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Old 11-05-2011, 05:11 PM
 
Location: ROTTWEILER & LAB LAND (HEAVEN)
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How crazy is one to be visiting Co. Springs within the first 2 weeks of Dec ???
I assume the road dept. & city takes good care of roads & sidewalks.
What would a normal temp. be around this time of year ?
just trying to figure out what type of coats/ sweaters to wear. Should I bring gloves.
I've just never been to the Springs this time of year.
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Old 11-05-2011, 05:21 PM
 
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Anything from blizzard to mid-50's is in the crystal ball.

Pay attention to weather sites before leaving, then plan accordingly.

If we do get snow while you're here, the roads around town usually are cleared quickly; sidewalks are up to the homeowners, hotels clear their lots and walks quickly via hired help.

Sunny days are quite mild, unless we have strong winds; on these days a light jacket and sunglasses are normal. Gloves are useful.

If you plan to go up into the mountains, that's another game, full winter gear is usually the best.

Drink a lot of water upon arriving from low elevations. If you have dry sinus in winter, bring some saline spray, the air here is dry.
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Old 11-05-2011, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Hard to tell. Normally, I would just warn of possible extreme cold. However, we've had a bit of snow twice, already. So it might be snowy, or dry, or cold or mild. If I were you, I'd follow the weather closely and plan accordingly. Chances are it will be dry and possibly cold.

Where are you coming from, Sillypup?

Oh yes, and the city does not take good care of all the roads. In the event there is a "snow event" in progress , expect snow on the road or icy conditions.

History : Weather Underground

The December temps above are from the Colorado Springs Airport, an average enough area. Downtown is milder, the north is colder.

Last edited by Mike from back east; 11-05-2011 at 05:31 PM.. Reason: Merged 2:1
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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... and the city does not take good care of all the roads. In the event there is a "snow event" in progress , expect snow on the road or icy conditions.
I agree. I love living in Colorado Springs and there are many things here that impress me. But I was not impressed at all last winter...which was a pretty easy winter...at how the streets were taken care of during snow events...particularly when you consider how hilly much of the city is.
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I would echo Mike's post....it's really a crapshoot some years. Snow, mixed in with sunny, mild days, is often the norm.

Fleece is your friend, as is a wool hat and gloves. I would be more concerned about the route...depending on where you're coming from.

Weather in CO Springs may be very nice, but depending on the route you're taking, mountain passes along the way, (especially from the South through New Mexico), or long stretches in-between major cities can be a whole different story.

I think you'll be fine.
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:58 PM
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Location: Manitou Springs
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One word.

Layers.
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:05 AM
 
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Please, bring lots of money and stimulate our economy !!
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Woodland Park, CO
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Winter in Colorado Springs is a joke. The sun comes out and melts it away quickly.

If you come from a place with a real winter, you will laugh once you go through one in the Springs.
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:26 PM
 
Location: 80904 West siiiiiide!
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How crazy is one to be visiting Co. Springs within the first 2 weeks of Dec ???
I assume the road dept. & city takes good care of roads & sidewalks.
What would a normal temp. be around this time of year ?
just trying to figure out what type of coats/ sweaters to wear. Should I bring gloves.
I've just never been to the Springs this time of year.
Why does everyone assume that COS is like an episode of South Park? LOL.

Yes, it will be very cold, but you'd be hard pressed to find any snow in the month of December. It does happen, but not very often. The snowiest months here are April and March.

That being said, be prepared for anything. I've seen it 80 on Christmas day and I've seen it snow in July.

I think you'll be just fine with a regular coat and gloves, and as far as driving, if it does snow, the road dept does a great job handling it. It's the other R-tard drivers here you have to worry about.

I swear, one snowflake hit the road and everyone forgets that it snows here.,
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