Where We Stand After The Recent Snow...(Brian Bledsoe)

On average, February is the second driest month of the year for Colorado Springs and the driest month of the year for Pueblo.  Sure hasn't been that way for the first 9 days of the month.  So far, Colorado Springs has picked up 5.5" of snow for the month.  Pueblo isn't far behind, tallying 5.3".  Keep in mind, we have already surpassed the normal snowfall for the month for both cities.  In fact, Pueblo, only averages 3.6" for the month.  After such a dry November and January, it is nice to get some snow.  Where do we sit for the season?  Check it out below:

                              Normal Snowfall To Date          Actual Snowfall To Date                      Departure 

Colorado Springs:                23.5"                              20.1"                                -3.4"

Pueblo:                                21.1"                                       15.5"                                           -5.6"

Last year at this time, Colorado Springs had only received 11.5" and Pueblo a meager 5.1".  Last year we were under the influence of La Nina, which is notorious for producing dry Winters for Southern Colorado.  This year, we've been under the influence of an El Nino.  Areas just to our south and east have had exellent snowfall this Winter, especially Texas and Oklahoma.  Usually, El Nino gives us adequate snowfall for the Winter, and good snow and rain in the Spring.  March and April are usually pretty active during an El Nino, and I still think that will happen.  However, it is nice to get some snow, during an otherwise dry month.  Here's hoping that it keeps up...

Chief Meteorologist Brian Bledsoe

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