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Storms settle into region, bringing threat of flash floods

Two storms moving into Southwest Colorado are setting up what could be perfect conditions for flash flooding and debris flows from the 416 Fire burn scar. The National Weather Service in Grand...

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

Flash-flood warning in effect for La Plata County

A flash-flood warning is in effect for La Plata County until 7:15 p.m., according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. The warning was sent at about 4:15 p.m. The Weather Service said...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Monsoon rains a no-show so far in Southwest Colorado

Despite a modest amount of rainfall in Southwest Colorado over the past few weeks, weather observers say there has been no sign of a typical monsoon pattern settling into the region. “We’ve seen...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

California fires bring hazy skies to Durango

Durango’s hazy skies Monday morning can be attributed to the large fires burning in California, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. Dennis Phillips, a meteorologist for the...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drier weekend expected after Friday flood scare

Southwest Colorado may see some isolated thunderstorms this weekend. However, the chance for rain strong enough to trigger a flash-flood warning like the one that had emergency officials scrambling...

DATE: July 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drought remains, but rains put dent in Southwest fire danger

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The threat of wildfire in the American Southwest has been significantly dampened by the monsoon season, but national fire and climatology experts said Wednesday the region is...

DATE: July 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Cleared of mud, County Road 203 is fully reopen

Here’s the latest on the rain and mudslides in the Animas Valley. 5 p.m. La Plata County Road 203 was cleared of mud, silt and some debris and fully reopened around 4 p.m., said Butch Knowlton,...

DATE: July 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Heavy rain brings down mud, debris from 416 Fire burn area

HERMOSA – Tuesday’s skies unleashed a torrent of rain in the north Animas Valley, a second bite from a monsoon season made frightful by the 416 Fire. Water a foot deep flowed around the Country...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Heat radiates across Southwest; Death Valley hottest

PHOENIX – Scorching heat radiated across the U.S. Southwest on Tuesday, setting record highs in California’s Death Valley, Thermal and Palm Springs in a week that forecasters say could prove to be...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Odds are El Niño, precipitation will return

Southwest Colorado may escape the arid grip of the La Niña weather pattern, with forecasters saying there’s a good chance El Niño, and the moisture it brings, will return this fall. One of the...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Highway 550, county roads reopen after debris flows caused closures

Updated at 6:40 p.m. U.S. Highway 550, County Road 250, County Road 250C and County Roads 203 all reopened about 6:30 p.m., said Megan Graham, La Plata County spokeswoman. Debris crossing U.S....

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Southwest swelters with temperatures up to 120 degrees

An excessive heat warning was issued for a broad swath of the Southwest U.S. Monday with temperatures expected to approach 120 degrees. Southwest Colorado will be hot, but it won’t see...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News