Unlike the exceedingly rare derecho that just hit Colorado, the snow that we’ve seen, although it’s almost mid-June, is not incredibly rare.
Although talking about snow in June seems off and seems rare – the mountains of Colorado are quite amazing when it comes to the type of weather they can produce. The storm that has impacted Colorado from June 8-9 also brought snow to Wyoming, Utah, Montana and Idaho.
Here is the normal june snowfall in several high elevation towns of Colorado:
Loveland/Arapahoe Basin” 0.2″
Climax, CO: 3.2″ (!!)
You may also remember the summer solstice snowstorm in 2019 when Colorado saw 12-20 inches of snow stack up on the first day of summer. That dropped way more snow on some areas than what we just recently saw but it doesn’t discount the fact that we saw snow in June.
Snow totals varied from nothing at all to upwards of 8 inches in some areas.
Floyd Hill: 1.5″
Woodland Park: 3.5″
Aspen Park: 4″
Crested Butte: 5.0″
Winter Park: 7″
Red Feather Lakes: 8″
The snow that fell will be melted by the end of the day for most areas although the higher elevations will probably hold on to some of the snow for the next couple of days.
Rainfall Across the Front Range
Rain across the front range came with some very strong winds which seems to be a normal for us lately.
Anywhere from a tenth of an inch to around 1 inch of rain fell overnight leaving us with a nice soaking in most areas which will help the drought some. We will take all we can get!
Here are some of the peak wind gusts we saw from Sunday to Monday:
Akron: 102 mph
Limon: 71 mph
Lamar Airport: 70 mph
La Junta Airport: 62 mph
Colorado Springs Airport: 59 mph
Pueblo Airport: 63 mph
Denver International Airport: 58 mph
Wolf Creek Pass: 58 mph
The weather will turn nicer in the coming days with the warmth returning to most ares by midweek.
~ Rain or Shine
I’m Andy Stein