March 7th & 8th Winter Storm Discussion ** Updated **

** Updated 10:30pm Sunday Night ** Some of the questions I detailed in the earlier discussion, have become clearer. However, there is still some uncertainty as to when the storm exits. Regardless, the heaviest snow will likely fall Monday night. Have adjusted some amounts accordingly to be more precise than the earlier forecast. PLEASE KEEP THE SNOWFALL RANGE IN MIND AND DON'T JUST FOCUS ON THE HIGH NUMBER. Snowfall Potential Monday Evening - Tuesday: 7 to12"+": Cripple Creek, Canon City, Wetmore, Rye, Beulah, Colorado City, Walsenburg, Aguilar, Westcliffe, as well as all the Wet and the northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Cripple Creek, and Canon City will end up on the lower end of that range. However, the higher elevations of the Wets and Sangres may see amounts over a foot. 4 to 7": Far Southwest Colorado Springs, Woodland Park, Fountain, Pueblo West, Pueblo, Fowler, Ordway, La Junta, Lamar, Eads. Areas closest to the mountains will end up on the higher end of this range. Higher totals possible close to the mountains, with lower elevation areas ending up on the lower end of the range. 1 to 4": Most of Colorado Springs, Monument, Black Forest, Peyton, Calhan, Ellicott, Yoder, Rush, Trinidad, Kim, Springfield. and the rest of the Southeast Plains. Isolated higher amounts will be possible close to the mountains. The Tuesday morning commute will likely be challenging for some areas. However, the main accumulating snow will be shifting eastward over the Plains after early Tuesday morning. So, weather conditions will improve through the day. Highs only in the 20s and 30s. Chief Meteorologist Brian Bledsoe
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  • by my on Mar 12, 2011 at 04:16 AM
    There are certain things I like about KKTV, and certain things I like about the other station..But, when it comes to weather, I know to stick with KKTV..Brian does an outstanding job. You all really do have the best weather and the format is easier than the other sites..Keep it up Brian, and "whatever" the negative comments all you want!
  • by jason Location: monument on Mar 9, 2011 at 04:31 PM
    As a storm chaser and severe storm spotter for the NWS id like to say thank you to Brian and the kktv weather team. over the years you all have been ON TOP of all the severe storms and winter storms. WHY BLAME KKTV? you shouldnt. this storm tracked further south at the last minute and dropped less snow in our area. it happens this is natures way. i am thankful for kktv and the great dedication they have to weather in our region. they are apart of our community and take great care of our lives. I found a tape i recorded of a tornado situation over eastern el paso county and elbert county (ramah hwy area)last may or june. kktv and other stations in town broke from normal broadcast and followed this storm until its end AND they were also tracking storms in southern colorado at the same time with multiple tornado threats. i say KUDOS KKTV!!!! keep up the good work.
  • by Brian Location: Weather Center on Mar 8, 2011 at 05:24 PM
    Seriously Dale?
  • by Brian Location: Weather Center on Mar 8, 2011 at 03:22 PM
    Storm Postmordem coming soon...
  • by DALE Location: COLORADO SPRINGS on Mar 8, 2011 at 02:58 PM
  • by jon Location: strattonmeadows/southgate on Mar 8, 2011 at 11:07 AM
    as i expected it to do, a whimped out so called storm.. this place seems to ' resist getting any snow , not even like the ones that did occur back in the 90's and before.. back then even in dry years a 7 to 10 inch snow occured at least once or twice a winter along with few others at 2 - 5 inch. not anymore.. if this trend continues, and the total for the season ends up at 10 inch or less, this would set a whole new all time record for the least amount of snow ? eager now for the warmer in the 50's to 70> spring conditions, so can lower thermostat and quit paying so much for this worthless winter.. sure am surprised that Lowes, home depot, and Ace carries so many snow blowers as they do, those need to be loaded up on the train and sent to Georgia where it snows more than here.. jon
  • by Ed Location: Dusting to an inch, CO on Mar 8, 2011 at 04:17 AM
    Told ya. Should have just called for a dusting to an inch. you would cover every worthless snow event in this city. I'm ready for spring to be hear so we can say goodbye to this joke of a winter. Maybe we can hang in there and break 10 INCHES for the season. Pueblo is doing good with snow. Denver is doing good with snow. Springs, uh, not so much. And to think I actually looked at snowblowers at Lowe's. My neighbor looks like a SUCKER!
  • by jon Location: strattonmeadows/ southgate on Mar 7, 2011 at 05:35 PM
    another ' putz of a so called storm , these things form up , giving the forecasters a ' rush of expectancy ' that it would be a real storm , but as usual the lousy weather system whimps out on us , out on the forecasters, then skips over us, then very quickly reforms just east of here just in time to deliver devastating tornadoes to the eastern Kansas, Ok, tx Mo., Ne. ect all that for nothing , so am looking forward to summer,will be hot, but at least can slow down the heating bills, and don't have that much that needs water here anyway.. jon
  • by Tim Location: Colorado springs on Mar 7, 2011 at 05:08 PM
    I have to tell you this is the third time this winter that we started out with good snow amounts and as the day went on they were dropped. It's becoming annoying. Meteorologist is the only proffesion you can be wrong all of the time and still get paid. What a joke
  • by my.02 on Mar 7, 2011 at 07:18 AM
    Living in Widefield, we cannot go by the Fountain estimate, or the Springs. Seems most storms, be it snow or rain miss us by about 2 miles. Go that distance in either direction, and they have more than we do. I've lived here for almost 10 years, and my neighbors lied to me when we bought this house! They told us we get plenty of moisture!
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