What’s wrong with this picture? I’ll tell you. Today is December 22 and this is the summit of Pikes Peak (14,115 ft). The temperature is about 17 degrees here. Despite that, there are tourists here who drove all the way up. And there are two cog rail trains in service.
There should be snow! Lots of snow. The road should be impassable and closed. The trains should not be running. There should be no tourists.
Here’s Pikes Peak viewed from below, from the Garden of Gods:
Do you see any snow? Does this look to you like Colorado on December 22?
I live just north of Denver, and it’s dry as a bone here too, and at 11:30 am, it’s 57 degrees, headed for a predicted 60.
March is supposedly our snowiest month, so there is reason to hope. But right now that’s all we’ve got, because this is what extreme drought looks like.
This is dreadfully wrong. This is global warming.
(P.S. At 3 pm we’re at 62 degrees.)