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Cold October sets record in Southwest Colorado

A chilly Halloween with overnight temperatures dropping into single digits capped the coldest October on record in Southwest Colorado, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction....

DATE: Nov. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Severe drought returns to Four Corners

The recent dry spell has pushed Southwest Colorado back into severe drought. Since Oct. 8, the U.S. Drought Monitor has shown the Four Corners at level D2, or severe drought, the third-worst...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Halloween expected to bring a ‘real taste of winter’

An Arctic storm is expected to bring below-freezing temperatures for trick-or-treaters to endure on Halloween night in Southwest Colorado. The National Weather Service expects the storm to bring...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two incoming storms could alleviate prolonged dry spell

A few chances to reverse Southwest Colorado’s prolonged dry spell are on the way Friday through Sunday. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction is reporting two weather systems making their...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fall colors expected to peak in coming days

Autumn is here, but the fall colors that dress the San Juan Mountains in a golden hue have, for the most part, been late to the party. But that’s all expected to change in the coming days and...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will the rain come? Thunderstorms possible this week

Afternoon thunderstorms could return to the region this week, bringing some much-needed precipitation. The first chance of rain is Tuesday evening, and the National Weather Service predicts a...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire danger increases in Southwest Colorado

The National Weather Service has issued a “fire weather watch” for Southwest Colorado as the combination of dry weather and increased chances of lightning enter the region this week. The fire...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Monsoonal rains blocked in Southwest Colorado; dry spell continues

Monsoonal rains did not materialize much this summer in the Four Corners, and the El Niño weather phenomenon that favors a wetter-than-normal winter is also over. “A more persistent high-pressure...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flight cancellations at Durango airport more than double

The number of flight cancellations at Durango-La Plata County Airport has more than doubled this year because of harsh snowstorms and summer thunderstorms. United Airlines and American Airlines...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Monsoon arrives, bringing risk of flooding

Grab an umbrella and raincoat: The monsoon has arrived. And with the seasonal storms, an increased chance of flooding below the 416 Fire burn scar. While new vegetation has greened up parts of the...

DATE: July 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Heat wave may be receding in Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado will soon receive a reprieve from above-average temperatures. A high-pressure system sitting over the region is blamed for the above-average temperatures, including nine days so...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowpack is 3,328% above average, but there’s a catch

Yes, Southwest Colorado’s snowpack is listed at 3,328% above historic averages for this time of year. But no, that doesn’t tell the whole story about the remaining snow high in the San Juan...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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