If you’re new to Colorado Springs or are visiting with the though of relocating, you’ve probably been slightly bummed at the weather these past few days. It’s been cloudy and rainy for what seems like weeks – pretty unusual for Colorado Springs.
I tried to find out how many days of sunshine the Springs area gets, and found conflicting reports. The oft-touted “300 days of sunshine per year” is evidently false, but it’s more complicated than just counting “days of sunshine”. Because those thunderstorms tend to roll in over the mountains during the late afternoon, we end up with cloudy or partly-cloudy days even though the majority of the day is clear blue skies.
Either way, it’s felt a bit like Seattle lately, and it doesn’t appear to be looking much better (forecast from Intellicast):
Let’s just hope it’s clear enough for the Thunderbirds to perform the full show tomorrow!