NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
For TODAY there’s a 20% chance of snow showers after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 49º. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west northwest in the morning.
TONIGHT, another 20% chance of snow showers before midnight. Partly cloudy skies, with a low around 21º. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
TOMORROW, we’ll have mostly sunny skies, with a high near 52º. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
Four inches of new snowfall from yesterday raises the snowpack levels to 49 inches, which is 90% of normal.
There are no fire restrictions in our area currently. Yet, the fire danger is high to extreme in our area and eastward.
RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.
Fire season is looming. Make sure that you and your family are signed up for the Everbridge emergency alert system. You can download it from the Google Play store or the App Store. Everbridge offers the most trusted information available at a neighborhood level to keep residents.
There aren’t any local construction or obstructions for today. Please try to gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road.
TODAY’S AVALANCHE FORECAST
In the Sangre De Cristo District, the chances of avalanche today are low below treeline, and moderate near and above the treeline. Remember, moderate does not translate to safe.
The first significant spring storm has moved east of the state. Storm snow totals range from one to three feet. As snow fell, temperatures hovered near freezing at 9500 feet, meaning the snow-to-water ratio was higher than usual. Investigating how well this new snow bonded to the old snow surface will be critical to your decision-making process while in the backcountry.
TODAY, MARCH 13th
4:30pm – Custer County Fair Board meeting at 205 S. 6th Street, in the basement
6:30pm – Custer County Search and Rescue meeting at 710 Rosita Avenue
TUESDAY, MARCH 14TH
9am – Custer County Tourism Board Meeting at Kirkpatrick Bank, 8 Bassick Place
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.
Grand Reopening for the pool is next Monday, March 20th!
Tomorrow is Pie Day at the library. Help them celebrate by donating a whole pie, purchased or homemade. Proceeds will go toward buying new outdoor equipment
TODAY, MARCH 13th
4pm – Bobcats Varsity baseball vs. Florence
TODAY, MARCH 13th
6pm – Board of Education meeting in the cafeteria
This week, our host, Gary Taylor interviews Westcliffe Mayor, Paul Wenke.
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