One Year Ago Today...

By: Branden Borremans
By: Branden Borremans

Spring around here often feels like summer...or winter. Last year on this day, the latter was true.

Today feels more like summertime than springtime, with temps in the 70s and 80s. However, one year ago today, snow, cold, and an incredibly raw north wind paid a visit to Southern Colorado. While highs were limited to the 20s, 30s, and low 40s, the fierce wind made it feel even colder; wind chills tanked into the teens and single digits.  

Colorado Springs and Pueblo didn't see a ton of snow; the main story was the wind. Tropical storm force gusts were routine. In fact, the Colorado Springs airport registered a gust of 61mph, while Pueblo topped out at 67mph! Widespread tree and property damage was reported, including this.

 

What a difference a year makes! I think I'll take today's weather. Meteorologist Branden Borremans

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