Well, as much as the last post glorifies the mountain powder surrounding us, the hard-packed left over snow (that’s nearly a record-setting ground cover) that has been covering Fort Collins all winter has not been as much fun to play in. Today, I think we’re beginning to see the real end. Today, we have a real, serious, Chinook!
I’m not going to go into the dynamics of the whole situation, if you want to learn more about down-slope wind events, wikipedia has a nice entry. It’s enough to say, the winds are gusting at almost 70mph, the temperature rose 35 degrees over night, and the humidity is down to a nice, snow melting, 30%.
We’re supposed to have it all day long! I’ll update with more stats tonight.