West Coast Freezes as East Coast Bakes

Aspen re-opens its slopes and Washington expects 5 inches
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 10, 2008 1:08 PM CDT
Snowboarder Shaun White.   (AP Photo/Nathan Bilow)
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(Newser) – As the sun scorches the East Coast, the West is shivering from a brisk few weeks. Areas of Washington are expected to get up to 5 inches of snow, while Aspen, Colo., is re-opening its slopes. There's still an average of 3 feet of white stuff on Aspen Mountain's upper slopes, which will reopen June 13 to 15, leftover from winter's record snowfall.

"We have a cold front that's coming through, which is obviously unusually strong," said a Weather Service Meteorologist in Washington, adding "I can't remember a time when we've put out a heavy snow advisory in June."