One Cool Thing: Summer Snow in Colorado Mountains

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Summer snow is rare but that is just what happened in the mountains west of Denver on Friday, where nearly two feet fell on the first official day of summer.  According to CNN, Steamboat Springs, Colorado averages 0.1 inches of snow in June, with May 6 being the average last day of snowfall during a typical season, but on Friday 20″ fell there.   The last time it snowed that late in Steamboat Springs was on June 17, 1928.  The local Fox news affiliate reported that one road in Rocky Mountain National Park even had to be closed due to “snow drifts, ice, and wintry conditions,” according to the National Park Service.

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