September Brings Foot of Snow to Western U.S.
Record Heat To Feet Of Snow
“If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes.” That’s the infamous saying in Colorado and throughout other mountain towns out west. And this week, it was 100% the truth after cities like Denver went from scorching near-100 degree temperatures to the the chill of in roughly 48 hours. Some areas received several inches to over a foot of snow from this recent storm.
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Many of our favorite resorts out west got anywhere from a dusting… to over a FOOT of snow from this September storm. Get your double-tapping thumbs ready, kids. It’s time we take a snowy photo tour.
Red Lodge Mountain, Montana checked in with 15″ of new snow.
Wolf Creek Ski Area in Colorado received about 8″ of snow.
Aspen Snowmass photographer, Steve Goff captured these shots as the storm just got started.
Steamboat Resort in Colorado showcasing the drastic difference before and after the storm.
Snowbird, Utah is officially on the board, with their first dusting of the season.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort under a delicate coat of snow while a hungry moose grabs a snack.
Much Needed And Appreciated Snowfall
All of this snow and moisture is much needed and appreciated in areas where wildfires have been burning and spreading throughout Colorado.
As of Monday evening, the Cameron Peak fire was approximately 4% contained, and firefighters are hopeful that this snowfall will help slow the spread and aid in containment efforts.
Paul Bruggink, public information officer for Cameron Peak Fire, said this recent snowfall will help firefighters “tremendously.” Humidity jumped up to between 70% and 100% the ground is soaking up moisture.
While this one storm is not the end-all-be-all to extinguish the fires entirely, it is definitely a step in the right direction.