weather http://krcc.org en Rainfall Numbers Help Ease Drought in Southern Colorado http://krcc.org/post/rainfall-numbers-help-ease-drought-southern-colorado <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rainfall in Southern Colorado has been noticeably high for the past few days. But, as </span>KRCC’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Dana Cronin reports, the rain is actually following a pattern more typical of this region.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the past week, parts of El Paso County may have received as much as six inches of rain. Yesterday’s moisture accounted for about half that.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:19:41 +0000 Dana Cronin 22090 at http://krcc.org Rainfall Numbers Help Ease Drought in Southern Colorado Public Safety Crews on Alert During Independence Day Weekend http://krcc.org/post/public-safety-crews-alert-during-independence-day-weekend <p>Public safety crews in Southern Colorado are gearing up for this Independence Day weekend. As KRCC’s Tucker Hampson reports, that includes being on the lookout for illegal fireworks.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Recent wet weather means Colorado Springs is bringing back its annual fireworks display, but hot and dry weather is in the forecast.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Colorado Springs Deputy Fire Marshal Kris Cooper says that means fire danger is still a reality.</span></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 04:39:25 +0000 Tucker Hampson 21452 at http://krcc.org Public Safety Crews on Alert During Independence Day Weekend Recent Storms Help Ease Drought Conditions in Southeast Colorado http://krcc.org/post/recent-storms-help-ease-drought-conditions-southeast-colorado <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Recent thunderstorms in Southeast Colorado have helped to ease drought conditions there.&nbsp;</span>KRCC’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tucker </span>Hampson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span><br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Moderate to exceptional drought has persisted in Southeast Colorado for several years now.<br /><br />Meteorologist Tom </span>Magnuson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with National Weather in Pueblo says conditions have improved after winter and spring precipitation.</span></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 23:18:20 +0000 Tucker Hampson 20913 at http://krcc.org Recent Storms Help Ease Drought Conditions in Southeast Colorado Rains, Flash Flood Warning Prompt Hwy 24 Closure and Red Cross Shelter Opening http://krcc.org/post/rains-flash-flood-warning-prompt-hwy-24-closure-and-red-cross-shelter-opening <p><strong>UPDATE:</strong> &nbsp;The Red Cross Shelter has closed as of 11:23 PM. &nbsp;Highway 24 has reopened.</p><p></p><p><strong>Original post:</strong></p> Sat, 24 May 2014 04:12:10 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 19538 at http://krcc.org Rains, Flash Flood Warning Prompt Hwy 24 Closure and Red Cross Shelter Opening Grapes of Wrath Turns 75: The Dust Bowl Then, and Conditions Now http://krcc.org/post/grapes-wrath-turns-75-dust-bowl-then-and-conditions-now <p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 02:51:45 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 17544 at http://krcc.org Grapes of Wrath Turns 75: The Dust Bowl Then, and Conditions Now Two Incidents, Two Avalanche Related Deaths http://krcc.org/post/two-incidents-two-avalanche-related-deaths <div><p>Two are dead in separate avalanches in Colorado this week. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">KRCC’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Elaina<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Formby<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span><br />&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 23:13:05 +0000 Elaina Formby 15011 at http://krcc.org Two Incidents, Two Avalanche Related Deaths Researchers use Lasers to Measure Snowpack http://krcc.org/post/researchers-use-lasers-measure-snowpack <p></p><p>Scientists in Colorado are working to improve runoff forecasting in the West so water managers can meet growing needs in the future. A growing population coupled with climate change means every drop will count. Scientists are mapping terrain and snow with lasers to provide a more accurate picture of the snowpack. It's called the <a href="http://aso.jpl.nasa.gov" target="_blank">NASA JPL Airborne Snow Observatory</a>. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen spoke with Jeff Deems, a research scientist with the University of Colorado, Boulder. He’s involved with the project.<br />&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 13:38:15 +0000 Marci Krivonen 14827 at http://krcc.org Researchers use Lasers to Measure Snowpack Hiking the Incline in the Winter: An Audio Postcard http://krcc.org/post/hiking-incline-winter-audio-postcard <p>People come from far and wide to hike the Manitou Incline, especially now that it’s legal.&nbsp; Rain, shine, or even snow, everyone who makes the trek has his or her own motivation.&nbsp; Along with her friend Mariel Dempster, KRCC’s Kate Dunn made the journey during the cold and snowy weather we recently had in the Pikes Peak region, and brought back this audio postcard.<br />&nbsp;</p><p>The Incline daily record holder, Greg Cummings, was known for making the trek 601 times in a year.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 15:33:00 +0000 Kate Dunn 12962 at http://krcc.org Hiking the Incline in the Winter: An Audio Postcard