The NWS just posted on their Facebook page that November 2017 through January 2018 was the warmest Nov-Jan period on record in Colorado and many of the western states. Looking at the map above, there’s an obvious east/west divide, with the east winning amongst winter enthusiasts!
In Alamosa, the average temperature of 29.0F through this 3 month period was the warmest on record, besting the November 1998 through January 1999 average temperature by a massive 1.3F.
In Colorado Springs, the Nov-Jan average temperature of 37.9F was the 3rd warmest on record, just below the 40.2F and 38.0F recorded through November of 1933 through January 1934 and November of 1980 through January of 1981, respectively.
In Pueblo, the Nov-Jan average temperature of 37.6F was the 9th warmest on record, well below the 42.9F recorded through November of 1933 through January 1934.
The Colorado Climate Center also reported the November 2017 through January 2018 period was the first time since 2000 in which the statewide average temperature was above freezing (32F).