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Hey Colorado, Are You Ready For Snow Yet? Cuz, It's Snowing On Pikes Peak...

Lots of rain moved into Colorado on Wednesday, a welcome sight in the drought plagued state. The National Weather Service also issued a Winter Storm Watch though... for Pikes Peak.

Update 9/13/12: Take a look at the summit of Pikes Peak on the next day.


Just look at the picture above, it's a screen grab from the webcams on Pikes Peak. That is snow. Take a look for yourself with Colorado Springs' webcams at the summit. It's only September 12th, but it looks like the warning was right from the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

The warning was for a possible 8 inches of snow. The Colorado Springs Gazette got the best reaction to the warning for publication this morning:

"Holy moly! That's not gonna happen," exclaimed Brenda Wilson, a Pikes Peak Ranger, after hearing the news on Tuesday afternoon. "It's too warm."

This isn't the earliest recorded snowfall though. The earliest snowfall trace for Colorado Springs was September 2nd, 1961 and for Denver it was recorded on September 3rd of the same year.

Who's ready to break out the skis though?

Update 11:49 a.m. via Twitter from our pub radio friends, KRCC in Colorado Springs:

I’m not a Colorado native (did you know that "I'm from Missouri" means "I'm skeptical of the matter and not easily convinced?") but I have lived here for most of my life and couldn't imagine leaving. After graduating from Colorado State University, I did what everyone wants to do; I moved to the mountains and skied, hiked, and hid from responsibility! Our listeners in the mountains may know me from my time in Steamboat Springs and Vail or as the voice of the Battle Mountain Huskies Hockey team in Vail.
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