Although we are still tracking some light snow and icy/snow covered roads, the biggest concern for the morning will be the frigid temperatures. We are starting off with temperatures a few degrees above/below zero. Due to a breezy wind this morning, our wind chill, or what it "feels" like is well below zero. Please bundle up with numerous layers as you head out this morning. You will likely need to keep all the layers on hand throughout the day as highs reach the teens and low 20s with lingering flurries possible. For a full look at the weekend, click on the "Weather" tab.
West Nile virus has claimed its second Colorado victim of the season---a 78-year-old woman from Grand Junction.
Mesa County health officials say the woman died last week from meningoencephalitis. The inflammation of the brain and its surrounding tissues is a result of West Nile virus.
The woman reportedly contracted the illness along the Front Range. The state health department says 79 Mesa County residents have been infected with West Nile this year, including the two women who died.
A 90-year-old Grand Junction woman died of West Nile-related encephalitis July 31st.
Statewide, there've been 136 cases of West Nile virus this season. There were 2,947 reported cases and 63 deaths related to the virus in Colorado in 2003-2004.
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