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Weather Outlook – the Week Ahead

National Weather Map

Another warm, sunny day is in store for Sunday in Kiowa County, with a high in the mid-70s before dropping to the upper 30s overnight. Wind will increase overnight, potentially gusting to 30 miles per hour.

Showers and thunderstorms are possible overnight into mid-morning Monday. Up to a quarter-inch of precipitation is possible, potentially more in thunderstorm areas.

Monday will be noticeably cooler as a cold front backs into the area, with a high in the mid-50s, dropping to the low 30s overnight. Winds will decrease to around 10 mph.

Doug Wilson Named Colorado Corn Administrative Committee president

Following the recent passing of Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) President Charlie Bartlett, CCAC board members elected Doug Wilson as the new president with a unanimous vote this past week.

"We lost an incredible leader with Charlie's passing, but we will certainly make it a priority to carry forward with his innovative and forward-thinking spirit as we address the challenges facing agriculture, and as we make investments on behalf of Colorado's corn farmers," said Wilson, who farms near Olathe.

Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

One of our most popular features from the past 15 years - a full-page color photo on the front of the Kiowa County Press showing various impressions of life in Kiowa County. While a limited number of copies continue to be printed and distributed each week at Kiowa Healthmart, COOP C-Store in Eads, Haswell Propane, and Thunderbird Petroleum, we wanted to bring this feature to our online readers as well.

Shown below - the front page of the April 8, 2016, Kiowa County Press - trees blossoming in Kiowa County. Photo by Chris Sorensen.

Weekend Weather Outlook

National Weather Map

Warm, dry days and cool evenings are in store across the weekend for Kiowa County.

Highs will be in the low to mid-70s Friday through Sunday. Winds will remain light, 5-10 miles per hour, through most of the period - with slightly stronger 15 mph wind Saturday afternoon.

Overnight, temperatures will be in the lower 40s Friday and Saturday, and falling to the upper 30s Sunday night.

Drought Conditions Continue Expanding in SE Colorado

Colorado Drought Map

Warm and dry early spring conditions continued to expand the area impacted by drought in southeast Colorado over the past week.

All of Baca and Prowers Counties are now in moderate drought. Kiowa and Bent Counties had smaller areas in drought last week, which has expanded to cover most of Kiowa and essentially all of Bent.

Drought continued to expand in Las Animas County, and now also impacts eastern Otero County.