6 May 2013
Historically, the last week in April and the first week in May are the slowest weeks of the year in Breckenridge. With the ski season behind us, many seasonal workers moving on, and others taking that well-deserved vacation, many businesses even close down until town picks up again around Memorial Day. As I drove in to work early this morning, looking down North Main Street there wasn’t one car in sight, not even any cars parked in front of Daylight Donuts. As some locals like to say, now is the time to make U-turns on Main Street, not a care in the world! If you are in Breck this offseason, don’t miss out on the Dining Passports, available at the Breckenridge Welcome Center and select restaurants for only a $10 dontation. Check out this great GoBreck article about this dining promotion & participating restaurants.
As we’ve been a bit calloused by snowstorm after snowstorm every week in April, the beginning of a new month brings hope that Mother Nature will cause a pattern shift and perhaps we can enjoy a longer stretch of nice mild weather. But until that happens, there is yet again some snow in the forecast almost each day this week. The culprit is a large low pressure system spinning off the coast of California, and this weather feature looks to be sending some pulses of weather northwest into the desert, Great Basin, and finally, Colorado.
Unlike last week’s powerful storm that dumped over a foot of snow in Breck, this system looks to not have the cold air along with it. So if we’re going to get some moisture again, many of us are hoping it doesn’t stick to the roads and accumulate like it did last week. Moisture is one thing, but having to shovel your driveway and stress about the road conditions is a whole different story. Often during May Breck will start to see the first RAIN showers of the year, though it also typically can snow right up into early June! But since my glass is half full, I’m putting stock in this 10-day forecast, which shows a gradual warming trend with temps in the 50s late this weekend into next week!