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Old 06-15-2013, 08:52 AM
 
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While I have nothing to report regarding weather I really wish we could have a really good downpour for several hours, even overnight. We need the water badly and maybe it would help with the fires. Here's hoping, crosses fingers.

Charlie.

 
Old 06-16-2013, 06:12 PM
 
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Pueblo just had a haboob, that is a dust storm. Even now there is a lot of dust around the MSA. I did take a video and will post it tomorrow. I have to be honest I have seen videos of one but never been in one but wanted to. It was actually fun.
I prefer a different type of fun. Haboobs are nothing to sneeze at, literally.

Actually the big word here is coccidioidomycosis. In the state of Arizona the medical people call it Valley Fever.

And Arizona gets them. Lots of them. In 2011 they got an even dozen of them, I was in one that year between Casa Grande and Tucson. I sat on I-10 for about 2 hours with visibility maybe 30 feet as the Arizona Highway Patrol were unchaining a dozen cars and a couple tractor trailors. There were several fatalities and there were burned automobiles.

And then there are the seniors who live in the valley who already deal with respiratory problems.
 
Old 06-16-2013, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Pueblo's was not nearly that bad. I would not want to be in anything like you just described.
 
Old 06-16-2013, 07:24 PM
 
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I prefer a different type of fun. Haboobs are nothing to sneeze at, literally.

Actually the big word here is coccidioidomycosis. In the state of Arizona the medical people call it Valley Fever.

And Arizona gets them. Lots of them. In 2011 they got an even dozen of them, I was in one that year between Casa Grande and Tucson. I sat on I-10 for about 2 hours with visibility maybe 30 feet as the Arizona Highway Patrol were unchaining a dozen cars and a couple tractor trailors. There were several fatalities and there were burned automobiles.

And then there are the seniors who live in the valley who already deal with respiratory problems.
Years ago, I went through a horrible day in a dust storm in Tooele, UT and then some other dusty days as well. Had to work outside at the race track. Before I left there I came down with flu like symptoms and it got worse when I went home. Doctor was pretty sure it was the above infection, not the flu. Took me a few weeks to get over it.

Conventional wisdom is that if you have respiratory issues, just move out west to dry areas. I'm not convinced. No humidity to absorb or mop up dust in the air. I have found in desert Arizona, Las Vegas, Utah, etc, those dry areas, especially since the wind blows so much, the air quality really isn't that great. Same in Colorado as well in the lower elevation dry areas.
 
Old 06-16-2013, 11:12 PM
 
Location: CO/UT/AZ/NM Catch me if you can!
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My sinus infections follow me where ever I go.
 
Old 06-17-2013, 05:55 PM
 
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I'm visiting a friend in Nevada City-CA. Over here it's been pleasantly cool for this time of year with highs in the upper 70s and low 80s. Pretty darn nice! Not looking forward to my return to Grand Junction and all the hot crap that summer brings. Planning on a couple nites in the campground at Great Basin NP on my way back.
 
Old 06-18-2013, 02:48 PM
 
Location: CO
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Tornado spotted at Denver International Airport
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A tornado at Denver International Airport was confirmed by radar at 2:20 p.m. on Tuesday, the National Weather Service confirmed.

"We have confirmed there's a funnel cloud east of the airport," said Heath Montgomery, a DIA spokesman.

"We have asked passengers to seek shelter at this time."

Those shelters include restrooms and stairwells. No planes are taking off or landing, but Montgomery wasn't sure whether planes have been diverted to other airports.
Montgomery said there were no reports of damage or injuries. . .
 
Old 06-18-2013, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I saw the picture of it. Wild.....
 
Old 06-18-2013, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Default Tornado at DIA.

Tornado at Denver International Airport forces diversions, evacuations - The Denver Post

Sounds like it was just east enough to not do anything but scare some people.
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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An anemometer at DIA recorded a 97mph gust which would make it an EF1...or as folks in tornado would call it "a brief windstorm."
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