Cold Weather Pet Care

Weather Outlook - December 16, 2016

If it's too cold for you, it's probably too cold for your pet, so keep your animals inside.

If left outdoors, pets can be susceptible to frostbite, hypothermia, become disoriented, or lost. Don't leave pets alone in a car during cold weather, either. Cars can act as refrigerators that hold in the cold and cause animals to freeze to death.

Weekend Weather Outlook – 60 Degree Drop Friday

Weather Outlook - December 16, 2016

By Chris Sorensen

A warm and windy Friday will give way to a cold and snowy weekend. If you have weekend shopping travel plans, keep in mind weather warnings and advisories will be in place for many areas. Roads may be extremely slick and icy - good reason to stay close to home and shop locally.

Fire risk is elevated across the area as temperatures rise to the low 60s Friday, accompanied by west winds in the 15 to 20 mile-per-hour range and gusts as high as 30 mph in Kiowa County, and potentially stronger in other part of southeast Colorado.

Weather Outlook – Don’t be Fooled by the Next Few Days

Weather Outlook - December 14, 2016

By Chris Sorensen

Warm weather will make a brief return for a few days ahead of frigid temperatures and potential snow.

Thursday kicks off a short warming period as temperatures reach the upper 40s under mostly sunny skies, followed by a mostly cloudy evening that will lock in some heat and keep the overnight low in the upper 20s.

Friday's high will be in the low 60s, but look for west winds in the 10 to 20 mile-per-hour range and gusts to 30 mph as an arctic front begins to move into the region. Winds and warmer temperatures may produce some fire risk in the area.

Weather Outlook – the Week Ahead: Dry, Warmer Start

Weather Outlook - December 11, 2016

By Chris Sorensen

After last week's sub-freezing temperatures, a relatively warm stretch will kick of the coming week.

Mostly sunny skies will prevail Sunday and Monday, as temperatures reach the mid- to upper 40s. Overnight lows will be in the mid-teens.

Tuesday marks the start of another cooling period as the temperatures drop to the upper 30s during the day and low teens at night.

Below-freezing conditions continue Wednesday, with a high only in the mid-20s, and an overnight low in the single digits.

Weekend Weather Outlook – Brief Warming

Weather Outlook - December 9, 2016

By Chris Sorensen

After days of below-freezing temperatures, the weekend may seem closer to a tropical paradise.

Mostly sunny skies and a high near 40 are expected Friday, with an overnight low dropping to the mid-teens.

Saturday will be the warmest day over the coming week, with the high reaching 50 before dropping to the mid-20s at night.

Look for mid-40s Sunday and Monday, with lows in the upper teens.

Weather Outlook – the Week Ahead: Below Freezing by Mid-Week

Weather Outlook - December 4, 2016

By Chris Sorensen

Sunday and Monday will be the warmest days of the week ahead of days of sub-freezing temperatures and a stronger chance of snow.

The high Sunday will be in the upper 40s under sunny skies before dropping to the upper teens over night.

Monday will be the warmest day of the week as temperatures reach the upper 50s.