November 14th, 2009: 8pm Update

Overall, not much has changed with the evolution of this storm.  The one thing that has been interesting, is the precip that was going to be snow has come as light rain and sleet.  Temperatures were a little warmer than progged.  Since it hasn't come as snow, I will likely shave an inch off of my accumulation totals for the Colorado Springs area.  Most of the model projections give Colorado Springs about 2 to 5 inches of snow, with the higher totals likely falling on the north side ( per usual ).  Latest models also hit the Southeast Plains a little harder than before.  Anyone who sees the snowfall projections should keep the range in mind... 

General Thoughts:  Gut has never really felt good about this storm, due to it's speed and direction of movement.  Models have had a rather tough time agreeing on track and timing.  Now, most models are pretty similar.  Little wobbles with these things have huge implications as far as the forecast goes.  Doesn't take me to tell you that, but it certainly is true...  Storm takes a favorable track, but speeds through our area pretty quickly, before slowing way down just to our east.  Like we've been saying, this won't be a huge storm for Southern Colorado.  However, it will likely cause a few travel problems on Sunday and Sunday night.  See you at 10pm.

Brian

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  • by Ed Location: Widefield on Nov 15, 2009 at 06:11 AM
    Hey Bill - Blah, Blah, Blah AGAIN! This storm was just as I said! I'm so happy you got a bunch of snow by the AFA. Well we did NOT! Now the north winds are coming in so this storm is O V E R. I guess I will go outside and shovel...er, uh, use my broom to clear my driveway of the 1/2 inch of snow I have on it. I really should get paid for this.
  • by Kate Location: East of Monument near HWY 83 on Nov 14, 2009 at 11:02 PM
    Rain mixed with snow....more rain than snow. It's a heavy rain, as in it blasts down on you. Tried to take my dogs for walk, but gave up as soon as I stepped out the door.
  • by Bill Location: AFA Area on Nov 14, 2009 at 10:06 PM
    Hey Ed come up by the AFA and see some snow Blah, Blah, Blah
  • by Linda Location: Widefield on Nov 14, 2009 at 09:49 PM
    Does anyone know how to find out if the chapel hills mall will close due to road/weather conditions?
  • by Brian Location: Weather Center on Nov 14, 2009 at 08:35 PM
    Awful travel right now from downtown Colorado Springs to Denver. The sleet that is occurring is far worse than the snow. Have over an inch of sleet here at the station already. Have seen it graupel quite hard here before, but this is a Midwest type of sleet storm over the city right now. Roads are a mess right now, and will only get worse when the snow falls on top of this. Travel safe everyone...
  • by Al Location: Security-Widefield on Nov 14, 2009 at 08:31 PM
    I agree with Ed.
  • by Ed Location: Widefield on Nov 14, 2009 at 07:48 PM
    Blah, Blah, Blah. Just as I predicted. I'll be surprised, very surprised if we get more than an inch. It 's the same story with every storm that comes our way. El nino or not, Colorado Springs metro doesn't get the same snowfall as it used to. Bottom line, if you want to see snow, move farther north. Or south of the Springs/Pueblo donut - or also called the black hole for snow. :)
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