Monsoon Season

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June is Monsoon Season in Colorado.  Up north and west, it is a bit scary.  Down here, not so much.  I do have to say that we have gotten quite a bit of rain.  And we are gratefully, but its a drop in the bucket compared to how short we are on rain and how dry it will be during July and August and September and, probably, October.  Oh, and here’s another sign of extra moisture in Colorado – there’s still snow in the mountains.

One of the Ski Resorts, A Basin, I think, is planning on staying open until the end of June, maybe even through July 4th.  Doesn’t happen often, but it does happen.

Any way, back to the High Plains.  Woke up this morning to a lovely nice rain.  Right now, there’s wind and thunder and lightening and big fat, wet drops of rain.  I was sitting out on my front porch, but finally decided it would be a bit drier and less windy if I was watching from inside.  Don’t know how long it will last, but we’re under a Severe Weather Watch and a Tornado Watch until 8 pm.  Two and a half hours from now.  Just got a good look at the weather map and there is a big yellow and green line of storms heading our way.

Oh, and here’s an interesting thing; just had a big clap of thunder (Meow-Yen is currently in hiding) and the rain started coming down in buckets.  Yea.  At least the wind has lessened…  Maybe.

Well, just lost the satellite signal.  Happens a lot when the weather gets “weird”.  Below is a picture of part of my front yard and the rain.

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Have a good evening all…

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