The third weekend in May 2017 brought plummeting temperatures to the Four Corners area. As a cold front moved in, a weather station at the Cortez Airport reported a low of 31 on Thursday night, 26 on Friday night, and 28 on Saturday night. While those temperatures are not uncommon in May, they seriously damaged fruit crops in local orchards.  Jude Schuenemeyer with Montezuma Orchard Resoration Project joined KSJD's Austin Cope on Morning Edition to talk more about the effects of the freeze. 

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Many locals know spring is wind season in the Four Corners.

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A cold front approaching from the West will mean strong winds and high fire danger in lower elevations of west-central and Southwest Colorado on Tuesday.

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A wet winter has left Cortez in good shape in regards to precipitation.

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Spring always brings wind to the Four Corners, but from Sunday night through Monday morning there were some exceptional gusts.