Posted: Feb 21, 2013 8:27 AM by Craig Elliot
Updated: Feb 21, 2013 9:40 AM
Colorado Springs received 7.3" of snow yesterday...making it the most snow ever to fall in the Springs on the 20th day of February. This beats the old record of 5.6" set way back in 1913!
Other snow totals:
SE Fountain 10.5"
Colorado Springs 4-7"
Peterson, AFB 6.3"
TODAY: Snow, gusty, cold and slow to start the day. Precip decreases early as the storm moves into the central plains. Snow will end last for the eastern border counties by late morning or early afternoon. Temps will be quite cold with highs of only 27 in the Springs, 34 in Pueblo and 37 in Canon City and with gusty winds it will feel much colder.
FRIDAY-SATURDAY: Sunnier, drier and warmer weather returns for a couple of days. Temps on Friday will be near 32 degrees in the Springs to around 38 for Pueblo and Canon City with mostly sunny skies. There will be snow in the mountains for skiers and even a slight chance of a few flurries over Teller County and the mountains west of I-25. Even milder for all of us on Saturday...as temps warm to 42 for Colorado Springs, about 50 in Pueblo and Canon City. Skies will be mostly sunny early and then become cloudier later as the day goes-on. With another storm on the way, more snow will fall in the mountains & ski resorts. By late in the day and overnight, the mountains west of I-25 (the Rampart Range, Wets & Sangre's) will see another chance of snow.
SUNDAY: Colder with some light snow back in the forecast for all us again. Highs will only be in upper 20s in the Springs, about 35 in Pueblo and near 20 in Teller County.
MONDAY: We'll be between storms again with quieter weather expected. Mostly sunny skies on Monday with temps warming into the upper 30s in the Springs, mid 40s in Pueblo and Canon City.
TUESDAY: A little warmer on Tuesday with highs in the 40s as our next storm brings snow to the high country and by late in the day and evening a few light showers could fall over Teller County and the mountains close to home. We'll keep you posted.
WEDNESDAY: More sunshine...though temperatures will be similar to Tuesday.