Weather science

Fire on Navajo Nation goes from 300 to 3,000 acres in one day

FARMINGTON – A wildfire on the Navajo Nation has grown to more than 3,000 acres in size and was 0% contained as of Monday, fueled by dry conditions and high winds during the last two days. The...

DATE: June 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Rain or shine: Volunteer network helps track drought

FARMINGTON – For the last 13 years, Joe Ward has walked out to his backyard every morning at 7 a.m. and inspected a small cylinder for any drops of precipitation. He records each entry online,...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Monsoon-like storms set to continue in La Plata County

Wondering what is up with the weather? Durango’s humidity reached around 25% Saturday, and the city’s recent afternoon showers are similar to monsoon season – only the season hasn’t officially...

DATE: May 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Yes, it really is quieter when it snows. Here’s why

The silence after a snowstorm isn’t just your imagination – those tiny flakes trap the sounds of your surroundings. Chris Bianchi, a meteorologist at Weather Nation, described the phenomenon as a...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scattered, light snow expected in San Juan Mountains

Winter storms are expected to tease the San Juan Mountains with snow throughout the weekend, dropping fewer than 5 inches above 8,000 feet, according to the National Weather Service in Grand...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Heavy snow, strong winds predicted for San Juan Mountains

Snow is on its way to Southwest Colorado, meteorologists predict, and the Colorado Department of Transportation is preparing for slick conditions in the southern San Juan Mountains. A winter storm...

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

Winter weather misses Southwest Colorado; cold expected

Cold temperatures and wet conditions could make for difficult travel in the high country this weekend as a dayslong storm moves out of Southwest Colorado, according to meteorologists with the...

DATE: Nov. 29, 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

Southwest Colorado is getting hotter, experts say

Southwest Colorado is hotter than it once was, and experts say they have data and anecdotal evidence to prove it. Global average temperatures peaked worldwide in July, making it the hottest July...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Simple tweak to radar could improve weather forecasting in region

Once blind spots for weather radar, Southwest Colorado and the Four Corners may soon show up on the map. The National Weather Service is proposing to lower the elevation of one of its radar systems...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tracking lightning, from sky to the ground

Lightning is the No. 1 cause of wildfire ignitions in Southwest Colorado. But when a lightning bolt strikes in the vast expanse of the San Juan Mountains, how do fire agencies know how to track it...

DATE: Aug. 23, 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

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