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  1. 1. Weather in Colorado Springs April 2008
  2. 2. The Mountains <ul><li>Affect ALL of our weather all year long. </li></ul><ul><li>Makes things very interesting! </li></ul>
  3. 6. Winter Weather
  4. 7. Winter Weather <ul><li>Was this a warm winter, cold winter, or normal winter? </li></ul><ul><li>Was it dry, snowier-than-usual, or normal? </li></ul>
  5. 9. Winter Weather - WINDS <ul><li>Jetstream visits Colorado during the winter </li></ul><ul><li>Winds over 100 mph! </li></ul>
  6. 11. Winter Weather - SNOW <ul><li>Colorado Springs gets 42” of snow each year </li></ul><ul><li>This year? </li></ul><ul><li>Light snow…Heavy snow…Blizzards! </li></ul>
  7. 13. Springtime Weather <ul><li>Colorado can get almost everything! </li></ul><ul><li>LIGHTNING </li></ul><ul><li>HAIL </li></ul><ul><li>FLOODING </li></ul><ul><li>TORNADOES! </li></ul>
  8. 14. Lightning <ul><li>Very dangerous in Colorado </li></ul><ul><li>“ Dry” Lightning </li></ul>
  9. 16. Stay Away From Lightning and Storms! They may be closer than you think!
  10. 17. Hail <ul><li>Colorado Springs is one of the Hail capitals of the world! </li></ul><ul><li>Strong, but cold storms mean potential for large hail. </li></ul>
  11. 20. <ul><li>What is the most common weather killer in Colorado? </li></ul>
  12. 21. FLOODING <ul><li>Occurs frequently in Colorado </li></ul><ul><li>Short, heavy thunderstorms </li></ul><ul><li>Flash Flooding in roadways </li></ul>
  13. 23. Historical Colorado Floods
  14. 24. TORNADOES!
  15. 25. Tornadoes <ul><li>Tornadoes are common in Colorado…BUT </li></ul><ul><li>Not the real strong ones </li></ul>
  16. 26. Tornadoes
  17. 27. They Happen Here! FALCON, CO LAMAR, CO ELLICOTT, CO DENVER, CO
  18. 30. Tornadoes <ul><li>WHAT DO YOU DO? </li></ul>
  19. 31. COLORADO WEATHER <ul><li>Weather Changes Quickly! </li></ul>
  20. 32. Resources <ul><li>FOX21 News at Nine </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.cotrip.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.weather.gov </li></ul>

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