<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - weather]]> http://gazette.com/rss/weather Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:46:49 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Steady Colorado Springs storm could bring some snow]]> The Gazette - http://gazette.com/steady-colorado-springs-storm-could-bring-some-snow/article/1550403?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/steady-colorado-springs-storm-could-bring-some-snow/article/1550403?custom_click=rss The rain that has fallen in the Pikes Peak region throughout Sunday has been great for lawns, but it's barely been enough to fill a glass to drink.

Peggy Perales, a hydrometeorlogical technician with the National Weather Service in Pueblo, said less than half an inch of rain has been measured at the Colorado Springs Airport, although some areas north of the Springs have registered almost an inch.

The heaviest rain has fallen in Canon City, where 1.75 inches have been measured.

The constant precipitation has been enough to soak the ground ahead of the coming dry season, but not enough for forecasters to worry about potential floods.

"Everything's fine on the Waldo (Canyon burn scar)," Perales said.



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The rain that has fallen in the Pikes Peak region throughout Sunday has been great for lawns, but it's barely been enough to fill a glass to drink.

Peggy Perales, a hydrometeorlogical technician with the National Weather Service in Pueblo, said less than half an inch of rain has been measured at the Colorado Springs Airport, although some areas north of the Springs have registered almost an inch.

The heaviest rain has fallen in Canon City, where 1.75 inches have been measured.

The constant precipitation has been enough to soak the ground ahead of the coming dry season, but not enough for forecasters to worry about potential floods.

"Everything's fine on the Waldo (Canyon burn scar)," Perales said.

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Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:00:06 -0600
<![CDATA[Weekend snow does little to help Colorado snowpack levels; chilly week expected]]> BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/weekend-snow-does-little-to-help-colorado-snowpack-levels-chilly-week-expected/article/1549965?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/weekend-snow-does-little-to-help-colorado-snowpack-levels-chilly-week-expected/article/1549965?custom_click=rss

The Pikes Peak region is in for a blustery, cool and wet week after a weekend of heavy snow in the high country.

But in southern Colorado, the weekend storm was not enough to counteract snowmelt that has already begun in the Arkansas River Basin, where the snowpack is well below normal and water managers face constant drought.

"It (the Arkansas Basin) picked up about 2 feet of snow from this event on average," said Kathleen Torgerson, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Pueblo. "So it was a good amount of precipitation. It just didn't surpass the melting that occurred before that."

The wintry weather may stall the arrival of a true spring, but the moisture is welcome in Colorado, where most river basins



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The Pikes Peak region is in for a blustery, cool and wet week after a weekend of heavy snow in the high country.

But in southern Colorado, the weekend storm was not enough to counteract snowmelt that has already begun in the Arkansas River Basin, where the snowpack is well below normal and water managers face constant drought.

"It (the Arkansas Basin) picked up about 2 feet of snow from this event on average," said Kathleen Torgerson, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Pueblo. "So it was a good amount of precipitation. It just didn't surpass the melting that occurred before that."

The wintry weather may stall the arrival of a true spring, but the moisture is welcome in Colorado, where most river basins

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:59:28 -0600
<![CDATA[Spring mix of snow, rain expected to continue through Monday]]> By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/spring-mix-of-snow-rain-expected-to-continue-through-monday/article/1549932?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/spring-mix-of-snow-rain-expected-to-continue-through-monday/article/1549932?custom_click=rss

After two days of spring storms brought nearly 6 inches of snow to parts of Colorado Springs, a rain and snow mix continued through the area Saturday.

And it will continue on and off for a few more days.

Fountain police put the city on accident alert for three hours Saturday evening when snow started falling again, and Monument and Woodland Park reported a two-day snow accumulation of just over a foot.

The cooler temperatures and a snow and rain mix are expected to continue through Monday evening in Colorado Springs as a low pressure system moves through the state bringing winds with it, said Peggy Perales with the National Weather Service.

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After two days of spring storms brought nearly 6 inches of snow to parts of Colorado Springs, a rain and snow mix continued through the area Saturday.

And it will continue on and off for a few more days.

Fountain police put the city on accident alert for three hours Saturday evening when snow started falling again, and Monument and Woodland Park reported a two-day snow accumulation of just over a foot.

The cooler temperatures and a snow and rain mix are expected to continue through Monday evening in Colorado Springs as a low pressure system moves through the state bringing winds with it, said Peggy Perales with the National Weather Service.

The high Sunday is expected to reach 48 degrees in Colorado Springs with

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:56:22 -0600
<![CDATA[Indie and country bands' tour bus crashes on I-70 in multi-vehicle crash]]> The Gazette and News Services - http://gazette.com/indie-and-country-bands-tour-bus-crashes-on-i-70-in-multi-vehicle-crash/article/1549785?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/indie-and-country-bands-tour-bus-crashes-on-i-70-in-multi-vehicle-crash/article/1549785?custom_click=rss

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DENVER (AP) — A dozen people were injured in a crash involving tour buses for two different bands and two trucks on a foggy stretch of Interstate 70 east of Denver on Friday, as a spring storm made driving dangerous across Colorado and Wyoming.

A bus carrying crew members for the Brooklyn-based performer Twin Shadow rear-ended a semi-trailer stopped on the highway, seriously injuring 41-year-old bus driver John Crawford, the Colorado State Patrol said. Eleven other people on that bus suffered minor to moderate injuries.

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DENVER (AP) — A dozen people were injured in a crash involving tour buses for two different bands and two trucks on a foggy stretch of Interstate 70 east of Denver on Friday, as a spring storm made driving dangerous across Colorado and Wyoming.

A bus carrying crew members for the Brooklyn-based performer Twin Shadow rear-ended a semi-trailer stopped on the highway, seriously injuring 41-year-old bus driver John Crawford, the Colorado State Patrol said. Eleven other people on that bus suffered minor to moderate injuries.

The Twin Shadow bus then hit another truck and a tour bus carrying crew members of

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:30:06 -0600
<![CDATA[Snow piles up in Pikes Peak region; precipitation not over yet]]> By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/snow-piles-up-in-pikes-peak-region-precipitation-not-over-yet/article/1549863?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/snow-piles-up-in-pikes-peak-region-precipitation-not-over-yet/article/1549863?custom_click=rss

A mix of rain, snow, hail, thunder, lightning - and then sun greeted Colorado Springs residents Friday morning, and more wet weather is on the way.

High-elevation areas in El Paso and Teller counties could receive 3 to 7 more inches of snow by noon on Saturday, according to Larry Walrod, lead forecaster with the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

Colorado Springs could see another 1 to 2 inches.

Temperatures overnight were expected to be cold, especially compared with the warm spring sun the Pikes Peak area has enjoyed the past few weeks. The Pikes Peak region wasn't expected to see temperatures above freezing Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

Daytime temperatures are expected to be in the 40s and low 50s on

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High-elevation areas in El Paso and Teller counties could receive 3 to 7 more inches of snow by noon on Saturday, according to Larry Walrod, lead forecaster with the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

Colorado Springs could see another 1 to 2 inches.

Temperatures overnight were expected to be cold, especially compared with the warm spring sun the Pikes Peak area has enjoyed the past few weeks. The Pikes Peak region wasn't expected to see temperatures above freezing Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

Daytime temperatures are expected to be in the 40s and low 50s on]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:47:53 -0600 <![CDATA[Snow kidding - cold, possibly wet weather en route to Colorado Springs]]> By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/snow-kidding-cold-possibly-wet-weather-en-route-to-colorado-springs/article/1549713?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/snow-kidding-cold-possibly-wet-weather-en-route-to-colorado-springs/article/1549713?custom_click=rss

Once again, a red flag warning day is followed by the promise of cold and the sounds of disappointed sunbathers once more zipping up their winter coats.

The Pikes Peak region will quickly cool off, with highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s Wednesday dipping below freezing later in the night, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo. Wednesday brings with it a small chance for rain, and a chance for snow so minuscule meteorologist Stan Rose said it isn't even worth mentioning (but we want to warn you just in case).

The storm system moving into the area is a "pretty tricky storm to forecast," Rose said.



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Once again, a red flag warning day is followed by the promise of cold and the sounds of disappointed sunbathers once more zipping up their winter coats.

The Pikes Peak region will quickly cool off, with highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s Wednesday dipping below freezing later in the night, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo. Wednesday brings with it a small chance for rain, and a chance for snow so minuscule meteorologist Stan Rose said it isn't even worth mentioning (but we want to warn you just in case).

The storm system moving into the area is a "pretty tricky storm to forecast," Rose said.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:36:33 -0600
<![CDATA[Red flag warning called for Tuesday in El Paso County, but relief could soon be here]]> By STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/red-flag-warning-called-for-tuesday-in-el-paso-county-but-relief-could-soon-be-here/article/1549646?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/red-flag-warning-called-for-tuesday-in-el-paso-county-but-relief-could-soon-be-here/article/1549646?custom_click=rss

A red flag warning has been called for most of El Paso County after noon Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

The warning, which is issued when relatively low humidity, dry conditions and gusting winds can increase fire danger, is from 1 and 8 p.m. and covers all but a small portion of the western part of the county. Teller County is not expected to be under the warning Tuesday, according to the weather service.

Cooler temperatures and precipitation are expected in the region later in the week. Rain and snow could start in Colorado Springs as soon as Wednesday and continue into the weekend.

The National Weather Service says wind gusts up to 55 mph are possible in some locations.



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A red flag warning has been called for most of El Paso County after noon Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

The warning, which is issued when relatively low humidity, dry conditions and gusting winds can increase fire danger, is from 1 and 8 p.m. and covers all but a small portion of the western part of the county. Teller County is not expected to be under the warning Tuesday, according to the weather service.

Cooler temperatures and precipitation are expected in the region later in the week. Rain and snow could start in Colorado Springs as soon as Wednesday and continue into the weekend.

The National Weather Service says wind gusts up to 55 mph are possible in some locations.

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:02:23 -0600
<![CDATA[Snow could hit Colorado Springs this week]]> BY WAYNE HEILMAN wayneh@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/snow-could-hit-colorado-springs-this-week/article/1549585?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/snow-could-hit-colorado-springs-this-week/article/1549585?custom_click=rss Snow season in Colorado Springs may not be over - the National Weather Service said a possible strong and slow-moving storm could reach the area late this week.

The forecast includes a chance of rain before 2 a.m. Thursday, followed by a chance of rain and snow with a low near freezing and a 40 percent chance of precipitation. The chance of rain and snow continues through Friday with a 40 percent chance of precipitation on Thursday, a 30 percent chance Thursday night and a 20 percent chance on Friday.

The National Weather Service reports that 40.9 inches of snow has fallen at the Colorado Springs Airport this season, already the most since 2000-01.

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Snow season in Colorado Springs may not be over - the National Weather Service said a possible strong and slow-moving storm could reach the area late this week.

The forecast includes a chance of rain before 2 a.m. Thursday, followed by a chance of rain and snow with a low near freezing and a 40 percent chance of precipitation. The chance of rain and snow continues through Friday with a 40 percent chance of precipitation on Thursday, a 30 percent chance Thursday night and a 20 percent chance on Friday.

The National Weather Service reports that 40.9 inches of snow has fallen at the Colorado Springs Airport this season, already the most since 2000-01.

That is a big change from Monday and Tuesday, when highs are expected in

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:23:14 -0600
<![CDATA[Snowcast: Hope persists for big storm in high country]]> By Brian Bledsoe KKTV 11 News - http://gazette.com/snowcast-hope-persists-for-big-storm-in-high-country/article/1549387?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/snowcast-hope-persists-for-big-storm-in-high-country/article/1549387?custom_click=rss

Mountain snow has been essentially nil, and the snowpack has been eroding steadily. At this point, the high country needs a huge storm. The big question is "Will it get one?"

The forecast shows nothing that will bring relief this week. However, by next week, there are signs that moisture will impact the state - first in the form of rain at lower elevations early in the week, then possibly in the form of snow for higher elevations late in the week.

Some of the models show a big storm impacting Colorado; some do not. This largely is tied to the pattern shift I have been writing about for a while. Recently, the pattern has been more active, but the main storms have been moving a bit too far north.

Next week there is hope



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Mountain snow has been essentially nil, and the snowpack has been eroding steadily. At this point, the high country needs a huge storm. The big question is "Will it get one?"

The forecast shows nothing that will bring relief this week. However, by next week, there are signs that moisture will impact the state - first in the form of rain at lower elevations early in the week, then possibly in the form of snow for higher elevations late in the week.

Some of the models show a big storm impacting Colorado; some do not. This largely is tied to the pattern shift I have been writing about for a while. Recently, the pattern has been more active, but the main storms have been moving a bit too far north.

Next week there is hope

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Thu, 09 Apr 2015 11:22:42 -0600