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Winter of 2008-09 Snowfall Totals

We certainly didn't have much of a Winter.  The snow totals below tell the story.  I have also posted record high and low totals for each location.

Winter 2008-09 Colorado Springs:  17.9" ( 6.1" during March and April )

HIGHEST SEASONAL SNOWFALL         LOWEST SEASONAL SNOWFALL
            1.  89.4   1956-57                                        1.  15.9   2001-02
            2.  83.2   1986-87                                        2.  17.4   2005-06
            3.  76.0   1972-73                                        3.  18.0   1950-51
             4.  75.5   1984-85                                       4.  18.2   1980-81
            5.  72.6   1979-80                                        5.  18.4   1995-96
            6.  70.7   1983-84                                        6.  19.7   1949-50
            7.  69.5   1978-79                                        7.  23.3   2003-04
            8.  64.7   1969-70                                        8.  24.6   1952-53
            9.  62.9   1959-60                                        9.  24.8   1954-55
         .10.  56.8   1997-98                                     10.  24.8   1962-63 
 

This Winter will go in the books as the 3rd least snowy Winter on record.  Had we not had the paultry 6" at the end of the Winter, we would have blown the record low snow total away.

Pueblo:  14.4" ( 9.3" during March and April )

LOWEST SEASONAL SNOWFALL         HIGHEST SEASONAL SNOWFALL
            1.   7.6   1934-35                                         1.  69.6   1989-90
            2.   9.1   1966-67                                         2.  65.9   1947-48
            3.   9.3   1949-50                                         3.  64.2   1987-88
            4.   9.8   1907-08                                         4.  59.0   1993-94
            5.  10.0   1920-21                                        5.  55.1   1946-47
            6.  10.1   1903-04                                        6.  53.5   1972-73
            7.  12.6   1901-02                                        7.  52.7   1961-62
            8.         1954-55                                            8.  50.6   1959-60
            9.  14.3   1888-89                                        9.  48.7   1991-92
            10.  14.5   1977-78                                    10.  48.3   1994-95

This Winter checks in as the 9th least snowy Winter for Pueblo.  The alltime record low is 7.6" in 1934-35.  That is crazy!  However, had it not snowed in March and April, we would have broken that record.

Alamosa:  31.1" ( 17.3" during March and April )

LOWEST SEASONAL SNOWFALL         HIGHEST SEASONAL SNOWFALL
            1.   9.5   1949-50                                       1.  97.5   1972-73
            2.  10.1   1980-81                                      2.  65.8   1964-65
            3.  10.5   1999-2000                                 3.  60.7   1969-70
            4.  11.2   1942-43                                      4.  55.1   1961-62
            5.  12.3   1945-46                                      5.  54.3   1991-92
            6.  12.6   1995-96                                      6.  53.7   1940-41
            7.  13.6   1934-35                                      7.  50.6   1960-61
            8.  14.1   2002-03                                      8.  50.1   1959-60
            9.  14.5   1988-89                                      9.  49.8   1967-68
            10.  14.9   2005-06                                 10.  43.6   1986-87

The San Luis Valley actually had a decent Winter.  Snow totals for Alamosa were right about where they should be, with no records threatened either way.  Check out the high and low...  That 97.5" is likely going to stand for quite a while...lol.

Anyway, here's to no surprise late Spring snow!

Chief Meteorologist Brian Bledsoe

 

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