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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          
            .         LATEST SNOWFALL:  1.1   June 10, 1975          
   LATEST MEASURABLE 1st SNOWFALL:  0.2   Nov  28, 2010      
 
    
            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                 
.                    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... 2844
Climatological chance for measurable snow.......... 10%
**Days through March 31, 2014 - based on 29441 days
Records are from January 1, 1900 to present.

 


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