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Drought Information Statement from NWS-Pueblo

Drought Information Statement from NWS-Pueblo

January 13, 2022…Drought Conditions Deepen across Southeast Colorado SYNOPSIS: After a very warm and dry start to the 2022 Water-Year (October 1-September 30), snow accumulation started in earnest in early December, with several passing weather systems bringing abundant mountain precipitation through the middle and end of December. By the end of the month, state wide snowpack […]

2021 Climate Year in Review for Southern Colorado

2021 Climate Year in Review for Southern Colorado

  January of 2021 saw several passing weather systems throughout the first half of the month across south central and southeast Colorado. These systems brought cool temperatures and beneficial moisture and snowfall, along with bouts of strong winds and blowing dust to portions of the southeast plains, before warmer and drier conditions returned for the […]

Lamar Utility Board Plans for Equipment Replacements for 2022 Goal

Lamar Utility Board Plans for Equipment Replacements for 2022 Goal

  One of the goals for the Lamar Light Plant for 2022 is an upgrade to equipment at the substation.  Light Plant Superintendent Houssin Hourieh, told the board during its January 11th meeting, the 69kv-4 Breaker ring bus upgrade and the SCADA system upgrade has been completed and 2022 plans call for an upgrade to […]

Snow Relief for 2021

Snow Relief for 2021

  The long dry spell for precipitation came to an end for the High Plains, right at the tail end of 2021 with snow developing across the region shortly after 11pm on Friday, December 31st.  The snow continued through the New Year’s day, leaving an estimated average of from 3-4 inches of powder which will […]

Drought Persists and Deepens across South Central and Southeast Colorado

Drought Persists and Deepens across South Central and Southeast Colorado

Drought Information Statement, December 19, 2021 SYNOPSIS: November of 2021 was a very warm and dry month across most of south central and southeast Colorado, as well as the state as a whole, with November of 2021 coming in as the 3rd warmest and 11th driest November on record in Colorado. Despite a good dose of […]

Fierce Winds Rip Southeast Colorado

Fierce Winds Rip Southeast Colorado

  Shortly before 9am, on December 15th, what had been a generally quiet morning abruptly changed when hurricane force winds tore across the high plains with a registered gust of 107mph in Lamar according to the Pueblo National Weather Service.  The storm system had been forecast by as much as a day beforehand, but response […]

Wind Storm Advisory for S.E. Colorado for Dec. 15.

Wind Storm Advisory for S.E. Colorado for Dec. 15.

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE – National Weather Service Pueblo CO – 353 AM MST Tue Dec 14 2021 …HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 5 PM MST WEDNESDAY… * WHAT…West winds 35 to 50 mph with gusts 60 to 80 mph expected. * WHERE…the Southeast Colorado Plains. * WHEN…From 7 AM to 5 […]

NWS Pueblo Fall Weather Summary

NWS Pueblo Fall Weather Summary

  The Meteorological Fall Summary (September, October and November) of 2021 started out mainly warm and dry across south central and southeast Colorado, save for a few passing weather systems which brought passing showers and thunderstorms, along with brief cool downs to the region. October of 2021 followed a similar pattern as previous months, being […]

Update on Wind Turbine Longevity from LUB

Update on Wind Turbine Longevity from LUB

  Through the end of October, the plant’s wind turbines have generated 10,729.10 MWh’s of electricity which is about 2.89% lower than the same period a year ago.  Crews discovered trace amounts of metal shavings in the gearbox filter of turbine T-4 and they will flush and replace the gearbox oil.  The turbines have an […]

Flood Risk Study Focuses on Prowers County

Flood Risk Study Focuses on Prowers County

    Residents of Prowers County – There is a flood risk study underway for select areas in the County, which involves collecting field survey measurements along portions of various streams. You may see surveyors or project staff from AECOM or Michael Baker walking portions of the stream channel or parking alongside the road and collecting measurements at […]

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Week Ending Nov 14, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Week Ending Nov 14, 2021

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Another dry week allowed harvest and fieldwork to continue, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Statewide, soil moisture supplies declined and precipitation was mainly confined to the high country. In northeastern and east central counties, corn and sorghum harvest was nearly complete and sunflower […]

Flood Risk Study Focuses on Prowers County

Flood Risk Study Focuses on Prowers County

  Residents of Prowers County – There is a flood risk study underway for select areas in the County, which involves collecting field survey measurements along portions of various streams. You may see surveyors or project staff from AECOM or Michael Baker walking portions of the stream channel or parking alongside the road and collecting measurements at stream […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT-NWS Pueblo – November 11, 2021

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT-NWS Pueblo – November 11, 2021

    Drought Conditions Deepen across South Central and Southeast Colorado SYNOPSIS: Warm and generally dry weather experienced from the late summer through mid fall has allowed for drought conditions to develop and deepen across south central and southeast Colorado. With that said, the latest US Drought Monitor (issued Thursday, November 11th, 2021) continues to […]

Colorado and US Crop Production Highlights as of November 1, 2021

Colorado and US Crop Production Highlights as of November 1, 2021

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Based on November 1st conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 150.96 million bushels, up 23 percent from last year’s 122.96 million bushels, according to the November 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The 1.11 million acres expected to be […]

October 2021 Drought Information Update from Pueblo NWS

October 2021 Drought Information Update from Pueblo NWS

  Drought continues to develop across South Central and Southeast Colorado SYNOPSIS: A warm and generally dry September and October has allowed for drought conditions to continue to develop and deepen across south central and southeast Colorado. The latest US Drought Monitor (issued Thursday, October 21st, 2021) indicates extreme drought (D3) conditions across extreme south […]