High Winds

February 16, 2007 at 7:49 pm

Ok, well, my forecast this morning BOMBED. BIG TIME.

I thought the chinook winds today were going to keep the skies clear and help the snow melt, but that didn’t happen. Instead, the storm moved east of us, and a little back-door cold-front brought another couple inches of snow to the Front Range.


I was angry at the snow this afternoon, so I took off for a little storm chasing. This shot was taken out north-east of Ault this evening. The windmills are actually in Wyoming, part of the Wyoming Wind Project. We are lucky to be able to pay a little more and buy wind power from the local electric utility. I think it’s interesting that many of these windmills weren’t running on a day like today when the wind was blowing at more than 50mph. Actually, when the wind blows too hard, the blades lock down for the safety of the machinery. Pretty cool deal.