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By: MrMixon, 4:48 PM GMT on May 30, 2013
Ah, spring in the Rockies...
I-70 was closed briefly this morning due to numerous accidents caused by a spring snowstorm near the Eisenhower Tunnel, west of Denver.
(courtesy of the Denver Post, full article here)
The tunnel is open again, but areas along the Continental Divide are still getting weather, as you can see from this live shot:
And just yesterday, I-70 was closed near Grand Junction due to a rock slide...
(courtesy of The Denver Channel, full article here)
Ah well, I'd rather we have snow and rockslides than wildfires. Keep the moisture coming!
Meanwhile, I know it's spring in the Nederland area because we woke up to a rain shower yesterday morning (up until late spring any precip near the dawn hours would come down as snow). I recorded about 0.11" of rain at our place, though this station map suggests it may have been slightly less for surrounding areas:
The spring melt combined with a few good showers means Barker Reservoir is on the rise:
(Click image for link to live data)
The forecast for the next 10 days looks pretty dry, but I wouldn't be surprised to see that change.
Updated: 12:37 PM GMT on June 08, 2013
Personal Weather Stations
Big Springs Subdivision
|Dew Point:||-4.3 °F|
|Wind:||10.0 mph from the WSW|
|Wind Gust:||23.0 mph|
Updated: 7:47 AM MST on March 05, 2015