NWS: February Climate Review and March Preview for Southern Colorado weather #codrought #cowx

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Click here to read the article. Here’s an excerpt:

February of 2013 was a cold and relatively wet month across the state, especially across the eastern mountains and immediate adjacent plains, which saw above normal precipitation…

Looking ahead into March, in Colorado Springs, the average high and low temperature of 48 degrees and 22 degrees on March 1st warms to 56 degrees and 29 degrees, respectively, by the end of the month, with an average monthly temperature of 39.1 degrees. Colorado Springs averages 1.00 inches of precipitation and 8.1 inches of snow through the month of March. On average, March is the snowiest month in Colorado Springs.

In Pueblo, the average high and low temperature of 55 degrees and 21 degrees on March 1st warms to 63 degrees and 30 degrees by the end of the month, with an average monthly temperature of 42.3 degrees. Pueblo averages 0.93 inches of precipitation and 5.7 inches of snow through the month of March. On average, March is the second snowiest month in Pueblo.

In Alamosa, the average high and low temperature of 45 degrees and 12 degrees on March 1st warms to 55 degrees and 21 degrees by the end of the month, with an average monthly temperature of 33.5 degrees. Alamosa averages 0.53 inches of precipitation and 5.0 inches of snow through the month of March. On average, March is the snowiest month in Alamosa.

Here’s a preview of Denver’s March weather from the NWS Boulder office. Here’s an excerpt:

MARCH IN DENVER IS TYPICALLY A TRANSITION MONTH WHERE THE DRY WINTER SEASON ENDS AND THE MOIST SEASON BEGINS. THE PHRASE, “IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE WEATHER, JUST WAIT 5 MINUTES”, CAN OFTEN BE USED IN DENVER DURING THE SPRING MONTHS WITH MARCH INCLUDED. MARCH OFTEN PROVIDES A WIDE VARIATION OF WEATHER AND TEMPERATURE RANGES. OUTDOOR ENTHUSIST CAN ENJOY DEEP POWDER AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS WEST OF THE URBAN COORIDOR AND RETURN BACK TO SPRINGLIKE TEMPERATURES IN THE 70S.

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