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April 19, 2010

Let the Thunderstorms Begin!

It is spring here in the Rockies, which means the trees are beginning to leaf, the birds are incessantly chirping in hopes mom and dad return with a morsel, we have likely not seen the end of snowfall… and the afternoon thunderstorms begin to blow up in earnest.


The above image was taken this evening looking South from Green Mountain overlooking Littleton, Colorado.  That big thunderhead on the left is hovering over Castle Rock, Larkspur, and Colorado Springs.  (Clicking on the image will deliver you to the full size panoramic… careful, it’s a big’n not for the faint of download speeds.  Does anyone still have dial-up out there?) {link}

To give some perspective, the hills on the horizon straight out are approximately 65 miles away.  The hills on the right of the image are the most Eastern element of the Rocky Mountains.  That very first ridge is know locally as the “Hogback,” where the earth was literally heaved vertically as the peaks to the West rose to over 14,000 feet.  Everything in this image is over a mile high in altitude, I live pretty much straight out (slightly left of center) in that next line of residential neighborhoods (at around 6,000 ft.).

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Thanks Todd...

Posted by: John Carmichael | Apr 21, 2010 3:49:17 PM

GREAT shot John! I saw that same thing that eve from a good vantage point in Boulder....didn't have my camera with me. :(

Posted by: Todd R | Apr 21, 2010 3:01:12 PM

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