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.
This icon indicates that weather information may not be available through all outlets. WX INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE BY CALLING STATION VIA PHONE NUMBER.
The Current Conditions feed for our AWOSs is currently unavailable on our website. This information is still available from the National Weather Service here, or the information can be accessed by calling the weather reporting station's phone number.