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Winter Weather Preparedness Week recap

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 4:30am MDT

As we have talked about this week, winter weather can be dangerous and downright deadly.  However, being prepared helps to ensure that you and your family remain safe when the snow starts to fly or other winter weather conditions occur. It is very easy to ignore the dangers of weather – no matter the season […]

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Avalanche safety – Be prepared or die

Friday, October 21st, 2016 4:56am MDT

As snow starts to fall, many Coloradoans and out of state visitors will take advantage of it and head to the mountains for a variety of outdoor activities.  Whether skiing, snowshoeing, or hiking, anyone who spends time outdoors in the high country needs to be aware of the danger avalanches present.  On average six people […]

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Life threatening winter weather – Wind chill, frostbite and hypothermia

Thursday, October 20th, 2016 4:59am MDT

Winter weather can not only be trying on the mind and soul, it also presents very real dangers to the human body.  Extreme wind chills can be deadly and bring on the outset of frostbite and hypothermia.  Here in Colorado, all residents should be aware of these hazards and be prepared to deal with them. […]

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High winds a major threat in Colorado during the winter

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 4:20am MDT

As we often experience, high winds in Colorado can cause conditions to deteriorate rapidly.  They present a very real danger to life and property, especially when coupled with other winter conditions like snow. Why does it seem like we get so much wind in the winter?  What causes this?  How can you prepare and protect […]

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Winter weather – What does that weather warning mean?

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 5:00am MDT

We all are familiar with the crawls on the TV screen or the announcements on the radio for winter weather advisories such as Winter Storm Watch, Blizzard Warning, Freeze Warning and more. But, how many of us really know what those mean? There is very specific criteria the National Weather Service follows in issuing these […]

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Video captures chain reaction multi-car crash on I-25 near Colorado Springs

Monday, January 6th, 2014 2:15pm MDT

As temperatures dropped and the snow fell Saturday across Colorado, roads became ice-coated and driving conditions worsened. Video captured near Colorado Springs captured a harrowing multi-car pileup on Interstate 25 that highlighted the dangerous road conditions. Posted by a user Anthony Salazar to KOAA-5 television’s Facebook page, the video is taken from an overpass in […]

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When can Thornton expect to see some of its own snow?

Monday, September 17th, 2012 5:33pm MDT

Certainly the forecast right now doesn’t have any of the white stuff in it and in a typical year our first snow is a few weeks off.  On average October 19th is the date Denver receives its first snow but in the past it has come as early as September 3rd and as late as […]

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AccuWeather.com: Above normal snowfall expected for western half of Colorado

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 12:40pm MDT

Summer isn’t over yet but after the record-setting heat we have experienced, it is very easy to long for cold temperatures and snow.  AccuWeather.com released their initial winter outlook for 2012 – 2013 and it does hold some hope for the moisture starved Colorado high country. The initial outlook from AccuWeather primarily discusses the impact […]

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Recent snows put Denver snowfall far ahead of last year and above average

Monday, December 26th, 2011 4:34am MDT

While none of the snowstorms seen so far this year in Denver have been major ones, they have delivered the much needed snow that was missed last year.  December’s snowfall totals will finish well above average and have helped put the city’s seasonal snowfall totals above normal to date . December’s snowfall total for the month […]

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Updated NOAA outlook for winter indicates chance for increased precipitation for northern Colorado

Sunday, December 11th, 2011 1:49am MDT

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC) released updated outlooks for winter 2011 – 2012 indicating it could be a snowy one for the northern half of Colorado. The original outlooks from the agency released previously offered a drier picture, primarily based on the influences of La Niña in the Pacific.  Given however […]

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