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Snow Dusts The Rockies…On June 9th

9 Jun 2020, 11:37 am

The summer solstice might be less than two weeks away, but it was snow dusting much of the Rockies on Tuesday morning.

Up to eight inches of snow fell in the higher terrain of the Wyoming and Colorado Rockies on Tuesday, prompting winter weather advisories and snarling traffic in a scene best fit for January, not June.

Take a look at just some of the snowy sights in the Colorado Rockies from early Tuesday morning:

And in some cases, it wasn’t just a slushy dusting or light snow covering, either. Snow totals topped half a foot in a few places, including Laramie, Wyoming, which saw an astonishing eight inches of snow from this storm.

A powerful cold front swinging through the west plummeted temperatures quickly on Monday and Tuesday. Winter weather advisories remained in place in a few spots, as of midday on Tuesday.

Summer lovers shouldn’t stay chilly for long, though: temperatures will quickly rebound to at-or-above average levels for this time of the year. Denver’s temperatures (after a low of 42 degrees on Tuesday morning, and heavy rain) will rebound back into the 80s and 90s as soon as Wednesday.

Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on the chilly and snowy stretch across the West.

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Chris doesn't remember a time when that he didn't love the weather. When he was five years old, he wrote his first words, "Partly cloudy", in Ms. Benn's kindergarten class. According to Chris, it's been a love affair ever since, from teaching himself how to read forecast models at age 12, to landing at WeatherNation. Growing up in Greenwich, Connecticut, he started to go after his lifelong drea... Load Morem of becoming a meteorologist by predicting whether or not there would be snow days - turning him into Greenwich High School's "defacto weatherman". He turned that snow day-predicting website into a front page story a local newspaper, which in turn earned him a look at WABC-TV in New York, where Chris did the weather live on-air at the age of 16. He attended Boston University, where he continued being a "weather nerd", performing weather updates on the campus radio and TV stations, and doing the daily forecasts for the student newspaper. Following his studies at BU, Chris worked at Mile High Sports and ESPN Denver for four years while pursuing his certification in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University. Chris is a huge sports fan, rooting for the Rockies, Nuggets, Broncos, Avalanche and UConn. He frequently find links between sports and weather, including an investigative analysis he did in 2013, finding trends between Peyton Manning's play and game time temperature (he doesn't like the cold). Chris also enjoys running, playing any sport, socializing and periodically overeating at all-you-can-eat buffets.

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