"It's still only October, but significant snow will fall over most of the state's mountains from Thursday midday through Friday. Snow lovers can expect over 10 inches for elevations above 11,000 feet, and then after a dry Saturday, a colder storm will bring another 5-7 inches on Sunday."Would John Denver have known the REAL DATA?
As pointed out by Ken Schlichte:
It is also worth noting that the NOAA National Climatic Data Center Climate at a Glance site at www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/ reports the official Colorado climate data indicating that:
· Colorado's meteorological winter (December - February) temperatures have trended downward at a rate of 1.9 degrees F per decade over the last 20 winter seasons.
· Colorado's meteorological winter (December - February) temperatures have trended downward at a rate of 2.6 degrees F per decade over the last 10 winter seasons.