Weather in Colorado

One of the best kept secrets in Colorado is the weather, especially Colorado mountain weather.  It is anything but boring to say the least.  If you have a photo to share with others just send it to me and I'll take care of the rest.

Anyone who lives in the mountains of Colorado knows that lighting storms are frequent, spectacular, and most importantly, they can be hazardous to your health.  But, few can resist watching in awe at the spectacular and unpredictable displays of power.

This recent lightning show was one of the most intense displays of nature's power in several years.
These images were captured by talented Pinecamer, Ryan (a.k.a Ryfly).

In case you can't imagine what six feet of snow looks like, this should help.

Snow in July?  Certainly a possibility here in the mountains.  However, this happens to be about 3 inches of pea-size hail....a common occurrence with each summer thunderstorm.  It doesn't do much damage....except to your Pansy's.

Sunrise on Rosalie......It just doesn't get much better than this.  For those who "sleep in", you are missing the best part of the day.

When the snow is deep in Woodside, it is even deeper on Mt. Rosalie.  

What a nice way to close another beautiful day in Colorado.

If this was YOUR house, the snow would be about 30 feet deep. 

Just a few miles away at Hoosier Pass on the Continental Divide, weather conditions are often much different than they are in Woodside.  Aren't we lucky to be able to experience both conditions just about any time we wish. 

Winter in the Colorado mountains can test the metal of the strongest spirit.  On this day, with temperatures near 60 degrees, the North Fork of the South Platte River is still encased in ice, the result of several nights of sub-zero temperatures.

Spring is a good time for rainbows in Colorado.  Needless to say, they are spectacular!  I think we have all seen double rainbows but have you ever seen it so clear that you discover that the colors are reversed from the first rainbow.  Something I certainly didn't know until moving to Colorado.

Hore Frost....something I had never heard of until I moved to Colorado.  All it takes is bitter cold and a little fog.  It occurs pretty often in the mountains because we are often "in the clouds."

If this cloud was in Kansas, I would be heading to my tornado shelter.  But, here in the mountains, it is just a nice thunderstorm for someone that needs the water.

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