First Snow of the Season Dusts Colorado High Country

Record Low Temperature Set in Denver; Snow Spotted in Rocky Mountain National Park

So it begins. The first dusting of snow was spotted in the Colorado High Country on Wednesday morning and the temperature recorded at Denver International Airport dropped to 47 degrees Fahrenheit, setting a new record low for August 19th.

Snow Forecast for Colorado, will El Niño Come through?

Screen Grab from the Rocky Mountain National Park web cam as seen on August 19th near Trail Ridge Road. Photo: Rocky Mountain National Park

This is probably the first measurable snow recorded in Colorado this season, according to a report from the Denver Post and National Weather Service Meteorologist, Eric Thaler.

Even a little dusting like this make us excited for the season, which is right around the corner. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area in Colorado has a projected opening date of October 15th, 2015 and many other resorts will be opening in the following weeks.

It's coming. Are you ready for it?

Read more Weather Stories here:

It's an El Niño Year; What Does that Mean for Snowboarders?

Farmers' Almanac's Long-Term Weather Outlook out August 24th

El Niño versus La Niña: Which Produces Snowier Winters?