Unusually Warm Weather...

October 28th, 2008:

Boy, what a nice stretch of weather we are having.  A cloudless sky, cool nights, and warm days.  If love the outdoors, this is like an extension of Summer.  Some folks are wondering if we have any record warmth in sight.  Let's check it out, I will put our forecast high in brackets:

                                         COS Record High / Forecast High                    Pueblo Record High / Forecast High

October 29th:                                        83 [ 74 ]                                                                       87 [ 78 ]

October 30th:                                        78 [ 75 ]                                                                       83 [ 81 ]

October 31st:                                        75 [ 74 ]                                                                       82 [ 77 ]

November 1st:                                      74 [ 77 ]                                                                       80 [ 81 ]

Looks like we will get really close in Colorado Springs on Halloween, and threaten or break the record high on Saturday for both Colorado Springs and Pueblo.  Rather we break records or not, it is certainly going to be a great ending to October and beginning to November. 

Unfortunately, this type of weather always troubles me this time of year.  Usually, when we see a big stretch of warm weather we will follow it up with stretch of equally cold weather.  Right now, there is no real sign of this occurring anytime soon.  However, there is some cold air pooling near the Arctic Circle that could be tapped by a big pattern switch.  Check out the temperatures in Canada below:

Again, nothing horrendous yet, but it is building...  Hate to be a buzz kill with the beautiful weather we are seeing, but at some point it all has to balance out.  We will continue to watch this trend closely. 

Chief Meteorologist Brian Bledsoe

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  • by Denise Location: Peyton on Nov 28, 2008 at 06:18 PM
    Well, I've been scared to death of propane bills so I'm all for above average temperatures this year. As far as snow? Keep it up in the mountains and let it rain down here. Yeah, yeah, I know! I need to move to a warmer climate. Yo estudiando espanol : )
  • by Shawn Location: 80923 on Nov 24, 2008 at 06:09 PM
    The good news if u like snow is that the "thanksgiving storm" which the experts r saying looks very small and disorganized is like most of the big storms weve gotten since i moved here in 1993. None of the big storms weve gotten looked big a few days away and then blew up. All the storms that the experts say look like monsters a few days away give us a dusting every time. Let's hope this 15-year trend continues!!! Bring on the snow!! I can dream can't I?
  • by jon Location: stratton meadows, Co. Sprgs/ desert. on Nov 23, 2008 at 09:30 PM
    Julio, you are observant, but you made an error in your forecast in that this place will look like Pueble, - not so, try more like Las Cruces N.M. It is all the way south near the s. end of N.M. - end of I-25 & just minutes west of El Paso Tx., i've been there, & seen what it looks like, be ready to garden with zone 7 cacti & be sure to get " theft insurance " for your cacti as in south Arizona & adjacent parts of Calif. the theft of cactus is rampant, in fact there were reports in Palm Sprgs, Calif, of landscape contractors - going out at night & stealing cactuses from competing contractors & planting them in their own client's plantings... strange people actions brought on by excessive drought.. Be prepared... jon
  • by ryan Location: monument on Nov 17, 2008 at 06:55 AM
    on tuesday were probably are going to break a record high you just watch we also had some snow last week but that didn't give us some help there because the ground was too warm we are all lucky that we don't live in florida were every season in florida is lightning season brian I hope that if we break a record high we don't get lightning in november
  • by Julio Location: 80907 on Nov 14, 2008 at 05:02 AM
    Don't know if any of the weather guys have noticed...but if we are below average snowfall again this year like you say we will be, that will be the 8th year in a row. We haven't had a streak that long of below normal precip in the last 113 years! I don't want to hear the excuse that well, we only measure at the airport and it isn't that accurate...hasn't it always been mesured at the airport? Bottom line is something is going on with our weather that is making us warmer and drier than we used to be. Were going to look just like pueblos weather in 5 years...you watch.
  • by ryan Location: monument on Nov 13, 2008 at 06:57 AM
    I'm tired of getting unseasonably cold temperitures in the spring and also i'm tired of getting unseasonably warm tempuratures in the fall brian I think we are going to have another bad winter agian with not much snow I hope we don't get snow in june agian like we did two years ago and also I hope we don't get under a tornado watch agian in the spring like we did two years ago
  • by Josh Location: Monument on Nov 12, 2008 at 10:12 PM
    Well lets just hope we get some good snowfall amounts sometime soon.. i moved here 4 years ago bc i heard colorado springs used to get good snow seasons. what happened to that?
  • by shawn Location: 80923 on Nov 11, 2008 at 08:08 PM
    hey ed- I didn't know about la nina, but that sucks. i wish we had as many el nino years as much as we have la nina years! i hope it changes this spring!
  • by Josh Location: Monument on Nov 11, 2008 at 05:16 PM
    Yup lets face it guys... not a lot of snow this winter... maybe it will be like a few years ago were it was 75 out on Christmas day... lets hope not.
  • by Brian Location: Weather Center on Nov 11, 2008 at 04:53 PM
    Not sure if it will be as dry as last Winter, but I do think it will be drier than normal. I do think we will see more snow this Winter than last Winter. That's not saying much though... Thanks for reading our blog.
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