My meteorologist hero, Bill Steffen, posted the following on his blog: Up to 11″ has fallen southwest of Conifer with 9″ near Evergreen. This is from Monday, so for the first part of this storm, its still summer. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for the foothills west of Denver for 6-12″ of new snow for the 2nd part of the storm. The forecast for the city of Denver is for possibly an inch to fall Tues. Night. The average date for the first significant snow in Denver is Oct. 19. The high temperature at the Denver Airport was 22° colder than average on Monday. The snow may have contributed to a tanker crash on Berthoud Pass, where 4,000 gallons of fuel spilled. Snow flurries fell in Cheyenne, Wyoming where temperatures didnt get out of the mid 40s on Monday. The average high temperature for Cheyenne is still 68°. A strong cold front is forecast to bring snow to much of northern Alaska. At 6 AM Alaska time, Anaktuvuk was reporting a temperature of 21° and a wind chill of 8 above zero. Deadhorse was 30 with a northeast wind of 28 mph gusting to 39 mph. Heres a live picture from Barrow. Theres been early snows in the Canadian Rockies and its the start of spring, but theyre still skiing in Australia. Yup, it may be autumn here in the U.S. and Canada (and other places in the Northern Hemisphere), but already there is plenty of snow falling south of the Arctic Circle.