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Arctic Cold Front to Bring Areas of Heavy Snow and Much Below Normal Temperatures to the Central U.S.

A strong cold front will sag south across the central U.S. today through this weekend with heavy snow and gusty winds from the northern Rockies into the central Plains, Great Lakes, and eventually the Northeast. Much below normal temperatures will spread across much of the northwest and north-central U.S. this weekend into next week. Heavy rain near the Gulf may bring flooding in the South. Read More >

Looking ahead into December in Alamosa, the average high and low temperature of 40 degrees and 5 degrees on December 1st, cool to 33 degrees and -2 degrees by the end of the month. The average temperature for the month of December in Alamosa is 18.1 degrees.  Alamosa averages 0.35 inches of precipitation through the month of December.    

In Colorado Springs,  the average high temperature and low temperature of 47 degrees and 21 degrees on December 1st, cool to 44 degrees and 18 degrees by the end of the month. The average temperature for the month of December in Colorado Springs is 31.7 degrees. Colorado Springs averages 0.23 inches of precipitation and 4.1 inches of snow through the month of December. On average, December is the driest month of the year in Colorado Springs.          

In Pueblo, the average high temperature and low temperature of 50 degrees and 19 degrees on December 1st, cools to 47 degrees and 15 degrees by the end of the month. The average temperature for the month of December in Pueblo is 31.7 degrees. Pueblo averages 0.29 inches of precipitation and 4.6 inches of snow through the month of December.  On average, December is tied with January as the driest months of the year in Pueblo.         

Below is the Climate Prediction Center's (CPC) temperature and precipitation outlook for the month of December, which gives better chances of above normal temperatures and equal chances of above, below and near normal precipitation across south central and southeast Colorado, save for slightly better chances of below normal precipitation across the far southeast plains.