Radar imagery reveal late May thunderstorms blooming along a southwest to northeast line southwest of Fort Collins on the afternoon of May 25. Time lapse imagery facing south captures the drama of north and westerly flow- a bit unusual as most summer storms track east and northeast from the mountains to the plains. Late spring in northern Colorado has brought a lot of moisture- with the threat of stream flooding now and in the days to come. Snowpack in the mountains is still about half melted so a string of warm weather could add to river discharge here and downstream.
A fun day in the field is second to none. Thanks to all participants for being so curious and allowing me to guide your time travel spanning no less than 18 million centuries. Gives new meaning to the word ‘event’.
A 300 million year old version of the Poudre River
Learning about geologic maps
Say it carefully…Garnet Mica Schist
And you believe this guy?
Inside the Bellevue Dome
And it was a beautiful fall Colorado morning.