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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
As the death toll climbs early this week, thunderstorms will continue to disrupt rescue and recovery efforts across the Kathmandu Valley.
Severe thunderstorms and heavy rain will continue to push eastward across the upper Gulf Coast and re-fire farther west in Texas into Monday night.
Temperatures are starting off on a cool note before milder air moves in for the middle of the week in much of the Northeast.
Severe storms pummeled parts of eastern Texas Sunday into early Monday morning with softball-sized hail, damaging winds and tornadoes.
Damaging wind and hail as large as softballs have been the main threats, and will continue to be into early Monday morning.
Bouts of heavy rain will once again visit the Southeast this week, bringing the threat of flooding and travel delays.
Eastern U.S. (1990)
More record heat...
Location Old Record New Record
Burlington, VT 90 84/1962
Boston, MA 92 91/1962
Newark, NJ 94 90/1962
Allentown, PA 92 89/1962
Venus, TX (1990)
Winds gusted to 70 mph.
Monclova, Mexico (1994)
102 degrees with a dew point of -10 degrees..
1% relative humidity.