TODAY will be sunny, with a high near 48º. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 25 mph.
FOR TONIGHT, we’ll have mostly clear skies, with a low around 22º. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.
TOMORROW, we’ll see mostly sunny skies, with a high near 51º. Windy, with a southwest wind 10 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph.
For the HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK – A moderate to strong westerly flow continues into the middle of the week, keeping the chances for snow across the Divide. Chance of more widespread precipitation across south central and southeast Colorado later in the week.
There are no fire restrictions in our area currently, but there are extreme fire danger conditions due to exceptionally strong winds and low humidity values near 10%. Avoid anything that could cause a spark and wildfire.
Conditions can vary widely and can change quickly in the Rocky Mountain Region. For the most current information please check conditions on the forest where you will be traveling.
There aren’t any local construction or obstructions for today…
…But if you’re heading to Gunnison…
Delays and closures begin today, March 6th until sometime in July 2023 for US 50 (mile marker 124-127) between Montrose and Gunnison for major road construction. More details can be found at us50info.com .
Please try to gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting any road.
TODAY’S AVALANCHE FORECAST
In the Sangre De Cristo District, the chances of avalanche today are moderate below, near and above the treeline.
You can identify possibly dangerous areas by looking for signs of recent drifting, such as smooth rounded pillows of snow, especially below ridgelines and in high-elevation areas that catch and hold snow, cracking in the snow surface, and recent avalanche activity. Winds will be strong enough to drift snow lower down in avalanche paths, into the near treeline elevation band, and into open meadows in below treeline areas.
COVID Vaccines and boosters are available at the Custer County Public Health Agency. Call 719-783-3369 for more information. You can also check KLZR’s Community Resources page.
Every Thursday, and as-needed by special arrangement, Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center will pick you up at CCHC at noon, drive you to HRRMC’s main campus in Salida for any specialist appointments, tests or services and drive you back to CCHC by 5 p.m. This service is FREE of charge.
TODAY, MARCH 6th
1:30pm – Custer County Planning & Zoning Commission to meet at the courthouse, 205 S.6th Street. Here’s the agenda .
TUESDAY, MARCH 7TH
9am – Board of Custer County Staff Reports #1 in the Custer County Board Room, 205 S. 6th Street
5pm – Silver Cliff Town Trustee meeting at Silver Cliff Town Hall, 612 Main Street.
4-H is the largest Youth Development organization in the WORLD! More than 110,000 youth participate each year along with more than 10,000 leaders in Colorado.
Learn more about how to get your child involved by contacting the CSU Custer County Extension office at 719-783-2514. NEW enrollments are accepted until March 31st!
Pool repairs began last Tuesday at Altitude Fitness. We will keep you updated as we learn more.
The Town of Westcliffe is hiring for a Streets and Parks Maintenance Technician. The applications for employment and job description are available at www.townofwestcliffe.com or stop by the Westcliffe Town Hall, 1000 Main Street, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Application date open until the position is filled.
Did you know that we have a number of our shows available to stream on demand? You can check on our website for current shows available to stream. On our website’s homepage, hover over PROGRAMS and you’ll find PODCASTS. Our musical podcasts cover a wide variety of genres. Each podcast is updated weekly with new content.
And don’t forget that we’ve got our Wet Mountain Morning Wake Up Call on our website for you to stream at any time. So, if you happen to miss it in real time, you can always listen to it whenever! You can find it under the Valley News header on our website.