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How late into the Spring can we see snow?

Posted at 10:11 AM, May 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-07 12:22:35-04
Garden of the Gods
Garden of the Gods captured by Bruce Hausknecht

Southern Colorado is now into the first full week of May, and we have another snow chance in the forecast. Using data collected from the National Weather Service branch in Pueblo, we looked back to find the latest it’s ever snowed in Colorado Springs and Pueblo.

Colorado Springs:
The latest measurable snowfall in Colorado Springs occurred on June 10th, 1975. On that day, 1.1 inches was recorded in the city. Knowing the layout of Colorado Springs and the elevation rise on the north side of town, it’s not a stretch to assume that parts of the city probably received more than 1.1 inches that day.

The latest measurable snowfall in Pueblo occurred on May 21st, 2001. On that day, 0.2 inches was recorded in the city. No measurable snow has been recorded, so far, in June.

While we don’t have records for places like Monument or Woodland Park, it’s safe to assume that the latest measurable snow in both locations is sometime in mid-June, past the latest snow in Colorado Springs. The higher the elevation, the colder the air stays, and the easier it is to drop snow out of the clouds.