Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Front range weather

Really, I know nothing about front range weather.  I am sure there is a lot to learn about how the mountains create air currents and moisture conditions.

Monument is located on the Palmer Ridge.  So, when we go to Colorado Springs, we go down hill—sort of.  Here are two pictures of a interesting cloud formation on our way south last weekend.  It didn’t take long for us to be in the cloud.  By the time we returned, it had moved north, creating  cloud cover where this picture was taken.  I know our kids are used to this phenomena, but we flatlanders are used to seeing clouds move in from the side, not up from the bottom.  The top picture was taken through the tinted window on the car because everyone was tired of me rolling the window down trying to get a picture. I think Pikes Peak is to the left barely above the cloud.

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