Snow began to fall Friday just west of Denver at elevations above 7,000 feet. Snow has also been reported in parts of Montana, according to CNN meteorologist Gene Norman.
Steamboat Springs saw 20 inches of snow on Friday, according to CNN affiliate KCNC in Denver. A winter weather advisory is in effect until Sunday morning, so the snowfall could continue.
Norman said, even for the area, the snowfall at this point is rare.
"Snow in Breckenridge, Colorado!"
"Snow in Breckenridge, Colorado!" Jennifer Thompson tweeted
"Only in Colorado does it snow the first day of the summer," one man wrote
"Good morning it's June 22nd and we just got snow in Colorado," wrote another. Kelly Clarkson was enjoying it, she tweeted
"Yes, that's snow in my hand."
Steamboat Springs averages 0.1
inches of snow in June, with May 6 being the average last day of snowfall during a typical season, Norman said. This strange snowfall is partly because the atmosphere is warmer and moister than before. At the ground level, it's too warm to support the snowfall, but more mountainous areas do not have that problem
Meanwhile, in Florida, the National Weather Service issued a heat advisor for Saturday. Temperatures approached the upper 90s, and heat indexes are up to 108 degrees, according to CNN affiliate WINK
We'll take a snowball fight, for sure.