How the Mountains of Colorado Make Snow

8th August 2016 | Joel Gratz

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The climate of Colorado is continental, meaning that it is far from an ocean moisture source. This often means less snowfall than states that are closer to the coast, but it also means light, dry snow is the normal type of powder. - ©Odette Landmeier

The climate of Colorado is continental, meaning that it is far from an ocean moisture source. This often means less snowfall than states that are closer to the coast, but it also means light, dry snow is the normal type of powder.
Copyright: Odette Landmeier

The climate of Colorado is continental, meaning that it is far from an ocean moisture source. This often means less snowfall than states that are closer to the coast, but it also means light, dry snow is the normal type of powder. - ©Odette Landmeier
Colorado is comprised of many mountain ranges, and this complexity makes forecasting snow especially difficult. - ©Google Maps/OpenSnow.com

Colorado is comprised of many mountain ranges, and this complexity makes forecasting snow especially difficult.
Copyright: Google Maps/OpenSnow.com

Colorado is comprised of many mountain ranges, and this complexity makes forecasting snow especially difficult. - ©Google Maps/OpenSnow.com