Tag Archives: National Weather Service

Storm Spotter Classes Scheduled for Craig and Steamboat

national-weather-service-loThe National Weather Service is planning storm spotting training classes in Craig and Steamboat this month. The first class takes place in Steamboat July 20th. Those who attend will learn how to report weather incidents to the National Weather Service. The Steamboat class will take place from 6 to 8 in the evening at the Steamboat Continue reading

Storm Increases Avalanche Danger

AVALANCHE WARNINGForecasters say a strong storm that is expected to dump more than 2 feet of snow in parts of Colorado’s mountains by the time it’s over will increase the danger of avalanches. The Colorado Continue reading

Local Fire Agency Offers Tips for Controlled Burns

controlled-burns-300This is the time of year that many start agricultural burns. It doesn’t take long for fire danger to increase once snow begins to melt. Combine that with warm, windy conditions, and brush and grass dry out quickly. That’s according Continue reading

March Ends with no Help for Snowpack

SNOWPACKThe National Weather Service says March was bad for the state’s snowpack. That’s after the snowiest February on record. The dry spell saw the statewide snowpack reduced from 87 percent of average at the end of February to 69 percent as of yesterday. Western water providers and farmers watch mountain snowpack closely in the Continue reading

Worst of Flash Flood Threat Likely Over

flash-flood-300A flash flood watch is in effect for the majority of the Western Slope for the remainder of the day. The National Weather Service says storms expected to roll through the area today could bring heavy rain with them, causing flash floods. Rock slides could also occur on steep slopes. The watch means that conditions Continue reading

Flood Advisory Issued for Moffat County

FLOOD-WATER-300A flood advisory has been issued in Southern Moffat County through Tuesday.  The National Weather Service says rises in the Yampa River are due to heavy runoff of mountain snow melt as Continue reading

Elk River May Flood Overnight

FLOOD-WATER-300The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the Elk River at Routt County Road 42. Recent rainfall and continuing snow melt may cause the Elk River to reach minor flood stage Continue reading