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TODAY will be Mostly sunny, with a high near 52º. South wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west in the morning.

TONIGHT we have partly cloudy skies, with a low around 28º. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

For TOMORROW it will be partly sunny, with a high near 55º. Windy, with a west southwest wind 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.


This is our 11th wettest winter on record and the odds favor a cool, wet pattern to continue through March for the Southwest. April’s outlook is warm and dry –– Not the greatest for the lowest river basin in the Intermountain West. The rest of the state’s snowpacks are over 100% while ours sits at 78%. Please try to save water when you can.


There are no fire restrictions in our area currently. Yet, the fire danger is high to extreme in our area and eastward.

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 informed.


There aren’t any local construction or obstructions for today

Always try to gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. 


In the Sangre De Cristo District, the chances of avalanche today are low below treeline, moderate near treeline, and considerable above the treeline. 

Warm temperatures are a variable we have not had to deal with in prior storms this season. Observers report wet, sloppy conditions at lower elevations, and thick, cohesive storm slabs that are not the dry, fluffy snow we are more accustomed to. Even a brief warm up can make storm slabs more sensitive, or cause south facing areas below treeline to lose cohesion, so remain alert to rapid changes in the weather, and avoid slopes where you find wet surface conditions.


9am – Custer County Tourism Board Meeting at Kirkpatrick Bank, 8 Bassick Place. Find the agenda  here .


5pm – Silver Cliff Planning Commission at Town Hall, 612 Main Street, Silver Cliff

Every second Tuesday of the month, artists join others at the 3rd Street Gallery from 11-2pm to connect with other creatives in the community. Please bring something you’re working on, a snack and a drink. For more information contact Melody at 505.429.6597

Today is Pie Day at the Library. Help them celebrate Pie Day by donating a store bought or homemade pie. They will be selling slices of pie to help raise funds for outdoor equipment for checkout.



4:30 pm – Board of Education meeting in the library

This week on Valley Views, our host, Gary Taylor interviews Westcliffe Mayor, Paul Wenke.

Valley Views* airs Tuesdays and Thursdays 7am and 6pm, and Saturdays at 10am, and is always available to stream on our website.

We have a number of our shows available to stream on demand. So, if you miss a show you can check this  page  on our website for current shows available to stream. 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.