Thursday, June 28, 2012
As anyone who has flown into Denver on a hot summer afternoon knows, there is a lot of thermal convection. That, combined with an abundance of condensation nuclei, is causing afternoon/evening rains.
Helps air quality East of I-25 but little rain falls in the fire, and fire prone, areas.
Traditional weather patterns bring the seasonal "Albuquerque Low" latter in the summer, which brings moist air from the Southeast. The air is uplifted by the mountains, stalls, and stationary thunderstorms form. Sometimes this causes huge floods.
Tis a privilege to live in Colorado. The privilege isn't risk free.
As usual, the USDA Forest Service, and the Obama Administration, are questioned.
My negative views about one of the worse managed government agencies, the Forest Service, may be a future blog subject. Will need duct tape available, and EMTs on call, in case I stroke out if I write it.