Thursday, April 17, 2008

Springtime in the Rockies!

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!


dkuroiwa said... i'm really homesick!! Yesterday, the secretary at a school I have a class(whose husband is working in Pueblo!!!) was so shocked because he said that it was snowing, when the day before he was wearing shorts!!! I told her the same thing about "waiting 5 minutes!! She just laughed...and shook her hear in disbelief!!!
Gotta love Colorado!!! (especially in the spring!!!)

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I'm a Diet Coke addict too!

My son will be heading to Colorado State Fort Collins this August--so we'll have to warn him about the spring weather.