Snowing in Colorado – in AUGUST

At least a couple inches of snow fell on Colorado’s Monarch Pass Thursday, August 3. according to posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Brad Shilling, who lives in Gunnison, took photos en route to Lamar. Cars started to fishtail and lose control in what he described as “slush-snow-rain.”

See photos:

Thanks to Hugo De oliveira and Stephen Bird for these links

“Expect it in July next year,” says Stephen.


8 thoughts on “Snowing in Colorado – in AUGUST

    • I live in southern England. This morning, 8th August, when visiting a friend, I parked my car next to a hawthorn bush aka May tree. This has beautiful creamy blossoms in the spring and then ‘haws’ or red berries, in the autumn. The hawthorn was full of bright red berries!

      • PS PS Just thought I should add that this evening (once again, 8th August) we’ve just put the central heating on! Outside, it was 16C/61F which is not the sort of temperature one expects in August, even here in cool, rainy Britain!

        Has anyone else in Britain done the same, I’d like to hear.

        • PS PS PS — this morning, 9th August, 11 a.m., the temperature here is 14C/57F, and it’s pouring with rain again!

  1. It is not unusual to have snow in the higher peaks during the monsoon season here in Colorado. What is unusual is for Denver to have a high of 67 F on this date.

    • so look on nullschool earth and see whats going on patternwise
      ie down sth Hemisphere right now the upswelling masses from antarctica are huge
      also why sth am is so damned cold on their coastals still.

  2. In north central MA many of our migratory birds seem to have left already. My hummingbird feeder which was super busy s few weeks ago, is quite quiet now.

    Also we have a few trees already changing color.

    So far we have had only 4 days over 90 all year. Based on forecasts we may not see another one for a long time.

  3. Back in the ’70s and early ’80s summer snows in the higher elevations (above 10,000 feet) were fairly common in Colorado. You just never went to the mountains for a hike in the summer without packing cold weather gear in your “rucksack.” Back then we all learned to “layer” our clothing. Add clothing when the thermometer dropped; remove it when the sun came out. You always threw a shovel, a couple of old sleeping bags and extra, non-perishable food in your vehicle, even in the summer. This was considered common sense.

    In recent years, the wisdom has been: “Going to the mountains? Better take a light jacket.” Maybe the old days are returning.

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