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Winter Weather Preparedness Week recap

Saturday, October 24th, 2020 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 23rd, 2020 3:40am 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 22nd, 2020 4:00am 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 21st, 2020 4:59am 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 20th, 2020 4:49am 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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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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City of Thornton offers residents winter weather preparedness tips

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 12:28pm MDT

As we have been covering all week, by the governor’s declaration this is Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Colorado.  The City of Thornton has gotten on board with information to help the city’s residents prepare themselves for the coming season. Thornton has become much more ‘weather aware’ in recent years and we applaud them for […]

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Denver suffering through worst snow season in more than 125 years

Friday, April 1st, 2011 4:57pm MDT

March 31 was the last day of what is historically Denver’s snowiest month but like every other month this season, it fell dismally short in terms of the amount of snowfall.  In fact, as it stands now, the Mile High City and Thornton area experiencing their third worst season of snow since record keeping began. […]

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