Tag Archives: Thunderstorms

Lightning Sparks Several Wildfires in Northwest Colorado

fire-fighter-1-300Wednesday’s thunderstorms produced lightning that ignited seven confirmed wildland fires in Moffat, Rio Blanco and Jackson counties. The largest of the new incidents is the Key Fire at 252 acres, primarily on private land with a small portion on BLM land about 27 miles southwest of Maybell. The blaze Continue reading

Routt County Offers Thunderstorm Safety Tips

lightning-300The Routt County Office of Emergency Management has issued a list of myths and facts when it comes to thunderstorms in Northwest Colorado.  Thunderstorms can be dangerous due to lightning strikes, strong wind and the possibility of flash floods.  Along with the myths and facts about lightning, the Office offers tips on being prepared for Continue reading

Microburst Tears Roof Off of House

microburstA powerful wind gust struck the community of Reliance north of Rock Springs yesterday, tearing the roof off a home.  Sweetwater County Emergency Management Director Dave Johnson said the gust struck at around 4:30 in the afternoon. No one was Continue reading

Moffat County Officials Say Rivers are Running High and Fast

YAMPA RIVERMoffat County officials are urging caution when venturing around rivers in Northwest Colorado.  River levels have risen significantly over the last week, due to Continue reading