Articles tagged "colorado"

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Cameron Peak Fire grows to largest in Colorado's history

The Cameron Peak Fire started on August 13, 2020, on the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests near Cameron Pass and Chambers Lake in Colorado. By October 14, it surpassed both the 2002 Hayman and 2020 Pine Gulch fires to become the largest wildfire in history...

October 15, 2020

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Pine Gulch Fire in Colorado remapped to 121 781 acres, the second-largest in history of the state

A wildfire caused by lightning on July 31, 2020, about 29 km (18 miles) north of Grand Junction, Colorado has spread to 49 283 ha (121 781 acres) by August 20, 2020. Since rapid spread on August 19, this is the second-largest wildfire in the state's history....

August 20, 2020

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Purple Colorado sky caused by Raikoke volcano eruption in Russia

Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder revealed that the purple sky seen in the state was due to the eruption that occurred on Raikoke volcano in Russia, located 7 535 km (4 682 miles) away, on June 22, 2019. The team, composed of atmospheric scientists...

September 15, 2019

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Likely state of Colorado record diameter hailstone

Members of the National Weather Service office in Goodland, CO and the Colorado State University Climate Center visited a family north of Bethune, Colorado on August 14 afternoon to measure a hailstone which was reported August 13 as being the largest in the state...

August 15, 2019

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Colorado’s snowpack explodes to 4 121 percent above normal after unexpected heavy summer snow

Snow began falling above 2 100 m (7 000 feet) just west of Denver, Colorado on Friday, June 21, 2019, accumulating to nearly 51 cm (20 inches) over the weekend and boosting the state's snowpack to extraordinary levels for the time of year. Although the...

June 24, 2019

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Biggest late May snow in Denver since 1975, Colorado

As of 14:00 UTC (08:00 LT) on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, Denver, Colorado had officially received 86.36 mm (3.4 inches) of snow. That’s the most snow measured this late in the season since May 29, 1975, when the city recorded 142.24 mm (5.6 inches). On the same...

May 23, 2019

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Extreme avalanche danger in Colorado, historic avalanches expected

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) issued Extreme Avalanche Danger (5 of 5) alert on March 7, 2019, and warned of 'historic avalanche danger' around the central mountains of Colorado following recent heavy snow. Two avalanche deaths occurred...

March 07, 2019

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Rare high-elevation tornado forms at the edge of Weston Pass Fire, Colorado

A rare high-elevation tornado touched down on the edge of Weston Pass Fire in Park County, Colorado on Thursday, July 5, 2018. The National Weather Service said the tornado touched down around 13:30 MDT (19:30 UTC) south of Fairplay, central Colorado at an...

July 06, 2018

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Tennis ball-sized hail hits Colorado Springs in one its worst overnight hailstorms in history

Neighborhoods near Colorado Springs have experienced what officials are calling the worst overnight storm since 1995. It was a historic event, considering the time of the day, NWS said. Thousands of homes and cars were damaged near Colorado Springs in El Paso County...

June 14, 2018

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Snowstorm leaves 102 000 Xcel customers without power in Denver, Colorado

A total of 102 500 homes and businesses in Denver metro area were left without electricity on Sunday and Monday, October 8 and 9, 2017 after the first snowstorm of the season hit parts of Wyoming, Colorado, and Nebraska. This was Denver's earliest first snow of...

October 10, 2017

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Record-breaking snowstorm hits Rockies, heaviest October snow in Montana since 1914

Heavy snowstorm affecting the northern Rockies and parts of the central Rockies has turned record-breaking and resulted in widespread power outages and downed trees in parts of Montana and Colorado. Havre, Montana experienced what was effectively a blizzard and...

October 03, 2017

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Strong late-spring snowstorm hits the Rockies

An unusually strong late-spring snowstorm, named Valerie by The Weather Channel, dumped heavy snow on the Rockies, closing roads, damaging trees and causing power outages on Wednesday and Thursday, May 18, 2017. Valerie dumped more than 3 feet (91.4 cm) of snow and...

May 19, 2017

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Large and deadly wildfires strike Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Colorado

At least four people have died in Texas Panhandle where wildfires scorched more than 130 000 hectares (320 000 acres) and prompted mandatory evacuations. Large grass fires are also affecting Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma, some of which are also forcing evacuations....

March 07, 2017

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Massive landslide swept through Mesa County, western Colorado, U.S.

A massive landslide swept through Mesa County in western Colorado, U.S., on May 25, 2014. According to the Mesa County Sheriff's Department, three people are missing. The slide occurred after a day of rain and a smaller slide earlier in a day.Acc

May 27, 2014

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Colorado approves new regulations to limit air pollution from oil and gas drilling

Colorado [USA] health and environment officials approved this week a set of new rules to limit air pollution from oil and gas drilling in the state, along with nation's first plan to detect and reduce methane emissions. The

February 26, 2014

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Massive flooding hits northern Colorado, USA - 95 year old rainfall record broken

What National Weather Service termed "biblical rainfall amounts" triggered a massive flash flooding in northern Colorado on Thursday, September 12, 2013. NWS warned of extremely dangerous and life threatening situation. At least three people have

September 13, 2013

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Second-highest tornado ever recorded in the U.S. history, Colorado

A tornado that formed in Colorado's high-country on Saturday, July 28, 2012 was estimated by National Weather Service as the second-highest tornado ever recorded in the U.S.There were four different reported sightings of the high-altitude hit the northeast side of

July 31, 2012

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Firestorm of epic proportions - at least 32 000 evacuated as wind-fueled wildfire continues, Colorado

A wind-fueled wildfire that started on Saturday reached epic proportions, breached fire lines Tuesday, June 26, 2012, and entered Colorado Springs, Colorado, causing at least 32 000 people to be evacuated in the area and at the U.S. Air Force Academy, authorities...

June 28, 2012