A storm system will begin to impact Southern Colorado by late this morning. Mountain locations will simply see snow, but lower elevations will see rain eventually change to snow by later this afternoon. Locations higher in elevation will see the heaviest snow, due to colder temperatures. So then, Teller County, far northwest El Paso County, and the Wet & Sangre de Cristo Mountains will likely see several inches of wet snow. The major cities will see far less snow and the storm will exit toward early Saturday morning.
Maria Flores died on Friday in a hospital in Greeley. She had leukemia, but it was encephalitis that killed her.
According to the Federal Centers for Disease Control, Colorado now has the most human West Nile Virus Cases of any state... and more than a third of the country's total.
There are 72 confirmed human cases in the state, with 31 new cases reported today.
Colorado was first hit by West Nile virus last year, but the
problem became much more serious this summer.
Health officials say the symptoms of the disease are so mild in
some cases that it's not worth conducting expensive tests to
confirm its presence.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports
on its Web site that Colorado has the most human West Nile cases of
any state, and more than a third of the country's total.