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Craig hit with power outages after rough burst of weather

Strong winds and brief rain hit Craig in the late afternoon and early evening Thursday, causing electrical power outrages in multiple parts of town, including Ranney Street and Victory Way, part of isolated showers and thunderstorms throughout Northwest Colorado.

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High-tech mini river raft measures Yampa River streamflow

Yampa River rises, data uploads

Jeff Foster, of the the U.S. Geological Survey, launched a high-tech streamflow measuring device called an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler into the Yampa River at Fifth Street to make precise measurements of the river’s flows.

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Friday night wind gust drops evergreen on Hayden home

Matt and Lauren Kuckkahn had just returned home from doing errands in Hayden at about 5 p.m. when they discovered that one half of a very large evergreen tree had fallen on the front entrance of their home.

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Dry February in Colorado Rockies puts emphasis on spring snow storms

Normal February precipitation in the city of Steamboat Springs is 1.9 inches of moisture, according to the National Weather Service. In February 2016, Steamboat saw just 1.36 inches.

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Snow water stored on Rabbit Ears Pass is 135 percent of median for Feb. 1

Steamboat skiers and snowboarders prefer their champagne dry, but the relatively wet snow that buried the slopes over the weekend put a big boost into the snowpack on nearby Rabbit Ears Pass

Weather Watch: Pacific moisture hits Moffat County, warm-up expected later in week

With erratic weather happening in other parts of the country, the people of Northwest Colorado can rest easy that the activity they’ll be seeing may be cold and wet but nothing they can’t handle.

Keep pets safe and warm in frigid temps

The subzero temperatures in Northwest Colorado are no joke, and taking proper precautions to protect pets is vitally important to their health, according to Yampa Valley pet experts. Perhaps the most important message veterinarians and the Humane Society want pet owners to hear is that if it’s too cold for you, it’s too cold for your pet.

Weather Watch: Cold conditions in store for Craig, Moffat County

The snow may be slowing down heading into the New Year, but Jack Frost is going as strong as ever.

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Preparation key to safe winter car travel, experts say

Having a well-stocked emergency kit and following some safe driving tips could be the difference between life and death during a snowy, winter road trip.

Weather Watch: Abundant snowfall to give Craig a white Christmas

It’s not certain yet if Northwest Colorado will awaken Christmas morning to a blanket of new powder, but the days leading up to it will feature a lot of the substance.

Weather Watch: Craig sees Thanksgiving snow, with more on the way

Those who were hoping for snow to kick off the holiday got their wish granted recently, and the activity may not be done yet. Craig saw about six inches of powder in the past few days, with roughly half of the cold substance falling in the wee hours of Thanksgiving Day. Precipitation looks to continue Sunday and Monday, possibly stretching through Tuesday as the area is under a “Hazardous Weather Outlook” by the National Weather Service.

Rabbit Ears Pass sees above average snowpack

Recent storms have helped build an above average snowpack on Rabbit Ears Pass.

More snow in forecast for Steamboat before Nov. 25 ski area opening

The ski area’s snowmaking crews were busy Friday morning with valley temperatures as low as 12 degrees, and meteorologists who focus on the ski resorts say there could be more natural snowfall on the way next week.

Weather Watch: Above average heat for Craig continues

The fall cooldown has yet to hit Northwest Colorado, and this week will still be on the warm side. Starting Sunday and continuing into Tuesday, Craig and Moffat County can expect chances of showers thanks to a shift in atmospheric pressure west of Colorado, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

Weather Watch: Small chance of storms in Craig, odds low for rain

Autumn is officially here, but the feel of summer will be sticking around this week in Northwest Colorado, ideally without some of the dire conditions that can come with the heat. The temperature will likely be in the 70s in the coming days, with a peak high of 80 on Wednesday, based on the National Weather Service forecast.

Weather Watch: Early week storm to sprinkle on Craig

Possibility remains for Labor Day weekend atmospheric activity

As we head into the final stretch of summer, it’s not necessary to put the barbecue back in storage just yet if you want to get one last good grill session in this week. Still, don’t print any invitations for a big outdoor celebration, either. A good likelihood of precipitation is in store for Northwest Colorado this week, as a storm system expected to present itself Sunday will spill over into Monday and Tuesday.

Weather Watch: Rain to continue at ‘above-normal’ levels for Craig

The moisture won’t be totally drying up for Northwest Colorado this week, though it also won’t stay long. Mild storming will likely hit Craig and Moffat County early in the week to come, as a high-pressure system forming over Texas pushes wet weather elsewhere, including the Western Slope.

Chance for rain in Steamboat increases Sunday after dry second half of June

The dry spell could break over the holiday weekend with the greatest chance of rain arriving Sunday in the Park Range outside Steamboat as well as in the Flat Tops.

Warm weather continues through the week in Steamboat

Seasonably warm temperatures are expected to continue through the first half of the week, with some isolated moisture throughout the region, forecasters are predicting.

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June 1 snowpack far exceeds normal across the Colorado Rockies

The areas that carry the highest snowpack deep into summer are also susceptible to flood danger. Hoosier Pass, on Colorado Highway 9 between Breckenridge and South Park, with 14.2 inches of water content, is a case in point.