May snow and thundersnow in Colorado and New Mexico

Trade Stocks for Free with Robinhood
Leverage your knowledge of weather to beat the stock market with free trading on Robinhood! Sign up today, get free stock!
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:

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.