The Next 3 Months...

Just the other day, Colorado Springs tied the record for the latest first measureable snowfall.  November 28th is the date...  I know a lot of you have already seen snow, but this is the official information that is charted at the airport.  Pretty amazing eh?  The forecast will come as no surprise to anyone who frequents this blog.  I have been talking about dry, windy, and mild for months now.  However, it is interesting to note how well the forecast is verifying.  The current La Nina is strong, will remain strong, and continue to keep the main storm track well removed from Southern Colorado.  Overall, this means that mild, windy, and mainly dry weather will continue to sum up this Winter.

Current La Nina Status:

Current Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Plot

La Nina is forecast to continue for the next several months, with no real hope of returning to neutral conditions until sometime this Summer.

La Nina Model Forecast:

Looks pretty bleak doesn't it...

The Next 3 Months:

Given the forecast above, drought conditions will continue to worsen this Winter and likely into the Spring.  Conversely, the central and northern mountains of our state will do just fine in the moisture department.  However for us in Southern Colorado, it is just part of dealing with La Nina...

 Chief Meteorologist Brian Bledsoe

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