LA JUNTA, Colo. (AP) - Another day of severe weather is expected after a tornado caused minor damage when it touched down briefly in La Junta on the Colorado eastern plains. National Weather Service spokeswoman Nezette Rydell said the tornado knocked down power poles in an industrial park near La... more »
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Utility companies in northern New England report that more than 40,000 customers are without power as strong storms move through the area. More than 17,000 are without power in Maine on Sunday night, and more than 13,000 are without electricity in New Hampshire. In Vermont, there... more »
DENVER (AP) - High winds sweeping across Colorado's Front Range forced the diversion of 17 flights scheduled to land at Denver International Airport.
DIA spokeswoman Laura Coale says 11 flights were diverted to Colorado Springs Airport, five went to Cheyenne Regional Airport and one was sent to Fort Collins-Loveland... more »
With all the talk about tornadoes following the massive and very powerful tornado that hit Oklahoma earlier this week, I wanted to give you an idea of how common tornadoes are in Colorado.
We have accurate tornado records in the United States back to 1950, and from then to... more »
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Emergency officials in Kansas are monitoring a reported tornado in the Wichita area. The National Weather Service is describing the twister as "large, violent and extremely dangerous." Meteorologists say it was located on the southwest side of Wichita around 3:45 p.m. local time Sunday and was... more »
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder is taking to the skies in airplane to see whether it can collect enough information over the Colorado Rockies to provide additional warning time to people who may be in the way of potentially deadly storms. Researchers are... more »
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Major stretches of river have already gone dry, farmers are leaving their land fallow and cities are clamping down on water use, but things in New Mexico just went from bad to worse Thursday. The latest drought map put together by federal forecasters shows New Mexico... more »
Thursday morning rain and higher elevation snow is sliding south along the I-25 corridor and extending east along and south of Highway 24. That rain will continue its southward trek, but some weakening of the rain's intensity is possible due to a downslope wind off the Palmer Divide. Even still,... more »
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Xcel Energy hopes it can save its customers money with the help of more extensive weather forecasting from the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder. NCAR and Minneapolis-based Xcel announced Wednesday that they are furthering their partnership to use weather predictions to improve the efficiency... more »
A Flash Flood Watch will be active from Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon for the Waldo Canyon burn scar, El Paso county , Teller county and the Rampart Range. Moderate to heavy rain is possible and that could create flash flooding, especially over and around the burn area. If flooding... more »