Weather Service Called It: Spring Snow
This is Boulder Colorado. Spring snow blankets the area in mid May. Long after the Colorado ski resorts have closed for the season. After bulbs have bloomed and spring wild flowers dot the mountains. It is snowy in Boulder.
Protect Plants And Trees
Hopefully you brought your hanging baskets in from the weather before it snowed. If you have small trees and bushes weighed down with heavy Spring snow, be sure to get outside and brush the white stuff off using a broom or ski pole.
In the Fall, when storms like this sweep in ahead of winter, you really need to be cautious regarding sprinkler systems. This time of year, the ground generally doesn’t get cold enough to cause a hard freeze.
Living along the Front Range, you learn quickly weather can change in an instant. The mountains are absolutely gorgeous and I couldn’t imagine a better place to call home. We get a phenomenal number of sunshine days in Colorado – something like 300 days a year. Blue skies are the norm out here. Weather seems funny to talk about, but it really is a big part of why people love living in Colorado. Brave the occasional Spring snow storm or early winter blizzard and in return? Ninety percent of the time it his the best place to live.
This time of year, be cautious not to plant before May 15. In Colorado, there is always the risk of late Spring snows and freezing. Here is a good article on protecting your garden and plants from 9 News.