Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Warm Air Over Rockies

It has been warm over the Rockies the past few days, but not just at the surface. Temperatures are above freezing all the way to approximately 17,000 feet - causing a sudden melt of the snow pack at the highest of elevations.

The result has been a lot of stream and river flooding statewide.

In some mountain communities, houses are sitting at the water's edge when the water is normally quietly flowing down the channel.

In Boulder Canyon, a bridge was washed out due to the rapidly flowing high waters.

Good news lies ahead - much cooler air will invade the Rockies this weekend and slow the melt. There may even be some new snow in the highest elevations with rain and temperatures only in the 50s across lower elevations.

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