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Old 07-12-2018, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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"Wildfire numbers are down to 14." Still have not put any out that I know of. The number was 12 a few days ago. So dry, so hot.

Lots for rain yesterday for the south side of the Spring Fire. But the north side is still uncontrolled and tough in many ways.
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Old 07-13-2018, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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Looked like huge rainstorm yesterday afternoon over the fire zone. The Spring Fire should be largely managed with all the recent rain. Seems like the news only covers bad news at times.
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Old 07-15-2018, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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flash flood warning from2:09pm mdt sun until 5pm mdt sun the national weather service in grand junctionhas issued a * flash flood warning for... Central ouray county in southwesterncolorado... Northeastern san miguel county in southwestern colorado... Southcentral montrose county in west central colorado... * until 500 pm mdt. * at203 pm mdt, doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain acrossthe warned area
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Due to recent rains and high humidity Montrose, Delta and Ouray counties all lowered fire restrictions from Stage 2 to Stage 1.
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Old 07-18-2018, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Norwood, Colorado, July 18, 2018 - On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, an isolated thunderstorm with lighting moved across the Uncompahgre Plateau causing the ignition of the Tarantula fire. The fire is approximately 100 acres and is located 12 miles northeast of Norwood, CO near Sanborn Park, north of National Forest Service Road (NFSR) 537 on the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison Nationa...l Forests (GMUG). The fire is actively burning in grass and brush intermixed with Ponderosa pine. Firefighters are able to take advantage of natural barriers such as roads and trails to assist with all suppression tactics. Firefighter and public safety will remain the priorities on this incident; therefore, the public is asked to avoid the area due to ongoing fire operations.
The GMUG remains in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. While rainfall has occurred on some areas of the Forest, other areas remain very dry. Significant precipitation is still needed to reduce dryness and flammability of forest fuels. Conditions are evaluated on a daily basis. Fire restrictions will be lifted when adequate rain has fallen across the Forest to reduce the threat of wildfire. #TarantulaFire
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Old 07-19-2018, 07:02 AM
 
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It's been 100 degree plus this week in Mesa County, forecast today will be 104 in the Loma/Fruita area.. Ugh.


This monsoon stuff brings a lot of wind and very little rain. We had a storm cell roll through here Tuesday afternoon with gusts up to 65 m.p.h.
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Old 07-19-2018, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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It's been 100 degrees plus here just about every single day since June 1. 89 at 10pm last night.
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Old 07-19-2018, 09:05 AM
 
Location: CO/UT/AZ/NM Catch me if you can!
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Here in Drought Central, the monsoon has mostly brought lightening strikes and thunder with little to no rain and higher humidity. UGH! High today predicted to be 96. There have been a number of small fires in both La Plata and Montezuma County which fortunately, have been quickly put out.
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Old 07-19-2018, 09:50 AM
 
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Here in Drought Central, the monsoon has mostly brought lightening strikes and thunder with little to no rain and higher humidity. UGH! High today predicted to be 96. There have been a number of small fires in both La Plata and Montezuma County which fortunately, have been quickly put out.
We had a couple of torrential rains as well as brief or light showers. It seems to be highly localized as to what you get. Differences in topography and vegetation and who knows what else mean dry as a bone in one spot and drenched right next to it. We even got pea-sized hail not quite two wks ago.

I am glad the rain helps reduce fire risk, but it would be great to have an early autumn and a colder, more snowy winter and early spring.
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Old 07-19-2018, 02:57 PM
 
Location: CO/UT/AZ/NM Catch me if you can!
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We had a couple of torrential rains as well as brief or light showers. It seems to be highly localized as to what you get. Differences in topography and vegetation and who knows what else mean dry as a bone in one spot and drenched right next to it. We even got pea-sized hail not quite two wks ago.

I am glad the rain helps reduce fire risk, but it would be great to have an early autumn and a colder, more snowy winter and early spring.
Yeah, the rains have been very erratic. A couple of days ago we got an hour long downpour with plenty of thunder and lightening. But about 10 miles across the fields from my place up McElmo Canyon, they got no rain at all. However, the lightening did start a small brush fire. I watched the smoke rise from it until they finally got it put out. Never a dull moment here in the Four Corners!

Last edited by Colorado Rambler; 07-19-2018 at 02:58 PM.. Reason: typo
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