Just a couple photos from this morning, by the kiosk parking area where T Road curves into Crestone, Southern Colorado (Elevation 8,000 feet, nearby mountains go up to around 14,000 ft.). You can see how much snow is still accumulating higher up. Yesterday was another afternoon with showers, turning into another night of pouring rain, followed by a glorious morning. It’s been exceptionally wet and cold for this time of the year. Record breaking, apparently, see further below. (To be honest, sleeping in a tent and such, I’m ready for summer…)
About 9:09 am Mountain Time, May 22, 2015:
All photos by © Michaël Van Broekhoven. DO NOT distribute.
Last night, laying in my tent, listening to the rain… I wondered, “this must be about the wettest May since the 19th century or something…”. I don’t know about thát, but IT IS véry unusual: The month isn’t over yet, with more precipitation in the forecast, and – this just in: “… new all time record for total precipitation in the month of May, with 4.53 inches…”
Via my Meteo page: Local weatherman Keno, (Annotated Screenshot May 22, 2015) has issued another Special Weather Statement. This follows, May 10, 2015’s May Snowfall Record Broken: 40 cm (16″) of Fresh Snow !
Ready for summer…
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