It's been a wild week of winter-like weather all across Colorado, and as you may have guessed, it's not typical for this time of the year.
After back-to-work storms, many areas have already seen as much snow as what they would typically see through the end of the year. In Colorado Springs, our total for the month of October is up to 12.7". This makes 2019 the fifth snowiest October on record. A fact that might surprise you is that the snowiest year in the Springs was in 1984, not 1997, when the Blizzard of '97 hit.
After today's snowfall, Pueblo's total for the month at the airport is now up to 11.4", making it the third snowiest October since records have been kept. The snowiest year was 1991, when Pueblo saw over 16" of snow.
Pueblo also set a daily record for snowfall from this recent string of storms. The Pueblo Airport reported 3.8" of snow on October 28th, which tied the record from 1958, 61 years ago.
Our most recent series of back-to-back storms this week also brought impressive 4-day snow totals to Southern Colorado. Wetmore saw the most locally, over 16" of snow fell here. Walsenburg pikced up a foot of fresh powder, with Rosita and Salida pretty close to that. Colorado Springs and Pueblo saw totals around 10", with the first storm favoring El Paso County, and the second one favoring Pueblo County.
The First Alert5 weather team is done tracking the snow for now, with the focus tonight on the dangerous cold. For an updated look at your forecast, click this link.