High Summer Humidity in Colorado = Thunderstorms

My son, in his first days as a freshman at Colorado State University, overheard some kids from Washington State commenting on how they loved the dry heat. He laughed. Yesterday was one of the most humid we’ve had in a humid-for-Colorado summer. How humid was it? At 4:00, when it is usually about 10-15% humidity,Continue reading “High Summer Humidity in Colorado = Thunderstorms”

Colorado Monsoons

The weatherman is calling for thunderstorms tonight, as “monsoon moisture returns to the state.” I always feel weather forecasters are a little presumptuous calling summer moisture in Colorado monsoons.  I mean, although we can have the occasional gully-washer, our piddly precip is nothing compared with the six months of torrential rain that most people normallyContinue reading “Colorado Monsoons”