Southern Colorado Weather: A Bitter Cold Snap on Tuesday

April 14, 2020 – It’s a nice time to be inside, following the governor’s stay-at-home orders as temperatures dipped down to 21 degrees this early morning, with light snow on the ground. 

While Denver set a new record all time low of 11 degrees Tuesday morning, Pueblo did not. 15 degrees was the previous Denver record, set back in 1933. On April 14, 1933, Pueblo had a low of 13 degrees so our low of 21 degrees this morning won’t change history here. 

Snow is expected into Tuesday morning for the eastern mountains and plains with periodic moderate snowfall, making for slick roads in some areas like the Colorado Springs and Walsenburg areas. 

Use caution if you must drive along the I-25 corridor as conditions may change rapidly over short distances, where there may be poor visibility and slick, snow packed roads at times. 

While cold in the morning, the sun is expected to fight through the clouds, warming things up by afternoon, melting the snow in many areas of Southern Colorado. 

The US National Weather Service of Pueblo says its going to warm up to a high of 47 degrees today, with even warmer temperatures expected tomorrow, and a possible high of 61 degrees. 

In other parts of Southern Colorado, ›Walsenburg is expected to reach 44 degrees; La Junta, 49; Trinidad, 42; and Alamosa, 45. 

However the Weather Service is reporting that there will be dry, near critical fire weather conditions in lower elevations in Southern Colorado with continued scattered snow showers over the central mountains. Check with your local authorities for fire warnings and restrictions that may be in place, such as is the case in Beulah. 

Pueblo has a historic average of a high of 67 degrees and a low of 33 degrees this time of year, but as like today, weather this time of year can be unpredictable. If you are trying to garden, bring keep tender plants inside, but don’t give up as it’s a great hobby for this time in history, when many are home bound.

At our sister group, Authentic Pueblo Eats, we are going to be exploring what and how to garden in this climate, so join in if it’s of interest to you – and explore local food, farms and restaurants, now offering takeout and delivery. 

Photo is from Sunday’s service at Majestic Baptist Church by Debbie Watkins, another cold day, where locals gathered in the parking lot despite the weather. See Pueblo area photography and art as featured at our sister group, Now That is Pueblo For You!

Story by Jenny Paulson / Independent Journalist

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