Posted on April 24, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
April showers …
Clearing storm in the North Tenmile Creek drainage, Frisco, Colorado.
FRISCO — If the weathermen are right, this may truly have been the last big snowstorm of the season (but who knows, right?) so I had to pick out just a few more shots from an early morning Frisco iPhone walkabout. Snow is good anytime of the year, but the late-April bonus storms are the best, not just for the scenery, but for the sake of boosting our mountain snowpack. (more…)
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Posted on April 12, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Incoming weekend storm could bolster runoff in parts of Colorado
Here's what the circulation of weather systems in the northern hemishpere looks like from the IPS Meteostar satellite in geostationary orbit over the North Pole. Click on the image to see the animated loop.
An afternoon satellite image shows big thunderstorms developing over southeastern Colorado and northeastern New Mexico in advance of the approaching Pacific storm.
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — The recent spell of warm and dry weather finally broke Wednesday with some afternoon thunderstorms, but not before yet another high record was broken, as the temperature reached 63.2 degrees in Frisco at 11:44 a.m. The old record, 61 degrees, was set in 1960, and it may be a few days before the balmy weather returns.
In fact, Colorado could see a cool and wet weekend, which might help put a dent in the statewide moisture deficit, with the lowest-ever April 1 snowpack reading on record and still plummeting fast. The Colorado River Basin, including Summit County, reported the lowest reading in the state at only 37 percent of average.
A weather system set to roll across the state this weekend could bring some relief. It’s still to early to tell which parts of Colorado will see the most snow, as the large low pressure system will be cut loose from the main west to east flow and will likely wobble around quite a bit without a clear trajectory. (more…)
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