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[View the story "Snow a Beautiful Sight in Colorado" on Storify]Snow a Beautiful Sight in ColoradoSnow has fallen over some of the passes during the middle of the week as a weak storm system in the upper atmosphere moved slowly through the region.Storified by Accu Weather · Wed, Sep 26 2012 10:06:38It's exactly 1/2way between #autumn & #winter at @Breckenridgemtn @Colorado. #Snow on the peaks yellow #foliage below! http://pic.twitter.com/0NC0U4MaKieran CainSnow has fallen over some of the passes during the middle of the week as a weak storm system in the upper atmosphere moved slowly through the region. Snow in the high country of Colorado is not all that unusual in late September.Heavy snow fell for a brief time at an elevation around 12,000 feet Wednesday morning, including Wolf Creek Pass. A coating of snow was observed at Fremont Pass.According to Expert Senior Meteorologist Jim Andrews, "The region, especially along the Front Range, foothills and eastern slopes in Colorado typically have a two-pronged snowfall pulse."One pulse occurs in October and the other in March."This is because of the proximity of the storm track during these months and it is also a time when the air is cold enough and winds from the Gulf of Mexico tend to bring the most moisture," Andrews said, "As these winds blow uphill, the air cools and the moisture condenses, sometimes in the form of heavy snow."Denver receives, on average, an inch or two of snow during September. However, this average is based on some years with no snow and other years with several inches. On Sept. 13, 1993, Denver received 5.5 inches. On Sept. 28, 1999, 2.0 inches of snow fell. During the past 10 years or so, there has been no measurable snowfall in Denver during September."While the climate and snowfall are complex in the West, over much of the high country of Colorado and Utah there is more of a winter to early spring maximum of snowfall," Andrews stated, "This is when the upper atmosphere is typically the coldest and the peaks and ridges tend to capture moisture from a variety of sources."Snow in Colorado! Here's a shot from Monarch. #skiing http://twitpic.com/ay8d3xLiberty SkisSeeing snow at Keystone always brings a smile to our face! #colorado #winteriscoming #snow http://pic.twitter.com/369UcjunKeystone ResortSnow in Aspen, Colorado. #skiing http://twitpic.com/avziw0Liberty SkisNot a bad view from North Peak today! http://instagr.am/p/QA2vKFn8I9/ #snow #colorado #winterisbackKeystone Resort
Storified by Accu Weather · Wed, Sep 26 2012 10:06:38
A slow-moving storm resulted in a week of below-normal temperatures that will likely continue into the week.
Heavy rain returning to the northern Plains will generate a renewed flood threat for the Red River.
Mount Saint Helens has erupted several times since the destructive 1980 eruption, and likely will again in the future.
Seven homes have been red tagged, meaning do not occupy, and six others are under a voluntary evacuation order.
Though recovery continues from Superstorm Sandy, residents and homeowners on the Atlantic coast should prepare for another active season in 2013.
More severe weather is in store for the Plains in the wake of a day with more than 200 reports of severe weather.
Sibi, in the northwest, had a high of 115
with a dewpoint of 90. The RealFeel was 150
Lubbock, TX (1996)
105 degrees, all time May record.
New York City 99 degrees (May record)
Baltimore (airport) 98 degrees (May record)
Philadelphia, PA 96 degrees (tied May