Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Mother Nature's April Fools joke on Denver

So here it is, snowing again in Colorado. We have two months of 60 degree weather, and now three snowstorms in less than a week — two of which have been very out of the ordinary!

After getting dumped on last Thursday, it warmed up enough that all 12 inches of snow were gone by the end of the weekend. Then it snowed again Monday morning, warmed up, and the snow was nearly melted by the end of the day. Welcome to Colorado's weird weather!

Today tops all, though. They were calling for snow, but for most of the day it was just cold and a bit overcast. Then it started getting darker and darker, and around mid-afternoon started off with a little lightning and thunder, followed by thunder snow and hail.

Now it's "just" snowing.

In general, I think my horse is much happier without the Midwestern muggy summers and winter ice storms that he grew up with the first two years of his life. But I think that this back-and-forth weather that Colorado gets in the spring must be hard sometimes. It's a saying in Colorado that we don't really have fall or spring — it's just winter and summer battling it out, and eventually the correct one wins!



At April 2, 2009 at 5:43 AM, Blogger Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I love what you said about Spring and Winter battling it out 'cause that's what we get here, too.

We got snow today as well and we also have these awful wind gusts up to 60mph. They are the worst. I can do without the wind!! :P

And the thunder snow storms can be so freaky! They are pretty rare down here, thank goodness.
I wish we'd just get rain. Are you as dry as we are? I worry about fire dangers. Whew!

But once summer is here, like you, the weather is perfect. Better than most areas of the country.

We just gotta hold on for two more months, and not let all those other blogs bragging about their signs of Spring bug us, eh? :D


At April 4, 2009 at 5:13 PM, Blogger Katharine Swan said...


You must have sent that wind our way -- good heavens, is it windy today!

We don't get much thundersnow here, either. This is our first this winter, and we had a similar storm a year or two ago. A house in our neighborhood got struck by lightning in that storm, too.

Here's hoping spring comes soon -- to ALL of us! :o)


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