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Old 04-23-2012, 11:13 AM
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Location: Western Colorado
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It was 90 degrees here yesterday. A hot, dry, dusty miserable day with hot winds. Supposed to be that hot again today. I am NOT looking forward to summer, not at all.
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:17 PM
 
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The way this year has been, maybe there'll be daily blizzards.
Here in the East, we just had our first rain since January. There was only seven inches of snow since last October. Had the heat off most of March, and the a/c on a few days, as did stores. Couldn't take the dog on errands because the car was too hot. In March!
I remember a couple of visits to Ridgway, where I had six inches of snow on Memorial Day, and a whiteout squall on the interstate on July 4.
Last summer when I visited, I didn't even wear a sweatshirt once. I do remember a July 4th in Ouray where the guest ranch staff had to hand out parkas for the cold.
More extreme specific events, that's what's supposed to be happening, no matter what is causing climate change. I vote for that being true.
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:53 PM
 
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jim9251 wrote:
It was 90 degrees here yesterday. A hot, dry, dusty miserable day with hot winds. Supposed to be that hot again today. I am NOT looking forward to summer, not at all.
In my preference system, yesterday was as close to perfect as it gets! Warm and sunny with a few puffy white clouds against a deep blue Colorado sky, and a gentle breeze to keep things comfortable during a 10 mile walk in the desert in mid afternoon. Perfecto!
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:40 PM
 
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It was 90 degrees here yesterday. A hot, dry, dusty miserable day with hot winds. Supposed to be that hot again today. I am NOT looking forward to summer, not at all.
Wow, 90 degrees already out there. It is snowing here today in PA.
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:02 PM
 
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Wow, 90 degrees already out there. It is snowing here today in PA.
Wanneroo is right, a late season nor'easter has been doing some dumping up there. Colorado hasn't seen the last of the snow, particularly the high country-- surely another storm or two will roll through here. I hope so anyway!
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:12 PM
 
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Colorado hasn't seen the last of the snow, particularly the high country-- surely another storm or two will roll through here. I hope so anyway!
Unfortunately, the severe dry conditions we are now experiencing tend to become self-reinforcing. Once a very dry airmass becomes entrenched over a dry landscape, it can take a relatively vigorous storm system to dislodge it. That can be problematic from now until late June, especially in southern Colorado, because the Pacific storm track is weakening and the Bermuda High (that brings most of Colorado's late spring and summer precipitation) has yet to expand westward. A truly explosive situation for fire and drought can occur if the Bermuda High is late or weak in its westward expansion. Whether that happens or not is yet to be seen, but there can be little doubt at this point that the Pacific storm track has been essentially a "bust" this winter and spring for most of Colorado.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:41 PM
 
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Wanneroo is right, a late season nor'easter has been doing some dumping up there. Colorado hasn't seen the last of the snow, particularly the high country-- surely another storm or two will roll through here. I hope so anyway!
There is always plenty of chance for some high country storms in May and usually it seems there is always one I-70 closure in May due to weather.

For us, we got about 4-5 inches of heavy wet snow, with more falling overnight and more tomorrow. It is certainly welcome here, so hopefully the same will happen for Colorado in the high country.
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:36 PM
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Location: Western Colorado
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Well this morning I was out back and looked up and saw this brown bear running behind the house.

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Old 05-15-2012, 12:57 PM
 
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Look at those legs flying!
Great picture.
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:03 PM
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Location: Western Colorado
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Just got back from the Delta Walmart. I noticed there is a whole wall full of those goofy prepper survival foods. Really? In Delta? Does Walmart really think Delta will be center of the Zombie Apocalypse or subject to parachuting Chinese? But you can get a 20 pound can of powdered gravy with a shelf life of 200 years for a great price.
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