<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - weather]]> http://gazette.com/rss/weather Wed, 07 Oct 2015 06:37:24 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Rain thumps El Paso, Teller counties, washes out Gold Camp Road]]> http://gazette.com/rain-thumps-el-paso-teller-counties-washes-out-gold-camp-road/article/1560745?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rain-thumps-el-paso-teller-counties-washes-out-gold-camp-road/article/1560745?custom_click=rss

Heavy rain pounded parts of El Paso and Teller counties on Tuesday, leaving a section of Gold Camp Road closed due to a washout.

The storms, which were the most powerful to hit the Pikes Peak region in nearly two months, also dropped hail that coated lawns and knocked the leaves off trees in some areas of Colorado Springs.

The Colorado Springs Airport received .31 inches of rain - the most since Aug. 16, said Mike Nosko, with the National Weather Service in Pueblo. Storm totals varied elsewhere across the city, with .75 inches of rain having fallen about 4 miles north-northeast of Colorado Springs.

The storms were caused by moisture that was pulled into the region from an upper level storm system over the southwest

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Wed, 07 Oct 2015 06:25:38 -0600
<![CDATA[WATCH: Dramatic South Carolina Flood Rescue Video Caught by Storm Chaser]]> http://gazette.com/watch-dramatic-south-carolina-flood-rescue-video-caught-by-storm-chaser/article/1560669?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/watch-dramatic-south-carolina-flood-rescue-video-caught-by-storm-chaser/article/1560669?custom_click=rss

Storm chaser Brandon Sullivan captured this dramatic rescue Monday in raging floodwaters in Columbia, South Carolina, where record flooding is underway.

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Mon, 05 Oct 2015 19:38:23 -0600
<![CDATA[Fog, rain and cooler temperatures in the forecast for this week]]> http://gazette.com/fog-rain-and-cooler-temperatures-in-the-forecast-for-this-week/article/1560619?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fog-rain-and-cooler-temperatures-in-the-forecast-for-this-week/article/1560619?custom_click=rss

Fog, rain and some sunny, cool days are all in store for the Pikes Peak Region this week, according to forecasts from the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

For the first full week of October, it would seem that at least early fall weather has arrived, after a hot and dry September.

On Monday morning , fog will greet Colorado Springs residents headed into work before 9 a.m., although party sunny skies and a high of 70 degrees are in the forecast for the rest of the day. The remainder of the week has chances of thunderstorms in the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, with possible highs in the low 70s to high 60s.

For central and eastern Colorado, the weather service warns that this week could bring late night

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Mon, 05 Oct 2015 06:59:17 -0600
<![CDATA[Forecast: Hail possible later today after foggy start around Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/forecast-hail-possible-later-today-after-foggy-start-around-colorado-springs/article/1560460?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/forecast-hail-possible-later-today-after-foggy-start-around-colorado-springs/article/1560460?custom_click=rss

A strong weather system with possible severe thunderstorms and hail could move through the Colorado Springs area Friday, said the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

Fog will be visible until 10 a.m. before it becomes a mostly cloudy day, the weather service said.

Forecasters expect the temperature to reach a high near 66 degrees.

There's a 40- to 50-percent chance of precipitation after 1 p.m., as the weather service said the threat of thunderstorms and showers could last until evening hours.

"It's still not a certainty," meteorologist Eric Petersen said, "but it's still possible. It's something people should pay attention to."

On Thursday, the Colorado Springs Airport received .04 inches of rain.

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Fri, 02 Oct 2015 07:52:26 -0600
<![CDATA[What to expect with October weather around Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/what-to-expect-with-october-weather-around-colorado-springs/article/1560352?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/what-to-expect-with-october-weather-around-colorado-springs/article/1560352?custom_click=rss

Colorado Springs has gotten more than 23 inches of total moisture (rain and snow) for 2015. That statistic may suggest that it's been wet here for the whole year, but after a wet spring and early summer, the rain pretty much shut off during August and September.

It's not only been dry, but it's been hot, too.

Colorado Springs is running 6 degrees above normal for September and has had 13 days with a high temperature of 85 or better.

So what lies ahead for October?

While it is tough to guarantee a complete pattern change to cooler and wetter weather, the odds of such a change are pretty decent. October usually brings more frequent cool downs and storms that are larger and more organized. That said, we also are

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Thu, 01 Oct 2015 21:11:38 -0600
<![CDATA[Joaquin becomes 'dangerous Category 4 hurricane']]> http://gazette.com/joaquin-becomes-dangerous-category-4-hurricane/article/1560393?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/joaquin-becomes-dangerous-category-4-hurricane/article/1560393?custom_click=rss

MIAMI — The latest on Joaquin and the storm's predicted path. All times local:

2 p.m. EDT

Forecasters say Hurricane Joaquin has strengthened to "an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane."

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Thursday afternoon that additional strengthening is expected over the next 24 hours, as the storm moves past the Bahamas, bringing winds, heavy rain, dangerous surf and significant storm surge.

The storm has maximum sustained winds of 130 mph (210 kph) and is moving southwest at 6 mph (9 kph). It is about 70 miles (115 kilometers) south-southeast of San Salvador, Bahamas.

A hurricane watch is in effect for much of the Bahamas and other nearby islands.

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Thu, 01 Oct 2015 12:23:46 -0600
<![CDATA[Clouds and possible rain, maybe one more warm day in Pikes Peak region before cool down]]> http://gazette.com/clouds-and-possible-rain-maybe-one-more-warm-day-in-pikes-peak-region-before-cool-down/article/1560246?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/clouds-and-possible-rain-maybe-one-more-warm-day-in-pikes-peak-region-before-cool-down/article/1560246?custom_click=rss

Though there was a "trace" of rain Monday, forecasters expect wetter conditions in the Colorado Springs area through Tuesday evening.

A 30-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms is expected until 7 p.m. Tuesday, according to a report by the National Weather Service in Pueblo. It'll be a mostly cloudy day with a high of 71 degrees.

The city hasn't seen significant rainfall since last week.

The Colorado Springs Airport received .07 inches of rain Sept. 22 and .01 inches the following day, said hydrometeorological technician Peggy Perales of the weather service.

The rain fell after the first 21 days of September were mostly warm and dry across Colorado, particularly in the southeastern plains, according to a

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Tue, 29 Sep 2015 12:54:45 -0600
<![CDATA[Weather forecast: The first day of autumn expected to feel more like summer]]> http://gazette.com/weather-forecast-the-first-day-of-autumn-expected-to-feel-more-like-summer/article/1559867?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/weather-forecast-the-first-day-of-autumn-expected-to-feel-more-like-summer/article/1559867?custom_click=rss

Although Thursday marks the first day of autumn, the forecast in Colorado Springs call for partly sunny skies and a high of 78 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

Precipitation is still possible, as there's a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening.

Similar sunny conditions are expected through the weekend with highs in the low 80s, the weather service said. Forecasters calls for a high of 83 degrees Sunday.

On Tuesday, the southwest area of Colorado Springs received from .41 to .74 inches of rain, said meteorologist John Kalina, while there were reports of pea-size in Fountain.

As of Wednesday morning, there were no reports of significant snow in the mountains

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Wed, 23 Sep 2015 08:10:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Hazardous weather outlook issued for Pikes Peak region]]> http://gazette.com/hazardous-weather-outlook-issued-for-pikes-peak-region/article/1559859?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hazardous-weather-outlook-issued-for-pikes-peak-region/article/1559859?custom_click=rss

The National Weather Service in Pueblo issued a hazardous weather outlook Tuesday night for parts of Colorado stretching from the Pikes Peak region to the Kansas border.

The weather service predicted thunderstorms and possible heavy rain until about 3 a.m. Wednesday as a storm moves northwest through Colorado Springs.

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Tue, 22 Sep 2015 22:52:23 -0600
<![CDATA[Record-high temperature matched in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/record-high-temperature-matched-in-colorado-springs/article/1559719?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/record-high-temperature-matched-in-colorado-springs/article/1559719?custom_click=rss

Colorado Springs tied the mark for the hottest Sept. 21 on record Monday afternoon.

The record of 86 degrees previously was set in 2010 and 2007. The record was matched at 3:49 p.m. Monday, said Mike Nosko, of the National Weather Service in Pueblo. He said it was possible the city could surpass the mark but not likely.

The heat won't last long.

The weather service expects temperatures to begin to drop Tuesday, when the high is expected to be 80 degrees with mostly sunny skies.

The rest of the week will see highs in the mid- to high-70s with a few chances of showers, the weather service said.

"It'll be definite change in the pattern tomorrow to the end of the week," said Peggy Perales, a weather service

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Tue, 22 Sep 2015 07:17:15 -0600
<![CDATA[Weekend weather will be perfect for checking out the leaves, but nights will be cool]]> http://gazette.com/weekend-weather-will-be-perfect-for-checking-out-the-leaves-but-nights-will-be-cool/article/1559568?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/weekend-weather-will-be-perfect-for-checking-out-the-leaves-but-nights-will-be-cool/article/1559568?custom_click=rss

Pumpkin spice lattes might have just returned and flannel's around the corner, but make no mistake: Jack Frost is already champing at the bit to bring back the skiing.

With lows in the 40s and 50s this weekend, the Pikes Peak region is on schedule for a brisk start to fall, which begins Wednesday.

At the top of America's Mountain late Friday afternoon, it was a cold 32 degrees, according to an email from Kristen Kidd about a retreat for women called Camp Experience.

Saturday and Sunday are expected to be beautiful days for getting outside and enjoying the foliage, said Brian Bledsoe, chief meteorologist for Gazette news partner KKTV.

"If you're going to pick a weekend to go to the hills, this is certainly a good

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Fri, 18 Sep 2015 23:36:16 -0600