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Old 06-08-2012, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Talk about a tale of two sides of the state. Right now its 73 in Pueblo with 57% humidity. It will get hot today but for us should stay somewhat humid.

 
Old 06-08-2012, 11:46 AM
 
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Talk about a tale of two sides of the state. Right now its 73 in Pueblo with 57% humidity. It will get hot today but for us should stay somewhat humid.
Not really. As I noted elsewhere, it is a function of the Bermuda High working its way slowly westward. It is far enough west to fetch moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and bring it up along the Front Range, but not far enough west to fetch moisture from the Gulf of California to bring moisture north into western and southwestern Colorado. In fact, until it reaches farther west, what it will often do is actually intensify hot southwest winds coming off of the Sonoran desert. That is why mid- to late June can see the driest conditions and hottest temperatures of the summer in southwest and west-central Colorado. When that comes on top of a dry winter and spring, the table is set for large forest fires until (and if) the Bermuda High is westward enough and strong enough to pull moisture into western Colorado. Interestingly, as the Bermuda High moves westward to bring the Southwest Monsoon to western Colorado, it also becomes a much less reliable supplier of moisture for the Eastern Plains and Front Range--that is why forest fire conditions along the Front Range, especially from the Palmer Divide north, can skyrocket in late July and August--just as western and southwestern Colorado is getting relief from a dry early summer.

As noted above, a Red Flag Warning is on for today and most of the weekend for western Colorado for hot temperatures, abysmally low humidities and high winds. Perfect conditions to get something "lit up."
 
Old 06-08-2012, 05:41 PM
 
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Just a few minutes ago KKCO-11 Grand Junction has reported a fire in the Surface Creek/Ute Trail Roads area northeast of Cedaredge. Don't have any figures to report now, will post later tonight. Jean Reynolds of 11 news did say that fire crews "are hustling" to get homeowners out of that area ASAP.
 
Old 06-08-2012, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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And it got hot on the front range again as well. I am not sure what the official hi was in Pueblo but my SUV was showing 100 just a few minutes ago.
 
Old 06-08-2012, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Pretty good size fire above Cedaredge this afternoon. Could see the smoke from Montrose.

Fire burning near Cedaredge, Hwy 65 | News - Home
 
Old 06-09-2012, 08:50 AM
 
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Thankfully the fire is contained, according to KJCT New 8. It apparently started in a barn and quickly spread to 60 acres. Over 70 firefighters responded here. As we are supposed to get some nasty winds this afternoon, they will be sticking around the area.
 
Old 06-09-2012, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Glad we are forced to watch Denver News here, most of the people I talked to didn't even know about that fire other than "there sure is a lot of smoke up on Cedarmesa". But, by golly, we were all warned to evacuate in Elbert County (wherever that is).

Anyway, according to the Junction paper, one person was hurt, a barn burned down, and the fire was contained. Some folks heard an explosion prior to the fire. Fire crews are going to stick around today because of these stupid howling hot winds.
 
Old 06-09-2012, 12:47 PM
 
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Glad we are forced to watch Denver News here, most of the people I talked to didn't even know about that fire other than "there sure is a lot of smoke up on Cedarmesa". But, by golly, we were all warned to evacuate in Elbert County (wherever that is).
Jim, you just HAVE to understand, Denver and the Front Range is the known center of the Universe, and the rest of the state doesn't matter--unless those Front Rangers want to use it for their private park or steal its water to irrigate their Kentucky Bluegrass lawns.
 
Old 06-09-2012, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Glad we are forced to watch Denver News here, most of the people I talked to didn't even know about that fire other than "there sure is a lot of smoke up on Cedarmesa". But, by golly, we were all warned to evacuate in Elbert County (wherever that is).

Anyway, according to the Junction paper, one person was hurt, a barn burned down, and the fire was contained. Some folks heard an explosion prior to the fire. Fire crews are going to stick around today because of these stupid howling hot winds.
That is odd that you do not get Grand Junction news stations. That would be like a city in southern Colorado not getting a Pueblo/ Colorado Springs station. It is really helpful when it comes to times like this so we know about local weather conditions not the weather conditions in the Denver CSA.
 
Old 06-09-2012, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Ned CO @ 8300'
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Unfortunately, another fire in Larimer County today. I can see the billowing smoke from my house.
Evacuations ordered for High Park Fire | 9news.com
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