Saturday, October 20, 2007

Summer to Winter

It is too early for Kansas to be getting snow, but that's not the case for the Rockies. This picture was captured from a live camera in Steamboat Springs, CO Sunday morning and the ground is nearly covered in the snow. This is an area that could have 8-14 inches of snow by late Sunday night. We do have snow in the forecast for northwest Kansas late Sunday afternoon, but the ground is too warm for anything to stick just yet.

I know we've had some snowstorms in the last few days of October. I remember going Trick-or-Treating in 4-5 inches of snow (my family has the pictures to prove it), so it can happen this early in the season. I think I was Kermit the Frog that year for Halloween.

I don't know about you, but I'm not really ready for snow and bitter cold. It would be nice to just have 3 or 4 weeks of good fall weather (highs in the 60s and 70s, lows in the 40s). Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Anonymous said...

So where are the pictures of you as Kermit? Actually, I'm ready for the colder weather. I don't like having to start my car every morning, but I am so ready to have to curl up on the couch in sweats with a blanket and a mug of hot cocoa.

Misty G said...

Hey Ross, the time change has been moved to the first Sunday in November. This is the first year its in effect. See you soon!

Anonymous said...

My family takes me to Colorado every year, and I am amazed at the early snowfall even when it seems too early for us here in Kansas, Colorado seems to like it cold... We frequently go to the top of Trail Ridge in Rocky Mountain National Park, and even in the summer, there is still snow! I know it is because of the altitude and the temperatures associated with that, but it is so cool to see!

Anonymous said...

I remember going trick treating on a very cold and slick October 31st. We fell down a lot that day.

Ty said...

I agree Ross, I'm not a winter guy, definately prefer the fall/spring weather and hope that fall decides to hang around a bit longer (it just finally got here). Love to camp in the fall, the camp/bonfires are great, roast marshmallows, hot cocoa or other beverages too!

I too remember that year we had to trick or treat in the snow. We ran to the car every chance we got to stay warm. I won't disclose my costume though, as a man it wasn't my best moment , props to you Ross!

Stay warm all and enjoy the fall weather...if we don't all BLOW AWAY!!!

Anonymous said...

I am enjoying the 60 to 70 degree days and 40 to 50 degree nights. Fall is great. I like snow at Christmas and then I am ready for spring.

Lee said...

Ugh, it was too cold in Colorado, trying being at the game with that snow falling... I am originally from Colorado and to be honest nothing surprising with that darn snow coming down already. Guess I should be thankful I am living in Wichita Kansas where the temps are a bit more moderate and still enjoyable enough to get outside and run with Winston(pooch).

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