Meteorologist Chris Spears explains.

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Unexpected Wind Shift Blamed For Hot Air Balloon Crashes In Wyoming That Injured 12 PeopleTwelve people were hospitalized in Wyoming on Monday after several hot air balloons crashed to the ground, officials said.
Pine Gulch Fire Burning Near Grand Junction Grows To 3,600+ AcresThe Pine Gulch fire burning near Grand Junction blew up overnight. The wildfire exploded to more than 3,600 acres since Monday.
More Than 100 Firefighters Battle Pine Gulch Fire On Colorado's Western SlopeThe fire on Tuesday was judged to be more than 3400 acres in size.
Golf Ball Size Hail Breaks Windshields Near LimonSunday thunderstorms produced damaging hail and wind over areas of Lincoln County. Storms reached their peak of severity 8:30pm and 9pm on Sunday night near Limon.
A Lightning Strike Started The Pine Gulch Fire That Is Burning Near Grand JunctionA fire burning near Grand Junction was started by a lightning strike and is only 5% contained at this time.
Electrocuted Bird Starts Brush Fire In Douglas CountyFirefighters were able to stop the flames before any homes were damaged.
Warning For Hikers: Unstable Trails May Be Encountered In San Juan National ForestThere have been heavy recent rains in Colorado.
Drought Conditions Expand Across ColoradoMeteorologist Chris Spears has the latest.
Flash Flooding Reported In WrayA nearly stationary thunderstorm dropped up to 10 inches of rain across the area late Thursday.
Dice Hill Fire In Summit County Is Now 100% ContainedThe Dice Hill fire, which was started by a lightning strike, is now 100% contained after rain helped put out the fire.
Park Reopened As Firefighters Patrol Elephant Butte Fire Burn ScarAlderfer/Three Sisters Park is back open after the Elephant Butte Fire shut it down last week. Jeffco Open Space says the burn area remains closed.
La Niña Could Return This WinterMeteorologist Chris Spears takes a look at what this means for Colorado.
Drought Situation Worsens For Most Of The StateMeteorologist Dave Aguilera Shows Why Colorado Desperately Needs Rain!
Colorado Sheriff's Deputy Catches Tornado On VideoVideo captured by a sheriff's deputy in Bent County shows a tornado on Tuesday night.
Elephant Butte Fire Remains 40% Contained, Evergreen Residents Allowed HomeAuthorities allowed 1,000 or more people known to be evacuated because of the Elephant Butte Fire to return to their homes Tuesday evening.
Evacuation Orders Remain In Place Tuesday Morning Due To Elephant Butte FireFirefighters are hoping to make the most of the cooler weather conditions to try to get the wildfire in Evergreen in Jefferson County under control.
Aerial Crews Use Evergreen Lake To Fight Elephant Butte FireFirefighters say the Elephant Butte Fire burning on Upper Bear Creek Road west of the Evergreen Golf Course.
Large Hail Pounded Parts Of Yuma County SundayIn addition to the hail reports two weak tornadoes were also reported.
Green Meadows Wildfire Breaks Out Near TellurideAt least six firefighting agencies rushed to the Green Meadows fire burning in Placerville, in San Miguel County, on Sunday.
Blue Green Algae Closes Swim Area At Cherry Creek State ParkOn one of the hottest weekends of the year, the swim area at Cherry Creek State Park is closed.
Alamosa Sets Record High And Low Within 12 HoursMeteorologist Chris Spears talks about the wild weather.
Tornado Spotted In JulesburgThe twister didn't cause any damage in the northeastern Colorado town.
Colorado Farmer And Son Ride Alongside Surprise TornadoA father and son were cutting wheat in northeast Colorado on Wednesday when a surprise tornado touched down in a field nearby.
Drought Conditions Worsen As A Large Portion Of Denver Metro Area Is Now In Moderate DroughtDrought conditions worsen across the state as a large portion of Denver metro area is now in moderate drought.

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