Chinooks blow

The Front Range of Colorado is under a high wind warning today — we’re having a Chinook! I’ve talked about chinook winds before at https://amylaw.blog/2014/02/15/snow-eaters-melt-the-snow/ But in the intervening six years, I’ve learned a bit more about them, as well as upgrading my graphics and getting some better photos of what I’m talking about. ChinookContinue reading “Chinooks blow”

Night-glowing Clouds

I saw these clouds outside my back door last night, just as the sun was setting.   I think they are noctilucent clouds — nocti means nigh and lucent means glowing or shining. Noctilucent clouds form when there is a lot of ice particles from water vapor extremely high in the atmosphere.Mysterious Glowing Clouds AppearContinue reading “Night-glowing Clouds”

Miniature Upslope Storm

My husband and I took a quick trip to the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado last week to see the largest migration left in North America — The Sandhill Cranes! Up to 20,000 Cranes and 20,000 other ducks, geese, coots, plovers and any other type of waterbird that you can imagine migrate through theContinue reading “Miniature Upslope Storm”