Wind chill often overlooked as a silent and quick killer

RBC I The combination of wind and low temperature in winter can be deadly. The Wind Chill Index helps you determine when dangerous conditions develop that could lead to frostbite or hypothermia. It takes into account heat loss from the human body to its surroundings during cold and windy weather. The calculation utilizes wind speed […]

Hill fog…

Frosty weather…

Speed, ice cause several Rangely-area accidents

RANGELY I Three weather-related accidents in fewer than 24 hours caused damage to vehicles and injury to some occupants during the first substantial snowfall of the season Dec. 25 and 26.

Snowy decorations…

First snow…

Meeker residents woke up to about 1.5 inches of snow on the ground Monday, the first measurable snowfall of the season. Although this snow arrived later than usual, forecasts call for a cold and snowy winter ahead.

Deer on campus…

A deer on the Colorado Northwestern Community College’s campus in Rangely pauses in front of the large blue-and-orange tent near the school’s ice tower. The tent serves as a staging area for climbers and houses snow-making equipment.

Hoarfrost in Rangely…

Hoarfrost coated trees around Rangely last week as a winter storm warning predicted up to a foot of snow in the area. Several inches supplemented the thinning blankets of snow around town in what has been, so far, a relatively mild winter on the west side of the county.

Snow in Rangely…

Although Rangely hasn’t seen a substantial snowstorm since December, small accumulations of two inches or less over the last month have made for passable sledding conditions on the hills next to Rangely High School.

Precipitation during 2013 tops annual average by 1.88 inches

MEEKER I Precipitation in Rio Blanco County surpassed its annual normal depth in early November and finished 2013 nearly two inches ahead of the average annual measurement for the area.

Mountain inversion…

Park Mountain, standing 18 miles south of Rangely at the end of Dragon Road, remained shrouded in clouds for a week in early December as an inversion covering the valleys of eastern Utah and western Colorado persisted.

Hoar frost…

Hoar frost formed on trees throughout the area recently due to heavy humidity and temperatures in the teens. The fog that limited visibility to only a couple of blocks at night caused ice crystals to settle on warmer structures like plants. The ice crystals keep growing, only to disappear after a brief appearance by the […]