Thursday, August 7, 2008

Heavy Rain Hits High Plains

It was a wet evening and overnight for much of northeast Colorado, extreme southern Nebraska, and northwest Kansas on Wednesday.

Much needed rain fell but in a few cases it came too fast and caused flooding. Some homes had their basements flooded in and around Greeley, CO.

We even had a few tornado warnings in the northern Denver metro area around 7 pm Wednesday.

I was at my part-time data entry job when the sirens went off in extreme north Denver.

Luckily it was just a few funnel clouds.

The incoming storm system had a lot of energy and dynamics aloft but the vertical wind profile just wasn't really there to create severe storms with tornadoes.

Not that it couldn't have happened --- I just think some people were in the right place at the right time and saw a little action in the clouds last night.

It was very short-lived and the few thunderstorms that developed became absorbed into the more stable, stratiform rain event as we lost daytime heating.

I am going to postpone today's lesson due to a tight schedule today. But stay tuned for tomorrow's blog -- I will post a review for a new national weather magazine I had the chance to review!

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