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  1. Definitely haves and have nots in June, with many mountain and SW areas of CO getting more than the rest, for a change. Good for them. I got soaked and hailed on during a mountain training ride yesterday, while home was just cloudy, cool and dry. Total June precipitation at my house=0.34 inches, all on June 1.
  2. Today was about as perfect as a weather day could get, other than a total lack of excitement.
  3. 102 at my house about an hour ago, hottest since I got my weather station about 2 years ago. 2 other PWSs in our neighborhood were also 102. AC can't even come close to keeping up. Yuck. The last few years, we often seem to have skipped the normal transition in June with crazy hail storms, going directly to the hottest days of the summer June 10-30. Not nearly as much hail the past 2-3 years. Of the 21 daily high temp records at DEN from June 10-30, 13 have occurred since 2012, with 11 of those being 100+. Six were in the insane June of 2012.
  4. Late entry: we got about 6" from the snow event and lost much of a 40 year old ash tree in our front yard along with power loss for 27 hours. Yuck. Over the last 6 days we've had just about another inch of rain. Total melted precipitation in May was almost 3 inches! I've been traveling 10 of the last 12 days so didn't see much of it.
  5. Updated list, and people can put predictions, snow totals and number of branches down when all is said and done: ValpoVike: 7310' Smokeybandit: 6300' Skierinvermont 5700' Mayjawintastawm: 5650' guessing 5.8" (will depend on my kids measuring, so likely inaccurate) N1vek: 5500' Chinook: 5110' CoScifan: 5105'
  6. The thing that really, REALLY makes this weird is what a dramatic change this is. It's one thing if it's the tail end of a snowy, cold season. But I think this is only about Denver's third Winter Storm Warning of the whole season; we've had more fires than we have winter storms this year; the last measurable snow at KDEN was MARCH 16th; and May is averaging +3 to +4 F compared to climatology around the area. Just completely incongruous.
  7. Elevation list of frequent posters in this subforum (feel free to insert yours) from highest to lowest: guessing on order for many based on city. I don't think we have any in the "real" mountains over 9000 feet. ValpoVike: 7310' Smokeybandit: 6300' Mayjawintastawm: 5650' N1vek: Co Scifan: Chinook: Raindancewx (Albuquerque):
  8. Yes. My lilacs here at 5650' have broken from snow during full bloom several times, but not in 3 years (and the bloom is almost over for this year!) And I will be away this weekend and my kids won't measure, so just as soon have the whole thing be rain.
  9. Yes, at this point it looks kind of like there will be a sharp elevation line below which will get an inch or so of slush and above which might get a ton of wet snow. Will it be 6000'? Will it be 7000'? We're on the edge of our seats! Tune in Friday!
  10. I dunno but the Fri-Sat forecast is getting even juicier. I think this time of year, handling convection throws the models off a lot.
  11. Here goes... point forecast for me for Fri-Sat has 0.85" QPF with 0.9" snow. We shall see how it dwindles, or doesn't. Would be great. Of course I'm flying out Fri PM so would miss the snow, but at this point a few tenths of slush doesn't excite me. Have to bring the container veggies in. The eclipse was spectacular! Perhaps the darkest lunar eclipse I've seen. All my pictures are black though...
  12. Yikes. Hope some combination of lighter winds, rain and miracles happens. Best wishes to you and family aggiegeog.
  13. 0.94" at our house since Sunday, most of it Sunday night. A nice respite even if brief.
  14. April at Centennial (closest climate site to me) had 0.01" precip, lowest on record and if Denver had not had a brief thunderstorm a couple days ago it would have been lowest on record too. My house had 0.02", and 0 snow. I wonder where they keep records for windiest months. Yesterday they were predicting 0.4" QPF at my house for tonight and Monday, today 0.2". I'll celebrate if it's more than 0.05". I think I won't plan any new in-ground vegetation this year. EDIT Monday 7 AM: Now THAT was a nice surprise!! Good round of thunderstorms and 0.74" rain. Better yet is that this was pretty widespread over the area. Need more surprises like that.
  15. Hockey is more fun to talk about than weather, where a really interesting Spring multi-hazard event is likely to turn into nothing more than another windy, extreme-fire-danger event because of lack of moisture. Guess there could be a "fire-nado" outbreak. NWS Boulder is really amped up about it in the late afternoon AFD.
  16. Lowe's and Home Depot are having a run on the most appropriate garden tool for this spring... the jackhammer.
  17. Of course! Spring-Summer does not exclude snow... in fact it would be welcome.
  18. Time for a Spring-Summer thread. Today it was 70 and nice. Snow and ice is gone and flowers emerging.
  19. 11.4" snow in March, season total 45.9". Time for a Spring-Summer thread.
  20. Yeah, that was unexpected and even yesterday morning they weren't expecting more than 4-5 inches. You can't really see anything when it gets like that. It was pretty localized, really only about 50 miles of heavy stuff. Not good for calving, going on right now at the many ranches in the area. Fortunately it wasn't that cold, and the blizzard was very short lived. Hope your friends got to where they were going without too much trouble.
  21. Not only that, it isn't just a miss for us but a bit of a dud snow-wise for everyone. Only warnings are near the CO-NM border and they are marginal at best. Mostly this will be a rain and severe weather maker, well east and south of the area.
  22. Longer term and not necessarily Mountain specific, this caught my eye today. https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu Almost the entire lower 48 west of about 95 degrees west longitude, plus Hawaii, is in moderate drought or worse. Wow.
  23. NWS BOU is sounding more pessimistic, driving it south. This last one was nice and wet, one more and we'll be in good shape heading into April. I sure hope 2022 is not like 2021. We (and even more, the rest of the West!) could use a break from the June-Dec dry sauna pattern.
  24. Cool! Elevation was key. I got 5.2" of cement after about 0.25" rain, will see what the final water equivalent was but I'm thinking the ratio in the snow was about 8:1 or maybe even less.
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