If wind (mph) > temp (F) then sadface

By: MrMixon, 9:08 PM GMT on December 10, 2013

As we've endured several days in a row with single digit temperatures (positive and negative) and double-digit windspeeds I've been developing a theory that people start getting really grouchy any time the wind (in mph) is greater than the temperature (in degrees F)...

Well, the good news is that our temperatures have finally started to creep back up. Indeed, our temps started rising about 5pm yesterday and continued to rise through the night, bucking th...

Updated: 9:10 PM GMT on December 10, 2013

And... the spigot is back on.

By: MrMixon, 3:33 PM GMT on September 12, 2013

Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder Colorado
941 am MDT Thursday Sep 12 2013


Update...major flooding/flash flooding event underway at this time with biblical rainfall amounts reported in many areas in/near the foothills. Precipitable water values in excess of an inch and a quarter on GPS sensors certainly support lots more rain today and tonight. 13z hrrr run has another 1-3 inches of rain predicted in the f...

Updated: 4:15 PM GMT on September 12, 2013

Someone turned off the spigot...

By: MrMixon, 10:48 PM GMT on August 19, 2013

We'd been getting persistent, nearly daily rains up around 8,000' in the Boulder County foothills, but sometime last week it seems someone turned off the spigot. Things have been drying out remarkably fast.

Down lower (around 6,500') a small brush fire, being called the Glencoe Valley Fire, was reported just a couple hours ago in Jefferson County, Colorado:


Source: 9news.com <- click for more images and info

Reverse emergency...

Updated: 12:04 AM GMT on August 20, 2013

Some welcome rains

By: MrMixon, 1:50 PM GMT on July 02, 2013

We've had four (now ten!) straight days with measurable precipitation in Nederland, which kicked off with an impressive lightning show late on Friday, June 28th. I snapped this shot looking down towards Boulder from our deck:




Here are the totals from my rain gauge:

0.09" Friday
0.11" Saturday
0.13" Sunday
0.19" Monday

(I like that trend...)

EDIT to add additional rain records:

Updated: 3:01 AM GMT on July 12, 2013

Fire!

By: MrMixon, 10:53 PM GMT on June 11, 2013

This blog entry is going to be a bit scattershot. I'm just trying to put all the fire info I'm gathering in one spot.

7 News just reported that today was the earliest date since records began in the late 1800s that Denver has ever reached triple-digit temperatures. Humidity is exceptionally low (2-4%) and winds are moderately high and somewhat gusty.

Fire Danger Today:


Three FOUR fires are currently burning in Colorado.
...

Updated: 1:48 AM GMT on June 12, 2013

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