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Dec 31, 2012 3:41 PM by Jennifer Jacobs

A cold & snowy finish to a warm & dry year!

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT

UNTIL 3 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON FOR PROWERS COUNTY. EXPECT 2-4" INCHES SNOW ACCUMULATION.

UNTIL 11 PM MST THIS EVENING THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAIN RANGE. EXPECTING 4-8"OF SNOW ACCUMULATION WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ABOVE 9000 FEET AND 2-5" OVER THE LOWER ELEVATIONS.

Snow expected across several other locations that are NOT currently under an ADVISORY. The Wet Mountains and Pikes Peak can expect 1-4 inches. The San Luis Valley and Upper Arkansas Valley should see 1-2 inches of accumulation. The majority of the southeast plains will get half an inch to 2 inches.

TODAY: This year will go down as one the warmest and driest years on record across southeast Colorado. Ironically, the last day of 2012 is cold and snowy. Highs are nearly 25 degrees below average with afternoon temperatures in the upper teens to low 20s.

NEW YEARS EVE: Mostly cloudy with flurries just before the New Year. Overnight, conditions will dry and temperatures will fall close to zero.

NEW YEARS DAY: Partly cloudy and cold with highs in the mid 20s in the Springs, near 30 in Pueblo, and upper teens in Teller County. Overnight lows near zero again.

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY: Temperatures will warm a few degrees each day with highs near 35 on Wednesday, near 40 on Thursday, mid to upper 40s on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Colorado Springs and Pueblo. In Teller County, the high on Wednesday will be near 25, then, in the 30s through Sunday

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