<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - weather]]> http://gazette.com/rss/weather Sat, 27 May 2017 00:16:21 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Tornado warning for northeastern El Paso County lifted]]> http://gazette.com/tornado-warning-for-northeastern-el-paso-county-lifted/article/1603963?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tornado-warning-for-northeastern-el-paso-county-lifted/article/1603963?custom_click=rss

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for northeastern El Paso County, including Monument, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

The warning is until 5:15 p.m.

The weather service reported about 4:50 p.m. a severe thunderstorm over Greenland, or about 20 miles north of Colorado Springs, that is moving northeast at 20 mph.

The storm is producing quarter-size hail.



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Fri, 26 May 2017 20:52:31 -0600
<![CDATA[Chance of showers, thunderstorms in Colorado Springs through Memorial Day weekend]]> http://gazette.com/chance-of-showers-thunderstorms-in-colorado-springs-through-memorial-day-weekend/article/1603848?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/chance-of-showers-thunderstorms-in-colorado-springs-through-memorial-day-weekend/article/1603848?custom_click=rss

Slight chances of showers and thunderstorms are coming to Colorado Springs through the weekend, meteorologists say.

While Thursday will remain warm, "isolated shower and thunderstorm chances return late in the day," Gazette news partner KKTV reported. "Storm chances will pick up for Friday offering isolated to scattered thunderstorms for most."

Over Memorial Day weekend, "keep in mind scattered shower and thunderstorm chances each day with highs in the 60s and 70s," KKTV reported, adding that "best storm chances for all will be Saturday."

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted highs of 79 degrees Thursday, 72 degrees Friday and 63 degrees Saturday. Thursday's skies are expected to be sunny before a 20 percent



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Thu, 25 May 2017 07:29:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Showers, thunderstorms ahead after sunny Wednesday in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/showers-thunderstorms-ahead-after-sunny-wednesday-in-colorado-springs/article/1603764?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/showers-thunderstorms-ahead-after-sunny-wednesday-in-colorado-springs/article/1603764?custom_click=rss

The sunny skies and above-average temperatures in Wednesday's forecast won't stick around for long.

Beginning Thursday, slight chances of showers and thunderstorms are expected in Colorado Springs every day through the weekend, meteorologists say.

"Wednesday we will finally get the warmer weather we've been waiting for with highs in the 70s and 80s under sunny skies," Gazette news partner KKTV reported. "Thursday will be warm as well in the 70s and 80s, but shower and thunderstorm chances return."

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted highs of 78 degrees Wednesday, 77 degrees Thursday and 71 degrees Friday. Skies are expected to be sunny Wednesday and mostly sunny Thursday before a 30 percent chance of



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Wed, 24 May 2017 09:10:21 -0600
<![CDATA[Warm and sunny weather in Colorado Springs' forecast, but storms might return in time for Memorial Day weekend]]> http://gazette.com/warm-and-sunny-weather-in-colorado-springs-forecast-but-storms-might-return-in-time-for-memorial-day-weekend/article/1603718?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/warm-and-sunny-weather-in-colorado-springs-forecast-but-storms-might-return-in-time-for-memorial-day-weekend/article/1603718?custom_click=rss

Temperatures are expected to increase throughout the week in Colorado Springs, but showers and thunderstorms might return by the end of the week, meteorologists say.

"We will see a drier day on Tuesday, but temperatures will still be kind of cool," Gazette news partner KKTV reported. "Wednesday we will finally get the warmer weather we've been waiting for with highs in the 70s and 80s under sunny skies."

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted highs of 60 degrees Tuesday, 76 degrees Wednesday and 75 degrees Thursday. Skies are expected to be partly sunny Tuesday, sunny Wednesday and mostly sunny Thursday before a 30 percent chance of scattered showers after noon. Thursday night has a 20 percent chance of isolated



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Tue, 23 May 2017 16:43:36 -0600
<![CDATA[Recent hailstorm will be most expensive in Colorado history]]> http://gazette.com/recent-hailstorm-will-be-most-expensive-in-colorado-history/article/1603702?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/recent-hailstorm-will-be-most-expensive-in-colorado-history/article/1603702?custom_click=rss

DENVER — A storm that dropped a blanket of hail across Colorado earlier this month is on pace to be the most expensive in state history. That's according to the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association.

The Denver Channel reports that the May 8 storm caused insurance claims estimated at a total of $1.4 billion. The insurance association is estimating more than 150,000 auto insurance claims and 50,000 homeowners' insurance claims.

The only other storm that caused more than billion dollars in insurance claims came in July of 1990. That storm led to $1.1 billion in claims.

The hailstorm came during evening rush hour and pummeled Denver's western suburbs with baseball-size hail, damaging thousands of homes



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Tue, 23 May 2017 15:50:17 -0600
<![CDATA[Sunshine, evening showers in Monday's forecast ]]> http://gazette.com/sunshine-evening-showers-in-mondays-forecast/article/1603615?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/sunshine-evening-showers-in-mondays-forecast/article/1603615?custom_click=rss

Rain should give way to sunny skies Monday across the Pikes Peak region though a round of evening showers and storms is expected, according to a weather report by Gazette news partner KKTV.

Regional temperatures are expected to be in the 60s and 70s.

In Teller County, KKTV reports that temperatures could be cold enough to produce a round of snow late Monday into Tuesday.

"Tuesday morning we may have a few lingering showers early," KKTV says in a report. "Otherwise we dry out for the afternoon."

According to the National Weather Service in Pueblo, Colorado Springs could see a high near 65 degrees on Monday with a 40-percent chance of rain throughout the day.



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Mon, 22 May 2017 08:26:21 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado's Front Range is perfect petri dish for creating hail]]> http://gazette.com/colorados-front-range-is-perfect-petri-dish-for-creating-hail/article/1603529?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorados-front-range-is-perfect-petri-dish-for-creating-hail/article/1603529?custom_click=rss

DENVER - The largest hailstone ever recorded in America spent close to an hour aloft in a cloud growing to the size of a small volleyball, then plunged to earth at more than 100 mph, struck the ground in South Dakota weighing nearly 2 pounds, left a divot, was scooped up by a local rancher and placed in a freezer, melted a bit during a power outage, was packed in dry ice and driven cross country, and finally arrived at a lab in Boulder where Charles Knight, one of the nation's premier authorities on hail, added it to a research collection that also included the two previous record-setting hailstones.

Even by Knight's high standards, though, the golf ball-sized hail that hammered the western metro area last week was something to



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Sat, 20 May 2017 15:16:58 -0600
<![CDATA[Temperatures to increase, but remain below average this weekend; slight chances of rain]]> http://gazette.com/temperatures-to-increase-but-remain-below-average-this-weekend-slight-chances-of-rain/article/1603523?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/temperatures-to-increase-but-remain-below-average-this-weekend-slight-chances-of-rain/article/1603523?custom_click=rss

Temperatures are expected to gradually increase - but remain below average - over the weekend in Colorado Springs.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted highs of 57 degrees Saturday, 62 degrees Sunday and 63 degrees Monday.

Average high temperatures are 70 degrees May 20 and 71 degrees May 21 and 22.

A freeze warning is in place from midnight until 9 a.m. Saturday in much of El Paso County, including Colorado Springs. An overnight warning is also in place in areas north and south of El Paso County, including Pueblo and Denver.

"The pattern remains slightly cool and unsettled through the weekend," Gazette news partner KKTV reported. "Shower chances won't be great, but a spotty shower or two will be



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Sat, 20 May 2017 12:05:25 -0600
<![CDATA[Avalanche danger high after storm dumps up to 42 inches of snow in Colorado mountains]]> http://gazette.com/avalanche-danger-high-after-storm-dumps-up-to-42-inches-of-snow-in-colorado-mountains/article/1603443?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/avalanche-danger-high-after-storm-dumps-up-to-42-inches-of-snow-in-colorado-mountains/article/1603443?custom_click=rss

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK — A campsite at Rocky Mountain National Park has received about 2 ½ feet (0.61 meters) of snow from a powerful spring storm that's moving across Colorado.

Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson says the Glacier Basin Campground at an elevation of 8,500 feet (2,591 meters) had 31 inches on the ground Thursday afternoon, and it is still snowing heavily. Similar amounts were reported in the mountain towns of Ward and Allenspark south of the national park.

All roads on the park's east side were closed Thursday because of the heavy snow.

The National Weather Service says 30 inches of snow or more fell in the mountain towns of Ward and Allenspark south of the national



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Fri, 19 May 2017 13:07:33 -0600
<![CDATA[Freeze warning in effect for Colorado Springs area as wet, cold weather lingers]]> http://gazette.com/freeze-warning-in-effect-for-colorado-springs-area-as-wet-cold-weather-lingers/article/1603440?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/freeze-warning-in-effect-for-colorado-springs-area-as-wet-cold-weather-lingers/article/1603440?custom_click=rss

Rain and snow are expected to linger through Friday night in Colorado Springs, but sunnier, drier weather is ahead.

The slow-moving storm brought below-average temperatures, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo. Friday night's predicted low is 32 degrees.

A frost advisory for El Paso County is in effect until 9 a.m. Friday, while the northern part of the county will be under a freeze warning until 11 a.m. Friday.

"Remember, if you have plants that you have planted or that are outdoors, you will want to cover them up to make sure they do not freeze Thursday night and Friday night," Gazette news partner KKTV reported Thursday.

Expect highs of 44 degrees Friday, 56 degrees Saturday and 62 degrees



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Fri, 19 May 2017 11:01:49 -0600
<![CDATA[Untimely return of winter, snow in Colorado Springs throws off gardeners]]> http://gazette.com/untimely-return-of-winter-snow-in-colorado-springs-throws-off-gardeners/article/1603423?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/untimely-return-of-winter-snow-in-colorado-springs-throws-off-gardeners/article/1603423?custom_click=rss

Even in Colorado, it's supposed to be safe for plants after Mother's Day.

Not this year.

Gardeners who followed that rule of green thumb are probably regretting it after a chilly, wet spring storm closed out this week, brining rain and freezing rain to Colorado Springs and snow to higher altitudes in the region.

The slow-moving storm that moved in late Wednesday and was expected to linger into Friday evening sent temperatures plunging overnight, from a high of 75 degrees on Wednesday to a low of 34 overnight Thursday. A frost advisory for El Paso County is in effect until 9 a.m. Friday, while the northern part of the county will be under a freeze warning until 11 a.m. Friday.

Snow isn't common in May, but it's



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Fri, 19 May 2017 06:17:34 -0600
<![CDATA[U.S. forecasters: Here comes another hotter than normal summer]]> http://gazette.com/u.s.-forecasters-here-comes-another-hotter-than-normal-summer/article/1603415?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/u.s.-forecasters-here-comes-another-hotter-than-normal-summer/article/1603415?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON — U.S. forecasters are predicting another warmer than normal summer for most of the country along with wetter weather in a swath of states stretching from Texas to Montana.

The National Weather Service's summer outlook issued Thursday predicts greater chances for hot weather in Alaska and pretty much everywhere else. The exceptions are Montana, Wyoming, the Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and parts of Missouri and Colorado.

Forecaster Stephen Baxter said it may not be as hot as recent summers because rain-soaked soil from a wet spring may keep the heat down. Baxter forecasts a wetter than normal summer for Alaska and parts of the already soggy Great Plains.



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Thu, 18 May 2017 17:35:31 -0600
<![CDATA[Live blog: It's winter in May around Colorado Springs; rain, snow snarling traffic]]> http://gazette.com/live-blog-its-winter-in-may-around-colorado-springs-rain-snow-snarling-traffic/article/1603379?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/live-blog-its-winter-in-may-around-colorado-springs-rain-snow-snarling-traffic/article/1603379?custom_click=rss

Expect rainy, chilly weather Thursday and Friday before drier, sunnier skies come to Colorado Springs this weekend.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted an 80 percent chance of showers Thursday, with patchy fog before 10 a.m. and thunderstorms possible after noon. Thursday night has a 60 percent chance of rain before 3 a.m., a 50 percent chance of rain mixed with snow.

Half an inch to three-quarters of an inch of rainfall is possible Thursday, with little or no snow accumulation excepted, the weather service reported.

Teller County and northern El Paso County could see heavy, wet snow Thursday into the evening, Gazette news partner KKTV reported.

"Areas on the west and north side of (Colorado



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Thu, 18 May 2017 15:00:24 -0600
<![CDATA[Big changes coming, heavy snow forecast for some this week around Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/big-changes-coming-heavy-snow-forecast-for-some-this-week-around-colorado-springs/article/1603315?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/big-changes-coming-heavy-snow-forecast-for-some-this-week-around-colorado-springs/article/1603315?custom_click=rss

Chances of rain are in Colorado Springs' forecast through the end of the week, meteorologists say.

"Rain and snow showers will fire up Wednesday night into Thursday, especially along and west of I-25," Gazette news partner KKTV reported. "Right now, temperatures will be cold enough for Teller and Northern El Paso County for snow. Some of that snow could be heavy for a time, before we get a break early Thursday."

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted that a 10 percent chance of thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Wednesday will become a 50 percent chance of showers at night.

On Thursday, a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon is expected to mix with snow after midnight, the weather service



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Wed, 17 May 2017 07:48:30 -0600
<![CDATA[Tornadoes in Wisconsin, Oklahoma leave 2 dead, dozens injured]]> http://gazette.com/tornadoes-in-wisconsin-oklahoma-leave-2-dead-dozens-injured/article/1603316?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tornadoes-in-wisconsin-oklahoma-leave-2-dead-dozens-injured/article/1603316?custom_click=rss

CHICAGO — Two people died and dozens were injured when tornadoes flattened a mobile home park in Wisconsin and a housing subdivision in Oklahoma during powerful spring storms that battered an area from the South Plains of Texas to the Great Lakes.

The storms hit late in the afternoon Tuesday and into the evening, leveling the Prairie Lake Estate Mobile Park near Chetek, Wisconsin, about 110 miles (177 kilometers) northeast of Minneapolis. When first responders arrived at the scene, they could hear the people crying for help in the rubble, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald told KMSP-TV.

One person died at the mobile home park, the Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center said in a statement late Tuesday. No details



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Wed, 17 May 2017 07:04:07 -0600