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El Niño Won’t Relieve West’s Drought, NOAA Predicts

Thursday, October 15th, 2015 8:02am MDT

Updated | Federal weather forecasters released their winter outlook Thursday, and it doesn’t look good for drought-stricken northern California, Oregon and Washington state. A strong El Niño this winter is predicted to intensify the Western drought through at least January, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced. Earlier this week, NASA released a new image […]

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Video: NASA showcases weather and climate events of 2013 as seen from space

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 1:01pm MDT

A stunning video released by NASA this week provides a bird’s eye view of some of the Earth’s most significant weather and climate events of last year. Using images and movies from satellites and the International Space Station, scenes from across the globe are shown in the video titled “Earth from Orbit 2013.” Colorado and […]

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Drought prompts City of Thornton to declare warning, prompts water restrictions

Saturday, August 25th, 2012 6:29am MDT

From the city: “The City of Thornton has declared a Stage 2 Drought Warning, enacting mandatory water restrictions for all of its water customers beginning September 1, 2012. The goal of the new restrictions is to reduce water demand by 30%, which will help preserve the community’s water supply for 2013.” We wish we could […]

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United States sees record-setting number of billion dollar disasters in 2011

Sunday, September 4th, 2011 8:10am MDT

According to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), the U.S. has seen a record number of billion dollar disasters in 2011.  Thus far this year the nation has seen 10 such disasters and with hurricane season far from over, it seems likely the number will grow. The events range from the Groundhog Day Blizzard to […]

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NASA satellite reveals January had fifth largest snow cover in past 45 years

Saturday, February 26th, 2011 3:01am MDT

How much snow has fallen this season in Colorado all depends on where you are.  The high country has continued to see snowfall far in excess of normal while here on the Plains we remain mostly dry.  For the nation, a new NASA satellite image reveals that 71 percent of it was covered in snow at […]

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Ranking the top 10 Colorado weather events of the past 10 years

Friday, December 31st, 2010 6:18am MDT

There is a lot that can be said about the weather in Colorado but ‘boring’ is not usually a term associated with it.  Anyone who has lived in the Centennial State for very long quickly experiences a weather-related event that will give them memories for a lifetime.  From major snowstorms and blizzards to tornadoes, wildfires, […]

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