Posts Tagged ‘weather’

Two Years Ago

It’s been two years today that the Waldo Canyon fire exploded in Colorado Springs. As it unfolded people began to understand the serious nature of the beast that was closing highways and threatening the Air Force Academy. I can remember watching twitter with up to date posts and images with a feeling of sadness and dread as the lines and barriers were blown through by blazing flames. The news crews became emotional as the night wore on with the reality of what they were reporting on became clear – it was a literal armageddon for some communities as homes burned and people fled as fast as they could.

It is a stark reminder now as we enjoy rain and cooler temperatures that the power of nature and the destructive flames are not so far removed from us – some years we get lucky and others we suffer. Let us hope this year remains as fire free as possible.

Denver Rain Part 2

The spring storms are still rolling through town.  Friend o’ mine Russ Dale and fellow Denver-ite caught the rain, wind, thunder and sound of fire engines rolling.  Woot!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4gp8xyeN3g[/youtube]

Rainy Denver!

OMG! (apologies for using that, but I felt it was justified) We can haz monsoon rain!?

Denver got drenched today.  Starting in the early evening hours the heavens opened up and the water fell from the sky.  And not just a “Hi and bye” kind of rain.  This was a good soaking that must have felt good to the parched soil.  I know I was just smiling all night as the rain came tumbling down (yes, I’m only happy when it rains) because it felt like it should have back in the months past.  For some reason our spring has been tame and without the usual thunderboomers and pouring rain that makes for fun afternoons on the porch.

It’s a great thing for Denver.  9news reports we may be in for more thunderstorms tomorrow.  I know there was some flash flooding and funnel clouds going on so the usual, “Y’all be safe ya hear?” is best adhered to.

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