After a mild Saturday, temperatures to finish the weekend will be MUCH colder! A system to our west pushes into SE Colorado overnight. Snow showers will be possible by early Sunday morning across the I-25 corridor with a change to rain and snow showers through the afternoon. Accumulation should be minimal as most moisture looks to be light and temperatures will warm into the upper 30s and 40s through the afternoon. The main impact will be the cold along with winds gusting up to 40 mph at times. Click on the 'Weather' tab for more...
The fire management officer for the U-S Bureau of Land
Management says the season is unlikely to begin as early as it did
Bill Wallis says the potential for large, destructive fires is
there because of the long-term drought.
Moisture in large trees and logs reached historic lows last
summer leading to a record fire season. Colorado saw its
largest-ever wildfire -- the Hayman Fire at 137-thousand acres --
and the most acres burned statewide at 915-thousand.
The state has had more wet weather so far this year than the
same period a year ago. Despite that, analysts at the Rocky
Mountain Coordination Center say the drought has left large sources
of fuel, such as fallen trees, highly susceptible to burning.
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