Say it ain’t snow …

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RBC | If you were planning on enjoying a bit of mountain recreation this weekend, you may want to postpone your trip. Several forecast models are calling for snow above nine to ten thousand feet in the Rocky Mountains and, depending on conditions–and who you ask–portions of Rio Blanco County may end up under a dusting of white stuff as well.

Expect cooler conditions over the weekend, just in time for the first day of summer. Saturday’s high will come just shy of 60 degrees, with Sunday slightly warmer and partly cloudy.

June’s average temperature is around 70 degrees.

Source: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/national/time-series/110/tavg/1/6/2000-2019?base_prd=true&firstbaseyear=1901&lastbaseyear=2000

This year’s weather pattern matches reports of late-season snowstorms from the June 1959 Meeker Herald, and is the opposite of drought-like conditions 25 years ago.

Though you may be foregoing the flip flops for a bit, it’s a welcome change from last year’s extreme wildfire season, which burned more than 400,000 acres statewide.

Nothing like a little Colorado weather to keep you on your toes … or keep your toes covered!

 

 

To check out a variety of forecast models, visit: https://weather.cod.edu/forecast/