Nothing like getting Winter started in October. The last two Octobers have been pretty quiet, due to La Nina. However, during an El Nino ( like we are currently experiencing) we can get some pretty robust October snowstorms. Recent good October snowstorms occurred on October 26th, 2006 and October 26th of 1997. While this one wasn't quite as big as those storms, it still left it's mark. The graphics below are courtesy of the National Weather Service Office in Pueblo.
Excellent moisture content with this storm too. Check out the liquid equivalent from the snow and rain:
We've been dry around here lately, so it was certainly nice to get some good moisture. If you read our blog regularly, you know that I have been touting an active Winter. So, here's to the start of an active Winter...
Chief Meteorologist Brian Bledsoe