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Mountain Weather Forecasts for Hikers

Increasing clouds and chance of heavy rain in the afternoon. These are the foreboding words a backpacker does not want to hear but that are often forecasted for Colorado's mountains in late summer. The weather phenomenon is known as the North American monsoon, and it affects the Colorado Rocky Mountains with afternoon thunderstorms and dangerous lightning. So just how does one plan a trip with such unpredictable weather?

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