Tonight & Monday Snow Potential: February 7th & 8th (Brian Bledsoe)

Due to temperatures hovering around freezing, snow has had a tough time accumulating.  Once you get away from the city, snow has had a better time sticking.  Once you get away from the heat of the city, about an inch or so has accumulated around Colorado Springs.  However, much of the city has not seen much snow stick today.  Either way, the snow hasn't caused any problems along and east of I-25 today.  Snow has been heavier in the mountains, especially the southern Sangres.  As temperatures continue to drop this evening, snow will have an easier time sticking.  With the roads wet right now and likely to freeze up tonight, the Monday morning commute will likely be a slow and slick one.  Slow down and use caution if you have to travel.  Occasional snow will continue to fall, but will likely never get that heavy for the major metro areas.  Here's what we are looking at the rest of the way...

ADDITIONAL Snowfall Potential through Monday Night:

1 to 4":  Colorado Springs, Falcon, Ellicott, Rush, Pueblo, Pueblo West, Canon City, Ordway, La Junta, Lamar, Monument, Black Forest, Air Force Academy.  Could see isolated higher amounts, but most areas should fall in this range.

4 to 8":  Woodland Park, Trinidad, Walsenburg, Rye, Beulah, Colorado City, Springfield and Walsh.

8 to 14":  All of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains

Chief Meteorologist Brian Bledsoe

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  • by Brian Location: Weather Center on Feb 8, 2010 at 03:56 PM
    Snow continues to wind down this evening, with a little more accumulation. Areas between Fountain and Pueblo will likely have the best shot at an inch or two. Otherwise, minimal accumulation with cold temperatures and slick secondary roads. Thanks for reading our blog...
  • by Ann Location: Widefield on Feb 8, 2010 at 02:12 PM
    I want my veggie garden...So, for that, I need rain!
  • by Tammy Location: Briargate on Feb 8, 2010 at 01:27 PM
    While I'm sick of the storms producing 1 to 3 inches every time, I'm also growing quite sick of reading how upset everyone else is with the lack of snow. It's mother nature people - nobody knows what she's going to do. Yes, there are numerous records being broken in regards to snow all over the country. But whose to say we won't break recorde here next year? Truth is, nobody knows. Computer models can predict this and that, but they're not that accurate either. I'd love to take my two girls sledding more, we've only been able to go once or twice this winter, but it is what it is and there isn't anything we can do about it! Complaining isn't going to make it snow more. Suck it up and enjoy life - snow or not.
  • by jon Location: strattonmeadows/ southgate on Feb 8, 2010 at 10:35 AM
    another as usual dink snow 2.5 inch is all as of 9 am Mon.. seems that the track of this one in the past would have indeed dumped some 6 - 8 inch here, but it looks like ( on the weather channel they said this ) that this system is being drawn into a stronger system over the mid part of the country, & is indicated yep again ol D C, philly, Balt.. ect will get another 1 - 2 ft all time record for them.. Ann, in Widefield, may be short on snow in Mts this yr. garden, depends what you plan for a garden, i say any sort of Xeric garden is good idea, in fact check out the symposium that will be held at the Double Tree Inn ' Peak to Plains on Fri & Sat Feb 26 & 27 you can get more info on check it out.. i been there 3 yrs in row, it is worth it, a 2 day or you can attend one or the other day.. but all about landscape/ gardening for this region... jon
  • by ryan Location: monument on Feb 8, 2010 at 10:31 AM
    this winter is more like a late winter swone like last winter we got 2 snow days for D38 and same with this winter only we got 4 snow days and still nothing goes right here in colorado we always get the bad weather here rather then the good weather in summers and winters so all I have to say is this weather here sucks
  • by Ann Location: Widefield on Feb 8, 2010 at 06:38 AM
    As long as our mountains are getting it, and we have water this spring, I am not going to complain! Poor weather guys..can't please anyone! What's this summer looking like? Any ideas?? Wondering if I should even try for a garden..
  • by Brian Location: Weather Center on Feb 7, 2010 at 07:30 PM
    Believe me Julio, people are always relieved when they don't get the snow. It's when they wake up to 6 or 7 inches when you had a dusting in the forecast, that really angers people. Those surprises are not welcome...
  • by Julio Location: 80907 on Feb 7, 2010 at 07:05 PM
    Maybe you should just call for a trace to an inch every time....seems to have been the story every time so far. At least then, when you're wrong it would be a good thing instead of the constant disappointment....
  • by Ed Location: Widefield on Feb 7, 2010 at 04:46 PM
    Another freakin' dud of a storm. BIG SURPRISE! I called it first. You people should just listen to my forecast from now on. I'm right just about every time. This winter SUCKS!
  • by Chris Location: Black Forest on Feb 7, 2010 at 04:10 PM
    Colorado weather is boring. I feel bad for all of you that have to forecast it...
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