<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - weather]]> http://gazette.com/rss/weather Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:27:27 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Rain, snow possible in higher elevations around the Colorado Springs area]]> http://gazette.com/rain-snow-possible-in-higher-elevations-around-the-colorado-springs-area/article/1594779?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rain-snow-possible-in-higher-elevations-around-the-colorado-springs-area/article/1594779?custom_click=rss

Rain and snow may come to Colorado Springs Friday, as the weather cools down into the 30s and 40s.

But what precipitation is seen likely won't amount to much.

"Showers will be spotty at best with the best chances in Teller County and the Palmer Divide and the higher elevations west of I-25," Gazette news partner KKTV reported. "Higher elevations could see light snow while lower elevations could see wet snow flakes or light rain showers."

The National Weather Service predicted a 50 percent chance of snow in the morning, mixing with rain after 1 p.m. and "then gradually ending." Snow accumulation of less than an inch is possible, according to the weather service.



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Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:21:06 -0700
<![CDATA[In Alaska, minus 59 takes toll on cars, pipes, state of mind]]> http://gazette.com/in-alaska-minus-59-takes-toll-on-cars-pipes-state-of-mind/article/1594766?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/in-alaska-minus-59-takes-toll-on-cars-pipes-state-of-mind/article/1594766?custom_click=rss

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Cynthia Erickson woke up early, hoping her four furnaces were working.

She owns a grocery store and the building that houses the post office in the village of Tanana, Alaska, which ranked as the coldest place in the state Wednesday. The official temperature at the airport with a single gravel runway was minus 54 degrees. Nearby, along the Yukon River, it was 5 degrees colder.

"Fifty-nine below on Front Street in Tanana, Alaska," she said, laughing. "It's just miserable. I hate everybody who lives in a warm place."

A cold snap gripping interior Alaska is bothering even longtime residents such as Erickson. She didn't see a customer until 25 minutes after she opened her store, where the



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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:35:16 -0700
<![CDATA[Fantastic time to be outdoors around Colorado Springs — if you like balmy January days]]> http://gazette.com/fantastic-time-to-be-outdoors-around-colorado-springs-if-you-like-balmy-january-days/article/1594605?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fantastic-time-to-be-outdoors-around-colorado-springs-if-you-like-balmy-january-days/article/1594605?custom_click=rss

This week may be the perfect time to get outside.

On Wednesday and Thursday, expect warm weather and sunny skies in Colorado Springs.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted highs of 52 degrees Wednesday, 54 degrees Thursday and 44 degrees Friday.

The average high temperature for a January day in Colorado Springs is 43 degrees, according to weather service data.

At night, temperatures are expected to dip below freezing, with lows of 25 degrees Wednesday, 27 degrees Thursday and 22 degrees Friday, according to the weather service.

After sunny skies on Wednesday and Thursday, the weather service predicted a 20 percent chance of snow mixed with rain Friday morning, followed by partly sunny skies.



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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:10:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Unseasonably warm temperatures forecast for the Colorado Springs area]]> http://gazette.com/unseasonably-warm-temperatures-forecast-for-the-colorado-springs-area/article/1594535?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/unseasonably-warm-temperatures-forecast-for-the-colorado-springs-area/article/1594535?custom_click=rss

By mid-week, expect unseasonably warm weather in Colorado Springs.

"Drier and warmer weather takes hold starting Tuesday with highs in the 40s and more sunshine in the afternoon," Gazette news partner KKTV reported.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted highs of 43 degrees Tuesday, 52 degrees Wednesday and 54 degrees Thursday.

The average high temperature for a January day in Colorado Springs is 43 degrees, according to weather service data.

Tuesday is expected to be mostly sunny, and Wednesday and Thursday are expected to be sunny, according to the weather service.

Slight winds are in the forecast each day and night through the weekend.



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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:04:39 -0700
<![CDATA[Snow expected to continue around Colorado Springs, but it likely won't stay]]> http://gazette.com/snow-expected-to-continue-around-colorado-springs-but-it-likely-wont-stay/article/1594453?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/snow-expected-to-continue-around-colorado-springs-but-it-likely-wont-stay/article/1594453?custom_click=rss

Snowfall is forecast to continue falling across the Colorado Springs area on Monday, but don't expect it to stay on the ground for long.

According to Gazette news partner KKTV, the city could receive up to two more inches of snow before the storm moves out in the afternoon. But most of it will be gone because the weather is expected to reach in the mid-30s.

"Temperatures aren't really all that cold, so some of this might have a hard time sticking on the pavement," KKTV meteorologist Brian Bledsoe said in a weather report, adding that Colorado Springs received about an inch of snow Sunday before it melted.

KKTV predicts between 1 to 3 inches of snow in Woodland Park, Cripple Creek, Monument, Black Forest, Peyton and



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Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:18:50 -0700
<![CDATA[Snow totals throughout the Colorado Springs area]]> http://gazette.com/snow-totals-throughout-the-colorado-springs-area/article/1594466?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/snow-totals-throughout-the-colorado-springs-area/article/1594466?custom_click=rss Relatively light amounts of snow Sunday night varied across El Paso County, leaving snow totals Monday less than expected for most areas, according to the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network:

Here are the snow totals for the Colorado Springs area:

Colorado Springs - Between .04 inches to 3.4 inches, with the northern part of the city receiving the most snow.

Colorado Springs Airport - 1.3 inches

Peterson Air Force Base - 1.3 inches

Pueblo Airport - 2 inches

Black Forest - 1.8 inches

Peyton - 2.1 inches

Ivywild - .07 inches

Manitou Springs - 0.4 inches

Additional snowfall is expected throughout the day Monday, ranging from 0 to 2 inches in Colorado



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Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:38:28 -0700
<![CDATA['Significant' snowfall forecast to hit Colorado Springs on Sunday morning]]> http://gazette.com/significant-snowfall-forecast-to-hit-colorado-springs-on-sunday-morning/article/1594391?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/significant-snowfall-forecast-to-hit-colorado-springs-on-sunday-morning/article/1594391?custom_click=rss

Colorado Springs residents are expected to wake up Sunday morning to another snow storm.

According to Gazette news partner KKTV, a slow-moving storm is predicted to hit the Pikes Peak region on Sunday morning, dropping between 2 to 6 inches of snow in El Paso and Teller counties.

"The storm will continue to send rounds of snow our way, and some of that snow could be significant," KKTV said in a weather report. "Many areas in southern Colorado could see several inches of snow from this storm."

The storm is expected to move out by Monday afternoon, KKTV reported.

According to the National Weather Service in Pueblo, Colorado Springs could see a high of 34 degrees on Sunday with up to two inches of snow falling during



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Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:56:37 -0700
<![CDATA[Snow closing in on Colorado Springs 'could be significant']]> http://gazette.com/snow-closing-in-on-colorado-springs-could-be-significant/article/1594337?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/snow-closing-in-on-colorado-springs-could-be-significant/article/1594337?custom_click=rss

Bundle up this weekend, Colorado Springs will be cold and snowy.

The best chance for snow will come Sunday, when the National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted a 60 percent chance after 11 a.m. and into the night.

"The storm will continue to send rounds of snow our way, and some of that snow could be significant," Gazette news partner KKTV reported. "While it is too early to be specific with potential amounts, many areas in (southern) Colorado could see several inches of snow from this storm. It will likely move out late Monday, with improving weather starting Tuesday."

On Saturday, it's more likely that Colorado Springs will see a "stray rain/snow shower," but nothing significant, KKTV reported.



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Sat, 14 Jan 2017 07:37:03 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado's ski slopes beckon, but holiday weekend storm could make getting there hazardous]]> http://gazette.com/colorados-ski-slopes-beckon-but-holiday-weekend-storm-could-make-getting-there-hazardous/article/1594289?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorados-ski-slopes-beckon-but-holiday-weekend-storm-could-make-getting-there-hazardous/article/1594289?custom_click=rss

Wherever you're headed for the long Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend, make sure you know the latest weather forecast.

"Don't look at the forecast today; check out for two days and expect it not to change," said Brian Bledsoe, KKTV's lead meteorologist.

Too much snow is exactly what Colorado's high country has been getting for the past week, where the totals in towns such as Crested Butte and Leadville have been piling up in feet.

Too much snow is almost never a problem for ski resorts, which have been touting the fresh powder as it falls. Getting from the Front Range to the slopes - and back home - could be a problem, though.



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Sat, 14 Jan 2017 07:33:21 -0700
<![CDATA[El Paso County sending reinforcements to help Leadville dig out from blizzard]]> http://gazette.com/el-paso-county-sending-reinforcements-to-help-leadville-dig-out-from-blizzard/article/1594244?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/el-paso-county-sending-reinforcements-to-help-leadville-dig-out-from-blizzard/article/1594244?custom_click=rss

With snow piling up by the foot in the Leadville area - and more on the way - El Paso County is sending reinforcements.

El Paso County sent three employees, two plow trucks and a front-end loader in response to a mutual aid request from Lake County.

"Plowing roads has become impossible because the snow is now piled too high," so the reinforcements will help clear the roads, according to an El Paso County news release.

In some places in Lake County, snow accumulation of more than 80 inches - about 6½ feet - has been reported, according to the release.

The El Paso County crew, snow plows and front-end loader left Wednesday afternoon for the Leadville area and are scheduled to start work 2 a.m. Friday. They are



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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:06:33 -0700
<![CDATA[Mix of rain, snow possible this weekend around Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/mix-of-rain-snow-possible-this-weekend-around-colorado-springs/article/1594264?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mix-of-rain-snow-possible-this-weekend-around-colorado-springs/article/1594264?custom_click=rss After a cloudy Friday, chances of snow are expected Saturday in the Colorado Springs area.

"Most of Saturday will be decent for this time of year, but will be a bit chilly," Gazette news partner KKTV reported. "Late-day snow showers are possible for almost everyone, with better chances the further south you live."

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted a 20-percent chance of rain after 11 a.m. Saturday, turning into a 30-percent chance of snow at night.

On Sunday, snowfall will be even more likely, although rain may mix with the snow in the afternoon, according to the weather service. The chance of snow is expected to carry over into Monday.



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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:36:52 -0700
<![CDATA[Forecast: It will soon feel like winter around Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/forecast-it-will-soon-feel-like-winter-around-colorado-springs/article/1594198?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/forecast-it-will-soon-feel-like-winter-around-colorado-springs/article/1594198?custom_click=rss With cooler temperatures and the possibility of snow, it's going to feel like winter again soon.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted highs of 46 degrees Thursday, 37 degrees Friday and 43 degrees Saturday.

A 10-percent chance of rain Thursday after 2 p.m. is expected to turn into a 20-percent chance of snow at night, according to the weather service. Friday will likely be drier and mostly cloudy, but on Saturday, a 20-percent chance of rain after 11 a.m. will turn into a 50-percent chance of snow at night.

"There will be a chance for a few snow showers late in the day, with snow chances getting higher later Saturday night," Gazette news partner KKTV reported. "The increasing chances for snow will continue



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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:49:38 -0700
<![CDATA[Areas south of Colorado Springs still in the dark after hurricane-like windstorm]]> http://gazette.com/areas-south-of-colorado-springs-still-in-the-dark-after-hurricane-like-windstorm/article/1594182?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/areas-south-of-colorado-springs-still-in-the-dark-after-hurricane-like-windstorm/article/1594182?custom_click=rss

More than two days after hurricane-force winds snapped dozens of utility poles, almost 800 people in the Colorado Springs area were still without power Wednesday morning.

Residents still in the dark say they have sought refuge with relatives or at hotels or are trying to make the best of it in their homes.

The biggest remaining outages Wednesday morning were rural neighborhoods along U.S. 115 just south of Colorado Springs city limits. There, the otherwise quiet neighborhoods west of Fort Carson were invaded this week by a horde of growling generators.

The groan of dozens of the small, portable power machines was evident when driving the residential streets from Cheyenne Mountain State Park to just north of Little



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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:43:52 -0700
<![CDATA[Keeping residents informed as winds tore through Colorado Springs area kept meteorologists busy Monday]]> http://gazette.com/keeping-residents-informed-as-winds-tore-through-colorado-springs-area-kept-meteorologists-busy-monday/article/1594166?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/keeping-residents-informed-as-winds-tore-through-colorado-springs-area-kept-meteorologists-busy-monday/article/1594166?custom_click=rss

On Monday morning, David Calcara stepped out of his house near downtown Colorado Springs for a run and regretted that he missed out on the day's weather forecast.

"I was wondering if there was a tornado warning," he said.

Not exactly, but the day for many residents across the Pikes Peak region was scary and uncertain.

And for the forecasters at the National Weather Service in Pueblo, their main task was to provide the public and city, county and state officials the most up-to-date information about the high winds that uprooted trees, toppled semis and damaged houses, buildings and cars. The center typically has two forecasters and one hydrometeorological technician, but the staff about doubled in size on Monday.



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Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:01:25 -0700
<![CDATA[Avalanche warning continues for many areas across Colorado]]> http://gazette.com/avalanche-warning-continues-for-many-areas-across-colorado/article/1594140?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/avalanche-warning-continues-for-many-areas-across-colorado/article/1594140?custom_click=rss

Skiers, beware:

An avalanche warning continues Wednesday for many of the state’s popular ski regions, including the Front Range, Aspen, Steamboat Springs and Flat Tops areas, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.

The warning, which also includes Pikes Peak, was issued at 6 a.m. Tuesday and is expected to expire at 9 a.m. Thursday.



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Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:04:25 -0700