2011年6月23日星期四

北半球的夏至前夕雪降在科羅拉多州

北半球的夏至前夕雪降在科羅拉多州
Snow Falling in Colorado on Eve of Northern Hemisphere’s Summer Solstice
By Brian K. Sullivan -
Jun 21, 2011 3:07 AM GMT+0800
Translation by Autumnson Blog

The calendar says summer starts tomorrow in the Northern Hemisphere. The snow falling in the mountains of Colorado tells a different story.
日曆說北半球的夏天從明天開始,降在科羅拉多山區的雪講出一個不同的故事。
A storm that has prompted a tornado watch across Nebraska and Kansas today also left 2 to 4 inches of snow in the Rocky Mountains, said Joe Ramey, a weather service meteorologist in Grand Junction, Colorado.
一場風暴已引發今天在內布拉斯加州和堪薩斯州的龍捲風觀看,亦遺下2至4英寸的雪在落基山脈,科羅拉多州大章克申的天氣服務氣象學家喬 Ramey說。
“It is unusual,” Ramey said. “Here it is the last day of spring.”
“不尋常,”Ramey說。 “這裡是春天的最後一天。”
A winter storm advisory has been posted in the mountains of Colorado above 10,000 feet until 6 p.m. local time, and at least one tornado was reported in Kansas, according to the weather service. The Northern Hemisphere summer starts at 1:16 p.m. New York time tomorrow.

Ramey said the lingering effects of the La Nina ocean cooling are still playing havoc with local weather patterns. Normally at this time of year the daytime high temperature in Grand Junction, at an altitude of almost 4,600 feet, is 88 degrees Fahrenheit (31 degrees Celsius), according to the weather service. Yesterday it was 59, Ramey said.

La Ninas can bring more rain and stormy conditions to the northern U.S., while drying out the southern half of the country. The most recent La Nina was declared over earlier this month by the U.S. Climate Prediction Center in Camp Springs, Maryland.

The atmosphere is still showing signs of the phenomenon, however.

Ramey said the snow won’t mean ski slopes will be able to reopen. The snow is in patches, he said.

“You could ski a little bit, pick up your skis and walk some, and then ski a little more,” Ramey said.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-20/snow-falling-in-colorado-on-eve-of-northern-hemisphere-s-summer-solstice.html

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