MONTE VISTA—Monte Vista wasn’t just cold on Monday, Dec. 1 it was record-breaking cold.
According to Weather Underground, Monte Vista’s -12 degrees fahrenheit broke the previous low for that date. The town hit -11 degrees on Dec. 2, 1952.
Cold weather is expected to continue to plague the Valley as another storm moves through. The storm is expected to clear by Thursday night leaving low temperatures at from -4 to 5 degrees. As of press time there is a 30 percent chance of snow on Wednesday and Wednesday night with a slight chance of snow on Thursday.
The snow is good news for the local ski area, which has received a total of 105 inches of snow for the 2013-14 season.
Backcountry explorers are enjoying the early snowfall with plenty of powder for cross country skiing, snowmobiling and more.
For the city, plenty of snowfall has helped to create a festive feeling, with holiday decorations going up around town in local businesses, homes and along Adams Street and 1st Avenue. The city purchased the lampposts along those roads so they would be able to continue hanging holiday decorations downtown.
For the complete article see the 12-05-2013 issue.