May snow and thundersnow in Colorado and New Mexico

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In what is usually a rather dusty, dry month in southern Colorado and New Mexico, a much cooler and wetter weather pattern than usual has resulted in repeated episodes of snow, often including thundersnow, in the mountains of southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. I have been able to observe these events on multiple days, and put together a Web page with links to my observations. You can view that page here:

http://www.johnefarley.com/May14snow.htm

These experiences include encountering accumulating snow while returning from a storm chase in which I saw a tornado in Kansas, and getting video of thundersnow on Memorial Day weekend. I'd say those are both pretty rare experiences! And how about this - there was even a small wildfire started in southern Colorado by a lightning strike during a snowstorm. It was extinguished rather easily with the help of the falling snow, but still a pretty unusual event.