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Old 07-05-2012, 09:52 PM
 
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Vail has been getting quite a bit of rain and even more in the high country with days of it forecasted to come.

 
Old 07-05-2012, 10:14 PM
 
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It's unfortunate that the rain kinds of runs out of gas by the time it gets to Grand Junction.

And speaking of fires, KKCO11 News is reporting another wildfire, north of the Pine Ridge Fire near DeBeque. According to 11 news, the Water Springs fire is:

25 miles north of DeBeque
150 acres
10% containment

Reported to have been caused by lightning.
 
Old 07-06-2012, 08:40 AM
 
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The sidewalks never got completely wet....just a bit raindrop spotty. You didn't miss much HH, except for the smell of the rain on the grass. Maybe today will be the day for some continuous rain in the valley. Wouldn't that be nice. As of 10 PM last nite, Eddie Sheer the weather guy on channel 10 seems to think the chances are good.

I just spent a week in Crested Butte, where it rained on several occassions during my visit. One of the rains was sufficient to settle the dust on the trails until noon the following day, so it was only a moderately soaking rain, and not the deep soaking rain that is so badly needed. I came back to GJ on July 4th. When I left CB, the sky was cloudy and dark with more rain in the forecast for the next several days. The temp was pleasantly cool. I hated to leave the coolness and the realtive wetness of CB and return to the inferno of the Grand Valley. Upon my return, I was surprised to find the temp in the valley to be only 85, and yesterday the temp was again only in the 80s. At least for the time being, the weather pattern seems to have changed. Nice to get even a short break form the persistent triple digit highs of the past two weeks. Let's enjoy it while it lasts.

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Old 07-06-2012, 03:44 PM
 
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Rain is rain. Every bit helps.

Still it doesn't change that a lot of Colorado's forests need to burn so they can regenerate, so I think rather than avoiding the problem the state and federal agencies need to start looking at doing some controlled burns in fall and giving thought to what they are going to do with all the acreage that is filled with dead pine beetle trees.

I suspect rather since "fire is bad", that they will do nothing and kick the can down the road. And then there will be another big fire, more panicky high pitched people on the tv, more hysteria about global warming or cooling or whatever it is this month, etc.
 
Old 07-06-2012, 03:56 PM
 
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Mudslides and flash flooding in the Poudre Canyon have closed Highway 14 at Ted's Place.

Folks who didn't lose houses to the fire could still conceivably lose them to its aftermath.

Mudslides, flash flooding closes Colorado Highway 14 at Ted's Place - The Denver Post
 
Old 07-07-2012, 10:53 AM
 
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Better news on the moisture front:

http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/qpf/p120i12.gif
 
Old 07-07-2012, 12:06 PM
 
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CosmicWizard wrote: As of 10 PM last nite ( Thursday ), Eddie Sheer the weather guy on channel 10 seems to think the chances are good.

Apparently Eddie got fooled by another way-off-the-mark computer model. Not a drop of rain in GJ yesterday ( Friday ). Computer modeling is a good example of the old GIGO ( garbage in...garbage out ) concept.

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Old 07-07-2012, 04:30 PM
 
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Currently having a heavy downpour in Grand Junction. Everything is wet, and it smells real good. HH...any rain over in Fruita?

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Old 07-07-2012, 05:30 PM
 
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Finally. It wasn't the rain you guys got there but it helped. I was in GJ at Hastings buying some cd's and dvd's and it was coming down real good there when I left. In Fruita it was only at half the amount but at least we got some! It really came down east of GJ-got 11 News on now and they reported eastbound I-70 near Rifle was closed for a bit while they are cleaning up a mudslide (!) They announced flash flood warnings north of the DeBeque area. Couldn't have come at a better time.
 
Old 07-07-2012, 05:40 PM
 
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Heavy rainstorms across Denver metro and Boulder area now. . .
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