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Old 05-03-2012, 09:35 AM
 
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Accuweather just put out their long range summer forecast:

Hot Summer for Rockies, Plains; Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic Stormy (http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/accuweather-2012-summer-forecast/64673 - broken link)

Looks like Colorado is going to be hot and dry with high temps along the front range. No doubt this also means fire season is going to be big.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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This is the part that caught my attention:

"Western Nebraska, western Kansas and eastern Colorado have the potential to see temperatures in the upper 90s and more than 100 degrees for a long string of days," Pastelok, leader of the AccuWeather.com long-range forecasting team, said.

Pueblo already has temperatures in the upper 90's a lot in the summer and in many days in a row so I am hoping Pueblo gets a string of days with temperatures above 100 and even 110.........
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:23 PM
 
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I follow the allergy reports for Ridgway. Sky high since March, which I've never seen. Kinda glad I had to cancel my June vacation due to a work injury, since I am felled by the allergies there.
Agreed that the fire season is truly alarming.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Southeastern Colorado
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Default All The More Reason to Enjoy the Green While We Can!

We know it won't last, but this is how things looked today (Thursday, May 3) in Branson, Colorado, as we picked up 1/10-inch of moisture. We're happy for every drop we can get out here on those dry, barren, brown, dusty southeastern plains that you hear people talk about.

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Old 05-04-2012, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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I think I may have felt a drop in Grand Junction yesterday afternoon, or maybe it was just my imagination.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Originally Posted by Josseppie View Post
This is the part that caught my attention:

"Western Nebraska, western Kansas and eastern Colorado have the potential to see temperatures in the upper 90s and more than 100 degrees for a long string of days," Pastelok, leader of the AccuWeather.com long-range forecasting team, said.

Pueblo already has temperatures in the upper 90's a lot in the summer and in many days in a row so I am hoping Pueblo gets a string of days with temperatures above 100 and even 110.........
AAAAAAAAAAACK to that forecast!

It's been raining in Louisville for about two hours now. All I can say is, it's about time!

OTOH, I heard a story on KCFR that come summer's end, our weather pattern is likely to switch to cooler and wetter.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:56 PM
 
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I think I may have felt a drop in Grand Junction yesterday afternoon, or maybe it was just my imagination.
Probably just beads of sweat being blown on you from a guy upwind...
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:01 PM
 
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Katiana wrote:
OTOH, I heard a story on KCFR that come summer's end, our weather pattern is likely to switch to cooler and wetter.
It all evens out in the long run....to keep up the facade of normalcy. Almost invarably, a hot stretch is followed by a cold stretch, and a dry spell is followed by a wet spell. Rarely are temperatures and precipitation NORMAL. Normal is an average calculated over many years. Normalcy is a rarity!
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:30 PM
 
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Apparently there is going to be a transition from La Nina to El Nino this year.

Here in PA we have resumed getting some regular precipitation, but I am guessing hot and dry for Colorado this summer with probably a good winter after that. I remember the crappy winters of 01-02 and 03-04 had good winters after those dry years.

I'm trying to decide what month to visit this year and was thinking summer, but maybe I will wait until Sept, I dunno. This trip, I'll probably be getting out and checking out a few things I haven't seen for years or having been to most towns/counties in Colorado in my lifetime, I might finish checking off the very few places I have not been. Amazingly I have never been up on Grand Mesa for instance. Just never got around to it.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Avondale, AZ
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Woke to snow falling here in Monument. Seems like there is at least 1 snow event every May. We sure needed it
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