Late-spring Winter Storm Dumps Record Snow in Colorado
A surprisingly strong, late-spring snowstorm dumped more than a foot of snow around Colorado Springs on Tuesday and up to 6 inches in the Denver metro area, which broke a 128-year record for the lowest high-temperature for the date at 39 degrees.
The one inch of snow in Fort Collins was the latest measurable snow of the season on record since a half-inch fell on June 12, 1947.
The snow was triggered by the same big storm that brought severe weather to the Plains. The wintry mess snarled roads and forced some school closings, including the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.