Thinking of doing some gardening this weekend? Might have to wait for the snow to melt first… Colorado Springs got hit with a nice spring snow storm today, closing many school districts. We’ve gotten several inches so far and it keeps on coming down… At least it means you can delay watering the lawn for […]
Colorado Springs weather extremes in 2009
The National Weather Service just released the annual report on weather patterns for Colorado. Some interesting data, whether you’re a new resident to Colorado Springs or a longtime resident. The hottest day in 2009 was July 24th – it hit 93º that day. The coldest day is in the not-too-distant past: we hit -15º on […]
December in Colorado Springs was one of the top 10 coldest on record
From the National Weather Service: Preliminary data for Colorado Springs indicates the December 2009 average temperature was 23.3º F, which is 5.7º F below the normal December average temperature of 29º F. This makes December 2009 the seventh coldest on record and the coldest December since 1983; the coldest December on record with an average […]
What does it take to cancel schools in Colorado Springs?
View View our Colorado Springs School District Map in a larger map Well, at least today, all it takes is a forecast of snow. With it only just beginning to snow in northern El Paso county, school has already been canceled in Lewis Palmer District 38 (pink at the top of the map above), Academy […]
Stilll waiting for Pikes Peak
You could see the Spanish Peaks from Colorado Springs yesterday… But we’re still waiting on Pikes Peak to fully emerge from the clouds! Can’t wait to see it covered in the first real dumping of snow.
Colorado Springs’ first snowfall of the year
When does it start snowing in Colorado Springs? Well, for the 2009-2010 winter, we got our first snow today – September 21st. It seems pretty unlikely there will be any accumulation in the Springs, but it’s been flaking all morning, and the mountain towns like Woodland Park and Cripple Creek are definitely seeing some accumulation. […]
Monsoon season has arrived
Late summer is “monsoon season” for Colorado Springs. Afternoon thunderstorms roll over the mountains in all summer long, but they dump lots more rain and hail in August and September. Last night’s storm brought pea-sized hail to our neighborhood, and some areas reported up to ping-pong ball size. Our downspout was clogged with hail yesterday […]
Do you need an air conditioner in Colorado Springs?
Ah, we’re in the dog-days of summer – which, after having been in the sweltering 100º heat and humidity in Kansas recently, doesn’t feel quite so bad. But, it still gets pretty warm in Colorado Springs, and we’ve hit 90º several times in the past few weeks. People moving from other parts of the country […]