In Brief: Colorado’s June snows aren’t too weird, yet, but that’s changing

Odd summer snowstorms, a hallmark of the state, continue even as Colorado sees a rise in temperatures that began 30 years ago. The warming trend is apparent in Aspen, Vail and Steamboat Springs, as well as in Summit County and the Colorado River headwaters in Grand County.

When looking at historical data, it appears that Colorado is experiencing longer summers and an increase in frost-free days. From 1980 to 2018, annual frost-free days have increased from 90 to 119. Despite the recent snow, drought woes and concerns of wildfires continue to intensify. Read more in this report from The Aspen Times.


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