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Strong thunderstorm headed for 416 Fire burn scar

A potentially strong thunderstorm is headed for the 416 Fire burn scar, prompting flood warnings Thursday afternoon. The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement that said...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forecasters call for drier-than-average monsoon

Southwest Colorado appears to be headed into a dry spell, and even the monsoon may be drier than average, according to the National Weather Service. There is a slight chance of thunderstorms with...

DATE: July 4, 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

Public can view radar from station on Missionary Ridge

Information from a temporary radar system north of Durango is now available to be viewed by the public. La Plata County officials released a public link to view the imagery, which can be accessed...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Warm weather, scattered storms predicted this weekend

Those planning to make it outside this weekend are in store for warm weather with scattered storms. For the weekend, the National Weather Service in Grand Junction said Southwest Colorado can...

DATE: June 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

As temperatures warm, Animas River swells, prompting flooding concerns

Get ready for some high flows, and potential flooding, on the streams and rivers around Southwest Colorado as temperatures heat up. After one of the largest snowpacks in recent history this winter...

DATE: June 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Memorial Day rain expected in Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado’s wet spring should continue, with a rainy Memorial Day expected. Also, June, typically the region’s driest month, will likely see more rain than normal. Kris Sanders,...

DATE: May 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm moves out, making way for sunny skies this weekend

The snow and rain that loomed this week over Southwest Colorado made a graceful exit early Friday, making way for clear skies and warming temperatures this weekend – just in time the 48th annual...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sure, it’s a little snowy now, but cyclists will have better weather Saturday

After nearly a week of rain and snow in Southwest Colorado, it appears the weather gods are going to cooperate for the 48th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. The last week has featured an erratic...

DATE: May 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spring storm zaps Durango, Mancos and Cortez with snow

A spring storm brought snow Monday morning to much of Southwest Colorado, including Durango, with the wet weather expected to continue through the day. The storm delivered about 5 inches in...

DATE: May 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Another wet week likely in Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado is in for another rainy week at lower elevations and late May snow at higher elevations, and the pattern of higher-than-normal precipitation is expected to extend through the...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

In the aftermath of avalanches, digging out will take time

While spring is in full swing in most of Southwest Colorado, impacts of heavy snowfall and unprecedented avalanche activity this winter are expected to be felt for months. “It’s more than just...

DATE: May 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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