April 16, 2013 6:50 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - Snowy rooftops in April, if even just a trace, are a good sign when it comes to the drought. There may not be enough moisture to actually help irrigate the lawn, but the freezing cold temperatures have kept most of us from turning on the sprinklers.
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March 24, 2013 5:30 PM
When weather conditions get too bad to drive, CDOT makes the decision to close the roads.
That's what happened yesterday on many roads, including I-25 between Pueblo and Fountain. Some of you asked us on Facebook why the road didn't close sooner, saying it was extremely dangerous. Those with CDOT... more »
February 27, 2013 1:50 AM
As of 10 p.m. Tuesday, 60 students from Miami Yoder were stuck at school because of hazardous road conditions.
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says the students are safe at school with faculty and staff who will ride the storm out with them.
Automated phone messages were... more »
February 23, 2013 7:23 PM
DENVER (AP) - Meteorologists say heavy snow and high winds are expected in the Denver area and in northeastern Colorado on Saturday night and early Sunday, likely creating dangerous road conditions and causing delays at Denver International Airport. The National Weather Service says as much as 6 to 10 inches... more »
February 18, 2013 11:36 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Scientists point to both scant recent snowfall in parts of the country and this month's whopper of a Northeast blizzard as potential global warming signs. How can that be? The answer lies in atmospheric physics. Experts say the warmer atmosphere can hold, and dump, more moisture. Two... more »
January 30, 2013 12:45 AM
The flakes are flying and with temperatures dropping, it's getting icy in Colorado Springs-- so icy that as of 8:30 PM, police moved to 'cold reporting status'. Translation: if you're in an accident with no drugs, alcohol, or injuries, you have 72 hours to report it to police.
A lot... more »
December 27, 2012 7:09 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - In light of the recent winter storms, emergency managers in Colorado Springs are encouraging everyone to take the necessary steps to stay safe.
Ken Hughlett, the Emergency Management Coordinator for the Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management says blizzards and snow storms can be life threatening... more »
December 25, 2012 11:57 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Nasty weather is already complicating travel in parts of the U.S., with forecasts of snow, thunderstorms and more threatening a sloppy Christmas Day from Texas to Florida. In Oklahoma, authorities were already warning would-be travelers to stay home Tuesday as freezing rain and sleet caused a... more »
December 19, 2012 5:15 PM
It was slow driving in Pueblo today, like many other areas of Southern Colorado. CDOT had about 80 different trucks out in the region. They will work till all main roads are clear and the storm is over. Drivers tell us, even if they're running late, they try to stay... more »
October 14, 2012 5:35 PM
The inside of an abandoned building burns in downtown Colorado Springs, and the fire department says they believe it was set by transients. We found out the colder the weather gets, the more chances the homeless will take to stay warm.
"They did make a choice of breaking and... more »
October 6, 2012 7:42 PM
Unless you're pretty thick-skinned, you probably had to pull out your jacket or coat today, but have you prepared your home for the cold weather? Workers at Big R in Pueblo say it's better to get all of your supplies ahead of time.
Don't wait until it starts to snow... more »
October 6, 2012 1:16 AM
As the first hard freeze of the year draws closer, folks across southern Colorado are preparing for the big chill.
Wintry weather's just around the corner and history shows we're right on schedule; the first freeze usually hits Colorado Springs around October 1st, and Pueblo just a week later.... more »
April 29, 2012 12:41 AM
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A man was killed and five other people seriously injured when high winds swept through a beer tent where 200 people were gathered after a Cardinals game in St. Louis. Seventeen were hospitalized and up to 100 people were treated at the scene after straight-line winds... more »
April 27, 2012 8:59 PM
It was around 2:30 in the morning. Josh Brown and his family were sound asleep. "I heard a loud crunch and woke up just in time to see the roof come off the house," said Brown.
A rare nighttime tornado roared through the town of Chivington, about 40 miles... more »
April 20, 2012 7:49 AM
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) - An Afghan official says a U.S. Army helicopter that crashed went down in bad weather as it was racing to the site of a suicide bombing against a police checkpoint. The American military has confirmed the Black Hawk crashed on a nighttime mission Thursday, and initial... more »
March 28, 2012 7:47 PM
Our warm weather is great for some businesses.
We all enjoy spending time outdoors on beautiful days, so we have a look at what the sunshine means for the bottom line.
Most people crave sweets any time of the year, regardless of the weather, but this March, ice... more »
March 25, 2012 9:28 PM
Several people took advantage of Sunday's beautiful weather to visit Pueblo's Riverwalk.
Everyone got to enjoy fun and food in these warm temps. Pat Nier of Colorado Springs says her family isn't planning any long distance trips this year.
She visited Pueblo with her husband and her dog, Bailey.... more »
March 2, 2012 6:30 AM
The snow that was supposed to hit overnight was mostly a no show. Dry air took the power out of the storm and left us with only a little snow and nothing much to report on the roads across Southern Colorado.
We will see occasional snow flurries throughout the... more »
February 11, 2012 6:35 PM
The snowfall across Colorado Springs has been light but persistent, steadily falling since about 4:30 this morning. City, state and county snowplows have been out just as long clearing the snow and putting down anti-skid material on the roads.
For the most part, the major roads are clear and... more »
February 3, 2012 9:26 AM
A strong storm continues to impact Colorado causing icy roads, cancelled flights and dozens of school and business closings and event cancellations.
Highway 24 is closed from Colorado Springs to Limon.
Snow totals range from just an inch or two in western portions of Colorado Springs and in... more »
December 22, 2011 6:02 PM
Some are seeing dollar signs in all of the falling snowflakes. Michael Shannon and his family were out shoveling sidewalks trying to earn some extra cash for the holidays.
He says they don't have a set price but only ask homeowners to pay what they think is fair.
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December 20, 2011 12:05 AM
As winter descends on Southern Colorado, no doubt we'll see cars slipping and sliding all over our roads. Whether you're a life time Coloradan or a newbie, those slick roads seem to get us all. But it doesn't have to be that way. We drove along with the instructors at... more »
December 6, 2011 12:35 PM
Freezing temperatures can quickly take a toll on our cars, the battery in particular. Service managers at Daniels Long Chevrolet in Colorado Springs says the average car battery lasts about three years in our climate.
Zan Zanandrie, who oversees the parts and service departments at all of the Phil... more »
November 27, 2011 4:00 PM
With colder temperatures on their way later this week, the city reminds citizens of warming shelters in Colorado Springs for those in need.
The primary warming shelter is the Springs is located at the Salvation Army's Montgomery Center located at 709 Sierra Madre Ave, which can accommodate 45 individuals.... more »
November 12, 2011 1:11 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Southwestern forests are growing quiet as the season for bugling elk comes to an end. The aspens in the high country and cottonwoods in the valleys are dropping their golden leaves, and snow dusts mountain tops in Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.
There's no denying... more »
October 26, 2011 3:46 PM
The storm doesn't seem like it's letting up any time soon, and it looks like a winter wonderland on this Wednesday in October.
It's still extremely cold outside and the temperature dropped from 32 degrees to 28 degrees within a few hours.
As for the roads, this morning they... more »
October 26, 2011 2:57 PM
Occupy Colorado Spring still going strong, even though the temperatures have dropped and snow has fallen in the Springs.
Jason Warf, part of Occupy Colorado Springs, says last night around ten people braved the cold in the tents that are set-up in the permitted area near Acacia Park.
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October 25, 2011 11:06 PM
At the District 11 transportation facility there's a lot of work to be done before a snow storm. Facilities Director Kris Garnhart says his crews, understandably, prefer to rig their pick up trucks and dump trucks with plows and sanders the day before the snow hits.
"We just don't... more »
September 16, 2011 7:22 PM
As the cooler weather creeps in, you'll want to make sure it stays outside and doesn't find its way into your home.
Springs Utilities offered some helpful tips to help you save some money on your heating bill this winter, as well as to get some money back through rebates.... more »
September 15, 2011 2:35 PM
The rain has stopped in most of Colorado Springs, yet Sand Creek is moving at a high volume.
We'll bring you more local weather coverage tonight on News 5 at 5 & 6. more »
September 15, 2011 12:48 AM
A powerful rain storm plowed though Colorado Springs, making for one wet and dangerous evening.
In just a matter of minutes, streets became slick as hail fell to the ground, and creeks began to quickly over flow.
One of the areas hardest hit was a neighborhood on Date... more »
September 5, 2011 9:24 AM
Today is the final of the Colorado Balloon Classic.
The take off started at 7 a.m. The weather was beautiful for the take off.
It is the 35th annual festival. more »
August 9, 2011 3:56 PM
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Weather forecasters in the United States may be forced to rely on European satellites for some of their weather information because of federal budget cuts. University of Oklahoma professor Berrien Moore says only four satellites supply data for weather forecasts, and that number could drop to... more »
July 10, 2011 4:20 PM
Despite the recent rain and humidity, the fire danger remains high in Southern Colorado. Fire bans are still in place in both Colorado Springs and unincorporated El Paso County.
Captain Jesse Ortiz with the Colorado Springs Fire Department says all of the the moisture is helping, but one or... more »
July 9, 2011 1:35 PM
VAIL, Colo. (AP) - The Town of Vail Public Library says it will be closed through the weekend as crews work to repair damage from when Middle Creek flooded this week.
The Vail Daily reports the main wing of the library isn't scheduled to reopen until Tuesday.
Librarian... more »
July 8, 2011 9:43 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Stacy Lewis held a one-shot lead at the U.S. Women's Open on Friday when play in the second round was suspended because of thunderstorms. Lewis was 4-under par on the 12th hole when the sirens sounded. She led I.K. Kim and Ryann O'Toole by one... more »
June 20, 2011 7:07 PM
It's the kind of weather you'd expect to see in December, not June. At least 4 inches of snow fell on the summit of Pikes Peak Monday morning. There was enough ice and snow on the Pikes Peak Highway that rangers closed the road halfway up.
The Eldred family,... more »
June 18, 2011 3:09 PM
Brenda Bowen spokesperson for the Duckett Fire Emergency Management team has released an updated statement regarding the Duckett Fire.
Lower temperatures are slowing the fire growth and giving fire fighters on scene a bit of the upper hand while setting fire lines to contain the fire. Firefighters were able... more »
June 2, 2011 12:36 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - It's an area of the country known more for winter blizzards than for springtime tornadoes, but central and western Massachusetts is cleaning up today from tornadoes that killed at least four people and injured about 200. The deaths are the first in the state from tornadoes... more »
May 24, 2011 2:15 PM
Parts of Colorado Springs were jolted awake Tuesday morning by claps of thunder and hail -- a relatively rare occurrence for that time of day. Lightning hit a home near Rangewood and Bitterroot, damaging a bathroom vent. Construction of new luxury town homes at Woodmen and Union was halted for... more »
May 23, 2011 7:47 PM
DENVER (AP) - Snowpack levels have reached 247 percent of average in Colorado's mountains, raising the threat of flooding around the state. But recent storms have largely bypassed the state's southeastern corner, leaving residents praying for rain. The National Weather Service said Monday there is a chance for thunderstorms in... more »
May 23, 2011 3:50 PM
The search for a missing man at Eleven Mile Reservoir has been called off after strong wind gusts made the waves on the lake too choppy to be safe. Relatives of Mitch Christiansen say he and his wife Susan had gone boating at the reservoir on Sunday. Susan's body was... more »
April 30, 2011 5:20 PM
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it's still weighing its options amid concerns that a rising Mississippi River could flood Cairo, Ill.
But it's moving barges loaded with explosives closer to a levee downstream from the small town. A federal court has cleared the... more »
April 28, 2011 6:09 PM
Tornadoes ripping through the Southeastern United States have people around the country wondering if the same could happen where they live.
Colorado has seen its fair share of tornadoes.
"We're right on the edge of Tornado Alley," says News First 5 Meteorologist Mike Madson. He says it's a... more »
April 24, 2011 12:33 PM
DENVER (AP) - Some Colorado ski resorts got a boost this winter from decent snow and a better economy, but a few frigid days, good snow in other parts of the country, and spotty storms elsewhere in the state could keep it from being an epic season.
Aspen Highlands,... more »
April 17, 2011 9:36 AM
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say 10 people are confirmed dead after storms spawning tornadoes swept through a small eastern North Carolina county.
Bertie County Manager Zee Lamb said Sunday that one person also is missing. He said authorities have identified nine of the dead but did not release... more »
March 12, 2011 12:06 PM
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Firefighters hope for a break in the weather as they try to contain a 200-acre wildfire in the foothills west of Boulder.
Crews had contained 25 percent of the fire by Friday night and hoped to increase that to 50 percent by Saturday morning.
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March 6, 2011 8:02 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - With ideal weather as a backdrop, crowds poured onto the streets in the traditional warm-up for Carnival's big show on Mardi Gras.
Sunday featured celebrity-laden parades - including CNN's Anderson Cooper, actress Kelly Ripa, the rock band Train and actor Andy Garcia. Also, of course,... more »
March 4, 2011 5:18 PM
We've had lots of different kinds of weather today. From rain, to snow, to fog to thunder.
The rain should end tonight and make way for sunshine tomorrow.
Attached video was shot by Scott about 15 miles south of Pueblo early this afternoon.
A few minutes later... more »
February 8, 2011 5:22 PM
It's cold outside, but business is hot for pizza delivery stores. Domino's Pizza on Prairie Ave. in Pueblo says delivery calls always seem to increase when the weather gets bad like this. "Business increases about 20% to 30%," said Mike Dennis, Associate Manager of Domino's Pizza on Prairie Ave.
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February 7, 2011 5:09 PM
Highway 160 near La Veta is closed in both directions right now due to white out conditions and two jackknifed semi's. State Patrol says the road is closed so crews can clean up the accidents. Once it's open, you'll want to use extreme caution. more »
February 2, 2011 11:48 PM
As the weather cools down, things are heating up for Colorado Springs Fire.
"Because of the severe cold weather, we've had about 60 breaks in fire sprinklers," explains Captain Ray Johnson with Colorado Springs Fire.
Frozen and busted pipes are causing sprinkler systems to break all over the... more »
February 1, 2011 10:41 PM
A little known plant in eastern El Paso County is helping keep your home warm as temperatures plummet below zero. On a normal day, Colorado Springs Utilities says their customers use about 100 million cubic feet of natural gas. But on a day like Tuesday, that number skyrockets. "Today is... more »
February 1, 2011 2:31 PM
From Denver to Colorado Springs, many school districts were closed today because of the bitter cold temperatures. However, in Pueblo, both District-70 and Pueblo City Schools were open with a two hour delay.
At Somerlid Elementary school, the temperature was -2 degrees as students arrived for class. Several parents... more »
January 19, 2011 10:57 PM
A quick winter storm made things a little chilly in Southern Colorado on Wednesday evening. High wind gusts, dropping temperatures and slick roads made Jeniese Cathey, a Las Vegas transplant, a little nervous. "It's been crazy and I'm definitely not used to the snow." she says, "I will say I... more »
January 11, 2011 12:29 PM
DENVER (AP) - Frigid weather remains across Colorado and winds are making it seem even colder.
Conditions are among the worst in the far Eastern Plains. The National Weather Service says wind chill values of minus 25 and below were possible Tuesday in that area.
A wind chill... more »
January 9, 2011 6:22 PM
A blast of winter has Colorado Springs Police on accident alert. That means, if you're in an accident, there are no injuries, and you do not suspect alcohol or drugs, you can exchange information and report the accident to police within 72 hours.
Police did respond to a couple... more »
January 9, 2011 2:45 PM
Colorado Springs Police have reported that they are on "Accident Alert" status. During this status you may submit a "Cold" accident report to the Police within 72 hours of the accident as long as there are no injuries, drugs or alcohol involved in the incident.
The City of Colorado... more »
January 3, 2011 10:42 PM
Mother Nature caused some big problems over the weekend. Thursday's snow and subsequent freeze caused water pipes and fire sprinkler systems all over the city to burst and flood homes and businesses. "There's frozen pipes everywhere!" says Casey Aragon of Olson Plumbing and Heating as he works on replacing a... more »
January 3, 2011 2:07 PM
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A winter storm is bringing snow flurries to the Las Vegas Strip and forcing officials to close the main highway between Southern and Central California.
There was a trace of snow Monday morning at Las Vegas' official measuring station, McCarran International Airport. National Weather Service... more »
January 1, 2011 11:48 AM
NewsFirst5 has been updated by officials in Manitou Springs regarding a water main break that left several hundreds without water services for part of the New Year morning. Manitou Springs officials state that the break happened at around 6:30 am in the Crystal Park and Crystal Hills area. Officials state... more »
December 30, 2010 6:11 PM
Fountain Fire Department has just reported that they are closing Mesa Road due to hazardous road conditions. Drivers are advised that if you must be on the road to take an alternate route. more »
December 30, 2010 6:02 PM
Due to the worsening weather conditions and forecast for this evening, UCCS will be closing campus at 3pm to give everyone the opportunity to make it home safely. Evening classes and activities beginning after 3:00 p.m. have been cancelled.
All non-essential services offices are to close at 3:00 p.m.... more »
December 30, 2010 4:09 PM
Colorado Springs Police has just announced as of 1:50pm that they are on "Cold Reporting" status.
For more information on what you need to do in the event you are involved in an accident during "Cold Reporting" conditions, follow the following link;
http://www.springsgov.com/Page.aspx?NavID=777 more »
December 30, 2010 11:51 AM
DENVER (AP) - The Denver airport's two dominant carriers are waiving change fees for some travelers ahead of a storm expected to bring snow, wind and bitter cold to Colorado.
The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings for much of western, northern and northeast Colorado, with forecasters... more »
December 30, 2010 10:33 AM
DENVER (AP) - Recent storms are helping to boost snowpack in much of Colorado.
As of Tuesday, the statewide snowpack was already 130 percent of average for that date, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The Upper Rio Grande basin was the only one in the state that... more »
December 22, 2010 11:21 PM
On one of the busiest travel days of the year, some big delays in Colorado Springs. Heavy fogs and a small plane crash nearly shut things down at the airport. Around 20 delays and cancellations left many with little options. Hundreds boarded buses headed to DIA to try and catch... more »