It’s June in Colorado, So Naturally It’s Time For Snow
It's June, so you must be ready for snow. That's right, snow is expected to hit the San Juan Mountains tonight.
I don't know about you, but I spent this last weekend picking up shingles out of my yard. My trashcan is now full of shingle remnants and tumbleweeds. Winds in my part of town were nasty. A nearby house took damage from a downed tree. Fortunately, we did get some much needed rain on Saturday. The cooler temperatures and precipitation helped soothe the sunburn I picked up on Friday.
Along comes Monday, June 8, and the National Weather Service of Grand Junction predicts the current precipitation at the higher elevations of the San Juan Mountains will turn to snow around 7 o'clock tonight.
Don't worry, we're not looking at the next ice age. The National Weather Service of Grand Junction expects only about an inch of snow to fall. Then again, they also expect a low temperature of 27 degrees and wind speeds of 30 MPH.
Does this mean the region's problems are solved when it comes to the drought? Not hardly. According to the Durango Herald, the red-flag warning is still in effect for parts of Southwest Colorado until 8 o'clock tonight.
How about the rest of the week? According to the National Weather Service, tonight's snow represents the only moisture the region will see between now and Friday night.