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2023 High Plains Snow Goose Festival

2023 High Plains Snow Goose Festival

  Alison Kondler is this year’s keynote speaker for the 2023 Snow Goose Festival in Lamar.  Kondler is a Denver-based Audubon Master Birder, a naturalist who offers a level of comedy to her lectures.  Website followers can access her at Birdingbyear.com. Her presentation will be held on Saturday, February 4th at the Lamar High School […]

2022 Weather Year in Review Across Southern Colorado

2022 Weather Year in Review Across Southern Colorado

  January started out cold and snowy across south central and southeast Colorado, as a passing storm system brought the first snow of the year across portions of south central and southeast Colorado on New Year’s Day. Upper level ridging building in behind the New Year’s storm system brought warmer and drier conditions for the […]

NWS Pueblo - DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT

NWS Pueblo – DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT

  Drought Conditions Persist across Southeast Colorado   SYNOPSIS:   An up and down weather pattern was experienced across the region through the first half of November, as a few passing weather systems brought cool and unsettled weather, along with periods of warm and dry conditions to south central and southeast Colorado. A pattern shift […]

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE - National Weather Service Pueblo CO

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE – National Weather Service Pueblo CO

  WIND CHILL WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING   This alert pertains to regions of southeast Colorado including the six counties in the immediate region. * WHAT…Dangerously cold wind chills possible. Wind chills as low as 45 below zero. * WHERE… The I-25 corridor and the eastern plains. * WHEN…From Wednesday evening […]

‘Tis the Season for Sober Rides: CDOT Begins Multiweek Holiday DUI enforcement

‘Tis the Season for Sober Rides: CDOT Begins Multiweek Holiday DUI enforcement

  36% of traffic fatalities in 2022 involve impairment Statewide — ‘Tis the season…for safe and sober rides. From Dec. 8-20, the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Colorado State Patrol and 65 local law enforcement agencies are coming together for the Holiday Parties high-visibility DUI enforcement period, reminding Coloradans to hand over the keys if […]

Fall of 2022 Southeast Colorado Weather Review

Fall of 2022 Southeast Colorado Weather Review

  The start of meteorological fall 2022 (September, October and November) saw predominate west to southwest flow aloft across the region through the month. This kept generally warm temperatures in place across south central and southeast Colorado, with a few passing systems bringing a few days of cooler temperatures, especially across the eastern plains, with […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – October 6, 2022

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – October 6, 2022

  National Weather Service National Weather Service Pueblo Co – Improvement in drought conditions continues across south central Colorado while drying is noted across the far southeast Plains SYNOPSIS: Predominate west to southwest flow aloft across the region through September kept generally warm temperatures in place, with a few passing weather systems bringing a few days […]

Arkansas River Report for September 29, 2022

Arkansas River Report for September 29, 2022

    Arkansas River Basin drought conditions continue to improve, with the U.S. Drought Monitor showing moderate drought in small portions of the lower basin and drought-free to “abnormally dry” conditions across the rest of the basin.   Precipitation The CoCoRaHS (Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow) Network reports the following precipitation amounts for the […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – NWS Pueblo

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – NWS Pueblo

Improvements in Drought Conditions continue across South Central and Southeast Colorado   SYNOPSIS: The North American Monsoon remained active across south central and southeast Colorado throughout the month of August, bringing periods of abundant moisture and bouts of heavy rainfall across the region. With that said, the latest US Drought Monitor issued Thursday, September 15th […]

Improvement in Southeastern Colorado Drought

Improvement in Southeastern Colorado Drought

  Monsoon Moisture Brings Continued Improvements in Drought Conditions across South Central and Southeast Colorado   SYNOPSIS: July of 2022 was a warm and wet month across south central and southeast Colorado, as the southwest summer monsoon brought periods of abundant moisture and bouts of heavy rainfall across the region. The monsoon has remained active […]

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, 8-21-2022

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, 8-21-2022

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Cooler than average temperatures and scattered precipitation were observed across the State last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 58 percent of the State is under drought conditions, equal to the previous week. Twenty-four percent of the State […]

CPW Orders Emergency Fish Salvage at Queens Reservoir as Drought Intensifies

CPW Orders Emergency Fish Salvage at Queens Reservoir as Drought Intensifies

  LAMAR, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife on Monday ordered an emergency public fish salvage at Queens Reservoir about 15 miles north of Lamar in Kiowa County due to declining water levels related to intensifying drought conditions. Queens is a warm water irrigation storage reservoir as part of the Great Plains Reservoir system that […]

Southern Plains Drought and Heat Webinar Scheduled

Southern Plains Drought and Heat Webinar Scheduled

NOAA’s National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) are hosting two webinars on July 21 in collaboration with their Federal, Tribal, State, and local partners. 3-4:45pm ET/2-3:45pm CT/1-2:45pm MT/12-1:45pm PT The webinars will provide the latest information on current drought, heat, and fire conditions and forecasts, as well […]

Improvements in Drought Conditions across South Central and Southeast Colorado

Improvements in Drought Conditions across South Central and Southeast Colorado

      June of 2022 saw a rollercoaster of temperatures and precipitation across south central and southeast Colorado, where several passing weather systems brought bouts of cold and stormy conditions, along with bouts of warm and dry conditions. The latter half of the month also saw an early start to the monsoon season, especially across […]

Repairs Underway for Flood Erosion for Willow Creek

Repairs Underway for Flood Erosion for Willow Creek

  The various thunderstorms from last week took their toll on a portion of the bank of Willow Creek, etching out tons of dirt from the east side of the east bank, about 200 yards north of the Memorial Avenue bridge when the creek rapidly expanded its capacity to carry water within the confines of […]