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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. – John Martin Reservoir State Park has closed its West Boat Ramp to trailer launching due to low water levels. It has become too difficult to launch vessels from the ramp because the end of the concrete boat ramp will soon be completely exposed. To protect the safety of boating guests, Park Manager […]

Lamar Utility Board Reviews Meter Use, Recaps LPR Clean-Up

Lamar Utility Board Reviews Meter Use, Recaps LPR Clean-Up

      Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, brought the Lamar Utility Board up to date on a brief history of tracking numbers for customer meters which has been performed every month of May since 1999.  That month, there were 5,778 connected meters for 4,056 customers with a high in 2003 of 5,836 connected […]

Friday Night Winds Strike Lamar

Friday Night Winds Strike Lamar

    Considerable damage was done to homes, businesses and some vehicles in Lamar Friday Night, night, July 9th, when fierce winds and possibly several microbursts swept across portions of the High Plains in Prowers County and other sections of this area. The Lamar Inn on North Main Street may have suffered the most damage […]

Pueblo NWS Drought Information Statement-June 29, 2021

Pueblo NWS Drought Information Statement-June 29, 2021

  Southeast Colorado Remains Drought Free SYNOPSIS: Spring storm systems provided abundant precipitation to portions of south central Colorado, and especially southeastern Colorado, where precipitation accumulations through out the month of May totaled 3 to 4 inches, along with pockets of 6 to 7 inches of precipitation recorded across the southeast mountains. While the beginning […]

Rain, How Much & Where

Rain, How Much & Where

    The usual speculation of how much precipitation we’ve received in southeast Colorado always follows a heavy rain or one that is at least moderate and lasts for more than a day or two.  We’ve had that occasion to speculate this past May and just this past Memorial Day weekend.  It may have rained […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT-National Weather Service - May 20 2021

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT-National Weather Service – May 20 2021

      Spring Storms Bring Abundant Moisture to Eastern Colorado  SYNOPSIS:  Late winter and early spring storm systems have provided abundant and much needed moisture to eastern Colorado. Precipitation through the middle of May is also proving up to task, thus far, with widespread 2-to-3-inch amounts recorded across southeastern Colorado, along with pockets of […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT from Pueblo NWS

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT from Pueblo NWS

  March Storms Bring Beneficial Moisture to southern Colorado  SYNOPSIS:  Several storm systems moving across the Rockies through the month of March provided beneficial and much needed precipitation to much of south central and southeast Colorado. This is especially true across southeast Colorado, which recorded widespread precipitation amounts of 1 to 2 inches throughout the […]

Governor Polis Statement on USDA Disaster Designation

Governor Polis Statement on USDA Disaster Designation

DENVER – Governor Jared Polis released a statement following this month’s designation of 63 Colorado counties as primary agricultural disaster areas by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The disaster declaration is due to recent drought in the area. Colorado’s recent record snowfall along the Front Range and Eastern Plains did not deliver enough […]

Winter Weather Assessment, 2020-2021 from Pueblo National Weather Service

Winter Weather Assessment, 2020-2021 from Pueblo National Weather Service

  Meteorological Winter of 2020-21 (December, January and February) started with ebbs and flows of temperatures, as a several passing weather systems through the month of December brought beneficial moisture and snowfall, especially to portions of the southeast mountains and plains, along with some briefly cooler temperatures, before warmer and drier conditions returned across the […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, February 2021

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, February 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Drought maintained its grip across the state, but seasonal moisture during February brought a little relief to areas and improved soil moisture, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northeastern counties, winter wheat benefitted from snow cover and received moisture was welcome throughout the district. […]

NWS Pueblo Issues Winter Storm Watch for SE Colorado

NWS Pueblo Issues Winter Storm Watch for SE Colorado

Winter Storm Watch URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE for Western Kiowa County-Eastern Kiowa County- Las Animas Vicinity/Bent County-Lamar Vicinity/Prowers County-Springfield Vicinity/Baca County- Fri Feb 12 2021 A WINTER STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON… * WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches possible. * WHERE…Kiowa, Bent, […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT-NWS Pueblo-January 15, 2021

  Some Improvements in the Drought Across Southeast Colorado  SYNOPSIS  After a very warm and generally dry November, a few passing storm systems in December and through January thus far, have brought some beneficial precipitation to portions of the southeast plains.  With that said, the latest US Drought Monitor, issued Thursday January 14th 2021, indicates […]

LUB Starts Work for 2021

LUB Starts Work for 2021

  The Lamar Utilities Board began their 2021 meeting sessions on Tuesday, January 12th continuing to observe pandemic protocols. Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh informed the board of continuing upgrades to sections of the plant including the 5-4kv distribution circuits power protection relays in the plant. The current relays date back to the 1960s. No […]

2020 Climate Year in Review across Southern Colorado- Pueblo NWS

2020 Climate Year in Review across Southern Colorado- Pueblo NWS

January of 2020 was a generally warm and dry month across the region, save for a few passing weather systems within a mainly west to northwest flow pattern, bringing spotty precipitation to the higher terrain along the Continental Divide. February started out where January left off, warm and dry across south central and southeast Colorado, […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT-NWS-December 25, 2020

    Moderate to Exceptional Drought Persists Across South Central and Southeast Colorado SYNOPSIS… November of 2020 was a very warm and generally dry month across south central and southeast Colorado, as well as the state as a whole, with the Colorado Climate Center indicating November of 2020 as the 7th warmest and 42nd driest […]