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A rainy week expected in Southwest Colorado

Finally: A rainy week is expected ahead of us in Southwest Colorado. “Last week was the first sign of a transition from a summer to a fall and winter weather pattern, and you’ll see more of that...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado hits heat records in August, September

The sizzling heat in August and the first part of September has set records in Southwest Colorado, and the lack of moisture has increased the drought status from abnormally dry to moderate. “Due to...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Upper Pine fire to assist in hurricane response in Florida

The Upper Pine River Fire Protection District is sending two crew members and an ambulance to Florida to assist in emergency aid in anticipation of a hit from Hurricane Dorian. As a network...

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

When will Southwest Colorado receive relief from the heat?

The National Weather Service expects temperatures to remain in the upper 80s or lower 90s into next week in Durango. Meteorologists said residents can expect “warm, dry and breezy” conditions this...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire west of Monticello at 145 acres

The Peavine Canyon Fire, burning 45 miles west of Monticello, Utah, grew to 145 acres Sunday from 90 acres Saturday, but is burning with a low intensity that’s benefiting the forest habitat in the...

DATE: July 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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