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    Posted May 7, 2012 by
    Evergreen, Colorado
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    Mother Nature brings much needed snow to the mountains of eastern Colorado

    Evergreen, COLORADO – Residents of the Front Range Mountains of Colorado west of Denver woke up this morning to a blanket of a heavy, wet, but welcomed snow. A late spring storm is expected to bring 4 to 5 inches of snow to the higher elevations west of Denver prompting a Winter Weather Advisory for the Front Range Mountains and Foothills through 6 pm tonight.

    While little accumulation of snow is expected on roadways, grassy areas and trees will be covered in snow. Since many of the Aspens have started to leaf out, the heavy snow may cause some tree limbs to break falling into power lines.

    March, April and May are the snowiest months for the eastern Rockies, however this year due to La Nina, the region experienced a record dry March and April with little precipitation. In late March, the Lower North Fork fire erupted charring over 4,000 acres, destroying over 20 homes, and killing three residents who were trapped by the fast moving fire.

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