Storm Analysis: March 7th, 2010 (Brian Bledsoe)

Here is a look at our in-house computer model depiction of what will happen on Monday.

Hour BY Hour Clouds & Precipitation 6 AM Monday:

Hour BY Hour Clouds & Precipitation Noon Monday:

Hour BY Hour Clouds & Precipitation 3 PM Monday:

Hour BY Hour Clouds & Precipitation 6 PM Monday:

Upper Level Storm Track:

Locations on the Southeast Plains will likely see rain totals between .50" and 1.5".  Great news to get this kind of rain, this early in March.

Monday night, as the storm winds up just to our southeast, a strong northerly wind will develop.  This will likely mean minimal snow for areas south of Woodmen Road in Colorado Springs to Pueblo.  Areas north of Woodmen Road, such as Monument, Black Forest, Peyton, etc., could see several inches of heavy wet snow.  Coupled with the strong wind, travel could be hazardous Monday night and Tuesday morning for the areas that see the snow.  Folks in the Wet and Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Raton Mesa could also see some heavy wet snow.  This does include Rye, Beulah, Walsenburg, Aguilar, and Trindiad.  

Still some details to work out, but at the very least, this storm should give many areas of Southern Colorado some appreciable moisture.

Chief Meteorologist Brian Bledsoe



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  • by Ryan Location: Monument on Mar 17, 2010 at 09:02 AM
    if we do have another La Nina year next winter I'm going to screm
  • by Julio Location: 80907 on Mar 9, 2010 at 05:19 PM
    What!?!?!? The next storm is going to give us a dustig to an inch? Woah...not sure what we'll do! Not used to that much snow around here.
  • by jon Location: strattonmeadows/southgate on Mar 8, 2010 at 08:46 PM
    the usual bust.. not even .01 rain here. the ever almighty king N wind rules... see the rains SE of here very good ones, la juanta, eads, ect getting in the .80 - .89 inch, trinidad had 1.95 inch.. saw on the news about Australia having flooding occurring, now if i understand it correctly, doesn't Aus. get very hot & dry weather during El Ninos, with wet/ floods during La ninas ? is this indication that the La Nina is already beginning & most likely be fully in place quite soon ? by the way during today, i was up at 10,600 ft, behind the Pikes Peak, had some light sleety snow occur to about an inch while i was there, & the snow was definatly damp, could make snowballs from it.. indicating ' warm ' conditions in the weather system.. the conditions changed very rapidly upon driving down from there, the road was covered with slush snow until Divide, then very rapidly changed to just wet before Woodland pk, then dry just below there... jon
  • by Julio Location: 80907 on Mar 8, 2010 at 04:50 AM
    Just like I said last month, March will be too warm to produce very much snow. Here is the first of the storms thatwould have been a decent snowmaker that will fall as rain because of too much warmth. April will be the same story, only warmer. I think we will see some temperatures that will break record highs in April. We might see another couple of nuisance storms, but for the most part I think the snow season in CS is over. El nino sucked for we're talking about La Nina being back for next season? Frankly, I guess I shouldn't be that upset... it's not like El Nino was great for us. I miss those old winters when we consistently got 6 inches of snow...bye bye to those days...for, what was it Brian? 15 more years?
  • by jon Location: stratton meadows/ southgate on Mar 7, 2010 at 07:30 PM
    also, just read the statements on NWS Pueblo which stated that during the ' height of this system , there is expected to be winds N - NW up to 65 mph at the 700MBS level, which is not very high above us.. so another snow, or precipt killer in the making for us underprivaleged.. it also stated that the area most likey to get good precipt is along & east of Highway 71 in the order of .50 - 1.50 inch.. while here at best maybe a few very brief showers... so don't blink you eyes, or else you may miss it... jon
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