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  1. ValpoVike

    Mountain West Discussion

    Summer seems to be here, and right on time. What a great weekend of weather we have...
  2. ValpoVike

    Mountain West Discussion

    A pretty little downdraft with a storm around 4pm today. View is of Signal Mountain in the far background, near the divide.
  3. ValpoVike

    Mountain West Discussion

    Today looks like it may be the first threat of severe weather for the northern portion of the urban corridor.
  4. ValpoVike

    Mountain West Discussion

    I know graupel and hail. These were 100 percent wet flakes as the storm moved off the Divide. It was bizarre.
  5. ValpoVike

    Mountain West Discussion

    At 4:15pm I had snow, thunder, and 55 degrees...
  6. ValpoVike

    Mountain West Discussion

    Yes, sure do. On May 18th and May 19th we received ~40" of heavy wet snow. By end of day on May 20th it was ALL gone on south facing slopes except for spots in the shade under trees. I have never seen so much snow melt so quickly...
  7. ValpoVike

    Mountain West Discussion

    Yesterday I put my Jeep soft top on, so we are now guaranteed to delay the transition to a summertime pattern
  8. ValpoVike

    Mountain West Discussion

    I am guessing about 6" here at 7500. This is juicy, but I think there will be a lot of mixed precip on Friday afternoon and Saturday midday.
  9. ValpoVike

    Mountain West Discussion

    I am starting to get hopeful that today's event will over perform up here in the foothills. We already have an inch on the ground and intensity has been steadily ramping. Forecast is 1-3 thru Saturday early a.m., but I have my fingers crossed for 5-6". EDIT: Just noticed that the forecast has been officially bumped to 3-5, so I may not be far off.
  10. ValpoVike

    Mountain West Discussion

    Sounds like a cold opening day at Coors Field.
  11. ValpoVike

    Mountain West Discussion

    Nice pics Chinook. The early next week storm looks meh for Denver area now. Bigger for southern CO and northern NM. They need it very badly down there.
  12. ValpoVike

    Mountain West Discussion

    I just got back from a trip to San Jose this week, and the mountains are the greenest that I can recall in a long, long time. And it was raining much of the time I was there. Good for them.
  13. ValpoVike

    Mountain West Discussion

    Ha, I think UMBC-Virgina pretty much already wiped out everyone's bracket!
  14. ValpoVike

    Mountain West Discussion

    So happy, I got my thundersnow! Cracks of thunder and graupel the size of Dipping Dots pouring out of the sky.
  15. ValpoVike

    Mountain West Discussion

    An odd thing happened yesterday morning. Temp was below zero, and I was driving my Jeep up Larimer County Road 43 with some steep switchbacks and a 400' fast elevation change. When I got to the top, my back window shattered into a thousand pieces. Someone suggested that it could be a result of the combination of temp and pressure change...does that sound like a viable theory?
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