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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 […]

Lamar Council Okays Street Name Change, Liquor Permits

Lamar Council Okays Street Name Change, Liquor Permits

    The Lamar City Council approved Resolution 22-06-01 renaming South 11th Street to Thunder Drive to match the recent change of the Lamar High School’s mascot to Lamar Thunder during its June 13th meeting.  The street runs north/south connecting Savage Avenue to Yucca Drive.  The new, official mailing address for the high school will […]

Spring of 2022 Review from NWS - Recent Storm Pix

Spring of 2022 Review from NWS – Recent Storm Pix

  The start of meteorological spring (March, April and May) started out and ended warm and dry, with periods of cold and wet weather the rule throughout the rest of March, as several weather systems brought cool and unsettled weather to south central and southeast Colorado. Occasional breezy to windy conditions also brought periods of […]

Chilly and Wet Forecast Doesn’t Deter Turnout for 2022 Lamar Days

Chilly and Wet Forecast Doesn’t Deter Turnout for 2022 Lamar Days

    You can only plan around the weather here in southeast Colorado.  That’s what the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Rod Run organizers, parade entrees and various vendors had to do in light of the forecast for this past Friday and Saturday for Lamar Days, 2022. But, no matter the weather, folks turn out!  The […]

West Boat Ramp Closed at John Martin Reservoir State Park Due to Low Water

West Boat Ramp Closed at John Martin Reservoir State Park Due to Low Water

HASTY, Colo. – Low water has forced Colorado Parks and Wildlife to close the West Boat Ramp at John Martin Reservoir State Park to use by trailers. Hand-launched craft such as canoes and kayaks can continue launching. “Guests are invited to launch their boats from the East Boat Ramp, as it still has adequate water to […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT from Pueblo NWS

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT from Pueblo NWS

Drought Continues across South Central and Southeast Colorado   SYNOPSIS: April of 2022 was a warm, windy and dry month across south central and especially southeast Colorado, as weather systems moved mainly north of the area, bringing very windy weather and mainly dry weather to southern Colorado. This dry and very windy pattern brought critical […]

Dust Storm Results in Seven Vehicle Pile-Up

Dust Storm Results in Seven Vehicle Pile-Up

  A multi-car crash occurred shortly after 2pm this past Friday, April 29th on Highway 50 about five miles west of Lamar. First responders found zero-visibility due to blowing dust as multiple responders reported to the emergency.  Westbound highway 50 was completely blocked by the crash and eastbound was shut down shortly after due to […]

LUB Receives Update on Prairie Fire Damage

LUB Receives Update on Prairie Fire Damage

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, told LUB members during their April 26th meeting, the plant was notified by Las Animas authorities on Tuesday, April 12th that some of the 69kv line structures east of Las Animas were burning.  The fire began near the tree dump and sewer lagoon and spread eastward.  Three […]