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Severe Weather Today; Tropical Storm Cristobal; Dangerous Heat Over the Southwest

Clusters of strong to severe thunderstorms are possible today from parts of the northern and central Plains east into the northern Mid Atlantic. Tropical Storm Cristobal will meander over the Bay of Campeche before lifting north across the Gulf of Mexico on Friday. Excessive heat is forecast Wednesday and Thursday over the Desert Southwest including Phoenix and Las Vegas. Read More >

Colorado Springs
Record Snowfall Data 

 

HIGHEST SNOWFALL FOR MONTHS
 
 
   .   Sep            Oct           *Nov            Dec            Jan
1. 27.9 1959   1. 25.9 1984   1. 26.3 1991   1. 24.6 1913   1. 28.7 1987
2.  9.7 1971   2. 21.7 1970   2. 21.8 1909   2. 18.2 1983   2. 14.6 2001
3.  8.0 1935   3. 19.9 1997   3. 19.1 1979   3. 17.6 1979   3. 13.6 2014
 
 
Feb             Mar             Apr             May
1. 23.2 1987    1. 30.2 1909    1. 42.7 1957    1. 19.4 1978
2. 18.9 1989    2. 24.7 1906    2. 34.5 1900    2. 14.9 1957
3. 18.5 1911    3. 24.0 1928    3. 25.5 1959    3. 14.4 1898
 
 
 
           * RECORD ONE-MONTH SNOWFALL         RECORD ONE-DAY SNOWFALL
               1.  42.7   Apr 1957            1.  25.6   Mar 11, 1909
               2.  34.5   Apr 1900            2.  22.0   Jan 15, 1987
               3.  30.2   Mar 1909            3.  18.0   Mar 15, 1928
               4.  28.7   Jan 1987                18.0   Apr  5, 1900
              *5.  27.9   Sep 1959            5.  16.7   Apr  7, 1957
               6.  26.3   Nov 1991            6.  16.2   Feb 10, 1934
               7.  25.9   Oct 1984            7.  16.0   Apr 11, 1901
               8.  25.5   Apr 1959            8.  15.0   Mar 18, 1998
               9.  24.7   Mar 1906            9.  14.9   May  5, 1978
               10.  24.6   Dec 1913           10.  14.8   Feb 26, 1987 
 

*Snowfall records indicate at least 28 inches of snow fell over a 4 day period

from Nov 2-5, 1946 in a documented blizzard across eastern Colorado. Snowfall

records for Colorado Springs during this period are incomplete; therefore the data was not included.

              
           GREATEST AMOUNT IN 24 HOURS:  25.6  Mar 11, 1909           .
        EARLIEST SNOWFALL:  trace  Sep  2, 1961
       EARLIEST MEASURABLE SNOWFALL:    4.2  Sep  3, 1961          
            .           LATEST SNOWFALL:   1.1  June 10, 1975            
    LATEST MEASURABLE 1st SNOWFALL:   0.2   Dec  2, 2016       
 
    
            HIGHEST SEASONAL SNOWFALL         LOWEST SEASONAL SNOWFALL
            1.  89.4   1956-57                1.  7.3    1945-46
            2.  83.2   1986-87                2.  12.7   2010-11
            3.  76.0   1972-73                3.  15.7   1907-08
            4.  75.5   1984-85                4.  15.9   2001-02
            5.  72.6   1979-80                5.  16.2   1930-31
            6.  70.7   1983-84                6.  17.4   2005-06
            7.  70.3   1908-09                7.  17.5   1931-32
            8.  69.5   1978-79                8.  17.9   2008-09
            9.  65.6   1959-60                9.  18.0   1950-51
           .10.  65.1   1969-70               10.  18.2   1980-81 

 

Seasonal snowfall is from July through June.  Snowfall amounts are recorded in inches, and include sleet and hail as of Aug. 1 1948.

  
    
          LOWEST SNOWFALL FOR MONTHS


    .    November
 
                     1. 0.1   :  (19)02, 24                    
.                             2. Trace :  (19)49, 65, 95, (20)16                
.                    3. 0.2   :  (19)42, 89, (20)05, 10       

 
         December
                         1. Trace :  (19)05, 17, 22, 31, 70, 95
.                        2. 0.2   :  (19)57                    
.                        3. 0.3   :  (19)30                    

          January
         1. Trace :  (19)53, 64, 95
.        2. 0.2   :  (19)52, 86    
.            3. 0.3   :  (19)98,(20)03     

             February
            1. Trace  :  (19)91      
.         2. 0.2    :  (19)50, 92
.         3. 0.6    :  (20)09    

           March.
.                        1. Trace :  (19)18, 35, 46, 89, (20)07
.                    2. 0.1   :  (19)66               .
.              3. 0.7   :  (19)39, (20)12  

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Number of days with more than a trace
of snow from Oct 1st through May 31st... 3007
Climatological chance for measurable snow.......... 10%
**Days through December 31, 2019 - based on 30810 days
Records are from January 1, 1900 to present.

 


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