Snow In The Summertime? | Rocky Mountains Will Experience An Abnormally Cold/Wet August

Snow In The Summertime? | Rocky Mountains Will Experience An Abnormally Cold/Wet August

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Snow In The Summertime? | Rocky Mountains Will Experience An Abnormally Cold/Wet August

8-14 day temperature outlook | Image: NOAA | Cover Image: Chris Tomer, KDVR

Snow in August? On the higher peaks of Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming– it’s a very real possibility this year.

Related: 2018 Winter Weather Forecast | Long Range Prediction From NOAA

According to NOAA as well as FOX 31’s Chris Tomer, a trend towards cooler weather is on the way for much of the Rockies with Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, and New Mexico all set to see abnormally cold temps this month.

“Widespread below-normal temperatures anticipated for most areas east of the Rockies during August 10-16.” – NOAA Climate Prediction Center

Accompanying the cooler temps is an increased chance of precipitation across the same mountainous regions with the Wind River Range east of the Tetons having an above average chance of seeing significant snowfall in August.

8-14 day precipitation outlook | Image: NOAA

Like all long term outlooks, these predictions only concern what “might happen” not what “will happen.” Still, above average precipitation combined with below average temperatures is welcome news for anyone in the United States getting tired of the blistering summer weather.

Bring on the SNOW!

Find Chris Tomer’s entire KDVR forecast here: August looks cooler than normal

 

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