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Old 06-24-2012, 11:04 AM
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I was walking home from Mountain Market in Ridgway 2 years ago when a blizzard slapped me in the face. That half mile was the most miserable I've ever done.

Anyway, here's a smoke filled Sunday sunrise looking north from my backyard.

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Old 06-24-2012, 11:22 AM
 
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A little blizzard slap would feel pretty good right about now, eh Jim?

Is the Grand Mesa visible from Delta? The view of the Grand Meas from my backyard in Grand Junction is completely obliterated by smoke and/or cloud cover. Usually the Grand Mesa looks close enough to reach and out and touch.
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:29 PM
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Nope can't see the mesa at all or the west elk range due to smoke. The mesa is 40 miles west and is visible from my yard and windows, Mt Lamborn about the same distance. Can't see either one today. Very hazy smokey.
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:46 PM
 
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I was up on the Grand Mesa this afternoon. I hiked the entire 10.5 mile loop of the Crag Crest trail. From up there, everything looked hazy in the distance in every direction, although I couldn't smell any smoke. When I got in my car to drive down the mountain, there were a few raindrops....just enough to muck up the windshield, but not enough to make anything wet.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:20 AM
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Heavy thunderstorm last night around midnight, knocked power out. Lots of cloud to ground lightening, very high winds. And a whole .02 of rain. With the amount of lightening bolts, I'm surprised the entire mesa isn't on fire (whew).
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:22 AM
 
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Jim, the wind over here in Fruita kept me up from 12:30 to 2 this morning. Consistently 40 m.p.h., gusting to 60 or more.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:24 AM
 
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Heavy thunderstorm last night around midnight, knocked power out. Lots of cloud to ground lightening, very high winds. And a whole .02 of rain. With the amount of lightening bolts, I'm surprised the entire mesa isn't on fire (whew).
Unfortunately, a lightning ignition can often smolder for days before flaring up. In the storms in west-central Colorado last night, some places got some significant rain, but most places got little. At least there is some humidity in the air this morning--it's been so long since we've had any, the smell of it was a surprise.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:33 AM
 
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Boy, when I visited the Ridgway area last June, there were deluges every afternoon like I've never seen. In one, I couldn't see enough to even get off the road. I'd so like to hear of storms like that on the dry areas and the fires.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:43 AM
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From last nights storm...

Delta .02, Paonia .04, Cedaredge .03, Montrose .01, Olathe .05, Grand Junction .01, Ridgway .00, Ouray .00.

But I agree with jazz, it was refreshing to have "that smell" in the air this morning.
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:34 AM
 
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jim- you've got some learnin to do. Cows do not equal steak Bulls & stears do.

vfrpilot - Funny pic - you've captured their attention - many are posing for your pic (or they're thinkin "Look at that weirdo - what do you suppose he's doing?")
STEARS???????????
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