A system producing heavy snow in the central mountains arrives in SE Colorado overnight Sunday into Monday bringing moisture, windy conditions and colder temperatures. Snow showers will be possible across the I-25 corridor to start the day. This system will produce bands of snow through the day Monday. Areas under these bands will see periods of heavy snowfall which, with windy conditions, could create travel difficulties. Several inches of accumulation will be possible in areas where these bands develop. For more information click the ‘Weather’ tab...
David Hempleman-Adams launched from a site near Greeley this
Flight director Tim Cole tells the British Press Association
that Denver International Airport radar measured an altitude of
37,000 feet about two hours later. The previous balloon class
record of 34,740 feet was set in 1996.
A spokeswoman says Hempleman-Adams and Mears chose Colorado
because of the broad, open expanses in the state's eastern plains.
The balloon uses a combination of helium and hot air and is 140
Hempleman-Adams was wearing an oxygen mask and heavy clothing to prepare for temperatures of nearly 100 degrees below zero.