In what can be best described as "Februburied" and not February, Mother Nature has provided us with more days of snow this month than sun.
With many more chances for snow through the weekend, we'll continue to push snow totals up across Southern Colorado.
At the Colorado Springs Airport, the official observation point for Colorado Springs, we've already seen 12.9" of snow this month.
If this number seems a little low to you, you're probably right. The storm that hit the Springs on February 6-7 contained narrow bands of heavy snow, which favored northern and western suburbs with higher amounts of snow compared to the airport. While the airport reported a 2-day total of 4.4" of snow, northern suburbs in Colorado Springs reported as much as 6-10" of powder.
In examining the official numbers from the airport, our month-to-date total of 12.9" is still pretty far from "record-setting", but at the same time, well above the average monthly snowfall of 4.9".
At this rate, and with the current forecast calling for several more rounds of snow this month, we could crack into the top-3. After all, the third snowiest February on record occurred in 1911, with 18.5" of snow recorded at the airport.
At the Pueblo Airport, the official observation point for Pueblo, we've picked up 10.3" of snow this month.
The top-3 snowiest months on record in Pueblo are still pretty far off from where we currently sit. The all-time record for February snowfall happened just 5 years ago, with 23.5" of snow reported in 2015. When compared to the average snowfall for the month of 3.8", right now we're well above that.
We'll continue to watch things closely from the First Alert 5 weather center, and will provide an update to the race for records at the end of the month.