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Aurora and Centennial, Colorado Blog

03/05/2013 - 3:35am

City crews are busy giving a makeover at Wheel Park’s BMX track at 2500 S. Wheel Park Circle. The course, which has been closed for construction since October, is anticipated to reopen on April 1, weather permitting, said Sherri-Jo Stowell, marketing specialist for the city’s parks, recreation and open space department. It was originally slated to reopen to the public on March 1, but weather conditions pushed it back, Stowell said.

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02/23/2013 - 6:19pm

Winter Weather Coming Centennial, Aurora Denver Metro Area. February 24, 2013

Smoky Hill Bound will be keeping you informed of all the weather alerts and school closures on the coming snow storm in the Denver Metro Area. Centennial, Southeast Aurora, Saddle Rock, E470, Southands, Arapahoe County,  Piney Creek, etc.  is looking at anywhere between 6-10" by 3PM Sunday Afternoon.    Our blog and twitter pages will have info and the Smoky Hill Bound Forums page. Check out our Webcam page for cams in the area as well.   Some are happy that we are going to get a little holiday snow. Stay warm.   www.smokyhillbound.com.

Here is our forum post that we will be updating with the latest news and information on the storm,  I-225, I-25, etc. 

 

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02/20/2013 - 11:48am

Smoky Hill Bound will be keeping you informed of all the weather alerts and school closures on the coming snow storm in the Denver Metro Area. Centennial, Southeast Aurora, Saddle Rock, E470, Southands, Arapahoe County,  Piney Creek, etc.  is looking at anywhere between 4-8 of  by tomorrow.    Our blog and twitter pages will have info and the Smoky Hill Bound Forums page. Check out our Webcam page for cams in the area as well.   Some are happy that we are going to get a little holiday snow. Stay warm.   www.smokyhillbound.com.

Here is our forum post that we will be updating with the latest news and information on the storm,  I-225, I-25, etc. 

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More Links:

The Denver Channel 

9news.com 

CBS Local

Weather Channel

NOAA Radar

National Weather Service 

The Denver Post Weather 

The most important glossary words according to the National Weather Service, are:

  • Winter Storm WATCH - A winter storm watch is issued when winter storm conditions are possible within the next 3 days but the timing, intensity or occurence may still be uncertain.
  • Winter Storm WARNING - Heavy snow is occurring or will develop in the next 36 hours.  This snow may be accompanied by winds greater than 15 mph and blowing snow.
  • Blizzard WATCH - A blizzard watch is issued when blizzard conditions are possible in the next 12 to 36 hours.
  • Blizzard WARNING - Blizzard warnings are issued in lower elevations when heavy snow is expected to last 3 or more hours with sustained winds of 35 mph or greater and when there is considerable falling and or drifting snow that reduces visibility to less than 1/4 mile.  In the mountains, a blizzard warning is also accompanied by an expectation that winds will exceed 50 mph at higher elevations.
  • Wind Chill WATCH - A wind chill watch is issued in advance of a wind chill warning, usually 12 to 36 hours in advance of the expectation that a warning will be issued.
  • Wind Chill WARNING -  The wind chill warning is issued for wind chills of least -25 degrees on the plains and -35 degrees in the mountains or foothills.
  • Freeze WATCH - Similar to the wind chill watch, a freeze watch is issued in advance of an anticipated freeze warning, usually 12 to 36 hours in advance of when the freeze warning will be issued.
  • Freeze WARNING -  Freeze warnings are issued during growing seasons when temperatures are expected to drop below 32 degrees.
  • High Wind WATCH -  When high wind conditions are expected to develop in the next 12 to 36 hours, a high wind watch is issued.
  • High Wind WARNING - Sustained winds of 50 mph for at least 1 hour or gusts up to 75 mph for any duration in the mountains or foothills will trigger a high wind warning.  In lower elevations, the criteria is somewhat less, set at sustained winds of 40 mph for at least 1 hour or gusts up to 58 mph for any duration.
  • Winter Weather Advisory - A winter weather advisory is the “heads up” that general snow accumulations between 4 and 8 inches over a 12 hour period in the mountains and 3 to 6 inches over a 12 hour period in lower elevations, are expected.  In addition, if visibility is expected to diminish as falling and blowing snow make it difficult to see or if wind blown snow is anticipated to create a visibility hazard for travelers, a winter weather advisory may be issued.  Even freezing drizzle and other conditions involving snow and sleet that primarily impact driving conditions may trigger a winter weather advisory.
  • Dense Fog Advisory - Dense fog advisories are issues when fog will reduce visibility to less than a quarter mile.
  • Wind Chill Advisory - In the mountains, a wind chill advisory will be issued when values are in the -25 degree range and on the plains, a wind chill advisory will be issued when values are between -18 and -25 degrees.
  • Frost Advisory - Unique to the growing season, a frost advisory is issued when temps are expected to drop to between 32 and 35 degrees on clear, calm nights.

 

01/31/2013 - 1:09pm

Cherry Creek Schools

You're invited to the Cherry Creek School District Honor Bands Concert at 4:30, this Saturday, February 2, at Grandview High School, 20500 E. Arapahoe Road, Aurora, CO 80016. Enjoy a free concert performance by 130 of the district's most talented middle school and high school musicians, under the direction of two outstanding guest conductors; Mr. Mike Pearce and Dr. Joseph Martin. See you there!

 

01/14/2013 - 1:17pm

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced its training camp dates for the upcoming 48-game season. The Avs will open camp on Sunday, Jan. 13.

All practices that take place at the South Suburban Family Sports Center in Englewood, Colo., will be open to the public.

2012-13 TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE
(all times subject to change)

Sun, Jan. 13
10:00 a.m.
Family Sports

Mon, Jan. 14
10:00 a.m.
Family Sports

Tue, Jan. 15
10:00 a.m.
Family Sports

Wed, Jan. 16
10:00 a.m.
Family Sports

Thu, Jan. 17
practice at Pepsi Center (closed)

Fri, Jan. 18
10:00 a.m.
Family Sports

 

 

 

01/10/2013 - 1:02pm

 

Happy New Year!

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be offering an informative and FREE seminar for all levels of ice fishing anglers on January 17th. Space is limited so please see the attachment for more information. Also, if you’re going to be on the ice please keep safety in mind. Below are some links that give a variety of safety tips for fishing on the ice.

http://wildlife.state.co.us/Fishing/Reports/Pages/safety.aspx

http://fishing.about.com/od/icefishing/a/ice_tips.htm

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/ice/index.html

Current Ice Conditions at Aurora Reservoir: 0-6 Inches (Open water in places)

Wind Speed: 16 mph with gusts up to 28 mph (10:18 a.m. 1/10/12)

Crystal Yusten

Aurora Open Space and Natural Resources

Park Ranger II & Special Event Coordinator

303-690-1633 x241

cyusten@auroragov.org

thin ice sign

12/19/2012 - 6:26am

Smoky Hill Bound will be keeping you informed of all the weather alerts and school closures on the coming snow storm in the Denver Metro Area. Centennial, Southeast Aurora, Saddle Rock, E470, Southands, Arapahoe County,  Piney Creek, etc.  is looking at anywhere between 2"-4" of  snow during the day monday.    Our blog and twitter pages will have info and the Smoky Hill Bound Forums page. Check out our Webcam page for cams in the area as well.   Some are happy that we are going to get a little holiday snow. Stay warm.   www.smokyhillbound.com.

 

The Denver Channel 

9news.com 

CBS Local

Weather Channel

NOAA Radar

National Weather Service 

The Denver Post Weather 

The most important glossary words according to the National Weather Service, are:

  • Winter Storm WATCH - A winter storm watch is issued when winter storm conditions are possible within the next 3 days but the timing, intensity or occurence may still be uncertain.
  • Winter Storm WARNING - Heavy snow is occurring or will develop in the next 36 hours.  This snow may be accompanied by winds greater than 15 mph and blowing snow.
  • Blizzard WATCH - A blizzard watch is issued when blizzard conditions are possible in the next 12 to 36 hours.
  • Blizzard WARNING - Blizzard warnings are issued in lower elevations when heavy snow is expected to last 3 or more hours with sustained winds of 35 mph or greater and when there is considerable falling and or drifting snow that reduces visibility to less than 1/4 mile.  In the mountains, a blizzard warning is also accompanied by an expectation that winds will exceed 50 mph at higher elevations.
  • Wind Chill WATCH - A wind chill watch is issued in advance of a wind chill warning, usually 12 to 36 hours in advance of the expectation that a warning will be issued.
  • Wind Chill WARNING -  The wind chill warning is issued for wind chills of least -25 degrees on the plains and -35 degrees in the mountains or foothills.
  • Freeze WATCH - Similar to the wind chill watch, a freeze watch is issued in advance of an anticipated freeze warning, usually 12 to 36 hours in advance of when the freeze warning will be issued.
  • Freeze WARNING -  Freeze warnings are issued during growing seasons when temperatures are expected to drop below 32 degrees.
  • High Wind WATCH -  When high wind conditions are expected to develop in the next 12 to 36 hours, a high wind watch is issued.
  • High Wind WARNING - Sustained winds of 50 mph for at least 1 hour or gusts up to 75 mph for any duration in the mountains or foothills will trigger a high wind warning.  In lower elevations, the criteria is somewhat less, set at sustained winds of 40 mph for at least 1 hour or gusts up to 58 mph for any duration.
  • Winter Weather Advisory - A winter weather advisory is the “heads up” that general snow accumulations between 4 and 8 inches over a 12 hour period in the mountains and 3 to 6 inches over a 12 hour period in lower elevations, are expected.  In addition, if visibility is expected to diminish as falling and blowing snow make it difficult to see or if wind blown snow is anticipated to create a visibility hazard for travelers, a winter weather advisory may be issued.  Even freezing drizzle and other conditions involving snow and sleet that primarily impact driving conditions may trigger a winter weather advisory.
  • Dense Fog Advisory - Dense fog advisories are issues when fog will reduce visibility to less than a quarter mile.
  • Wind Chill Advisory - In the mountains, a wind chill advisory will be issued when values are in the -25 degree range and on the plains, a wind chill advisory will be issued when values are between -18 and -25 degrees.
  • Frost Advisory - Unique to the growing season, a frost advisory is issued when temps are expected to drop to between 32 and 35 degrees on clear, calm nights.

 

12/01/2012 - 6:38pm

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