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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  • by virginia Location: pueblo west on Apr 22, 2011 at 12:43 PM
    what about pueblo and pueblo west?
  • by phyllis Location: divide on Mar 29, 2011 at 07:31 AM
    great research info. wow weather predicting is truely a science isn't it. Thanks for keeping us weather groupies informed.
  • by Roger Location: Pueblo West on Mar 28, 2011 at 06:58 PM
    Brian, interesting stats. I'm curious what the top ten totals for most and least by years would be for Pueblo and Pueblo County. I came to C/S as a soldier at Ft Carson in late 70 and lived in C/S until fall of 73 when I married and moved to the Greenhorn Valley living there for 10 years until moving into the city of Pueblo in 83. I well remember the C/S winter of 72-73 as very cold and very snowy beginning with the 31 Oct blizzard of Halloween! It was also a winter of electrical "brownouts" in the Village Seven area where my apartment was. The most/least figures seem to somewhat parallel my memories of winters in the Pueblo area. BTW, been a weather "junkie" since childhood in PA. My parents were fascinated by the weather and the, now, "old fashioned" TV news weather reports with a guy standing in front of a printed map of the US as he used a magic marker to draw in the lows, highs and fronts, lol!
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