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Snow Falling in Colorado Mountains on June 20th

By: AP
By: AP

Winter weather has returned to Colorado, just a day before summer officially begins.

National Weather Service meteorologist Jim Kalina in Boulder says several inches of snow have fallen in Colorado's high country.

The Denver Post reports that snow closed Trail Ridge Road overnight in Rocky Mountain National Park. The road was reopened shortly after noon Monday and was crowded with riders on the bicycle tour of Colorado.

Park officials say some riders had to be treated for mild hypothermia.

Up to 5 inches of snow fell in some of the central- Colorado mountains. Interstate 70 at the Eisenhower Tunnel west of Denver was wet and snowy at times.

Campers are being warned to be prepared for unseasonably cold conditions to prevent hypothermia and frostbite.


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  • by Lawrence Location: CoSprings on Jun 21, 2011 at 12:02 PM
    Nothing to get excited about. In the 70's it would snow in the mountains with sizable amounts. That is why you always take winter clothing with you in the mountains. Imagine, temperatures in the 80's or 90' and then a front rolls in. If you are not prepared you could be dead within several hours and then the front moves on. Before the day is over the temperature returns to normal. Isn't it great living in the Pikes Peak region?
  • by Wolbal Glarming Location: Colorado on Jun 21, 2011 at 06:53 AM
    It's Global Warming! It's all mans fault! We are causing it to snow in summer, drought in winter, and cats and dogs living together! What's the world going to be like in 2 weeks?!?!?! HAAAAAA!!!!! The sky is falling! in the form of snow.
  • by Bob Location: Colorado Springs on Jun 21, 2011 at 01:52 AM
    One of the many reasons I love this state SO much and will retire and die here. I've seen snowflakes on pikes peak in august one year when my mom came to visit and we took her up to the summit.
  • by Christina Location: Colorado Springs, CO on Jun 20, 2011 at 08:35 PM
    What??? Snow in summer??? What a strange weather!
  • by Henry1952 Location: Colorado Springs on Jun 20, 2011 at 07:59 PM
    I used to live in Buena Vista, Colorado. June 21, 1995 (the first day of summer), we received 8 inches of snow. It was wonderful for our southern California guest who had never seen snow falling, except on TV. It happens often enough that it's fun.
  • by pete Location: cosprings on Jun 20, 2011 at 07:35 PM
    Winter - enjoy it 12 months of the year in Colorado!
  • by Jen Location: Custer County on Jun 20, 2011 at 06:17 PM
    Does anyone know when this happened last?
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