Shortest Summer On Record In Fort Collins, Colorado

The snow-free season in Fort Collins was less than four months this year, with the last spring snow day being May 12, and the first autumn snow day being September 11. The second shortest summer occurred five years ago, and the length of summer has declined more than 10% since the 1890’s.

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16 Responses to Shortest Summer On Record In Fort Collins, Colorado

  1. B.C. says:

    Looks like the market for Pika Parkas is going to be booming in the coming years. They’re cute, but little buggers have a heckuva time with the zippers, since their arms are so short.

    • Send Al To The Pole says:

      And here I thought you meant parkas made FROM Pikas. After you listen to them yap for 15 minutes, you may see those little yappers in a new light…. 🙂

      • Gail Combs says:

        They look a lot like rabbits. I am sure they would make good mittens.

        He killed the noble Mudjokivis.
        Of the skin he made him mittens,
        Made them with the fur side inside,
        Made them with the skin side outside.
        He, to get the warm side inside,
        Put the inside skin side outside;
        He, to get the cold side outside,
        Put the warm side fur side inside.
        That’s why he put the fur side inside,
        Why he put the skin side outside,
        Why he turned them inside outside

  2. EricN.WY says:

    I work at a golf course along the banks of the Green River, in Wyoming. Our last frosty morning of the “winter/spring” came on July 1. The first frost barely made it out of meteorological summer, occurring on September 1. At exactly 2 months for a growing season, I wonder if parts of Greenland did any better? It’s 33F and falling as of this writing, and we’re expecting temps to be in the mid-20s by the morning.

  3. docfjs says:

    I am so glad we have global warming. Otherwise, think how much colder it would be!

  4. That’s probably a good thing. Long hot summers are dangerous.

    Crime goes down as it cools. Lynchings in Fort Collins are way down. Old man Howe may not have gone to the tavern in 1888 if there was some early spring snow on the ground. He may not have killed his young wife when he got back home wasted. And the respectable citizens may not have had to pull him out of jail and hung him from the derrick at the courthouse.

  5. Gamecock says:

    Fort Collins: summer is August 13, from 2 to 3 PM.

  6. Pathway says:

    Pika’s are in the order Lagomorpha, which includes the hares and rabbits. There are 30 species of pika (Ochotonidae). Now that we have global cooling I expect their numbers to rapidly increase and my eventually take over the world.

  7. geologyjim says:

    Yep, it’s the morning of 9/12/2014 and we’ve got nearly an inch of fresh white “climate change” on the lawns and cars.

    Reminds me of the 1970s here

  8. CJ says:

    Got Snowmobile?

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