A snowy morning here in Colorado Springs – Pic taken 4/22/2023
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Saturday – 22 Apr 2023 – 11:15am
At Stevens Field the high temperature yesterday afternoon was 53 and the low this morning was 28. Our low was 24 at the southern end of O’Neal Park.
The peak wind at Stevens Field yesterday afternoon was 25mph. Our peak wind yesterday afternoon in O’Neal Park was 18mph.
*** The average last freeze is 31 May. Temps can still drop below freezing into the third week of June with average lows remaining in the mid-30s. ***
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|61||76 / 1989||25||8 / 1967|
Precipitation summary… No measurable precip was reported in the last 24 hours.
There is nothing significant on radar in our region this afternoon.
*** Scattered showers, mountain snow above 9,000ft, and an isolated thunderstorm or two Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday afternoons. ***
Today through Sunday… Drier and more stable upper level northwest flow has taken over our area. Patches of mid and high clouds will occasionally move through, but we’ll see lots of sun. There is a slight chance for scattered mountain showers Sunday afternoon.
Temps… Today highs will be in the low 50s to low 60s and lows will be in the mid-20s to mid-30s. Sunday temps will be closer to average with highs in the mid-50s to mid-60s and lows in the mid-20s to mid-30s.
Winds… Saturday, and Sunday afternoons peaks will be in the 15-25mph range.
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday… A system will develop to our northwest and move southeast into our area. It won’t have much moisture or storm energy, but we’ll see more clouds, scattered showers, and a chance for an isolated thunderstorm or two. The best chance for showers is each afternoon.
Temps… Monday and Tuesday highs will be in the mid-50s to low 60s and lows will be in the high 20s to high 30s. Wednesday will be a little cooler with highs in the low to high 60s and lows in the low 20s to low 30s.
Winds… Monday and Tuesday afternoon gusts will be in the 15-25mph range. Winds will be a little weaker on Wednesday with afternoon gusts in the 15-20mph range.
Valley below 9,000ft: a few snowflakes – lucky folks above 8,400ft could get up to a half inch
Mountains above 9,000ft: 3-6”
Thursday and Friday… The next ridge will build along the west coast, turn our flow more northwesterly, and dry things out. Occasional patches of mid and high clouds will move through, but we’ll see lots of fun.
Temps… Highs will be in the high 50s to high 60s and lows will be in the mid-20s to mid-30s.
Winds… Thursday afternoon winds will peak in the 15-20mph range. Friday afternoon winds will peak in the 20-25mph range.
The pattern will get more active starting Monday, but I don’t see any big storms for us on the horizon. We’ll catch the tail end of systems as they scoot by to our north. It’s wind season, so most afternoons winds will gust into the 15-25mph range.
Mark will take over tomorrow.