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COS Weather around Christmas?

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COS Weather around Christmas?

We are going on a 6 day trip after Christmas to Colorado Springs and worried about the weather. There will be several children and wondering about appropriate clothing. I have heard it doesn't snow much around this time of year but how cold is it? Should I go and buy the kids some Uggs or will good socks and tennis shoes suffice?

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1. Re: COS Weather around Christmas?

If they're not going to play in it you can get away with good socks and tennis shoes. You may still encounter snow but that should suffice.

weather.com/weather/…80903

…wikipedia.org/wiki/…_Colorado

weather and snow now: wunderground.com/weather-forecast/US/CO/Colo…

http://www.weather.com/weather/today/USCO0078

Edited: 20 December 2012, 13:25
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2. Re: COS Weather around Christmas?

Well, it is winter and it's high elevation in a mountainous area. So you should expect pretty much anything. Traditionally, Colorado Springs doesn't get a ton of snow. But it will be winter temps so be prepared with layers, gloves, etc. You can probably get by with tennis shoes and socks.

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3. Re: COS Weather around Christmas?

If there's enough snow for playing in when you arrive, and you don't want the kids to get their feet wet, you can find inexpensive water resistant snow boots at WalMart, Target, or PayLess Shoes.

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4. Re: COS Weather around Christmas?

Yesterday ( Wednesday) we had a blizzard, but little snow. Today the sun shines and almost of the snow is gone.

Christmas day: Some snow - 26 F; Wed. Partly Cloudy 34F;Thu. Sunny - 48F; Friday Sunny - 44F; Sat Sunny - 43F. Night temps between 10F (on Christmas) to 20 the rest of the time.

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5. Re: COS Weather around Christmas?

Keep your eye on the weather over the next few days. There is talk of snow coming in for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. It doesn't look to be anything huge, but it may impact your travel plans depending on where you're going and if you are driving or flying.