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Photos: Let the snowpack begin

DATE: Sept. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

September snow doesn’t faze Southwest Coloradans

From hot summer days to a wave of wildfire smoke and a cold blast from Canada, the past week has brought topsy-turvy weather to Southwest Colorado and thoughts of ski season. The state was enjoying...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Temperatures plunge as cold front sweeps over Southwest Colorado

An unusual late-summer rain and snowstorm arrived in Southwest Colorado on Tuesday afternoon, highlighting a topsy-turvy few days for weather in the region. Although record high temperatures...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: First dusting in the San Juans

DATE: Sept. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Isolated rain, hailstorm cause flooding on La Plata County roads

Isolated thunderstorms caused flash flooding Sunday north of Durango, including mud and debris flows across at least three La Plata County roads. The storm materialized about 3:20 p.m. when the...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will monsoons be enough to save farmers in Southwest Colorado?

In arid Southwest Colorado, farmers live rainstorm to rainstorm. The dark gray clouds that gather every afternoon since last week have been a reprieve for the region after a hot, dry spring. “Every...

DATE: July 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

State issues high flood warning for San Juan Mountains

The Colorado Water Conservation Board posted a high flood warning for the San Juan Mountains on Twitter early Saturday, indicating an increased risk for mud and debris slides. Several county...

DATE: July 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Porch music

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Heavy rains, flash flooding expected for Southwest Colorado

After a period of high temperatures in early July, afternoon rain showers have brought cooler temperatures to Southwest Colorado. But the National Weather Service said the rains will grow in...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will Durango break 100 degrees this weekend?

Southwest Colorado could see record-high temperatures this weekend as a significant heat wave grips the region. Erin Walter, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction,...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How hot? Even a bullsnake had to cool off under a sprinkler near Durango

How hot is it? So hot, apparently, that a 4-foot bullsnake had to cool off this week under a La Plata County woman’s sprinkler. Julie Winkelman said she went outside to move the sprinkler about 2...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

June storm brings snow to San Juan Mountains

A rare June storm blanketed several inches of snow across Southwest Colorado, with both Silverton and Telluride reporting about a half-foot of snow accumulation. Mike Charnick, a meteorologist with...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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