Have you heard the saying, if you don't like the weather in Colorado, wait 5 minutes and it will change? This week have pretty much been exactly that. Monday we started with beautiful Springtime weather, about 65 degrees. Tuesday started nice, 70 degrees or so, with the wind started picking up. This caused the fire danger to be very high. Then the fires started. A bad fire burned about 6000 acres around a small town of Ordway on Tuesday afternoon, burning 24 houses, and 2 volunteer fireman were killed. Another fire started on Fort Carson, S.W. of Colorado Springs.
Wednesday was pretty chilly, and the rain, sleet, hail started about 10:00, along with the lightening and thunder, thankfully this helped in getting the Ordway fire 100% contained, as well as the Fort Carson fire. This morning we woke up to snow, no accumilation, it melted on impact. So welcome to Colorful Colorado!
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