Snowing in August on Colorado’s Monarch Pass |

Snowing in August on Colorado’s Monarch Pass

Social media users reported snow on Monarch Pass Thursday.
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Snow in August?

According to social media posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, at least a couple inches of snow fell on Colorado’s Monarch Pass Thursday.

It appears the snow was gone as quickly as it came, and a Colorado Department of Transportation camera Friday was displaying sunny skies and clear roads on the 11,300 foot pass west of Salida.

A little fresh snow on Monarch Pass! Yeeew! #colorado

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August in Colorado

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According to the National Weather Service, temperatures on Monarch Pass fell to at least 39 degrees late Thursday morning and were in the low 40s Thursday evening.

Monarch Pass was expected to see high temperatures in the 50s Friday and Saturday, with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms each day, according to the National Weather Service.


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