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Discussion: Warm then snow

in: bun; bun > 2023-03-15

Mar 22, 2023 11:11 PM # 
blairtrewin:
Denver (and Colorado east of the Rockies generally) does tend to do the warm-then-snow thing a bit. I once arrived (in September) to snow on the ground a day after it had reached 34C, but there was an even more spectacular example in September 2020 where a southeast Colorado site had snow less than 24 hours after reaching 40C.
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Mar 25, 2023 7:26 AM # 
bun:
Yes I did hear someone describe it as being a bit like Melbourne (though much more extreme obviously!). Snow after reaching 40C is insane - I've never heard of somewhere being that bipolar!! At least the sun seems to be out quite a bit which def made it feel warmer than it was
Mar 25, 2023 10:34 AM # 
blairtrewin:
The thing which makes southern Australia's variability unusual is that it is mostly in summer (a result of us being one of the few places in the world that has a poleward-facing coast, so there's a strong hot land/cold ocean contrast). Interior North American variability in the cooler months can be wild - Dallas once (in February) had maximum temperatures of +31C and -8C on successive days.

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