<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - weather]]> http://gazette.com/rss/weather Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:53:15 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[After a morning of snowfall, expect a clear evening commute]]> http://gazette.com/after-a-morning-of-snowfall-expect-a-clear-evening-commute/article/1597492?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/after-a-morning-of-snowfall-expect-a-clear-evening-commute/article/1597492?custom_click=rss

Dry, hot and windy conditions were expected across El Paso County Thursday, but in a twist, the area also got snow.

Flurries that started falling Thursday morning in downtown Colorado Springs and elsewhere across the front range were welcome relief following unseasonably-warm temperatures that broke record highs and had areas guarding against increased fire danger.

A red flag warning remains in effect for El Paso County through it all.

The juxtaposition had KKTV meteorologist Emily Roehler calling Thursday's weather "a bit of a mixed bag for us."

The "quick round" of snow Thursday will be light, Roehler said. On and off showers of rain and snow will be carried in by strong winds, but any accumulation is likely to



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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:04:17 -0700
<![CDATA[Hot, dry and windy, Front Range hoping for relief from high fire danger]]> http://gazette.com/hot-dry-and-windy-front-range-hoping-for-relief-from-high-fire-danger/article/1597468?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hot-dry-and-windy-front-range-hoping-for-relief-from-high-fire-danger/article/1597468?custom_click=rss

Relief from high fire danger will have to wait another day.

Forecasters issued another red flag warning for Thursday for El Paso County and a broad swath of southeast Colorado. It marked the latest round of high temperatures and gusty winds that have fueled grass fires around the state.

Recent weeks have seen little moisture, record winter highs and near constant winds, making any fire threatening.

A vehicle fire Wednesday morning in the Security-Widefield area jumped to a nearby median - billowing black smoke that was visible for miles, according to Gazette news partner KKTV.

Small grass fires were reported this week along Colorado 115 near Fort Carson Gate 6, and along the border of Teller and Douglas counties.



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Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:16:19 -0700
<![CDATA[San Jose mayor admits failures in flood evacuation order]]> http://gazette.com/san-jose-mayor-admits-failures-in-flood-evacuation-order/article/1597406?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/san-jose-mayor-admits-failures-in-flood-evacuation-order/article/1597406?custom_click=rss

SAN JOSE, Calif.  — Rising floodwaters sent at least 14,000 residents fleeing inundated homes in San Jose, California, and forced the shutdown of a major freeway Wednesday.

U.S. 101 was closed in both directions south of San Francisco because of water across lanes and officials said there was no estimate when the key commuter artery into Silicon Valley would reopen.

Authorities went door-to-door overnight ordering thousands to seek higher ground as creeks and reservoirs overtopped their banks and sent chest-deep water into neighborhoods.

The region got a brief break from persistent downpours, but flood warnings were in place through Saturday because waterways were overtaxed.



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Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:51:02 -0700
<![CDATA[High winds cause overnight crashes, closures on I-25]]> http://gazette.com/high-winds-cause-overnight-crashes-closures-on-i-25/article/1597394?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/high-winds-cause-overnight-crashes-closures-on-i-25/article/1597394?custom_click=rss

Gusty winds were expected to increase fire danger in El Paso County Wednesday, causing the National Weather Service to issue a red flag warning for the area, but they also caused problems for motorists overnight.

Two semi-trailers caught in the wind late Tuesday and early Wednesday tipped and caused parts of Interstate 25 to shut down.

The first semi was towing a manufactured home about 9 p.m. Tuesday when it blew over and scattered debris across the interstate at South Academy Boulevard, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

"At the time of the crash, there was high wind with high gusts," patrol said.

The road was shut down around midnight for clean-up and reopened about 1 a.m. About 120 feet of guard rail was

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]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:53:13 -0700 <![CDATA[Fire danger to be followed by icy punch this week in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/fire-danger-to-be-followed-by-icy-punch-this-week-in-colorado-springs/article/1597370?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fire-danger-to-be-followed-by-icy-punch-this-week-in-colorado-springs/article/1597370?custom_click=rss

Chances of rain and snow Thursday are expected to interrupt a streak of record-breaking heat and fire-hazard weather in Colorado Springs.

Tuesday's high temperature - 72 degrees - broke the previous daily record high of 70 degrees, set in 1927, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo. A red-flag warning will last until 6 p.m. Tuesday, and another is in place 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday.

"Wednesday will be even windier and slightly cooler, but will still be very warm for this time of year," Gazette news partner KKTV reported.

The weather service predicted a high of 67 degrees and sunny skies Wednesday. The record daily high is 70 degrees, set in 1958, according to weather service data.



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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:42:19 -0700
<![CDATA[Red flag warning issued for much of Colorado's front range]]> http://gazette.com/red-flag-warning-issued-for-much-of-colorados-front-range/article/1597313?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/red-flag-warning-issued-for-much-of-colorados-front-range/article/1597313?custom_click=rss

DENVER — More warm and dry weather and strong winds are raising the wildfire danger across much of eastern Colorado.

A red flag warning has been issued for much of the eastern half of the state on Tuesday.

On Monday, a wildfire near Hygiene in Boulder County forced evacuations and destroyed three outbuildings and a barn before containing about 75 percent of it. Firefighters were able to keep the Rabbit Mountain Fire from spreading significantly overnight despite strong winds.

In Weld County on Monday, a 30-acre grass fire burned a barn and an attached garage between Longmont and Frederick before being contained. Evacuations were also ordered.



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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:55:30 -0700
<![CDATA[Fire danger rises along Colorado’s Front Range]]> http://gazette.com/fire-danger-rises-along-colorados-front-range/article/1597296?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fire-danger-rises-along-colorados-front-range/article/1597296?custom_click=rss

Several wildfires broke out in northeastern Colorado on Monday, and unseasonably warm, windy weather could spark an additional round of fires Tuesday.

The National Weather Service posted a red-flag warning for fire danger for northeastern Colorado on Tuesday, including along the Front Range — from the Wyoming state line to south of Castle Rock — and the entire Denver area. The warning goes into effect at 11 a.m. and runs until 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The warning area also includes the entire eastern portion of the state, from Julesburg in the northeast to Springfield in the southeast. The Interstate 70 corridor from the foothills to Kansas is under the widespread warning.

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:27:25 -0700
<![CDATA[Record-high temperatures predicted to drop 40 degrees by Thursday]]> http://gazette.com/record-high-temperatures-predicted-to-drop-40-degrees-by-thursday/article/1597282?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/record-high-temperatures-predicted-to-drop-40-degrees-by-thursday/article/1597282?custom_click=rss

A burst of springlike weather lured June Kim and her two dogs into the car for a Monday afternoon stroll in Palmer Park.

The weather has already determined her plan for the end of the week too: "Stay home."

Dressed in shades and a windbreaker on Monday, the Fountain woman was among those girding for a nearly 40-degree temperature swing expected by the end of week, courtesy of a cold front that will plunge the Pikes Peak region back into the ice box after warm snap that sent crowds into the city's parks and open space through the holiday weekend.

Fortunately for Kim, the heatwave isn't quite over yet.

On Tuesday, Colorado Springs is forecast to hit 72, which would top a record high of 70 degrees that has stood



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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:26:02 -0700
<![CDATA[Expect unseasonably warm days this week in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/expect-unseasonably-warm-days-this-week-in-colorado-springs/article/1597247?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/expect-unseasonably-warm-days-this-week-in-colorado-springs/article/1597247?custom_click=rss

It certainly isn't going to feel like winter this week in Colorado Springs.

This week is expected to be filled with unseasonably warm and sunny days.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted highs of 60 degrees Monday, 71 degrees Tuesday and 66 degrees Wednesday, all of which are expected to have sunny skies.

The normal high temperature in Colorado Springs on Feb. 20, 21 and 22 is 46 degrees, according to weather service data.

"Warm weather on tap for Tuesday and Wednesday with some spots reaching the 70s," Gazette news partner KKTV reported. "These will be great days to spend time outside. Winds will be strong Wednesday afternoon ahead of our next storm system. With our mild temperatures, this will cause



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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:20:39 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs matches record high Thursday; slightly cooler temps ahead]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-matches-record-high-thursday-slightly-cooler-temps-ahead/article/1597056?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-matches-record-high-thursday-slightly-cooler-temps-ahead/article/1597056?custom_click=rss

Colorado Springs tied its record-high temperature Thursday, but the heat won't last - expect slightly cooler weather through the weekend.

The all-time high for Feb. 16 in Colorado Springs was set in 1970 with 68 degrees, and Thursday's heat hit the 68-degree mark, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

The weather service predicted highs of 62 degrees Friday and 59 degrees Saturday and Sunday.

But the expected cooldown still leaves Colorado Springs with above-average temperatures.

The normal high temperature for Feb. 17, 18 and 19 in Colorado Springs is 45 degrees, according to weather service data.

"The weekend will be a bit cooler and breezier, but still mild," Gazette news partner KKTV



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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:38:08 -0700
<![CDATA[Record high temps possible around Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/record-high-temps-possible-around-colorado-springs/article/1596952?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/record-high-temps-possible-around-colorado-springs/article/1596952?custom_click=rss

The week's unseasonably warm weather may be followed by chances of rain Sunday.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted highs of 68 degrees Thursday, 66 degrees Friday and 57 degrees Saturday.

Sunny skies are expected Thursday, when temperatures may reach the day's record high - 68 degrees. The normal high temperature for Feb. 16, 17 and 18 is 45 degrees, according to weather service data. The forecast includes mostly sunny skies Friday and partly sunny skies Saturday, according to the weather service.

"The weekend will be cooler and breezier, but still mild," Gazette news partner KKTV reported. "It is possible that a storm could impact us on Sunday into Monday, but details centering around that storm are still



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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 07:47:50 -0700
<![CDATA[Record high temps within reach this week around Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/record-high-temps-within-reach-this-week-around-colorado-springs/article/1596840?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/record-high-temps-within-reach-this-week-around-colorado-springs/article/1596840?custom_click=rss

Sunshine and unseasonably warm weather are in the Colorado Springs forecast for the rest of the week.

"The rest of the work week will be warmer, sunny, and dry!" Gazette news partner KKTV reported.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted highs of 60 degrees Wednesday, 68 degrees Thursday and 64 degrees Friday, with sunny skies Wednesday and Thursday and mostly sunny skies Friday.

The normal high temperature for Feb. 15, 16 and 17 is 45 degrees, according to weather service data. On Thursday, temperatures may reach the day's record high - 68 degrees.

Slight winds are expected each day and night through the weekend, when temperatures are expected to be in the 50s, according to the weather service.



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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 08:01:42 -0700
<![CDATA[Sunshine, warmer weather moving into Colorado Springs this week]]> http://gazette.com/sunshine-warmer-weather-moving-into-colorado-springs-this-week/article/1596672?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/sunshine-warmer-weather-moving-into-colorado-springs-this-week/article/1596672?custom_click=rss

Expect a lot of sunshine this week.

According to the National Weather Service in Pueblo, Colorado Springs residents will be treated to a high near 48 degrees on Monday - though the forecast also includes a 10-percent chance of rain between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Colorado Springs Airport, the city's official observation site. During this time, wind speeds are expected to be between 10 to 15 mph.

And it's likely only going to get warmer.

The weather service predicts highs of 50, 59 and 67 degrees on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.

A weather report by Gazette news partner KKTV says that snow and rain could be possible in the state's southern counties and southeastern plains on Monday.



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Mon, 13 Feb 2017 07:17:58 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs weather forecast: Snow likely to fall Sunday morning but likely won't stick around for long]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-weather-forecast-snow-likely-to-fall-sunday-morning-but-likely-wont-stick-around-for-long/article/1596626?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-weather-forecast-snow-likely-to-fall-sunday-morning-but-likely-wont-stick-around-for-long/article/1596626?custom_click=rss

The chance of snow on Sunday morning is likely, but don't expect it to stay on the ground for long.

According to Gazette news partner KKTV, a cold front was forecast to move in Saturday evening bringing in cool temperatures, gusty wind and rain and snow through Sunday morning.

Colorado Springs is projected to have up to 2 inches of snow, while Monument could get up to 3 inches and Woodland Park as much as 6 inches, KKTV reported.

The snowfall is expected to stop early Sunday.

"Given that this isn't a cold storm," KKTV said in a weather report, "the snow will have a tough time sticking initially. However, we will see some light accumulations/wet roads at lower elevations with more snow up high.



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Sun, 12 Feb 2017 07:03:37 -0700
<![CDATA[Snow possible overnight Saturday on heels of Friday's record high in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/snow-possible-overnight-saturday-on-heels-of-fridays-record-high-in-colorado-springs/article/1596564?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/snow-possible-overnight-saturday-on-heels-of-fridays-record-high-in-colorado-springs/article/1596564?custom_click=rss

Colorado Springs is leaving Friday's record-breaking heat behind and ushering in cooler weather with chances of rain and snow.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted a high of 64 degrees on Saturday, which is expected to begin with mostly sunny skies and end with rain and snow.

"Showers are possible on Saturday, beginning afternoon/evening, lingering into Sunday with a change over to snow Saturday night into Sunday morning," Gazette news partner KKTV reported. "This could make for some slick roads Sunday morning, especially for Teller County and Western El Paso County. This storm is not an ideal snow producer outside of the high country, so snowfall accumulations will likely be in the 0-1" range for most of the



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Sat, 11 Feb 2017 10:09:51 -0700