The month of April has been unusally cold thus far, especially across the eastern plains, as three strong storm systems have moved across the state through out the month. The following graphic depicts the temperature departure from normal across the state through April 29th.
Although it has been unusually cold across much of the area, it will not be a record breaking April, especially with one more day of warm temperatures expected, before a very cold introduction to May. As of April 29th, the average temperature in Pueblo has been 46.2 degrees. This is 4.2 degrees below normal and makes the first 29 days of April 2013 the 9th coldest on record, though much warmer than the 43.7 degrees recorded through the first 29 days of April 1920.
In Colorado Springs, the average temperature through April 29th has been 42.2 degrees. This is 4.2 degrees below normal and makes April 2013 tied with April of 1999 as the 18th coldest April on record, though much warmer than the 38.4 degrees recorded in April of 1920.
In Alamosa, the average temperature through April 29th has been 40.9 degrees, which is 0.8 degrees below normal.