail, Wankowski said. He advises residents to go indoors as soon as they hear thunder.

Warm temperatures are forecast across the region Friday before possible showers and thunderstorms



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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 18:33:26 -0600
<![CDATA[Golfer in Arvada is first lightning-strike death of the year]]> http://gazette.com/golfer-in-arvada-is-first-lightning-strike-death-of-the-year/article/1580888?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/golfer-in-arvada-is-first-lightning-strike-death-of-the-year/article/1580888?custom_click=rss A young man became the first victim to deadly lightning strikes in Colorado this year.

Friends are shaken up over the sudden loss of 23-year-old Peter Hawkes. He is from the east coast and came to Colorado to attend school at CU.

He was golfing Tuesday at the Indian Tree Golf Course, on a distant part of the course with another player, when a storm quickly rolled in.

β€œIt was dark skies, dark clouds,” said Eugene Lucero, who was at the course right after the storm hit.



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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:58:57 -0600
<![CDATA[Warm, storms in forecast for Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/warm-storms-in-forecast-for-colorado-springs/article/1580848?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/warm-storms-in-forecast-for-colorado-springs/article/1580848?custom_click=rss

Don't expect to see any major changes to the weather pattern in Thursday's forecast.

Just like previous days, the Pikes Peak region could start off warm before thunderstorms and showers roll through in the afternoon and evening, according to a weather report by Gazette news partner KKTV.

High temperatures are forecast to top out in the 80s and 90s.

Colorado Springs could see highs in the low 90s on Thursday and Friday, the National Weather Service in Pueblo predicts. Each day has a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms in the afternoons.

"The mountains should still see the best chance of storms through Friday with isolated developments on the plains," the weather service said in a forecast bulletin.



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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:14:22 -0600