Red Flag Warning for Part of the State…

March 18th, 2013 at 11:18 am by under Weather

Winds were really strong all across the state on your Sunday, but there still going to be on the strong side for areas along the eastern slopes of the Central Mountains, the Eastern Highlands and the Eastern Central Plains.   Winds will really pick up by the middle of the afternoon and they’ll last into the early evening.   So there is a Red Flag Warning for these areas through 7 tonight.

Winds will be sustained from 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph or more at times.  Burning anything is not a good idea today with the windy and dry conditions.  The winds will relax for your Tuesday before picking up once again by the end of the week when another disturbance moves into the region.  Have a good week!

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Strong Winds & Blowing Dust…

March 17th, 2013 at 11:45 am by under Weather

Another low pressure system is passing to our north.  But, it is strong enough to produce some scattered rain/snow showers.  Some areas could even hear a few rumbles of thunder this afternoon.   With the chance for scattered showers today, winds will be picking up especially for areas near the Metro, the East Mountains and in the Northeast.  Winds will be sustained out of the west at 20-30 mph with gusts of 40 mph or more at times.  Such strong winds could pick up dust causing reduced visibility on the roadways.  So if you’re traveling today give yourself a little extra time.   The Red Flag Warning for the much of the state continues into tonight because of the strong winds as well.

As you head back to work or school on your Monday, winds will remain fairly strong, but a little weaker compared to Sunday.  Temperatures on Monday dive back to more seasonable conditions.  Highs in the Metro will reach the middle 60s with sunshine.  Have a great week!

Winds Pick Up for Sunday

March 16th, 2013 at 8:23 pm by under Weather

A couple of disturbances are passing to our north this weekend.  The systems are giving the Northern Mountains and Southern Colorado the chance for scattered rain/snow showers.  The systems provided the metro with some cloudy skies late Saturday afternoon and we’ll see some more clouds for your Sunday.

But, the bigger weather story will be the strong, gusty winds.  The winds will be especially strong for the metro along with areas near the Eastern Mountains and in the Northeast part of the state.  Winds will be sustained from 20-30 mph with gusts of 40 mph or even higher at times.  So much of the state is under a Red Flag Warning with the exception of the Southeast.  There areas are under a Fire Weather Watch.  So it’s best not to do any burning this weekend!   Enjoy the rest of your weekend!