Red Flag warning here—High Fire Danger!
Although, we have been having little storm clouds pop up in the afternoons we have not had any moisture to speak of….just tiny drops.
The air is just too hot to allow much to really fall, evaporating what moisture is there before it hits the earth.
We randomly get sprinkles, droplets of water that actually make it through the super heated air to land on the hot soil.
One evening a huge column of smoke made it’s way over the Uncompahgre Plateau (Un-come-pah-gray—accent on the pah) snaking it’s way across the sky from a fire burning in Utah, close to the Colorado border.
The following the the setting after the smoke column left
Most of the time we see thunderheads build up then break apart and shower different parts of the foothills, small plateaus, hillock, knolls, buttes, cliffs and ridges filling the surrounding valleys and hollows with (as it looks like from here) with much needed moisture.
This is a storm around the Cedaredge area.
This storm looked like it was around Eckert.
Storm around Montrose
I have NOT seen a rainbow yet this year. I keep hoping. July is typically the start of our monsoonal month maybe I’ll get to see some then.
Although it is hot…I am not complaining. I will take this time of year over the long, dark, bitter cold days of winter anytime. (I’ll complain then, for now I’m enjoying myself.)
Off to get some stuff done — I hope you have a really nice Tuesday!