Friday, March 19th Storm Potential

This won't be a classic March blizzard, but it will produce some snow, wind, and much colder temperatures.  In fact, all of those in combination will make Friday pretty nasty.  This will be one of those storms that will short Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and Canon City.  Yup, you guessed it.  There will be a strong north wind, which usually limits much snow from occurring in those areas.  However, some areas will get some decent snow.  Check the graphic below:

Notice the darker purple and white shaded areas.  Those will be the areas most likely to see the heaviest snow.  It is a little early for specific totals, but we will get those out tomorrow.  Travel will likely be kind of tough in the mountains and over the Palmer Divide on Friday.  Snow will likely continue for those same favored areas on Friday night and possibly linger into early Saturday morning.  This will be a cold storm too, with highs only in the 30's for Friday and Saturday. 

After such a nice week of weather, it stinks this has to mess up the first part of the weekend...

Chief Meteorologist Brian Bledsoe


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  • by jon Location: strattonmeadows/ southgate on Mar 19, 2010 at 05:28 PM
    Actually somewhat surprised that the wind was not a 'screaming banshe ' today during the ' snows, about 3 inch, i did hear the wind during the night until propably little past midnight, then by this AM seemed it was 'quieted down ' which was fine by me.. also was interesting that the snow fall was also about 3 inch at Lunar park at Iowa & San Miguiel streets at ele 6200 ft, usually i think more snow is there than down here in the ' hole ' going to the Pueblo NWS to look up storm reports see who the ' winners ' are this time
  • by Julio Location: 80907 on Mar 19, 2010 at 10:53 AM
    Sun is coming out...snow isn't sticking to anything except the grass...oh well, i guess the moisture is good.
  • by Kerstin Location: woodmen/austin bluffs on Mar 19, 2010 at 10:34 AM
    just wondering if anyone can tell me how Powers is? My daughter has to drive to fountain in a little while.
  • by Marty Location: Aerotech Drive on Mar 19, 2010 at 08:22 AM
    I read your forecast and appreciate your attention to detail. I'm a former southerner- a wimp when it comes to driving in heavy snow. Hopefully, it won't accumulate too heavily between now and when I'll be driving home at 12:30. What do you think?
  • by Julio Location: 80907 on Mar 19, 2010 at 04:21 AM
    C'mon guys nothing. You have to admit it is frustrating when Denver is expecting over a foot of snow and we are expecting an inch with the same storm.
  • by jon Location: strattonmeadows/southgate on Mar 18, 2010 at 09:31 PM
    i know what you mean Brian, as i have said before , been here for 52 yrs. i have seen propably hundreds of these things, speedy gonzales out of the north with killer cold & no snow, i did expect even less snow thann forecast calls for, due to knowing the almighty north wind effect.. i thought the others would have also read my comments & by now ought to know.. even tried to encourage them to xeiscape their gardens for the drier condtions, & actually very interesting plantings these can be. with most unusual plant selections. i haven't been able how ever to figure which holds the speed record an F - 16 or the winds of death from the north brought to you by your open wave agent... that could be a very close call, split micro seconds when they cross the finish line... jon
  • by Brian Location: Weather Center on Mar 18, 2010 at 08:28 PM
    Come on guys, you should know that this isn't the type of storm that hits Colorado Springs or Pueblo. Open wave, moving pretty quickly, winds coming off the Palmer Divide, all don't bode well for significant snow from COS to PUB. We've seen this many times before and will see it many times again. Per usual, northern COS will be quite different than southern COS tomorrow... Thanks for reading our blog.
  • by Julio Location: 80907 on Mar 18, 2010 at 08:00 PM
    Just another storm like every other one this year. We are predicted to get 1 to 3 inches (which I doubt we'll even get...) and the everyone around is going to get absolutely HAMMERED with snow. So dang frustrating....Hey Ann, how about filling your daughter's pool with snow ;)...just kidding, I know what you mean. My kids are ready for the warmer temps and have loved the weather this week...but they wouldn't mind getting a decent sledding day or two before the end of "winter"...
  • by Ann Location: Widefield on Mar 18, 2010 at 12:23 PM
    Brian, my 4yo daughter wants you to make it warm enough to fill her little pool...yeah..
  • by smee Location: 80909 on Mar 18, 2010 at 08:44 AM
    Ed, Come on what about the winter of 2006/2007. Three huge blizzards 3 weeks in a row. That was a good winter.
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