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What’s going on with the weather?


Lately, in Colorado, something strange has been happening regarding the weather. Colorado, which is reputable for having over 300 sunny days a year, has seen nothing but cloudy skies off-and-on for almost the past month. Rain fell down over the north metro area all of Tuesday. Even today, the skies are looming with a dark dim grey color.L

With May coming to an end, the weather is not only damp and depressing but it is making it hard for the usual outdoor activities many Coloradans, and myself, participate in.

Loving to run, this weather has made it difficult to find the motivation to get out of bed, let alone go for a run when the rain is at a constant downpour. Attempting to hike in Fort Collins last week, my shoes are still coated in mud and I was forced to stay off one of my favorite running trails in order not to sink into what was once a path and has now become mud like quick sand.

Areas of higher elevation are being hit even harder by this cold front. According to the Denver Post, areas such as: Breckenridge, Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes, Winter Park, and Mount Evans, are all expected to receive around 20 inches of snow.

Before leaving to study abroad in Southern France this fall, one of my many travel/adventure goals is to hike as many 14ers as I can, but with chilly weather making it impossible for the snow to melt and then bringing in even more snow, I don’t know when I will be able to make it up to the mountains to hike and camp.

Hoping that the weather clears up soon, I am staying optimistic. So far this morning it hasn’t rained so maybe by tomorrow I will be able to get in a nice run, and then maybe in the coming weeks I will be able to tan at the pool that opened up almost a month ago, hike, and camp.

On the bright side of this dreary day, the rivers will be high which means it will be a great summer for water rafting.

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