It might be summer, but that doesn’t mean it can’t snow. According to the NOAA, the forecast for Pikes Peak, Colorado, is calling for up to nine inches of fresh snow over the next few days.
- Related: World’s Highest Cog Railroad Reopens on Pikes Peak, CO, After 3-Years Closed for Renovations
With a high of 31ºF yesterday, two inches of snow was expected overnight, followed by another four today, then a further two tonight.
A hazardous weather outlook affects portions of central, east-central, south-central, and southeast Colorado with 70mph winds and 2″ hail expected along with showers and thunderstorms.
Above 12,000-feet in the Sangre de Cristo range in southern Colorado will also see light snow.
Pikes Peak is the highest summit of the southern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in North America. The ultra-prominent 14,115-foot (4,302.31 m) fourteener is located in Pike National Forest, 12 miles (19 km) west of Colorado Springs, Colorado. The mountain is named in honor of American explorer Zebulon Pike (though he was unable to reach the summit). The summit is higher than any point in the United States east of its longitude.