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A lack of early season snow leaves mountain peaks in Clear Creek County, Colorado exposed on December 3, 2021. - Many US western states including Colorado are experiencing severe drought conditions heading into the winter season resulting in low snow totals, delayed opening of ski resorts, record high temperatures, and diminishing reservoir levels. (Photo by Jason Connolly / AFP) (Photo by JASON CONNOLLY/AFP via Getty Images)
US-WEATHER-CLIMATE