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Skywarn Weather Spotter Training Dates

  FREE TRAINING…The National Weather Service in Pueblo provides SKYWARN weather spotter preparedness and training. Typically the sessions are scheduled from late March through early May each year, and are a cooperative effort of local government officials and the National Weather Service.  The sessions are FREE OF CHARGE and usually open to everyone, except when […]

A Warm and Wet 2015 for Southern Colorado

      2015 was a warm and wet year across south central and southeast Colorado. 2015 precipitation totals were bolstered by record setting late Spring and early Summer precipitation, which helped to end a multi-year drought across portions of southeast Colorado. With that said, 2015 has become one of the “Top 10”  warmest and […]

Drought Information Statement-Southeast Colorado Benefits from Warm/Wet October

October began with warm and dry conditions with several new daily maximum temperature records set across the area through the first half of the month. However, two moist Pacific weather systems brought some beneficial rain and higher elevation snowfall to areas along the Continental Divide and southeast Plains through the last half of the month, […]

Winter Storm to Affect Southern CO This Afternoon through Wednesday

  Updated: 600 AM MST, Tuesday, November 10th A potent weather system is still on track to bring snow, rain, and wind to southern Colorado.  The storm will first impact the Continental Divide this afternoon and spread eastward tonight. Significant snow accumulations will be probable along the Continental Divide from the Mosquito and eastern Sawatch Ranges […]

S.E. Colorado is Dryer, But Still Rated Drought Free

A Drought Information Statement from the National Weather Service indicates that as of September 12, 2015, despite some drying conditions, south central and southeast Colorado remains drought free. August was a generally warm and dry month across most of that region, save for some areas of precipitation across the southeast plains. The warmer and mainly […]

Southeast Colorado is Drought Free

Spring rains have upgraded the drought status of south central and southeast Colorado as Drought Free, according to the report released July 16 by the U.S. Drought Monitor. June precipitation totals across that region were near to slightly below normal across most of the southeast plains with slightly to well above normal precipitation experienced over […]

Summer Packs a Wet Wallop

Lamar and portions of southeast Colorado was hit by two intense storm systems this past Tuesday and Wednesday.  Last night’s storm saw sustained winds of 62mph, according to the National Weather Service out of Pueblo, and gusts up to 76mph which brought down numerous tree limbs and branches and leaves during the height of the […]

Rains Reducing Drought in S.E. Colorado

Drought Information Statement from National Weather Service Record to near record precipitation throughout May has ended the drought across most of southeastern Colorado.  A very stormy month has produced widespread rainfall of two to four inches across most of south central and southeast Colorado, with pockets of six to eight inches of rain recorded across […]

Hazardous Weather Alert for S.E. Colorado this Afternoon

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO   TRINIDAD VICINITY/WESTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY BELOW 7500 FT-CROWLEY COUNTY-LA JUNTA VICINITY/OTERO COUNTY-EASTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY-WESTERN KIOWA COUNTY-EASTERN KIOWA COUNTY-LAS ANIMAS VICINITY/BENT COUNTY-LAMAR VICINITY/PROWERS COUNTY-SPRINGFIELD VICINITY/BACA COUNTY- 1119 AM MDT WED APR 15 2015   THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL…EAST CENTRAL…SOUTH CENTRAL AND […]

Severe Drought Conditions Expanding in S.W. Colorado

The National Weather Service has updated the state Drought Impact Statement for this past month.  March of 2015 came in like a lion and left like a lamb across south central and southeast Colorado.  The weather pattern for February continued into March, cool and unsettled.  A much warmer and dry weather pattern developed through the […]

Storm Watch Upgraded to Winter Storm Warning by NWS

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO 314 PM MST FRI FEB 20 2015 NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 8500 AND 11000 FT- NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FEET- SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 7500 AND 11000 FT- SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT- WET MOUNTAINS […]

Snow is on the Way…Amounts Vary

  URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO 342 AM MST FRI FEB, 20, 2015   PUEBLO…WALSENBURG…ORDWAY…OLNEY SPRINGS…LA JUNTA… ROCKY FORD…EADS…SHERIDAN LAKE…LAS ANIMAS…LAMAR 342 AM MST FRI FEB 20 2015 …WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT… * LOCATION…THE WET MOUNTAINS…WET MOUNTAIN VALLEY…SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS…SPANISH […]

Winter Weather Advisory from National Wx Service

350 PM MST TUE JAN 20 2015 …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO MIDNIGHT MST WEDNESDAY NIGHT… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO MIDNIGHT MST WEDNESDAY NIGHT. * LOCATION…EL PASO…FREMONT…CUSTER…PUEBLO…CROWLEY…OTERO…KIOWA… BENT…AND PROWERS COUNTIES…INCLUDING COLORADO SPRINGS… […]

Drought Information Statement from NWS-Pueblo

 Drought Holding Steady for S.E. Colorado Last December was another month of temperature extremes across southeast Colorado with the first 25 days indicating temperatures well above the seasonal mean.  A strong arctic airmass invaded eastern Colorado bringing well below seasonal temperatures for the rest of the month.  Near to slightly below normal precipitations readings were […]

Drought Information Statement from NWS

November in Colorado experienced temperature extremes, starting out warm in the eastern Plains.  The month saw at or below normal precipitation across most of south central and southeastern Colorado, except for portions of the Continental Divide and the southeast mountains which saw well above normal precipitation. Despite generally below normal precipitation across much of the […]

Dust In and Warmth Out

  By now, the view of dust clouds moving into our area from over the plains is a familiar sight. This past Monday, November 10,  was especially significant as it also marked the end of the warm temperatures southeast Colorado has enjoyed for a period through the fall. The term Polar Vortex was not as […]

Drought Information Statement from NWS-Pueblo

  Widespread precipitation, running between one to three inches, has been recorded across much of the drought stricken southeastern Colorado Plains throughout the first two weeks of October. This, along with abundant summer precipitation associated with the southwest monsoon, has allowed for additional improvements in the multi-year drought across portions of south central and southeast […]

NWS Summer Weather Recap

    June through August began warm and dry across most of south central and southeast Colorado, save for some spotty heavy precipitation across the southeast plains due to early season thunderstorms. The southwest monsoon kicked in early and was very active through that month, leading to abundant and much needed precipitation across the area, […]

Drought Information Statement from NWS-Pueblo

Early Start for Summer Monsoon Brings Some Drought Relief to S.E. Colorado June was a warm and dry month for south central and southeast Colorado, except for some spotty but beneficial moisture to the plains.  However, with a fairly early start to the summer monsoons season, July brought much more needed precipitation to the drought […]

Latest Drought Information Statement from NWS-Pueblo

  Spring thunderstorms across the area brought some spotty but beneficial moisture to portion of the southeast Colorado plains over the past few months.  This moisture, however, was not widespread enough to put a dent in the severe to exceptional drought that has gripped portions of the southeast Colorado over the past few years. With […]