Colorado Springs sets snowfall record

Winter weather advisory. Unseasonably cold and snowy weather.


A winter weather advisory was in effect in Colorado Springs until noon Tuesday as wet roadways were expected to be slick, with a chance of snow likely throughout the morning, the National Weather in Pueblo said.

Record-setting May snow

Monday broke the May 10 record amount of snow with a total 1.1 inches of powder measured in Colorado Springs. The record snowfall for May 10 was half an inch in 2006.

Areas near Peterson Air Force Base measured 2.6 inches over the same 24 hours, the weather service said.

Some schools across the region were off to delayed starts due to the unseasonably cold and snowy weather, including schools in Peyton and Pikes Peak BOCES/School of Excellence in Calhan closed Tuesday due to muddy road conditions. The Calhan School District RJ-1 also closed but high schools in the district switched to remote learning Tuesday.

List of closings and delays here

A 60% chance of snow was likely before 11 a.m. with rain and snow possible until 4 p.m., then likely later in the day. Accumulation was not likely to surpass half an inch, the agency said.

Tuesday’s high was not expected to make it beyond 36 degrees, the weather service said.

Rain and snow were likely to continue before 10 p.m. with chances of precipitation around 40% and moisture amounting to less than a tenth of an inch, the agency said.

Overnight temperatures were expected to hit a low of 31 degrees, the agency said.

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9 thoughts on “Colorado Springs sets snowfall record”

  1. PLEASE REPRINT THIS!!!!!!! Record snowpack in Rocky Mountain National Park because it’s been cool so far, and a lot of snow. It’s Mid May by the way, and you won’t hear about this. I had to look for it specifically. Article:
    Okay third deepest. However it’s due to chilly conditions, not necessarily snowfall, though there has been snow too recently for sure. Colorado front range already has more moisture than all of last year, yet all you hear is drought. Maybe since it’s been wwt in the East, they are desperate for drought somewhere.

  2. The temperature here in Rock Hill, SC is 40f below normal for mid May. The high for the day was 46f with a 14 mph north-westerly wind. We could use some of that global warming.

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  4. While snow in May isn’t unusual for the front range of Colorado, the State could be buried in ice and a large percentage of the people there would still stick to their ‘global warming’ narrative. In the Denver area, people are horrified if you don’t have a mask on!

    • alas, we should have been building the wall on california, oregon and washington borders to prevent the nut cases from escaping and destroying the rest of the country… may be too late now.

  5. I will say this, weather radar for Montana and Alberta doesn’t look that normal. I’m guessing it’s the remaining snowpack in the Rockies still cooling the entire state and province. Not a small area. More rain than usual this way.

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