End of The Growing Season

October 15th marks the climatological end of the growing season for Southeast Colorado as we continue to progress towards winter.  With a couple of frosts to hard freezes already past, the National Weather Service in Pueblo will discontinue the issuance of Frost Advisories and Freeze Warnings for all of south central and southeast Colorado.  Residents across the southeast plains should remain diligent in draining outdoor pipes and irrigation systems in preparation for future cold snaps.

For those of you that are still watering your lawn, be sure to pay close attention to the low temperature forecast.  If it is forecast to drop below freezing, be sure to drain your spinkler system manifold.  It takes just a couple of minutes and may save you a lot of money.  Copper is very expensive to replace, as I am sure most folks know.

Hard to believe we are heading into Winter...

Chief Meteorologist Brian Bledsoe

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  • by John Location: Colorado Springs on Oct 16, 2008 at 08:50 AM
    I have weather fervor yes I do! I have weather fervor, how 'bout you?!
  • by Wayne King Location: Manitou Springs on Oct 15, 2008 at 09:49 PM
    There hasn't yet been a frost where I live here in Manitou. Both my thermometer and my morning glories tell me this. (Generally, morning glories shrivel right up if the temperature hits 32.) I expected this to end last night, but the low at my house was 36. We'll see how many more days I can get (not many, I expect). This seems really late to me. Often there's been a frost by Sept 15. If I remember correctly, this is considered the "average last frost" for this area
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