Snow Is In The Forecast For the Colorado High Country
Snow will be falling in the higher elevations Saturday night.
Friday, June 21st is the Summer Solstice. It will occur pricily at 9:54 AM Mountain Time Friday morning. At that point, the sun will be directly over the Tropic of Cancer at 23.5 degrees north latitude. On that day we'll receive the most sunlight creating the longest day of the year. Here in Colorado, we'll have about 14 and a half to 15 hours of sunlight. It's the start of summer!
In less than 24 hours from this event, accumulating snow could be falling above 10,000 feet, and possibly as low as 9,000 feet. Colder air is sliding int the region. The forecasted high in Breckenridge for Saturday is only 54, with an even cooler 49 degrees the predicted high on Sunday. The lows in that region could dip into the 30s. The peaks in and around that part of Colorado will likely see snow during the overnight hours.
The lone ski resort still open, Arapahoe Basin has a mix of rain and snow in the forecast. Over the weekend temperatures will dip into the 30s to 40s. Arapahoe Basin resort is scheduled to have the lifts running weekends through June 23. Is it really possible that they may be operating the final weekend in June? Check out this weekends A-Basin National Weather Service forecast...