Winter weather advisory. Unseasonably cold and snowy weather.


A winter weather advisory was in effect in Colorado Springs until noon Tuesday as wet roadways were expected to be slick, with a chance of snow likely throughout the morning, the National Weather in Pueblo said.

Record-setting May snow

Monday broke the May 10 record amount of snow with a total 1.1 inches of powder measured in Colorado Springs. The record snowfall for May 10 was half an inch in 2006.

Areas near Peterson Air Force Base measured 2.6 inches over the same 24 hours, the weather service said.

Some schools across the region were off to delayed starts due to the unseasonably cold and snowy weather, including schools in Peyton and Pikes Peak BOCES/School of Excellence in Calhan closed Tuesday due to muddy road conditions. The Calhan School District RJ-1 also closed but high schools in the district switched to remote learning Tuesday.

List of closings and delays here

A 60% chance of snow was likely before 11 a.m. with rain and snow possible until 4 p.m., then likely later in the day. Accumulation was not likely to surpass half an inch, the agency said.

Tuesday’s high was not expected to make it beyond 36 degrees, the weather service said.

Rain and snow were likely to continue before 10 p.m. with chances of precipitation around 40% and moisture amounting to less than a tenth of an inch, the agency said.

Overnight temperatures were expected to hit a low of 31 degrees, the agency said.

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May 12, 2021