Winter Weather Awareness Week

Weatherwise, rarely do we ever play by the rules around here. By that I mean, the first day of fall, spring, summer, or winter never seems to feel like it should. Well, this week is Winter Weather Awareness Week. What do you know, we actually are going to have some winter weather. By late Tuesday night and Wednesday, a storm system is set to impact the area. Here is a rundown of what we will be talking about this week. Courtesy of the NWS Office in Pueblo: GOVERNOR JOHN HICKENLOOPER HAS PROCLAIMED THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 23RD THROUGH OCTOBER 29TH AS WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN COLORADO. THIS IS AN EXCELLENT TIME FOR ALL INDIVIDUALS...FAMILIES... BUSINESSES... SCHOOLS... AND MEDIA OUTLETS TO REVIEW THEIR WINTER STORM PREPAREDNESS PLANS. IT IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT FOR ALL NEW ARRIVALS TO THE STATE TO BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WATCH AND WARNING DEFINITIONS… AS WELL AS WINTER SAFETY PROCEDURES. SNOW IN COLORADO IS IMPORTANT TO THE FARMERS...THE SKI AREAS...AND FOR FILLING UP RESERVOIRS. HOWEVER...WINTER STORMS OFTEN BRING HEAVY SNOW... BITTERLY COLD TEMPERATURES...HIGH WINDS...LOW VISIBILITIES AND SLICK ROADS. THIS CAN LEAD TO DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS AND OTHER LIFE THREATENING SITUATIONS SUCH AS AVALANCHES AND VERY FRIGID WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES. TO HELP YOU PREPARE FOR THESE HAZARDS THIS COMING WINTER...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL ISSUE STATEMENTS THROUGHOUT THE WEEK TO DISCUSS... WINTER TRAVEL SAFETY...MONDAY WATCHES...WARNINGS...AND ADVISORIES...TUESDAY HIGH WINDS...WEDNESDAY WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES AND HYPOTHERMIA...THURSDAY AVALANCHE SAFETY...FRIDAY WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN REVIEW...SATURDAY ANYONE WHO NEEDS INFORMATION ON WINTER STORMS IN COLORADO SHOULD CONTACT THEIR NEAREST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE. BOULDER OFFICE.........................303.494.3210 GRAND JUNCTION OFFICE..........970.243.7007 GOODLAND KANSAS OFFICE.....785.899.7119 PUEBLO OFFICE... IF YOU LIVE NEAR PUEBLO CALL...........................719.948.3371. IF YOU LIVE NEAR COLORADO SPRINGS CALL...719.573.6846. IF YOU LIVE NEAR ALAMOSA CALL........................719.589.3232.
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  • by Noah Location: Downtown Springs on Feb 2, 2012 at 11:15 PM
    How do I get a job making vague and loosely supported predictions that could just as well have been equally vaguely intuited or guessed at? Nice job predicting the Colorado Springs "snow storm". What a joke. I guess weather news is like all news, the more dramatic and tragic it is, the more it sells. You have no soul.
  • by Mike Location: Midway on Feb 2, 2012 at 04:36 PM
    Howdy Folks, from wintry Midway, exit 119 south of Colorado Springs, where it is snowing hard, there is about 5 inches of snow on the ground and the roads are getting squirrely. Drive carefully and be safe! 5:36 PM MT 2-2-12
  • by Aaron Location: Colorado Springs on Feb 2, 2012 at 03:38 PM
    Its times like this when I really miss this blog. A storm is coming and no one to blog about it.
  • by jon Location: stratton meadows/ southgate on Jan 3, 2012 at 08:58 PM
    appears the drought has spread to this blog site, as it seemed to have 'died' .. jon
  • by Paul Location: Haswell on Jan 3, 2012 at 04:53 PM
    Brian I was wandering why you took Eads,KitCarson,and Lamar off your weather maps.
  • by Kathy Location: Colorado Springs on Dec 22, 2011 at 05:31 AM
    We have family stuck in Dumas, TX trying to get here. It appears that Hwy 87 across NM is still closed to get them to Raton. Can you help with informatin on other routes for us with travelers out there?
  • by Kaye Location: Lamar on Dec 20, 2011 at 10:29 AM
    We like KKTV news, but your weather reports always stop at LaJunta. Sometimes it goes as far east as Las Animas, but Lamar is never mentioned. For that reason we always switch to KOAA for the weather. They know we exist.
  • by mae Location: La junta co on Dec 19, 2011 at 12:18 PM
    I do watch your news station, but in order to get my weather news I turn the station. Brian and Branden stand in front of southeast map. The don't talk about our cities at all. I try to watch but end up turning the station. Please try to include us.
  • by Sean Location: Colo Spgs on Dec 19, 2011 at 05:27 AM
    My younger brother and his wife left Albuquerque at 4am to try and beat the storm but it was too slick and she spun her car on the 25. Thank god no ones hurt. Be care full today!
  • by Tom Location: Colorado Springs on Dec 19, 2011 at 04:03 AM
    The significance of the weather forecasting is grossly overblown. I would settle for accurate day to day temps and the probability of precip. Even if the weather guessers KNEW what was going to happen hour-by-hour, who really needs that information? Give us a break and scale back the self-aggrandizing so-called "forecasts". Please.
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