Shortest Summer On Record In Colorado

We had a big snowstorm on May 18

And we have a big snowstorm forecast for Monday. That will be 144 days between snowfalls greater than 5cm (2 inches) beating the previous record of 147 days – set seventy years ago.

Climate experts say global warming makes Colorado’s ski season shorter and will destroy our ski industry. This is because they are criminals pushing an agenda, not scientists.

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14 Responses to Shortest Summer On Record In Colorado

  1. Steve Case says:

    1947 was the year of the record snow in Milwaukee.

  2. RAH says:

    Back when I was stationed at Bad Tolz we had some snows where the our cocker just gave up on trying to stay on top. She would just burrow under the powder and do her business. Sometimes when the snow conditions were right her path looked like there was a giant mole working under the snow.

    • gator69 says:

      Bad Tolz? There’s a rough tour of duty! Lucky dog…

      • RAH says:

        3 years on ODA 071, Co. A, 1st Bn, 10th SFG(A). Jan. 1986 to Dec. 1989. During that period I was gone as much as I was at Tolz. But yes, it was the best post of any I was ever at in my 11 1/2 years of active duty. Second best was the next assignment as an instructor at SOMED at Ft. Sam Houston, TX.

        Flint Kasserne is no more. Only the front gate with two towers flanking it survives of the original quadrangle now. What were once the family quarters across the street is now public housing except, I think, there are still a couple buildings occupied by the Luftwaffe anti-aircraft artillery personnel there.

        I knew the Germans would tear that former SS officers training facility down once the US returned it to them. Such a shame. It was beautiful and the US had just put new tile roofs on all the buildings in the five years before they returned them to German control.

        • Gator says:

          We were at Patch Barracks near Stuttgart, and I spent as much time in the Alps as I could afford. It’s where I learned to ski and where I discovered my fascination with ice ages, which lead to my education in geology, climatology and remote sensing. Europe was a wonderful place back then.

      • RAH says:

        It was an accompanied tour and it was generally excellent for my family though the DoD High School in Munich SUCKED! My son to this day remains an avid skier. None of us will every forget it. One rarely appreciates just how good they have it at a particular time, but we knew we were stationed at one of the best posts in the Army when we were at Tolz.

        • Fred Harwood says:

          I graduated from the 7th Army NCO Academy at Bad Tolz, November 1964. At the time, it was the Special Forces training center.

        • RAH says:

          1st Bn, 10th SFG(A) had been there for a very long time. The SF unit at Flint Kasserne, the very first, was Company sized at first and made up mostly of displaced persons from the Soviet occupied countries of Europe and Airborne, Rangers, and a few former 1st Special Service Force soldiers. Then SF became official in the larger Army and 10th group was activated in 1952 was activated as the first of all the Special Forces groups to follow, and from about that time on 10th Group had a presence there in Battalion or even larger strength. By the time I went there 1st Bn was the designated advanced Bn for the Group (There were three Battalions per group, each Bn having 3 companies consisting of a 3 man “B” team/Company Hq and five” A” teams consisting of 12 men each. ). A little has changed these days, they have bounced back and forth between 5 and 6 teams per company. The biggest change has been the change in the targeted operational area for 10th Group. When I was in our targeted AO was all of Europe, the ME down to Lebanon, Turkey and the N. half of Iraq. That has all changed. I served on teams targeted towards Poland most of my time in and the rest of the time targeted at E. Germany. They were essentially suicide missions in the event of WWIII because we were going deep behind enemy lines and no one was coming to get us out even if we were successful and completed our missions. Probability of successful infiltration was gauged to be 50-50. I spent almost all my time on teams specializing in high Alpine and cold weather operations.

  3. Rob says:

    You are lucky. I wish where I am (in Canada where some Americans seem to think it snows all the time) had snow forecast to fall in a few days.

    In my last house, I lived in a newish subdivision so big houses and tiny yards. I didn’t like when it snowed much then as it meant shovelling my driveway (as short as it was) and then the plow coming through and it having to move around a zillion cars parked on the street since people don’t know what garages and their driveways are for. This made driving through the subdivision a pain since the cleared part was usually just a little over a single lane width wide and the streets there were busy.

    Now since a year ago, I live in a rural area with multi acres and want it to snow all the time so I can go have fun in it and build snow forts and other objects and I cleared this overgrown hill area we have this spring so I may be able to toboggan down it….will need to see if it is steep enough to be enjoyable. We also have a decent sized pond that I hope can stayed frozen over for a while rather than laster winter when every cold period was only a few days then followed by some freak above freezing day or two days then back to below freezing….just never really long enough to fully freeze or to stay frozen over.

    My driveway is very long now (combined just under 1/4 mile) yet I have a little UTV with a blade I use to clear it and that is fun as is driving the UTV around the snow covered open land in my backyard. I also back onto a forest and it is awesome to walk through there after a snowfall as well as check out all the wildlife tracks in the snow.

    Last winter we only got a couple decent snowfalls so hopefully this winter will be different. I much prefer the fall and winter to the summer as it’s too hot in the summer and I don’t have to worry about wasps and mosquitoes in the winter. Oh and no grass cutting which will be a nice break.

  4. Kenneth Simmons says:

    Denver is huge around 155 square miles-mountains, plains, Palmer Divide, Western Slope, Metro area (west and east), and the Front Range (or the foothills north and south) make up what is called Denver. Forgive me if I mistakenly omitted an area or listed it twice, I am new to Colorado. Each area can and does get different weather conditions simultaneously. In early spring I noted some good snows in the western Metro area and a dusting in the eastern Metro area of the city. So news stories calling for heavy snow in Denver hardly ever means all of Denver will get heavy snow or any snow at all. To date the Denver Metro has had no snow. I doubt if the eastern Metro area will get more than a dusting out of the snow coming this Sunday night and Monday. It seems the eastern Metro area is a hard area to get rain or snow to enter. Sitting above 5,500 ft you would think snow was a sure bet, not when you have 9k, 10k, and 14k ft mountains to the west-a little thing call down sloping caps that idea.

  5. Rah says:

    Had the garage put on the heavy duty winter wiper blades last week. Personally I would prefer to use them on the big truck all year but they only stock them for the winter months. The normal blades they offer are just junk.

    • Colorado Wellington says:

      Penny wise …

      • Rah says:

        Until drivers pull off in heavy rain or have an accident, then it’s ‘pound foolish’ which is exactly our point. Now it’s time to go to work. At least the fog is gone and the skies are getting brighter. The remnants if Nate are moving on by quickly but little wind here to show for it.

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