Skip to comments.Snow In Colorado In April (Global Warming Alert)
Posted on 04/09/2013 6:42:11 AM PDT by goldstategop
LOS ANGELES A storm that toppled trees, caused scattered power outages and whipped up blinding dust storms brought blizzard conditions to parts of Colorado, where up to 20 inches of snow was expected in the mountains through Tuesday.
With forecasters predicting 6 to 11 inches, Denver Public Schools closed all schools and offices Tuesday. Colorado's largest school district, Jeffco Public Schools, was among those canceling classes.
Denver International Airport reported at least two dozen canceled flights and warned travelers to be ready for delays as planes were deiced. Strong wind before the snow delayed flights up to 40 minutes Monday night, and some arrivals were diverted to Colorado Springs.
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Its snowing heavy in the south central Colorado mountains.
Global warming ping!
There are global warming “scientists”.
And there are those of us who persued math/physics/engineering and actually got above a 2.0 GPA.
Since when is snow falling in April in Colorado unusual?
It snowed harder here in NE Arizona last night than it has snowed all winter.
Is the Gov. going to issue free sleds?
It doesn’t happen at this time of year.
Someone forgot to tell Mother Nature its spring! :)
You must live in the mountains.
Rain is a more common occurrence in the warmer months than snow.
Here on the leeward side of the rain shadow, its rare for snow to fall at any time of the year.
Its good news all the same!
High desert at 5600 feet. It started out as rain and almost immediately turned into a heavy snowfall. Really great. We hadn’t had any moisture around here for a while.
Not unusual in my experience. In fact, accumulations in late April are expected...
To paraphrase my benchmark liberal:
“It must be true because so many smart people believe it.”
If you’re commenting on April snow in the Rockies, you’re giving yourself away as a noob immigrant. And maybe it’s a sign that you shouldn’t be there because you’ve got no snow driving skills and you’re about to hurt someone.
It can snow any day of the year in the Rockies. Including the 4th of July.
I live in an alpine desert at 7000 ft. It snowed here a little more than than two weeks ago.
The Fourteeners always look breathtaking!
One of the prettiest snow storms I can remember, occurred on May 1st there.
I have never seen snow in July here.
The point being the global warming theory says the planet is heating up, we should expect longer and drier spells.
The opposite is true.
Actually spring time in the Rockies is the worst time of year for snow. There is nothing unusual about this storm. If fact we need a lot more of them or we’re going to experience another summer of fires in the mountains.
Its been a drought for several years here and it may be ending.
This state needs all the water it can get and then some and the bone-dry climate is no real help.
Since friday up to even right now this morning it has been snowing almost non stop in and around Wasilla Alaska. Totals may be over two feet, I just drove to work through at least 8 inches on the secondary roads, plus we had major snow last weekend, its a bit unusual this early spring snow.
The current snow storm is predicted to deposit up to 24 inches in South Dakota, and 12-18" in sections of Kansas -- nowhere near the Rockies.
Its not. Its snowed or there was snow on the ground on my birthday in early May many times during my growing up years.
Correction - Nebraska, not Kansas.
1. March 11.7″ 2. November 10.7 3. April 9.1″ 4. December 8.7″ 5. January 7.7″ 6. February 6.3″ 7. October 4.1″ 8. September 2.1″ 9. May 1.3″ 10. June Trace
March being the snowiest month may not surprise many, but April coming in at number 3 should raise some eyebrows. The snow typically does not stick around very long in April but it sure can snow with heavy wet branch breaking snowfall and high water content typical of April storms. * http://www.skyviewweather.com/2011/03/02/march-is-colorados-snowiest-month-along-the-front-range/
The only time I would consider snowfall unusual is August.
“Since when is snow falling in April in Colorado unusual?”
It’s not. But it HAS been exceptionally cold for this time of year. I live north of Boulder and it’s forecast to go to 10 degrees here tonight. That’s REALLY cold for April on the Front Range.
But I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised. I’m pretty sure the AGW global warming models predicted that things would get MUCH colder due to global warming.
My husband drove through the storm yesterday in the Colorado mountains. There was so much dust it turned the snow banks brown in some places.
It isn’t odd to snow in the Colorado mountains in April, it just becomes new cuz they have to talk about something.
Worst snowstorm I remember was at 5000 ft. Elevation the first week of April...in the 1970’s.
The point being the global warming theory....
The real point of global warming is give us your money!!!
I remember a heavy snowstorm in April ‘73 a bit north of Colorado Springs.
I’ve got three to five foot drifts all around my home here in the Black Hills. Mr. RR is plowing, or trying to plow the road to our house. In inches, I don’t know how many we got. Some places are bare and in others, the snow would reach my chin. Not supposed to let up until tomorrow midday.
Not complaining. We desperately need the moisture. We get most of our big snows in March and April. What is unusual is the temperature for this time of year. Only 9 degrees here.
That storm moved through SoCal yesterday, surprising most everyone here. I thought I saw some snow mixed in the worst of it too. Snow in April where I live is not too unusual. Windy this morning, but clear skies.
I recall 5” on Memorial Day about 55 years ago in Colorado Springs. Leaves on trees, so older branches came off. Lots of concern about the trees, but two years later the trees, freshly pruned, were lusher than ever.
Also 5” on Labor Day too. Same result.
Of course, the day after the snow had mostly evaporated.
She said that they were looking forward to some warmer weather and that they still had "Piles and Piles" of snow, and had just received "another dusting".
Dusting = anything from 'a little' to "Six Inches".
Of course, when I lived in Maine, April snow was common. Nothing particularly special about it, frankly, other than by April you were sick to death of snow and just wanted it gone.
Then you're a still wet behind the ears diaper wearing neophyte.
Born & raised in Arvada Co. Best snow storms are the spring ones. I lived in Leadville for a few years...summers lasted a whole 2 weeks..and then it usually rained :^) My Grandfather’s words still ring in my ears when we go somewhere..”all ways take your coat no matter the month”
Living in southeast Wyoming now..we were without power all night from the snow. Very thankful for the moisture!!
I was in a snowstorm coming into CO Springs, July 1995. I was in a snowstorm coming into CO Springs, May 2005 or so. I flew out of DIA in a snowstorm, May 2010.
Snow forecast for my area has been a bust, a bit disappointed. Just bitter cold and strong winds.
Various locations of Nebraska average between 1-7”” of snow in April.
Some county roads out here are only plowed out 2 of 3 years. If you want to find snow there are always north facing slopes covered year round. In the ‘70s Meeker had a Fourth of July snowfall of over a foot. Really screwed up the parade.