A view from my back yard this evening. Yes, that’s fresh powder on Pike’s Peak.
Fresh powder in August?
I’m getting wood just thinking about it.
(Of course, it’s 82 and humid here)
Snow in August
As VodkaPundit says “The drought is over.” I agree. We have had a very wet summer, and the recent cool weather means snow in higher elevations….
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Snow level was at 10,000 ft last night (about 500ft less than the top of Mt Werner). I can now say that I’ve seen fresh snow in every month of the year here in CO. It’s supposed to drop to 7,500ft this evening.
Man, I’m glad too, I hate the heat and anything over 65 is heat brother….
Here in Minneapolis the leaves are already starting to turn colors. Darn global warming!
Both Trail Ridge and Mt. Evans roads were closed at least part of the day today.
And the Denver Water Board is ending drought restrictions for residential property effective Sept. 1.
And, my mother reports an early frost in Wisconsin.
Don’t be fooled. Bush has obviously ordered the start of his “snow regeneration strategery” on the Colorado mountains in order to get the Kerry voters out on the slopes and away from the voting booths.
Yes, the election in Colorado is that close. The Bushies perfected this snow technique during the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics, when tons of snow were carted around the state in the back of dump trucks. Now we know why Utah officials were so insistent on practicing the whole “move the snow around the state thing.” Have you noticed a lot of trucks with Utah plates up in the mountains lately?
The truth is there for anyone with eyes to see. Mitt Romney was head of the Olympics and he’s a Repbulican. Utah is a Republican state and nobody will complain about the missing snow because the Utahns are willingly sacrificing their snow in order to keep Bush in the White House. And who is Bush’s top aide? Karl Rove of course. And we all know that Rove is head of the Swift Boat Vets. Even the Swifties are involved in this plot. They’re probably expecting Kerry to take an early ski trip to Colorado soon. Kerry’ll hit a patch of bad Utah snow, take a tumble, and then break a leg. Look it up, this country has never elected a man to the presidency who has a broken leg.
I’m tellin’ ya’ — come Nov. 3, when the snow deliveries stop, your mountains will be as brown as Kerry’s nose and the true effects of global warming will be apparent.
Snow in Colorado — It’s the evil Bushies I tell ya’.
Hrm… I am (admittedly unashamedly) happy to say that I have skied 12 months out of every year for the past 5 years. Being a lifelong resident of Alaska helps in knowing where to go for the freshies year ’round… heh.
Alaska kicks SO much tail, it ought to be a crime.. Sorry, I’m being overly gleeful here. Anytime fresh snow falls is a cause to celebrate. hooray! GOD! Thank YOU for this snow!! WooHoo!!
Summer seemingly ended at the end of July down here in the four corners.Can’t believe I’m already showing signs of ski fever in August! Gut feeling…We’re gonna get hammered this winter.Hope the Californicators are ready for a good old fashioned winter in the SanJuans, might thin out the herd.
Let’s hope so. It’ll still take a few years to undo the damage 5 years of drought caused, not to mention getting the reseviours refilled.
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I’ve noticed an inordinate number of pickup trucks with Bush/Cheney signs and confederate flag bumper stickers. Their beds are full of snow, and they’ve been criss-crossing the country by interstate all summer long.
That may be why the summer has been so mild for much of the US–covertly placed snow to reflect the sun’s heat back into space.
A clever strategy by the Bush/Cheney Rovians, no doubt aided by Haliburton financed neo-cons and Swift Boat Vets.
I’m looking forward to a big snow season. However, I hope it holds off a bit, I gotta work in this crap.
Sure. You’re welcome too.
We Thunderbirds of the 45th Infantry Brigade are all home now. We processed through Ft. Carson and as Native American legend says, Stormclouds follow the Thunderbird.
We broke the drought in Kabul, too.
Wow, that’s a lovely picture. I miss the mountains.
There was fresh snow on Pikes a week ago. I know, I was running in it. I was also standing on the top of Pikes Peak in the middle of the day while it started snowing on me.
I miss the West.
TO: Stephen Green
RE: Drought? Over?
I remember being a young captain standing on the tarmac at Peterson AFB in August ’80; a drought year. [Note: I remember t-shirts about Rock Skiing competitions that Winter. I and the batt XO were getting ready to board an aircraft bound for Germany to do some prep-up work for REFORGER ’81.
The XO was commenting on the dusting of snow on Pikes Peak.
The drought is not over because of some snow on the Peak in August. Rather, the drought is over because we have 50% more water coming down on us this year than we were experiencing for several years past.
P.S. If this is the result of “global warming”….
…BRING IT ON!
Yesterday morning, taking breakfast on the veranda, I thought I was in Minnesota.
How’d you get Pike’s Peek in your backyard??
Everybody who lives here has Pike’s Peak in their backyard. But you should also know about the drought, floods, Indian raids (the Blackfeet particularly enjoy taking scalps from guys named “Mark”), and don’t forget the big hairy spiders. Yeah, that’s it, spiders. They’re everywhere. Don’t understand why I ever moved here. Certainly you should never consider it.
On a flight to Houston, TX from Minnesota, the captain announced the time and added, “It’s cooled down to 88 degrees outside.” A number of the Minnesota natives laughed, thinking the “cooled down” bit was the pilot making a joke. The Houston natives all pleasantly sighed to themselves, thinking, “Thank god–it’s not 96 anymore.”
Do all the big hairy spiders ride Harleys, or do some of them drive Volkswagen buses?
I believe that’s the third snow up on Pikes Peak so far. There was much more on the west side.
I used to live in Leadville, highest city in the US at 10,200ft. I saw it snow in July, not just on the peaks, but down in town!
If you trying to make me jealous with you view pic, it worked.
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