Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Autumn Signs Are Here

Over the weekend I had some friends from Arizona in town and took them on a mountain venture.

About 35 miles west of Denver is the highest paved auto road in North America, the road to Mount Evans.

On the way up we saw several patches of fall color, which is a few weeks too early.

We also stopped at the visitors center at the base of Mount Evans and they told us a bear tried breaking into the store the night before.

At the top of the mountain we were in several snow squalls, which isn't too unusual for August at 14.260 feet....nonetheless....it is just a sign of things to come.

Hurricane Jimena is a monster and will do a lot of serious damage to the Baja California over the next 24 hours.

Some of that moisture will travel into the southern US and maybe as far north as Colorado.

It is hazy here in Colorado today due to the huge fires in southern California.

And we may have the next tropical system on our hands in the Atlantic basin before too long as disturbed weather continues to organize near the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean.

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