First Snow of the Season Falls in Colorado

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First snow of the season in Colorado on August 16th, 2022. Credit: Tessie Carnes

It’s happening! Colorado mountains received a dusting of snow yesterday for the first time this season.

The snow fell on the peaks near Alma in the Mosquito Range.

It might only be a dusting, which melted by the afternoon, but it snowed. And that’s what matters.

The snow comes three days earlier than last year, when widespread snow fell on much of the northern mountains on August 19th. In 2020 the first snow fell on August 29th; in 2019, the first snow didn’t arrive until September 12th.

Alaska has already had snow this year, with the first dusting on August 9th.

Two more systems are heading for Colorado in the next couple of weeks, starting with one that could bring further snow this weekend.

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Alma, CO.

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