Fowler River Fire

Fowler River Fire burning 100+ acres, 65% contained

Several crews are fighting the Fowler River Fire near Highway 50 and the Arkansas River Wednesday night.

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Detailed Forecast

Tonight: We'll continue to track a few scattered showers around southern Colorado, but most of these are not producing much if any rain.  Winds will remain strong through the evening before decreasing in intensity after midnight.  A cold front will arrive overnight, bringing plenty of clouds along with it.  Low clouds and areas of patchy fog will be possible along the I25 corridor, which could impact visibilities through the early morning hours.  There could be a few spotty showers by Thursday morning, also, mainly over and along the mountains.

Tomorrow:  Low clouds and light showers will be possible over and near the mountains Thursday morning.  These should be spotty and light.  A better chance for rain and snow arrives during the afternoon as another blast of cold air arrives.  We'll have to monitor the evening drive closely, as there could be some slushy areas around the Pikes Peak region during the evening.  As temperatures continue to drop Thursday evening and overnight, areas or rain or a rain/snow mix will transition to snow.  We could see some minor accumulations along the Palmer Divide and up across our local mountains by early Friday morning.  While many roads will be too warm to allow for snow accumulations on the road, I cannot rule out some icy and/or slushy patches.  Temperatures will be much cooler on Thursday, with highs only getting into the 40s and 50s for most... with a few getting into the 60s.  Areas south of Hwy 50 will not get much in the way of showers, instead, these areas will get another day of gusty wind and high fire danger.  The San Luis Valley and the lower elevations of Las Animas Co. will be under a Red Flag Warning from noon to 6PM.

Extended:  We may be tracking a slushy commute for some Friday morning, especially along the Palmer Divide and around our local mountains.  If you will be traveling through these areas, just know it may take you a bit longer to get to where you're going.  The showers will last through early Friday afternoon, before coming to an end.  Temperatures will be in the 40s for most on Friday.  Highs will be back in the 60s and 70s just in time for your Easter Sunday.  While it could be a little breezy, there will be plenty of sunshine all day and warm temperatures.  The next chance for showers holds off until late next week.

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Colorado Springs, CO

3AM
Rain Showers
37°
Rain Showers
6AM
Chance of Snow
34°
Chance of Snow
9AM
Chance of Snow
38°
Chance of Snow
12PM
Chance of Rain
42°
Chance of Rain
3PM
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50°
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6PM
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47°
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Pueblo, CO

3AM
Partly Cloudy
44°
Partly Cloudy
6AM
Chance of Rain
41°
Chance of Rain
9AM
Mostly Cloudy
43°
Mostly Cloudy
12PM
Chance of Rain
52°
Chance of Rain
3PM
Chance of Rain
61°
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6PM
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60°
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NEED HELP HEATING YOUR HOME THIS WINTER?

LEAP CAN HELP


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ABOUT LEAP


The Colorado Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) is a federally funded program that helps hard working Colorado families, seniors and individuals pay a portion of their winter home heating costs. It is not intended to pay the entire cost of home heating for qualifying participants, but rather to help alleviate some of the burden associated with the colder months.

In most cases, payments are made directly to the primary heating fuel vendor helping to offset high heating costs. Other benefits of the program include repair or replacement of a home’s primary heating system, such as a furnace or wood-burning stove.

ELIGIBILITY

Colorado citizens with annual income less than 150% of the federal poverty index may qualify for heating assistance through LEAP.

PARTICIPANTS MUST:

  • • Pay home heating costs, either directly to a utility company or to a landlord as part of rent.
  • • Be a permanent legal resident of the United States and a Colorado resident or have household members that
      are U.S. citizens.
  • • Provide proof of lawful presence in the U.S. Valid forms of identification include:
    • ° Colorado Driver’s License or Colorado Identification card
    • ° United States Military Identification Card or Military Dependent’s Identification card
    • ° United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariner card
    • ° Native American Tribal document



Income Guidelines

Your maximum family household income must fall within the guidelines given below during the month you wish to apply. Household refers to all people living with you and for whom you are financially responsible.


In most cases, if you are approved for LEAP, payments are made directly to your primary heating fuel vendor and a notice will be sent to you informing you of the benefit amount.

IT’S EASY TO APPLY!

Applications for LEAP are accepted between November 1 and April 30 only.
  • • Download an application from the LEAP website.
      www.colorado.gov/cdhs/leap
  • • Call 1-866-HEAT-HELP (1-866-432-8435) to have an
      application sent via US Mail.
  • • Pick up an application from any county department of social
      or human services.
  • • If participants received LEAP last year and still reside at the
      same address, an application packet and reply envelope will
      be mailed to them.

    It can take up to 50 days to process a nonemergency application.


For more information or to request an application:

Call 1-866-HEAT-HELP (1-866-432-8435) or visit www.colorado.gov/cdhs/leap







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Colorado Springs

Normal High:56°
Normal Low:30°
Record High: 80° in 2011
Record Low: 3° in 1936
Sunrise:6:42 am
Sunset:7:23 pm
Moonrise:6:00 pm
Moonset:5:45 am
Today's MoonWaxing gibbous

Pueblo

Normal High:63°
Normal Low:30°
Record High: 87° in 2011
Record Low: 2° in 1975
Sunrise:6:41 am
Sunset:7:22 pm
Moonrise:5:58 pm
Moonset:5:44 am
Today's MoonWaxing gibbous
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