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1 year 2 weeks ago

Snow Continues to Fall in High Country

Snow is expected to keep falling in parts of western Colorado. Although we're not expecting to see much snow in our area, the high country could see significant amounts throughout Friday. Up to 12 inches are possible at higher elevations, including Crested Butte, through Friday evening. A few inches of...

1 year 3 months ago

Weather helps firefighters on Vegas-area fire

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Wet and cloudy weather is helping firefighters battling a mountain blaze that has charred almost 44 square miles near Las Vegas. Containment on the Carpenter 1 wildfire increased to 43 percent. But U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Suzanne Shelp said Friday that the danger's still too great...

1 year 5 months ago

Severe weather threatens Midwest again

The forecast for the next 24-hours is rough for millions of people across the Midwest. Severe weather, including possible tornadoes, could impact areas from central Texas into the Great Lakes. The highest threat for strong, long lived tornadoes later today, cuts through Oklahoma. Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and parts of...

1 year 6 months ago

Chilly weather keeps water use low

COLORADO SPRINGS - Snowy rooftops in April, if even just a trace, are a good sign when it comes to the drought. There may not be enough moisture to actually help irrigate the lawn, but the freezing cold temperatures have kept most of us from turning on the sprinklers. ...

1 year 7 months ago

When CDOT decides to close the roads

When weather conditions get too bad to drive, CDOT makes the decision to close the roads. That's what happened yesterday on many roads, including I-25 between Pueblo and Fountain. Some of you asked us on Facebook why the road didn't close sooner, saying it was extremely dangerous. Those with CDOT...

1 year 9 months ago

Icy roads holding up travel

The flakes are flying and with temperatures dropping, it's getting icy in Colorado Springs-- so icy that as of 8:30 PM, police moved to 'cold reporting status'. Translation: if you're in an accident with no drugs, alcohol, or injuries, you have 72 hours to report it to police. A lot...

1 year 10 months ago

Emergency managers urge preparation before storms

COLORADO SPRINGS - In light of the recent winter storms, emergency managers in Colorado Springs are encouraging everyone to take the necessary steps to stay safe. Ken Hughlett, the Emergency Management Coordinator for the Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management says blizzards and snow storms can be life threatening...

1 year 10 months ago

Storms, tornado threats for Christmas around US

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Nasty weather is already complicating travel in parts of the U.S., with forecasts of snow, thunderstorms and more threatening a sloppy Christmas Day from Texas to Florida. In Oklahoma, authorities were already warning would-be travelers to stay home Tuesday as freezing rain and sleet caused a...

1 year 10 months ago

Driving conditions slow in Pueblo

It was slow driving in Pueblo today, like many other areas of Southern Colorado. CDOT had about 80 different trucks out in the region. They will work till all main roads are clear and the storm is over. Drivers tell us, even if they're running late, they try to stay...

2 years 3 weeks ago

Storm prep: the frenzy before the freeze

As the first hard freeze of the year draws closer, folks across southern Colorado are preparing for the big chill. Wintry weather's just around the corner and history shows we're right on schedule; the first freeze usually hits Colorado Springs around October 1st, and Pueblo just a week later....

2 years 6 months ago

Black Hawk copter crashes in bad weather

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) - An Afghan official says a U.S. Army helicopter that crashed went down in bad weather as it was racing to the site of a suicide bombing against a police checkpoint. The American military has confirmed the Black Hawk crashed on a nighttime mission Thursday, and initial...

2 years 7 months ago

Warm weather helps some businesses

Our warm weather is great for some businesses. We all enjoy spending time outdoors on beautiful days, so we have a look at what the sunshine means for the bottom line. Most people crave sweets any time of the year, regardless of the weather, but this March, ice...

2 years 7 months ago

Families Enjoy the Weather at the Riverwalk

Several people took advantage of Sunday's beautiful weather to visit Pueblo's Riverwalk. Everyone got to enjoy fun and food in these warm temps. Pat Nier of Colorado Springs says her family isn't planning any long distance trips this year. She visited Pueblo with her husband and her dog, Bailey....

2 years 7 months ago

Snow is a no show

The snow that was supposed to hit overnight was mostly a no show. Dry air took the power out of the storm and left us with only a little snow and nothing much to report on the roads across Southern Colorado. We will see occasional snow flurries throughout the...

2 years 8 months ago

The snow keeps falling

The snowfall across Colorado Springs has been light but persistent, steadily falling since about 4:30 this morning. City, state and county snowplows have been out just as long clearing the snow and putting down anti-skid material on the roads. For the most part, the major roads are clear and...

2 years 10 months ago

Seeing green in all this white

Some are seeing dollar signs in all of the falling snowflakes. Michael Shannon and his family were out shoveling sidewalks trying to earn some extra cash for the holidays. He says they don't have a set price but only ask homeowners to pay what they think is fair. ...

2 years 10 months ago

Staying safe on icy roads

As winter descends on Southern Colorado, no doubt we'll see cars slipping and sliding all over our roads. Whether you're a life time Coloradan or a newbie, those slick roads seem to get us all. But it doesn't have to be that way. We drove along with the instructors at...

2 years 10 months ago

Cold weather car care

Freezing temperatures can quickly take a toll on our cars, the battery in particular. Service managers at Daniels Long Chevrolet in Colorado Springs says the average car battery lasts about three years in our climate. Zan Zanandrie, who oversees the parts and service departments at all of the Phil...

3 years 5 days ago

Occupy Colorado Springs braving storm

Occupy Colorado Spring still going strong, even though the temperatures have dropped and snow has fallen in the Springs. Jason Warf, part of Occupy Colorado Springs, says last night around ten people braved the cold in the tents that are set-up in the permitted area near Acacia Park. ...

3 years 6 days ago

Bracing for the snow

At the District 11 transportation facility there's a lot of work to be done before a snow storm. Facilities Director Kris Garnhart says his crews, understandably, prefer to rig their pick up trucks and dump trucks with plows and sanders the day before the snow hits. "We just don't...

3 years 2 months ago

Budget cuts may hit weather satellites

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Weather forecasters in the United States may be forced to rely on European satellites for some of their weather information because of federal budget cuts. University of Oklahoma professor Berrien Moore says only four satellites supply data for weather forecasts, and that number could drop to...

3 years 3 months ago

Fire bans continue despite wet weather

Despite the recent rain and humidity, the fire danger remains high in Southern Colorado. Fire bans are still in place in both Colorado Springs and unincorporated El Paso County. Captain Jesse Ortiz with the Colorado Springs Fire Department says all of the the moisture is helping, but one or...

3 years 3 months ago

Another weather delay at the Broadmoor

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Stacy Lewis held a one-shot lead at the U.S. Women's Open on Friday when play in the second round was suspended because of thunderstorms. Lewis was 4-under par on the 12th hole when the sirens sounded. She led I.K. Kim and Ryann O'Toole by one...

3 years 3 months ago

Summer snow at the summit

It's the kind of weather you'd expect to see in December, not June. At least 4 inches of snow fell on the summit of Pikes Peak Monday morning. There was enough ice and snow on the Pikes Peak Highway that rangers closed the road halfway up. The Eldred family,...

3 years 4 months ago

Cooler temps slow fire growth on Duckett Fire

Brenda Bowen spokesperson for the Duckett Fire Emergency Management team has released an updated statement regarding the Duckett Fire. Lower temperatures are slowing the fire growth and giving fire fighters on scene a bit of the upper hand while setting fire lines to contain the fire. Firefighters were able...

3 years 4 months ago

Tornadoes surprise western Massachusetts

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - It's an area of the country known more for winter blizzards than for springtime tornadoes, but central and western Massachusetts is cleaning up today from tornadoes that killed at least four people and injured about 200. The deaths are the first in the state from tornadoes...

3 years 5 months ago

Colorado's southern plains drying out

DENVER (AP) - Snowpack levels have reached 247 percent of average in Colorado's mountains, raising the threat of flooding around the state. But recent storms have largely bypassed the state's southeastern corner, leaving residents praying for rain. The National Weather Service said Monday there is a chance for thunderstorms in...

3 years 5 months ago

Search called off because of weather

The search for a missing man at Eleven Mile Reservoir has been called off after strong wind gusts made the waves on the lake too choppy to be safe. Relatives of Mitch Christiansen say he and his wife Susan had gone boating at the reservoir on Sunday. Susan's body was...

3 years 7 months ago

Odd weather day

We've had lots of different kinds of weather today. From rain, to snow, to fog to thunder. The rain should end tonight and make way for sunshine tomorrow. Attached video was shot by Scott about 15 miles south of Pueblo early this afternoon. A few minutes later...

3 years 8 months ago

Highway 160 closed in both directions

Highway 160 near La Veta is closed in both directions right now due to white out conditions and two jackknifed semi's. State Patrol says the road is closed so crews can clean up the accidents. Once it's open, you'll want to use extreme caution.

3 years 8 months ago

Busted water pipes causing big problems

As the weather cools down, things are heating up for Colorado Springs Fire. "Because of the severe cold weather, we've had about 60 breaks in fire sprinklers," explains Captain Ray Johnson with Colorado Springs Fire. Frozen and busted pipes are causing sprinkler systems to break all over the...

3 years 8 months ago

Utilities using propane to help gas stock

A little known plant in eastern El Paso County is helping keep your home warm as temperatures plummet below zero. On a normal day, Colorado Springs Utilities says their customers use about 100 million cubic feet of natural gas. But on a day like Tuesday, that number skyrockets. "Today is...

3 years 8 months ago

Pueblo schools stay open despite sub zero temps

From Denver to Colorado Springs, many school districts were closed today because of the bitter cold temperatures. However, in Pueblo, both District-70 and Pueblo City Schools were open with a two hour delay. At Somerlid Elementary school, the temperature was -2 degrees as students arrived for class. Several parents...

3 years 9 months ago

Winter storm hits Southern Colorado

A quick winter storm made things a little chilly in Southern Colorado on Wednesday evening. High wind gusts, dropping temperatures and slick roads made Jeniese Cathey, a Las Vegas transplant, a little nervous. "It's been crazy and I'm definitely not used to the snow." she says, "I will say I...

3 years 9 months ago

Frigid weather remains for another day

DENVER (AP) - Frigid weather remains across Colorado and winds are making it seem even colder. Conditions are among the worst in the far Eastern Plains. The National Weather Service says wind chill values of minus 25 and below were possible Tuesday in that area. A wind chill...

3 years 9 months ago

Flakes spotted in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A winter storm is bringing snow flurries to the Las Vegas Strip and forcing officials to close the main highway between Southern and Central California. There was a trace of snow Monday morning at Las Vegas' official measuring station, McCarran International Airport. National Weather Service...

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