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Monsoon Continues In The West; Heavy Rain Along Gulf Coast

The active monsoon is expected to continue into next week from the Four Corners region and Desert Southwest to the central Rockies. This rainfall may produce flash flooding and debris flows, especially near recent burn scar areas. Locally heavy rain is likely near the Gulf Coast into the Southeast this weekend due to the arrival of a cold front and weak tropical disturbance. Read More >


GOES-East Geocolor revealing widespread blowing dust across southern Colorado. Courtesy Bill Line (Atmospheric Scientist; NOAA/ NESDIS)

A major storm system moved across the region during the day on December 15th, providing widespread impacts to southern Colorado. Across southern Colorado, extreme winds, high to extreme fire danger, dust storms, heavy mountain snow, and snow squalls were all observed. 


Storm Highlights:

  • 107 MPH at Lamar at 844 AM MST

  • 101 MPH at 2 SSW Manitou Springs 1156 AM MST

  • 100 MPH at US Air Force Academy at 1118 AM MST

  • 92 MPH at Colorado Springs Airport at 1254 PM MST

  • 89 MPH at Pueblo Airport at 1016 AM MST


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