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Red flag warning issued for Southwest Colorado

Critical fire conditions in the southwestern corner of Colorado, including the city of Cortez, have led the National Weather Service to issue a red flag warning from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday....

DATE: Sept. 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 23 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

What will La Niña mean for winter in Southwest Colorado?

Avid skiers, sit down – could 2020 bring any more bad news? Yes, of course: The Climate Prediction Center forecasts a 75% chance of a La Niña winter forming from December through February. La Niña...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Here today, gone tomorrow: A glimpse of winter has some digging out coats, gloves

The unusual early September storm that put a frosting on the peaks of the San Juan Mountains won’t have a second punch – with above-normal highs expected to return to Southwest Colorado by...

DATE: Sept. 10, 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

Winter storm warning issued for Southwest Colorado high country

After weeks of highs in the 90s, Southwest Coloradans can expect to see a frosting of snow in the San Juan Mountains on Wednesday morning – with rain expected in Durango and Cortez. “I would say it...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfire smoke prompts air-quality alert for Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado residents woke up Monday to a red sun and hazy air caused by out-of-state wildfires that prompted an air-quality alert, according to the National Weather Service. An air-quality...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drought worsens; monsoonal rains miss Four Corners again

Drought conditions have worsened in Southwest Colorado, causing a string of record-breaking temperatures, irrigation shortages and decreased crop yields. On Aug. 25, Montezuma County went from a...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Isolated showers expected for next week in Southwest Colorado

After weeks of heat and parched conditions, Southwest Colorado can expect to see isolated rain showers for a good portion of the coming week. Dennis Phillips, meteorologist with the National...

DATE: Aug. 23, 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

Heavy rains have CDOT cautioning about rock falls

Heavy monsoonal rains are expected in Southwest Colorado through Tuesday, prompting the National Weather Service to issue an unusual situation report to alert the public and first-responders to be...

DATE: July 26, 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

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

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