<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - weather]]> http://gazette.com/rss/weather Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:24:33 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Afternoon thunderstorms forecast to bring lightning, rain, gusty winds Monday]]> http://gazette.com/afternoon-thunderstorms-forecast-to-bring-lightning-rain-gusty-winds-monday/article/1579072?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/afternoon-thunderstorms-forecast-to-bring-lightning-rain-gusty-winds-monday/article/1579072?custom_click=rss

UPDATE 5:30 p.m.

Thunderstorms are moving southeast and expected to bring lightning, rain and gusty winds to western El Paso County late Monday afternoon, said meteorologist Jessica Lebel of Gazette news partner KKTV on social media.

Just after 5 p.m., the National Weather Service in Pueblo tweeted that a storm over southern Colorado Springs could produce gusty winds howling at 50 mph.

A significant weather advisory by the weather service for southeastern Teller and west central El Paso counties ended at 5:30 p.m.

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Expect temperatures in the mid-to-low 80s this week in Colorado Springs, with an increasing chance of thunderstorms as the week goes on.



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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:52:30 -0600
<![CDATA[Forecast: Return of the 80s expected this week around Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/forecast-return-of-the-80s-expected-this-week-around-colorado-springs/article/1579064?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/forecast-return-of-the-80s-expected-this-week-around-colorado-springs/article/1579064?custom_click=rss

A week of temperatures in the 80s in Colorado Springs will be broken up by occasional showers.

Highs of 83 degrees are expected Monday and Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service, with lows in the mid-50s.

On Monday, a 20 percent chance of showers after 3 p.m. will turn into a 30 percent chance in the evening. On Tuesday, a 20 percent chance of showers after noon will be followed by a 10 percent chance in the evening.

 



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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:52:05 -0600
<![CDATA[Thunderstorms rolling into El Paso County]]> http://gazette.com/thunderstorms-rolling-into-el-paso-county/article/1578987?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/thunderstorms-rolling-into-el-paso-county/article/1578987?custom_click=rss

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are forecast for Colorado Springs between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. The weather is expected to be mostly cloudy with a high of 84 degrees during the day and a low of 56 in the evening.



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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 15:51:07 -0600
<![CDATA[At least 6 tornado touchdowns confirmed in northern Illinois]]> http://gazette.com/at-least-6-tornado-touchdowns-confirmed-in-northern-illinois/article/1578878?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/at-least-6-tornado-touchdowns-confirmed-in-northern-illinois/article/1578878?custom_click=rss

CHICAGO — At least six tornadoes touched down in northern Illinois Wednesday night as powerful storms swept across the upper Midwest, damaging rural communities and forcing thousands of soccer fans to seek shelter during the Copa America semifinal in Chicago.

The National Weather Service said an EF-2 tornado with estimated top wind speeds of 115-125 mph cut a path more than 11 miles long and about four football fields wide through the city of Pontiac, injuring four people Wednesday night. Survey crews also identified three EF-1 tornadoes, with maximum winds up to 110 mph, that struck Cissna Park, Ottawa and West Brooklyn. No injuries resulted from those storms.

Survey crews were investigating damage along three



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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:21:23 -0600
<![CDATA[Thunderstorm zaps Colorado Springs area with lightning, hail]]> http://gazette.com/thunderstorm-zaps-colorado-springs-area-with-lightning-hail/article/1578831?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/thunderstorm-zaps-colorado-springs-area-with-lightning-hail/article/1578831?custom_click=rss

UPDATE 4 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm is producing "lots of lightning, some small hail and heavy rain" in parts of El Paso County, including Colorado Springs and Woodland Park, Gazette news partner KKTV reported.

The storms are expected to move east and intensify "into a line of strong to severe thunderstorms," KKTV reported.

Social media pictures show pea-size hail that fell earlier in the afternoon in eastern El Paso County, including in Peyton.

Also, a crash on north Interstate 25 at Tomah Road caused significant delays south to Greenland, according to Colorado State Patrol.

The road was reopened at 3 p.m.

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UPDATE 2 30 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a severe



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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:12:16 -0600
<![CDATA[Scant relief from heat in Springs area after record-tying day]]> http://gazette.com/scant-relief-from-heat-in-springs-area-after-record-tying-day/article/1578734?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/scant-relief-from-heat-in-springs-area-after-record-tying-day/article/1578734?custom_click=rss

After tying the all-time record high temperature of 101 degrees, Colorado Springs residents will get some relief from the heat Wednesday.

Keyword: some.

It will still be hot - again - but forecasters predict temperatures to be relatively cooler with a high near 86 degrees with mostly sunny skies and light winds. Thunderstorms and showers are expected in the afternoon, with those chances sitting at 30 percent, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

The Colorado Springs forecast is considerably mild compared to what happened Tuesday, when it hit 101 degrees at 2:48 p.m. The last time the city reached that temperature was on June 26, 2012, during the Waldon Canyon fire, the weather service reported.



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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:58:04 -0600
<![CDATA[Hot enough for you? Colorado Springs high of 101 ties record]]> http://gazette.com/hot-enough-for-you-colorado-springs-high-of-101-ties-record/article/1578708?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hot-enough-for-you-colorado-springs-high-of-101-ties-record/article/1578708?custom_click=rss

Yes, Tuesday was hot - so hot that the peak temperature in Colorado Springs tied the previous all-time record high of 101 degrees recorded in June 2012 during the Waldo Canyon wildfire.

On the plus side, it was cooler here than in Pueblo.

At 2:48 p.m., the temperature at Colorado Springs Airport was 101 degrees, said Mike Nosko, a spokesperson for the National Weather Service in Pueblo. The only other time the temperature soared that high was on June 26, 2012, Nosko said.

In Pueblo, the temperature reached a new high for June 21: 105 degrees, breaking the record of 104 degrees set in 1981. The all-time high in Pueblo is 109 degrees, which occurred in July 2003.



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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 21:31:00 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs sizzles under record-tying high of 101 degrees]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-sizzles-under-record-tying-high-of-101-degrees/article/1578692?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-sizzles-under-record-tying-high-of-101-degrees/article/1578692?custom_click=rss

Tuesday's high temperature in Colorado Springs tied the previous all-time record high of 101 degrees recorded in June 2012 during the Waldo Canyon wildfire, according to the National Weather Service.

At 2:48 p.m., the temperature at Colorado Springs Airport was 101 degrees, said Mike Nosko, a weather service spokesperson for the National Weather Service in Pueblo. The only other time the temperature soared that high was on June 26, 2012, Nosko said.

In Pueblo, the temperature reached a new high for June 21: 105 degrees, breaking the record of 104 degrees set in 1981. The all-time high in Pueblo is 109 degrees, which occurred in July 2003.



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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:30:30 -0600
<![CDATA[Golf ball-sized hail does damage in parts of Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/golf-ball-sized-hail-does-damage-in-parts-of-colorado-springs/article/1578688?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/golf-ball-sized-hail-does-damage-in-parts-of-colorado-springs/article/1578688?custom_click=rss

Living next to the Pine Creek Golf Club, Wayne Heinke is used to finding stray golf balls in his yard.

So he wasn't guessing when he said the hail from Monday night's storm was golf ball-sized.

He has lived in Colorado Springs for 32 years, and until then, he said the biggest hail he had ever seen was quarter-sized.

This hail damaged the stucco and trees around his Briargate home.

"I haven't probably discovered all of the damage yet," Heinke said Tuesday.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo received several reports of up to 1-inch hail in the Colorado Springs area Monday night, and 1.25-inch hail in Woodland Park.



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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:39:03 -0600
<![CDATA[Heat wave to continue in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/heat-wave-to-continue-in-colorado-springs/article/1578657?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/heat-wave-to-continue-in-colorado-springs/article/1578657?custom_click=rss

It will be hot. Again.

According to the National Weather Service in Pueblo, the Pikes Peak region will boast more hot and dry weather on Tuesday, with temperatures across the lower Arkansas River Valley expected to approach 100 degrees. Scattered thunderstorms could be possible in the afternoon, especially along the mountains.

"The rest of the week will offer more of the same," Gazette news partner KKTV said in a weather report Monday night. "Very warm to hot temperatures, with highs fluctuating between the 80s and 90s for the Springs and 90s to 100s in Pueblo. The afternoons will offer the chance for a few spotty showers and storms.



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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:05:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Storms moving out of El Paso County; flash flood warning still in effect]]> http://gazette.com/storms-moving-out-of-el-paso-county-flash-flood-warning-still-in-effect/article/1578646?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/storms-moving-out-of-el-paso-county-flash-flood-warning-still-in-effect/article/1578646?custom_click=rss

UPDATE 10 p.m.

Thunderstorms that brought hail and power outages to parts of El Paso County Monday night are beginning to move out of the area, according to meteorologist Makoto Moore of the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

The Waldo Canyon burn scar had significant rainfall but there were no reports of flooding.

"Light showers will linger for another hour but everything should die down by midnight," Moore said.

The storms began in Park County on Monday afternoon before moving toward El Paso and Teller counties, dropping hail up to one-inch in size, Moore said. Rainfall totals were not immediately available.



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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 22:47:22 -0600
<![CDATA[Thunderstorms could hit Colorado Springs on Monday]]> http://gazette.com/thunderstorms-could-hit-colorado-springs-on-monday/article/1578591?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/thunderstorms-could-hit-colorado-springs-on-monday/article/1578591?custom_click=rss

Colorado Springs has gotten some relief from the heat, but could see thunderstorms moving in.

Michael Nosko, a hydrometeorological technician for the National Weather Service Pueblo, said there is a 20-30 percent chance of thunderstorms in Colorado Springs Monday evening, with a chance of isolated storms through Wednesday.

Temperatures were much cooler to the north on Monday afternoon. At about 2 p.m. it was 68 in Monument and 88 in Colorado Springs, Gazette news partner KKTV reported.

A high of 91 is expected Monday, down from record-breaking heat near 100 degrees over the weekend, according to the weather service. The weather service said scattered showers and thunderstorms could hit the area after the Summer



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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:47:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Heat you can really feel: Colorado Springs ties record, Pueblo sets mark on Sunday]]> http://gazette.com/heat-you-can-really-feel-colorado-springs-ties-record-pueblo-sets-mark-on-sunday/article/1578567?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/heat-you-can-really-feel-colorado-springs-ties-record-pueblo-sets-mark-on-sunday/article/1578567?custom_click=rss

After an especially hot day in southern Colorado, Pueblo broke its daily heat record and Colorado Springs tied its record.

Until Sunday, both records were set in 2012 - Pueblo with a 102-degree day and Colorado Springs with a 97-degree day, according to the National Weather Service.

On Sunday, temperatures in Pueblo reached 103 degrees, while the heat in Colorado Springs stayed at 97 degrees.

The heat will continue for the rest of the week, although temperatures will dip slightly on Monday with a high of 87, in the Springs, followed by a high of 93 on Tuesday. Nighttime lows will sink into the early 60s.

There will be around a 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms on Monday and a 20 percent chance on



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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 06:08:27 -0600
<![CDATA[Southwest braces for heat wave with temps reaching 120]]> http://gazette.com/southwest-braces-for-heat-wave-with-temps-reaching-120/article/1578527?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/southwest-braces-for-heat-wave-with-temps-reaching-120/article/1578527?custom_click=rss

PHOENIX — In 120 degree temperatures, some airplanes might not take off. Power grids strain as the outside air keeps transmission lines from cooling. And for desert dwellers, a cold bottle of water and some shade can mean the difference between life and death.

Parts of the U.S. Southwest, long accustomed to triple-digit temperatures, are preparing for a heat wave.

In Phoenix, the high for Saturday was 111. But meteorologists believe the next two days could be record-breaking. Officials are warning residents the mercury may rise to 120 on Sunday and Monday, approaching the city's record of 122.



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Sat, 18 Jun 2016 20:05:14 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs could see record-high temperatures this weekend]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-could-see-record-high-temperatures-this-weekend/article/1578494?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-could-see-record-high-temperatures-this-weekend/article/1578494?custom_click=rss

Once again, it'll be hot.

The trend of "hot and dry" weather across the Pikes Peak region will continue this weekend with temperatures in the 80s and 90s, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo. A chance for precipitation will be slim, the weather service reports.

Colorado Springs could hit a high of 89 degrees on Saturday, but Father's Day could be a scorcher for the city.

The forecast high for Sunday is 98 degrees, which would be higher than the record of 97 set in 2012, according to the weather service.

"Temperatures will surge well into the 90s and low 100s for most areas outside of the mountains," Gazette news partner KKTV said in a weather report, referring to Sunday's regional forecast.



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Sat, 18 Jun 2016 09:37:57 -0600