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Should you blow out your sprinklers before tomorrow’s storm?

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DENVER, Colorado — The incoming winter storm that is forecast to arrive on the Front Range Thursday and Friday has many Coloradans wondering if they should blow out their sprinkler lines early.

While the storm will be a little colder than we are used to seeing with our October storms, (into the teens for a couple of hours) it won’t be cold enough to freeze irrigation pipes that are buried under 8-12 inches of dirt, which acts as an insulator, especially with daytime highs in the upper 70s the day before the storm.

Continue reading @9News.
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It’s Friday the 13th! Even more spooky? There’s going to be a majestic harvest full moon tonight

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DENVER– Around every 20 years, Friday the 13th coincides with a full moon. And that rare occurrence will happen today.

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, we haven’t seen a combination like this since October 13th, 2000 and it won’t happen again until August 13th, 2049.

Continue and see their list of peoples’ top superstitions.

Colorado nonprofit seeks help for Bahamian animal shelter flooded by Hurricane Dorian

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LITTLETON, Colo. — More than 13,000 homes were destroyed and Grand Bahama International Airport is underwater after Hurricane Dorian hovered over the islands for two days.

OutPaws Rescue, an all-volunteer organization based in Littleton, said it’s monitoring the storm’s destruction very closely. That’s because a lot of the cats and dogs they save come from the Bahamas.

Since 2013, the nonprofit has brought close to 500 animals from the islands to Colorado.
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Chatfield High School students make it home after Hurricane Dorian interrupted their trip

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LITTLETON, Colo. — A group of Littleton parents were relieved their kids made it home from Florida safely Monday, as Hurricane Dorian continued to move toward the U.S. coast.

The Chatfield High School football teams had raised money for months so that they could go to Orlando to play other teams, and then go on a weekend cruise to the Caribbean. But Hurricane Dorian changed everything, and the cruise was rerouted.

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Chilly and soggy in Denver this afternoon

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Typical spring weather in Littleton Colorado

DENVER — After a warm weekend, Mother Nature has turned a cold shoulder to Colorado! Temperatures tumbled behind a strong cold front yesterday and while today won’t be as cold, temperatures are still well below average.

We’ll see highs in the upper 40s to near 50s degrees this afternoon. Along with the cold, we’ll also get some moisture. We saw some light snow overnight but the roads are mainly just wet for the morning commute. We picked up about an inch of snow near Denver, with 2 to 4 inches from Westminster north to Fort Collins. Accumulations of 8 to 16 inches can be expected in the mountains above 10,000 feet and will stay the heaviest in the mountains north of I-70.

See the rest of today’s chilly forecast @ The Denver Channel.

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