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A Summertime Winter Storm Over the Rockies

Even though the calendar might say it’s still summer, a first round of winter weather has been dropping through the Rockies.  Some areas have seen more than a foot of snow, especially in the mountains and higher elevations.

A strong jet stream has pushed over the region, bringing a very cold arctic storm into the Rockies.

Winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings are in still in effect from Colorado to New Mexico.

Significantly colder air will kill unprotected plants and crops. This may also put a big dent in the fall foliage season, killing any living leaves. Additional snowfall will be possible, mainly in the higher elevations, even several inches in some areas!

The additional snowfall will be mainly confined to trees, grassy surfaces, elevated surfaces, and the mountainous locations.  Up to an additional foot of snow may fall in the highest elevations. No surprise, this is all happening well before the first average snowfall.

Please stay with us here at WeatherNation as we bring you more details regarding the storm.

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Summer of 1993, New England Dragway. That's when and where Steve knew he wanted to become a meteorologist. More than 20 years later he is extremely fortunate and blessed to be able to live his childhood dream. As a lover of math and science, Steve had a consistent interest in weather in elementary, middle, and high school before discovering you can major in meteorology. He attended Lyndon State Co... Load Morellege in Vermont where he received a bachelor's in meteorology-broadcasting and associate's in television news. He has worked as a meteorologist and reporter in Winchester, VA, Burlington, VT, and most recently in West Palm Beach, FL. He's recognized by the American Meteorological Society with the Certification of Broadcast Meteorologists.