Winter is coming back.
Snow warning tonight above 8,000 ft. (I am at 6,000 ft, so we wil miss it). Winds will be over 100 mph in the passes. 50 mph around here.
For Vail Pass:
This is pretty typical June weather in the Rockies, and it does catch many flatlanders unawares.Tonight: Snow showers likely with areas of blowing snow. Some thunder is also possible. Cloudy, with a low around 30. Breezy, with a west wind between 17 and 22 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
I remember years ago on the Ride the Rockies folks from Florida being absolutely totally unprepared for the cold rain, hail and snow in mid June for the RTR (which starts on Father's Day, June 17th).
In fact just 2 years ago they had to bus everyone around Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mtn Park because the snow closed Trail Ridge Road (at 12,000 ft+)
So, if you are a flatlander, please come PREPARED - or prepare to be freezing. On the other hand, towns like Montrose and Grand Junction can be over 100F.