Radar blind spot exposes Southwest Colorado to dangerous storms

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Radar blind spot exposes Southwest Colorado to dangerous storms

Southwest Colorado lies in one of the largest weather forecast gaps in the nation. Its shortcomings impact safety, business and even our water
How weather radar works
Four Corners weather radar coverage map
National weather radar coverage map
A funnel cloud forms along the Animas River in this file photo shot from the top of Farmington Hill.
Jessica Daves spotted and photographed this funnel cloud north of Cahone last summer. Although the National Weather Service reported funnels closer to its Grand Junction station, this one went undetected. Its existence was confirmed only by multiple reports of sightings from the ground.
Jim Andrus explains where in the sky he saw the funnel cloud that surprised Cortez-area residents last summer.
A semi-truck jackknifed and slid off U.S. Highway 491 in the Christmas Eve storm of 2015. The storm and fast freeze surprised forecasters because it developed under their radar.
A snowplow clears the road as trucks and cars wait for an crash to be cleared along U.S. Highway 491 during the Dec. 22, 2015, storm.
A car slid off U.S. Highway 491 in the Christmas Eve storm of 2015.

Radar blind spot exposes Southwest Colorado to dangerous storms

How weather radar works
Four Corners weather radar coverage map
National weather radar coverage map
A funnel cloud forms along the Animas River in this file photo shot from the top of Farmington Hill.
Jessica Daves spotted and photographed this funnel cloud north of Cahone last summer. Although the National Weather Service reported funnels closer to its Grand Junction station, this one went undetected. Its existence was confirmed only by multiple reports of sightings from the ground.
Jim Andrus explains where in the sky he saw the funnel cloud that surprised Cortez-area residents last summer.
A semi-truck jackknifed and slid off U.S. Highway 491 in the Christmas Eve storm of 2015. The storm and fast freeze surprised forecasters because it developed under their radar.
A snowplow clears the road as trucks and cars wait for an crash to be cleared along U.S. Highway 491 during the Dec. 22, 2015, storm.
A car slid off U.S. Highway 491 in the Christmas Eve storm of 2015.
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