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  1. mayjawintastawm

    Mountain West Discussion

    Nice anvil with it, but too far SE. Was triggered by the outflow from a storm over the Springs. That's OK, we've had enough hail for a while. Could use some more rain though.
  2. mayjawintastawm

    Mountain West Discussion

    I think this is the worst non-local smoke/haze we've had since we moved here in 2010. Reminds me of when I lived in NC where you couldn't really see the actual blue sky from July through Labor Day, and visibility averaged about 7 miles on a normal day.
  3. mayjawintastawm

    Forecasting Suggestions

    Don't know much about Reno, but I do know that the microclimates around the Bay area and really much of the CA coast, that create huge differences within the distance of a brief walk sometimes, require local knowledge and tools that are probably not found elsewhere. I sometimes see AFDs from NWS SFO/Monterey that talk about local tools for winds and fog. We have very very few CA posters in this subforum.
  4. mayjawintastawm

    Mountain West Discussion

    With all the severe weather the past few days on the plains, we've overlooked that the western 2/3 of CO has been pretty dry again, during what looked like a monsoonish period not long ago. Hopefully that will reset over the next few days.
  5. mayjawintastawm

    Short-Term Severe/Flooding Discussion

    Pretty nasty cell bearing down on Sterling, CO with baseball size hail and lots of rotation. Looks like a funnel cloud per chaser video. Sterling is the only town of any size in the area.
  6. mayjawintastawm

    Mountain West Discussion

  7. mayjawintastawm

    Mountain West Discussion

    Really interesting to see what's happening today. Plenty of moisture in place, but storms are much more discrete, with just 8 or 9 cells (several supercellular) on the FTG radar at this time, most all of them separated from one another by large distances. In between, nothing at all. Course, outflow boundaries crashing into each other could change that in a hurry, like last night. The last 2 days there was much more coverage with not as many discrete cells. Are the discrete cells sucking all the moisture away from the rest of the area?
  8. mayjawintastawm

    Mountain West Discussion

    Yup, that was it. Core of the hail passed just barely north of us near 225, but we got some pea-sized hail along with an inch of rain in 40 minutes or so. That poor owl got soaked, but didn't complain about it.
  9. mayjawintastawm

    Mountain West Discussion

    Gorgeous supercell just about on top of us right now. Too bad I was in my car on the way home and couldn't take pics- very photogenic. Hail is a' comin'. There is a great horned owl in one of our trees sitting on the only branch that isn't moving.
  10. mayjawintastawm

    Mountain West Discussion

    Had a nice wet microburst in Aurora yesterday around 4:30 with our great thunderstorm that finally provided some good water. For about a minute I couldn't see across the street. Fortunately there wasn't much of anything nearby that could be damaged by the winds that were clocked at 61 mph at Buckley AFB. There was scattered street flooding, and some cars stuck in the water in Montbello.
  11. mayjawintastawm

    Mountain West Discussion

    Looking over climate stuff... DEN has had 0.79 inches of rain May 15-July 15. May 15-July 14 only 0.58. Normal in that period is around 4 inches. Gotta be close to a record if anything like that is ever kept. I know other areas (downtown etc, and MBY- we've had about 2.5 inches in that time) have had somewhat more, but still.
  12. mayjawintastawm

    Mountain West Discussion

    The monsoon is slower, shorter, weaker and less reliable up here, so 100 F temps are more spread out, basically June 20-July 20. Hopefully getting toward the end, though I wouldn't rule it out till after about Aug 20. https://www.weather.gov/bou/local_climate
  13. mayjawintastawm

    Mountain West Discussion

    And it's raining. Hi-res has been all over the place the past 3 hours. Places the 17z had zero had 1" predicted on the 19z, then the 20z is completely out to lunch with nothing north and east of about Littleton. I wonder if it had been paying too much attention to the convection 50 miles to the east, that has fizzled with rapidly recovering dewpoints. So who knows. Just want to get rid of the crispiness for a few days. The cool air is welcome anyway!!
  14. mayjawintastawm

    Mountain West Discussion

    NWS has a flash flood watch for the Denver Metro this afternoon. Latest HRRR model has most of the metro area completely dry, with almost all the instability and QPF to the north and east. It's quite cloudy and quite cool, making me think it will stay bone dry here (again). We'll see who wins.
  15. mayjawintastawm

    Mountain West Discussion

    Last two days were looking promising a few days ago for the Denver Metro, but the precip forcefield continues, with nada since Sunday's localized PM storm. Officially, July precip at the airport is 0.02 inches. At least we broke the string of 95+ F days. Tomorrow we resume. We'll see about next week.
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