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A recent study suggests climate change could slow the rate at which snowpack melts. That could mean less water available for future use.

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A new study looked into what would happen if the modern agricultural industry was to experience a 1930s Dust Bowl style event.

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Cheyenne Mountain State Park reopened on Thursday after high winds earlier this week forced its closure.

Andrea Chalfin / 91.5 KRCC

Extreme winds in southern Colorado Monday prompted the closures of the El Paso County Courthouse and Cheyenne Mountain State Park.  The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) also placed restrictions on high profile commercial vehicles on El Paso County roads.  The department also barred the vehicles, including semi- and tractor- trailers, from Interstate 25 between Monument and the New Mexico state line after multiple rollover accidents.  This restriction was lifted around 7:40 Monday evening.

Deborah Bathke / National Drought Mitigation Center

Colorado residents have been enjoying unusually warm weather so far this fall, but that means drought conditions throughout the state.

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor shows most of Colorado in some state of dry or drought conditions.  That's compared to about 20% last year at this time.

Mark Wankowski is a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Pueblo. He says we're likely to have snow in the northern mountains this winter, but it will probably stay dry in the southern part of the state.

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Southeast Colorado received some much needed precipitation after experiencing some pretty dry conditions.

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Winter weather returns to Colorado this weekend as much of the state braces for heavy snowfall.

The El Paso County Office of Emergency Management is urging people stay home, especially in the northern and eastern parts of the county.  Currently, Highway 24 from Colorado Springs to Limon is closed.  Eastbound Woodman from Marksheffel to Highway 24 in Falcon is also closed, as is Highway 94 from Enoch Road to Punkin Center. (UPDATE 3:40 PM: Hwy 94 from Enoch Rd. to Punkin Center has reopened.)

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National Weather Service- Pueblo

The National Weather Service is hosting its annual weather spotter preparedness and training sessions.

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Northern El Paso County remains under a blizzard warning until 8 PM.  Southern El Paso County is under a Winter Weather Advisory until 6 PM.  Public safety groups are urging people to stay off the roads.

The fast-moving storm closed routes along the Front Range, including Interstate 25 from North Academy to County Line Road in Denver.  Check current route statuses here with the Colorado Department of Transportation.

USGCRP

A recently released study suggests droughts in the southwest could last longer and have more severe impacts in the future.  The study, performed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), compared 35 years of observational data to existing climate models.

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An environmental advocacy group has a new interactive extreme weather map that charts natural disasters across the nation and in Colorado. 

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Colorado Springs officials are planning to apply for a grant to help property owners affected by landslides on the city's west side. 

Colorado Avalanche Information Center

An avalanche killed a snowmobiler near Wolf Creek Pass earlier this week. With the recent snows, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center says there's increased avalanche danger.

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National Weather Service - Pueblo

The Winter Storm Warning that blanketed much of Colorado over the past several days is lifting piece by piece as the snowstorm moves out of the state. It leaves behind record-breaking snowfall in some places, and communities with closed schools and government offices.

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  • A federal agency is standing behind its assertion that Colorado officials signed off on a cleanup project that led to a 3 million-gallon toxic waste spill from an inactive gold mine. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's statement today was the latest twist in a dispute between state and federal agencies over what role Colorado officials had in the spill.
     
  • Nicole Nicoletta is Manitou Springs' newest mayor after the completion of the official election canvass.  KRCC’s Rachel Gonchar has more.
     
  • The Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management has issued a winter weather alert for the city.  Officials are asking residents to remain indoors as much as possible.  A blizzard warning is in place for northern El Paso County east to the Kansas State line.  Trinidad, Pueblo, and Colorado Springs are under a winter weather advisory.

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  • A bi-partisan committee of Colorado lawmakers is wrapping up statewide hearings this week on Colorado’s water plan. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.
     
  • The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for much of southern Colorado tomorrow, starting at 11 and ending at 8..  Low humidity and gusty winds are in store for the region.  The National Weather Service has also issued a fire weather watch for Wednesday.

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