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March snow, and typical last snow, freeze, and frost in Southern Colorado

Posted at 7:35 PM, Mar 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-29 21:35:10-04

For those who have lived here awhile, we know it can snow well in to may. Makes the growing season, pretty short in these parts, about 150 days in The Springs and in Pueblo.

For March, we typically average about 8 inches of snow in The Springs, and nearly 6 in Pueblo.
It is actually one of our heavier snow months.
This March, we’ve seen about 7 in The Springs, and just over 2 in Pueblo.
Compare that to last winter, which was snow-starved, when we picked up 3 inches and less than one inch, respectively.

And having been in Crowley, Otero and Bent Counties this week, i noticed the farmers prepping their fields.
If you’re a gardener, you’ll wanna wait another few weeks before planting or transplanting, because our average last freezes occur around end of April, for Pueblo, and closer to May 8th for Springs.

Last frosts have a wider range, but typically occur mid or end of May.

It’s a short growing season, but smart gardeners know how to start em indoors, and have em ready for transplanting, come may. Because wintery weather can extend in to May.