December 7, 2006
Sunsets like this could be the norm this month and January, when a strong El NiÃ±o weather pattern is expected to decrease the amount of precipitation for much of Colorado. This photo was taken west of Steamboat Springs off Routt County Road 33 on Wednesday.
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El NiÃ±o could hurt mid-winter snowfall
The El NiÃ±o weather phenomenon could mean Steamboat Springs won't come close to experiencing the abundance of snow that fell over the city and ski area in December 2005 and January 2006, a leading climate researcher said Wednesday.