Automated Weather Stations
During its 2000 session, the Colorado General Assembly acknowledged the need for improved aviation weather reporting in the mountainous terrain along the Continental Divide. With shared funding from the Legislature and the Colorado Aviation Fund, twelve Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) sites were installed. These were sited at those critical mountain passes most vulnerable to weather-dependent aircraft accidents.
Colorado Mountain AWOS Map*
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VIDEO: The video below was produced by the Colorado Division of Aeronautics and documents the many obstacles Colorado's Communications Technicians face with the task repairing and maintaining our network of mountain automated weather observation systems. The Colorado Division of Aeronautics would like to pay special thanks to the technicians with the Governor's Office of Information Technology who work extremely hard to keep accurate mountain weather informations flowing out to the public.
Cottonwood Pass (7BM) OUT OF SERVICE: Ravaged by thieves. No Service A. Data can be accessed via telephone.
Monument Hill - Kelly Air Park (MNH) OUT OF SERVICE: Lightning Strike.
Mt. Werner (3MW) ***AWOS down for repair and relocation until summer 2015***
Wolf Creek Pass (CPW) ***Out of Service for repair and relocation until late July, 2015***