Snow is expected to develop for our Monday afternoon and overnight hours. Bands of heavier snow are possible..and something we will be monitoring throughout the day today. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for far northern El Paso County where ~4" are possible by Tuesday morning. Also ahead, a High Wind Watch for much of southeast Colorado from 4-11am Tuesday morning as wind gusts could reach up to 60 mph. For more info on the forecast this holiday week, head over to the "Weather" tab.
The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered wing inspections on all C-130-A air tankers after investigators determined that cracks in the wings caused the crash of a tanker fighting a wildfire in California this summer.
A similar crash later in the summer near Estes Park killed two people, but it involved a slightly different type of aircraft.
Officials said the wings of the C-130-A snapped off and the plane was engulfed in flames as it dropped retardant on a blaze on June 17. Two pilots and an engineer were aboard and were killed.
The FAA directed owners to inspect all C-130-As for cracks within four days and conduct regular follow-up inspections.