Sunday, June 2, 2024

Massive Storm East of Colorado

 The Spring/Summer weather is always interesting to watch here. Here in the foothills we're more sheltered than folks living East of here. My son's place in Greeley, about 30 miles Southeast of here, got absolutely hammered a couple of days ago. His backyard flooded, and the water ran into the basement via the back door. He was lucky, other than some trees stripped by hail, he sustained no damage. People in other parts of town got flooded, and there was a fatality.

When I was checking the weather earlier, this storm showed up:

It extends North into South Dakota, and South into Kansas. Sure glad we don't live in the storm's path!


8 comments:

  1. Glad you and yours are safe. Praise God.
    You all be safe and God bless.

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  2. We've been spared out here in the desert so far, but monsoon season will be upon us shortly.

    Glad you and SLW are OK.

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    1. Tnx, OM! We haven't had any big storms hit this part of town yet this year. The weather is extremely variable here over just a few miles. Well Seasoned Fool tells me there are Seventeen Micro-climates between Denver and the Wyoming border. I've got my GoPro back in the garage, so maybe I'll get some lightning pix this year.

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  3. Glad they are okay! We're getting hammered out here due to the sloppy dry line!

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    1. Rain can be pretty spotty here. Pouring down rain in the North part of town, and sunny here. Up in the canyons they get epic rainfall, followed by downstream flooding. The original "Fort Collins" was washed away when the Cache La Poudre River flooded, like it always does,

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  4. You guys have been making Florida look pretty temperate lately, weather-wise.

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    1. Yep, it's been in the high 80's low 90's this last week. The humidity has only been 19%, so it's easily bearable in the shade. Standing in the direct Sun is a different matter. Since we're at 5100', the atmosphere is less dense than sea level, and you'll burn to a crisp if you don't watch it.

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