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Colorado Climate

Added by yongli on 04/27/2017 - 16:20, last changed on 11/10/2022 - 00:41
Colorado’s combination of high elevation, midlatitude, and continental interior geography results in a cool, dry, and invigorating climate. The average annual temperature for the state is 43.5 degrees Fahrenheit (F), which is 13.7 degrees below the global mean. The average statewide precipitation...


Added by yongli on 05/06/2016 - 15:57, last changed on 10/26/2022 - 01:43

Colorado Snow Map

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Colorado is known for its snow, which sustains the ski industry and supplies much of the water that flows into major rivers of the American West. Snow falls in the winter in all parts of Colorado, and the deepest snowpacks are in the high mountains crossing the center of the state. Snow...

Wildfire in Colorado

Added by yongli on 05/09/2016 - 15:25, last changed on 12/08/2022 - 01:41
Coloradans have coevolved with fire. From early indigenous people to Euro-American colonizers, to modern government agents, humans have influenced the direction of fire as much as fire has influenced the course of people. The fire-adapted landscapes we see in Colorado today, as well as the rash of...
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