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This Winter’s Weather Patterns

I’ve been obsessing for the last couple of posts about how dry we’ve been this winter. This image from the NOAA GOES satellite says it all: The blue is storm clouds — Winter Storm Quinn, to be exact, that dumped … Continue reading

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Snowpack Levels Low

Many people don’t realize that the western part of the United States is generally arid to semi-arid. The Pacific Northwest gets biblical amounts of rain, of course, because of the coastal mountain ranges wring the water out of the wet … Continue reading

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Night-glowing Clouds

I saw these clouds outside my back door last night, just as the sun was setting.   I think they are noctilucent clouds — nocti means nigh and lucent means glowing or shining. Noctilucent clouds form when there is a … Continue reading

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Beautiful, mesmerizing, educational.

My mom sent me this website a couple of weeks ago. http://hint.fm/wind/index.html  It shows the direction and speed of surface winds for the entire country. This screen shot doesn’t do it justice, because on the webpage, the wind lines flow. Beautiful. … Continue reading

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Colorado Monsoons

The weatherman is calling for thunderstorms tonight, as “monsoon moisture returns to the state.” I always feel weather forecasters are a little presumptuous calling summer moisture in Colorado monsoons.  I mean, although we can have the occasional gully-washer, our piddly … Continue reading

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