Least Snowy and Most Snowy Winters

Here's some interesting snowfall facts for you guys. You always here me say that the extremes make the norm around here. Well, as you can see below, when it snows here it can really snow. Conversely, when it doesn't snow, it really doesn't snow.  The following totals are for Colorado Springs:

HIGHEST SEASONAL SNOWFALL

1. 89.4 1956-57

2. 83.2 1986-87

3. 76.0 1972-73

4. 75.5 1984-85

5. 72.6 1979-80

6. 70.7 1983-84

7. 70.3 1908-09

8. 69.5 1978-79

9. 65.6 1959-60

10. 65.1 1969-70

LOWEST SEASONAL SNOWFALL

1. 7.3 1945-46

2. 15.7 1907-08

3. 15.9 2001-02

4. 16.2 1930-31

5. 17.4 2005-06

6. 17.5 1931-32

7. 17.9 2008-09

8. 18.0 1950-51

9. 18.2 1980-81

10. 18.4 1995-96

From my previous blog entry, you know that we have just under 9 inches of snow for the winter. We will likely end up as one of the top ten least snowy winters on record. That would make 4 out of the last 10 years some of the least snowy in history. I've blogged at length about the differenct phases of the oceans and how they impact our weather patterns. Well, the Atlantic doesn't shift phases for about another 6 years, and the more important Pacific doesn't shift phases for about another 12 to 15 years. If you read this blog regularly, you certainly aren't surprised by any of this...

Chief Meteorologist Brian Bledsoe

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