<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - weather]]> http://gazette.com/rss/weather Sat, 27 Aug 2016 07:29:30 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Storm advisory issued for part of El Paso County, including Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/storm-advisory-issued-for-part-of-el-paso-county-including-colorado-springs/article/1583772?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/storm-advisory-issued-for-part-of-el-paso-county-including-colorado-springs/article/1583772?custom_click=rss

A storm Friday afternoon is bringing in scattered showers, gusty winds, lightning into the Colorado Springs area, according to Gazette news partner KKTV.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo issued a significant weather advisory was issued for southwestern El Paso County - including Colorado Springs - until 3:45 p.m.

Other affected areas include Fountain, Security-Widefield and Stratmoor.

Just after 3 p.m., the weather service spotted a strong thunderstorm near Fort Carson, about 10 miles south of Colorado Springs, that was moving east at 15 mph.

The area received brief half-inch hail and 50 mph wind gusts.

Also, the weather service says southeastern Colorado could possibly see severe thunderstorms on



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Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:40:55 -0600
<![CDATA[More autumn-like conditions forecast for Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/more-autumn-like-conditions-forecast-for-colorado-springs/article/1583739?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/more-autumn-like-conditions-forecast-for-colorado-springs/article/1583739?custom_click=rss

Don't be surprised if you wake up to fall-like weather - again.

Much like Thursday, Friday's forecast around the Colorado Springs area calls for possible cool and rainy weather conditions. It's not a completely sure thing, but commuters in Colorado Springs might see some rain during their drive to work in the morning.

"It's not a slam dunk that it's gonna happen or that it's going to be all that heavy," KKTV chief meteorologist Brian Bledsoe said in his weather report. Midday should be dry before the weather shift once again.

The region could see some rain showers as early as 3 p.m., Bledsoe said.

A weather service forecast says Colorado Springs could see a high near 72 degrees Friday and a 30-percent chance of



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Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:08:24 -0600
<![CDATA[Weather advisory issued in southern Colorado]]> http://gazette.com/weather-advisory-issued-in-southern-colorado/article/1583688?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/weather-advisory-issued-in-southern-colorado/article/1583688?custom_click=rss

UPDATE 4:30 p.m.

According to the National Weather Service in Pueblo, storms are heavily impacting areas of Black Forest and northern Colorado Springs.

However, the storms aren't expected to stay much longer.

Weather Service meteorologist Mike Nosko said, "It's moving pretty quickly and there's nothing really behind it."

He added that the Colorado Springs area may see another round of stormy weather at 6 or 7 p.m.

Gazette news partner KKTV said the Hayden Pass burn scar was not hit by the storms Thursday afternoon.

Also, Lewis-Palmer School District 38 said in a tweet about 4:20 p.m. that "busses will be delayed due to weather. We are taking great care in transporting your



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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:38:50 -0600
<![CDATA[Rain on Hayden Pass burn scar will cause flash flood worries]]> http://gazette.com/rain-on-hayden-pass-burn-scar-will-cause-flash-flood-worries/article/1583573?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rain-on-hayden-pass-burn-scar-will-cause-flash-flood-worries/article/1583573?custom_click=rss

Officials spent hours Wednesday walking through muddy ash in the Hayden Pass burn scar, the site mere hours earlier of life-threatening flash flooding.

"In some places, it was several inches thick," said Tom Magnuson, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

Magnuson and a weather service team joined U.S. Forest Service personnel to tour an area that officials call "The Black" because it is filled with ash and dead trees.

The tour of the devastated area was planned long before Tuesday's storm, but it gave the visitors a realistic look at the fire's effect on the land.

Officials aren't sure of the extent of Tuesday's storm damage, but Magnuson said he saw enough to be



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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:54:20 -0600
<![CDATA[Pikes Peak region has sunny and clearer weekend in store]]> http://gazette.com/pikes-peak-region-has-sunny-and-clearer-weekend-in-store/article/1583646?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pikes-peak-region-has-sunny-and-clearer-weekend-in-store/article/1583646?custom_click=rss

Make it through this cool, wet workweek, and sunnier skies and drier weather might be your reward.

There will be a high of 70 degrees Thursday, according to the National Weather Service, accompanied by a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m. and into the evening.

On Friday, there will be a high of 74 degrees and a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day. At night, the chance will decrease to 20 percent.

With a high of 79 degrees, Saturday might see the warmest weather in days. There will be a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and into the evening.

"Drier air looks to move in for the weekend and early next week," according to a weather



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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:19:52 -0600
<![CDATA[Cooler weather comes to Colorado Springs; rainfall is here to stay]]> http://gazette.com/cooler-weather-comes-to-colorado-springs-rainfall-is-here-to-stay/article/1583567?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cooler-weather-comes-to-colorado-springs-rainfall-is-here-to-stay/article/1583567?custom_click=rss

Get ready for it to feel like fall for a few days this week.

There will be a high of 68 degrees Wednesday and a high of 69 degrees Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

On Friday, temperatures will bump back up slightly: There will be a high of 76 degrees.

And the rain isn't going anywhere.

There will be a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms between noon and 10 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

On Thursday, some of that rainfall may appear in the morning - there will be a 20 percent chance after 7 a.m., which will increase to a 40 percent chance in the evening, especially after 7 p.m.



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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:14:44 -0600
<![CDATA[Southern Colorado hit with 3.9-magnitude earthquake]]> http://gazette.com/southern-colorado-hit-with-3.9-magnitude-earthquake/article/1583496?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/southern-colorado-hit-with-3.9-magnitude-earthquake/article/1583496?custom_click=rss

Only one person in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico reported feeling Tuesday morning's 3.9-magnitude earthquake to the U.S. Geological Survey website.

But John Bellini, a USGS geophysicist out of Golden, said that's not surprising because it occurred in a rural area.

"It's really sparsely populated out there," he said.

Along the Colorado-New Mexico border near Trinidad earthquakes most often occur at magnitudes of 2.5 to 4, Bellini said.

"That size range is not uncommon," Bellini said, though "3.9 is on the larger end of normal, I guess you could say."

The area has had 12 earthquakes during the past year, according to the website EarthquakeTrack.com.

Tuesday's quake, which occurred about 26



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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 06:05:58 -0600
<![CDATA['Life-threatening' flash-flood warning issued for Fremont County]]> http://gazette.com/life-threatening-flash-flood-warning-issued-for-fremont-county/article/1583504?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/life-threatening-flash-flood-warning-issued-for-fremont-county/article/1583504?custom_click=rss

7 p.m. update: The dam on County Road 40 is holding, according to the Fremont County Sheriff's Office. Butter Creek and Little Cottonwood Creek are flowing heavy with debris, but all homes in the flood area are intact and residents are safe.

6:30 p.m. update: The flash flood warning for southwestern Fremont County has been extended through 9:45 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

6:15 p.m. update: A reverse 911 call has been sent out to residents in the Hayden Pass fire burn scar area, notifying them of the flash flood warning, according to the Fremont County Sheriff's Office.

There are reports of bridges on County Road 40 being washed out, according to the Sheriff's Office.



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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 21:45:45 -0600
<![CDATA[Cooler temperatures, showers dominate the week ahead in Pikes Peak region]]> http://gazette.com/cooler-temperatures-showers-dominate-the-week-ahead-in-pikes-peak-region/article/1583473?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cooler-temperatures-showers-dominate-the-week-ahead-in-pikes-peak-region/article/1583473?custom_click=rss

At least for the next week, expect showers in the Pikes Peak region.

The weather may dry out early next week, but until then, there will be continued chances of rain, said Kyle Mozley, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

There will be a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service, followed by a cold front that will lower temperatures through the end of the week.

For Tuesday, "nothing looks severe at this point," Mozley said, but he added that if there is heavy rain, there is a risk of flash flooding in city areas and burn scars.

Tuesday will be the last warm day of the work week, with a high of 83 degrees, according



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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 08:34:03 -0600
<![CDATA[Man killed by lightning strike in Colorado]]> http://gazette.com/man-killed-by-lightning-strike-in-colorado/article/1583395?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-killed-by-lightning-strike-in-colorado/article/1583395?custom_click=rss FORT COLLINS — Authorities say a 45-year-old man has died after being struck by lightning in Colorado.

The Coloradoan reports (http://noconow.co/2b91u4W ) that Chad Trover of Arvada was killed Friday during a severe thunderstorm northwest of Fort Collins.

Larimer County Chief Deputy Coroner Dianne Fairman says Trover was staying at a cabin in the Crystal Lakes area and was standing between trees when the lightning hit. She says first responders temporarily revived Trover and he was taken to a hospital in Loveland, where he died about six hours later.

Colorado is one of the top states for lightning deaths in the past decade. Trover's death is the first lightning fatality in Larimer County this year.



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Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:06:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Warm start to the week around Colorado Springs, but autumn-like temps coming soon]]> http://gazette.com/warm-start-to-the-week-around-colorado-springs-but-autumn-like-temps-coming-soon/article/1583387?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/warm-start-to-the-week-around-colorado-springs-but-autumn-like-temps-coming-soon/article/1583387?custom_click=rss

After a few more warm days, it might start to feel like fall is coming early.

There will be a high of 83 degrees Monday and a high of 80 degrees Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. But on Wednesday, temperatures will cool down: There will be a high of 72 degrees, followed by a high of 70 degrees Thursday.

Expect a slight chance of evening storms Monday, according to a weather report by Gazette news partner KKTV, and storm chances will only increase throughout the week.

"A better chance for storms moves in for Tuesday while temperatures stay warm," according to the KKTV report.

After a 20-percent chance of thunderstorms and showers Monday after 11 a.m.



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Mon, 22 Aug 2016 06:25:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Cooler temperatures to stick around Saturday in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/cooler-temperatures-to-stick-around-saturday-in-colorado-springs/article/1583262?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cooler-temperatures-to-stick-around-saturday-in-colorado-springs/article/1583262?custom_click=rss

Don't let the sunshine fool you.

Saturday's forecast will be a change from earlier this week, when the Pikes Peak region had temperatures in the 80s and 90s.

This time, regional temperatures are expected to sit in the 70s, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo. However, a few isolated showers are expected over the mountains Saturday afternoon and evening before they move along the Interstate 25 corridor. This weekend, damp, cold and possibly snowy conditions are expected on Pikes Peak during the annual Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon.

"Temperatures (on Saturday night) will be a little below average," the weather service said in a forecast bulletin, "and then highs on Sunday should be warmer and close to



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Sat, 20 Aug 2016 09:13:18 -0600
<![CDATA[Rain, hail, snow ... anything's possible for runners in Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon]]> http://gazette.com/rain-hail-snow-...-anythings-possible-for-runners-in-pikes-peak-ascent-and-marathon/article/1582913?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rain-hail-snow-...-anythings-possible-for-runners-in-pikes-peak-ascent-and-marathon/article/1582913?custom_click=rss

In the days leading up to this weekend's 61st Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon, organizers are reminding runners what they're getting into.

What they're getting into is unpredictable.

"(T)his is Colorado and it all could change by then," reads a recent post on the event's Facebook page detailing the adverse weather conditions being predicted for Saturday and Sunday. "Ahhhh .. life in the Rockies. So much fun."

Fun is the hope of race director Ron Ilgen, who this week has been following reports calling for lows around 32 degrees at the 14,115-foot summit and rain on the mountain for the Ascent, a 13.34-mile race that starts at 7 a.m. Saturday in Manitou Springs.



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Fri, 19 Aug 2016 22:28:49 -0600
<![CDATA[Storms moving away from Pikes Peak region toward Pueblo and Fremont counties]]> http://gazette.com/storms-moving-away-from-pikes-peak-region-toward-pueblo-and-fremont-counties/article/1583239?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/storms-moving-away-from-pikes-peak-region-toward-pueblo-and-fremont-counties/article/1583239?custom_click=rss

UPDATE 8:20 p.m.

Lightning caused a fire inside an attic of a southeast Colorado Springs home on Friday, according to the Colorado Springs Fire Department.

However, firefighters managed to "make a quick knock down of the fire" at 4213 E. Pikes Peak Ave., the Fire Department said in a tweet.

There were no reports of injuries.

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UPDATE 8:16 p.m.

A flash flooding warning for El Paso County has expired, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

Also, the weather service says a flood advisory for the Waldo Canyon burn scar has been canceled.

In a tweet, Gazette news partner KKTV says the storms that rolled through the Pikes Peak region earlier Friday evening brought in



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Fri, 19 Aug 2016 21:37:52 -0600
<![CDATA[UPDATE: Storms moving into the Colorado Springs area]]> http://gazette.com/update-storms-moving-into-the-colorado-springs-area/article/1583181?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/update-storms-moving-into-the-colorado-springs-area/article/1583181?custom_click=rss

UPDATE 3 p.m.

Be prepared.

Storms are moving into the Colorado Springs area.

According to the National Weather Service in Pueblo, a strong thunderstorm hit Fort Carson about 2:40 p.m. Friday and was expected to move toward the southeast at 10 mph.

"Dime-size hail and wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with this storm," the weather service said in a special weather statement, adding that Fountain could also be affected.

Southwestern El Paso, southeastern Teller and northwestern Pueblo counties will be under a significant weather advisory until 3:30 p.m., according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

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On Thursday, an August miracle for some happened on Pikes Peak.

Snow fell.



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Fri, 19 Aug 2016 16:02:46 -0600