I am a weather observer who works at 2 airports in Colorado (Denver and Colorado Springs). Here are my comments on the ever-fickle weather here.
By: pulserstar, 11:04 AM GMT on July 20, 2012
Every day, the clouds build over the mountains. Every day, they look like they are going to hit us, but they do not. Every day, it gets drier and drier. I’m hoping for a wetter end to the monsoon.
By: pulserstar, 11:01 AM GMT on July 12, 2012
Been away and busy for a few days... here's an update.Drove to Pueblo on Sunday after work to visit friend's relatives. I had an extra day off this week. On the way down, I snapped a picture of Pikes Peak. Could not get a good picture of the recent megafire burn scar. We were still in the monsoon pattern. It was cloudy and very humid, but not uncomfortable at all, since the temps were in the low 70s.On Monday morning, we awoke to rain. Unusual for Colorado, usu...
Updated: 11:05 AM GMT on July 12, 2012
By: pulserstar, 9:10 AM GMT on July 07, 2012
Finally, some monsoonal moisture for Colorado. Moisture that actually reached the ground!When I went to sleep around 1:30 pm, bright cumulus were building to the west towards the Continental Divide. The humidity was 45%, higher than it has been for days. I slept until 8:30 pm. I awoke to occasional lightning flashes and thunder. The rain gauge said the 0.07 inches had fallen. I drove to work in rain, heavy at times, and it stopped right before I got to Pena Bl...
By: pulserstar, 10:00 AM GMT on July 05, 2012
I worked graveyard shift at Colorado Springs airport on Monday night, and drove down to Pueblo to stay with my partner’s parents for July 4th. I got a call from my boss that I needed to come in tonight and work – on Wednesday night. I’m always eager to work, so I said yes. I said hi to everyone in Pueblo and drove back home to get some sleep and prepare since I was planning on doing some daytime things until my next regularly scheduled shift on Thursday nig...
By: pulserstar, 11:30 AM GMT on July 03, 2012
Yesterday morning, as the sun came up in Denver, both distant thick smoke as well as high thin smoke was unveiled. Not just from the close Flagstaff fire in Boulder, which had increased its smoke output due to new backfires that had been lit to strengthen the containment zone, but high up in the atmosphere. The sun rose as a orange orb as it shone through this layer. As I could not see the smoke during the night, The sunrise observation was much more descriptive ...