Precipitation, colder temps hoped to bring relief
Chris Rourke                    The Decker Fire in Chaffee County, seen here in the distance, had expanded to about 6,500 acres as of early this week.
Chris Rourke The Decker Fire in Chaffee County, seen here in the distance, had expanded to about 6,500 acres as of early this week.

All eyes will be to the skies today, as a storm front moves into Colorado potentially bringing much-needed precipitation and cold temperatures to Gunnison County.

After 14 weeks of abundant moisture ended in late August, two-thirds of Colorado — including Gunnison County — has slipped back into drought conditions. At the same time, late-season wildfires point to conditions which could result in fire restrictions at an uncharacteristic time of the year.

 

 

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