Friday, April 17, 2009

More On The Storm

Well it rained all night, and in the last few hours (between 5 and 7 am) the temperatures went from 35-37 down to 31-33 and now it is snowing like crazy!

It is so wet -- man will things be green around here for a few weeks once this comes to an end.

The snow isn't a foot deep here in the city OSNW3, at least not yet, but in the foothills about 30 miles west there are a few spots closing in on a foot!

Look at the surface weather map below compliments of The Weather can see just how large this spring storm is, but also how organized it is -- all this rain and snow falling on Colorado is coming straight out of the Gulf of Mexico, almost as if there was a large firehose connecting the two points.

That is a moisture conveyor that covers some 1,000 miles!

Mother Nature can be powerful that is for sure!

Did you see the storm reports from Texas on the national news today?

Hail piled up so deep in portions of Texas with severe thunderstorms yesterday, such as around Lubbock, that it clogged the storm drains and caused a flash flood.

There were a few high water rescues due to the hail clogging storm drains on areas freeways.

In the post below I put a picture of the seasonal drought is a link to the full discussion in case you are interested.

On this date in weather history, the Red River set a record high in Fargo, North Dakota. I think we all remember the images from areas like Fargo and Grand Forks, including that massive fire that broke out on the 19th in downtown Grand Forks -- flames shooting out of buildings that were surrounded by feet of water.

In 2002 -- record heat hit the big cities of the northeast, with 96 in New York, 97 in Newark, Philly and DC. It was 91 in Boston and Albany.

On this date in 1875, Louisville, Kentucky saw April's coldest temperature on record with 21 degrees.

In 1922, an outbreak of deadly tornadoes struck from Ogden, Illnois to Allen County, Ohio.

No comments:

Post a Comment