Snow or hail? I am not sure which.
I headed up Mount Evans at dawn yesterday and noticed a surprising about of “white stuff” in the shadowed areas on Evans. To the south, the 13,523 ft high Epaulet Mountain (pictured) had quite a coating of white.
There clearly had been rain at lower elevations the day before as I saw many spots where washouts had crossed the road. However, the stuff I was able to touch sure looked like snow, not melted hail and it was also 41 degrees at the summit so…
Snow or hail? I’m not sure but given it is now the middle of August, it could be snow and an early sign of the coming change of seasons. I for one am not in any rush for the “white stuff”!
Note: I asked the National Weather Service via Twitter and they said it was likely hail / graupel.