Weather

Quick-moving storm prompts travel restrictions north of Durango

Chain laws for commercial vehicles are in effect for Coal Bank and Molas passes between Durango and Silverton on U.S. Highway 550 as a fast-moving storm brings snowfall to the region. Chains or...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Predicting foul weather can be a chancy job

As the one who answers pesky practical questions, please tell us what the “chance of precipitation” means. Thursday evening’s forecast was for 40 percent snow. Does that mean it will snow 40...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | COLUMN: Action Line

Winter snow gets off to a good start in Cortez

Snowfall in Cortez this winter has already surpassed the total for all of last winter, said Jim Andrus, local weather observer for the National Weather Service. As of Dec. 6, winter snowfall...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter weather advisory in effect until 9 a.m. Friday

Light snowfall arrived Thursday morning in Durango ahead of a weather system that prompted the National Weather Service to issue a winter weather advisory for most of Southwest Colorado. The...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: A walk before the storm

DATE: Nov. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow likely Thursday to Saturday across Southwest Colorado

The chance for snow is high for the remainder of this week in Durango and across the San Juan Mountains, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. Matt Aleska, meteorologist for...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scattered snow, rain expected Saturday for Durango

A winter weather advisory is in effect for the San Juan Mountains until 11 p.m. Saturday as a storm is expected to dump between six to 10 inches of snow in the high country, weather officials say. ...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thursday’s storm in Southwest Colorado the first of many

Stay tuned for more snow – that’s the message from the National Weather Service. Thursday’s storm, which was expected to drop anywhere between a half inch to an inch of accumulated snow in...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Incoming storm could spell trouble for holiday travelers

A winter weather advisory is in effect for the high country of Southwest Colorado, as well as most of the central and northern parts of the state, which could cause issues for holiday travelers....

DATE: Nov. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Holiday travel expected to be busier this year, with weather a possible factor

Southwest Colorado travelers can expect busy highways and airports this Thanksgiving week – historically the busiest travel time of the year – with a dose of winter weather thrown into the mix....

DATE: Nov. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Efforts underway to fill radar ‘blind spot’

Efforts are afoot to install a new radar system in Southwest Colorado that would effectively fill in one of the nation’s largest weather forecasting blind spots. The Four Corners has long been...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Surprise snowstorm wreaks havoc on morning commuters

A little shock and awe accompanied Durango’s first snowstorm of the year. With little premonition of inclement weather in the forecast, a cold front dropped into Southwest Colorado early Monday,...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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