Listen to an interview with meteorologist and skier Joel Gratz about the end of the most recent El Nino system, and what that might mean for snowfall next ski season.
Gunnison’s farm season has grown by 28 days. The proof is in “Barometer” Bartleson’s weather records
Bruce “Barometer” Bartleson pulls a tattered brown folder from a china cabinet and runs a finger down a column of faint figures on the top sheet of paper. He stops on one line: on Dec. 12, 1901, the numbers show, the high temperature in Gunnison was 44 degrees. The low was 22.
Compared to other parts of the country, Gunnison County has a relatively short growing season. But according to local organic gardener Jan Scheefer, there are ways to protect crops in your vegetable garden against variable spring weather.