NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
TODAY – A 40% chance of snow showers, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 35º. Windy, with a west southwest wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph.
TONIGHT – A 40% chance of snow showers before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11º. Wind chill values between zero and 10º. Breezy, with a west wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.
TOMORROW – Mostly sunny, with a high near 37º. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK – Severe and damaging winds are expected through tonight.
Abnormal dryness and moderate drought lessened in coverage in the San Luis Valley and a bit in the Sangres. East of the Rockies, drought and abnormally dry conditions mostly stayed the same or worsened as west of the Divide got slammed with moisture.
Strong and gusty winds combined with low relative humidity brings widespread critical to extreme fire weather conditions.
Please do not burn anything at this time.
Be sure that you and your family are signed up for the Everbridge emergency alert system to keep residents informed. You can download it from the Google Play store or the App Store.
Reminder: With the high winds there is always a chance for power lines to be knocked down and, thus, power outages. If you see downed power lines, please assume they are live. Back away and call 911.
ROADS & HIGHWAYS
There aren’t any local construction or obstructions for today, but the wind makes for some difficult travel, especially for high profile vehicles.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO – Please try to gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road.
RADON – CDPHE urges Colorado residents to have their homes tested for cancer-causing radon gas. In Colorado, nearly half of homes have high radon levels, and more than 500 lung cancer deaths in the state each year are attributed to radon. The best way to protect against radon is to perform a simple, low-cost test of your home. Low-cost kits can be ordered from SOSRadon.org .
Civic meetings for Today, April 4th
9am – Board of County Commissioners first-of-the-month staff report #1 in the BOCC Board Room
5pm – Silver Cliff Town Trustee meeting at Town Hall
Volunteers are needed for the upcoming Health Fair being held on April 15th. Contact Rhonda Martin at 719.783.3369.
American Legion Post meets at Cliff Lanes for their monthly Membership Meeting at 6:30pm tonight. Veterans and interested public are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Robert Dreher 719.783.2462
There are 3 Board Positions open with Sangre de Cristo Electric. If you’re interested in sitting on the Board, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submit your Intent-to-Run packet to SDCEC no later than April 6th, 2023.
The Sangres Art Guild will award non-renewable scholarships to Custer County High School or Custer County Homeschooled graduate(s) who will be furthering their education in an art related program in college, university or art institute with a student entering the visual arts.
Applications should be turned in by April 30th, 2023. .
Today’s Track Meet in Centauri has been postponed due to cold weather.
4pm – Cotopaxi Pirates Baseball Team takes on the Cripple Creek Pioneers
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