Post by thermalwind on Jun 5, 2021 17:12:21 GMT -6
Very interesting weather the past couple of days here.
So we start clear with SW flow aloft creating some extra sink and warmth. There is a range to my NE though and the flow starts to rise up that way. Then the outflow starts blasting toward the high peaks here and storms thanks to the stupid steep lapse rates.
Post by thermalwind on Jun 8, 2021 18:56:04 GMT -6
Taken today. Looking toward what I think is La Plata but I could be wrong. Day started off beautiful, with a ridge in the SW providing warm air and downsloping winds.
The abandoned mining town of Winfield, tucked in an absolutely ridiculous location to build a settlement. The snow back there must have been incredible during those late 19th century winters.
Lake Creek, flowing off the divide toward Twin Lakes and eventually the Arkansas River. Probably about peak snowmelt at this point. Shot is looking east, with the Mosquito Range off in the distance there. It divides the Arkansas and the South Platte basins. Water is frigid of course.
Haze started coming in by early afternoon, with smoke from Arizona wildfires being transported thanks to the SW flow aloft. The round mountain there in the middle is Mt. Hope, topping at 13,939'.