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March weather typically snowy for Southern Colorado

Average March snowfall for Southern Colorado
Southern Colorado March snow totals
March precipitation outlook
March temperature outlook
Posted at 5:26 PM, Mar 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-02 20:56:47-05

March is traditionally the snowiest month of the year for Colorado.

In Colorado Springs, March is climatologically our snowiest month, and for Pueblo, it's the second snowiest.

In the Springs, March typically produces around 8" of snow. Pueblo averages a little under 6", with Canon City at 7.5".

In northern El Paso County, the town of Monument often measures snow in feet in March, with an average monthly snowfall of over 22".

Average March snowfall for Southern Colorado
Average March snowfall for Southern Colorado

It's only the second day of March, but we're already counting several inches of snow this month.

The Sunday night to Monday morning storm brought almost 5" of snow to Colorado Springs. Pueblo saw an underwhelming 0.2" of snow from the same storm.

Both areas saw below average snowfall last year in March, although Colorado Springs with 7.4" ended much closer to average than Pueblo did.

Southern Colorado March snow totals
March snow information for Southern Colorado

Looking at the latest from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, most of El Paso and Pueblo counties falls into the normal category. This means a better chance of near average snowfall this month.

According to the map below, eastern parts of El Paso County, Pueblo County and the Plains have a higher probability of below average precipitation month. This below average bullseye extends east into Kansas and Nebraska.

March precipitation outlook
March precipitation outlook for the U.S.

Temperature wise...pretty much all areas east of the Rockies are favored to see above average temperatures.

Colorado appears to be the dividing line between average and warmer than the average weather this month. The bullseye this time for *warmest* (compared to average) March temperatures is across the Midwest, from Tennessee northward into Ohio and Michigan.

Notice that there's just a small sliver of below average probability over the Pacific Northwest.

March temperature outlook
March temperature outlook for the U.S.

Remember that these outlooks are not intended to be a forecast, but rather an indication of future conditions relative to the norm.