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2022-05-18 2:29:34 PM  
Aurora stubby? Normally when I see Aurora it includes Colfax and related to some criminal acts or how republican Coffman is doing something idiotic.
 
2022-05-18 2:56:56 PM  
I've seen that in northern Maine, but not from 90 F

/80 F to snow in 24 hrs
 
2022-05-18 3:12:18 PM  
people aren't going to wake up until there are fire tornadoes and places where the constant lightning strikes never stop
 
2022-05-18 3:16:40 PM  
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2022-05-18 3:16:46 PM  
Maybe 90 to 100 and drought conditions.
 
2022-05-18 3:17:36 PM  
la nina refuses to let up this year
 
2022-05-18 3:18:21 PM  
That's Colorado weather.  /shrug
 
2022-05-18 3:18:40 PM  
Winchester, ID, would like a word:

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/last month (April 12)
 
2022-05-18 3:19:17 PM  
Sounds about right. The first year I was stationed at Buckley, we had a tornado warning every day for two weeks straight during the summer, and we got snow on the last day of summer.
 
2022-05-18 3:19:22 PM  
Yeah, I've seen it before. It's called Spring, and it's totally farked up! :-) THere is a slight chance we'll get snow Friday night, probably the same storm system. But we're probably not getting the snow here. Rain would still be nice, though.
 
2022-05-18 3:19:38 PM  

TheAnalogKid: people aren't going to wake up until there are fire tornadoes and places where the constant lightning strikes never stop


First 6 words are all that's needed.
 
2022-05-18 3:20:37 PM  

TheAnalogKid: people aren't going to wake up until there are fire tornadoes and places where the constant lightning strikes never stop


I used to be an optimist like yourself too.
 
2022-05-18 3:25:13 PM  
long time ago had 105 for a high at the colorado river on memorial day. came by our mountain place to drop off the boat, im sunburned with shorts and a tank top and no other clothes, and its 20 degrees with 2 inches of snow and blowing 30 mph. flipflops make terrible snow shoes. we dumped everything, locked it up and got the hell outa there...
 
2022-05-18 3:25:54 PM  

TheAnalogKid: people aren't going to wake up until there are fire tornadoes and places where the constant lightning strikes never stop


It's sure going to put a dent in the tourism.  Until they invent "disaster tourism."
 
2022-05-18 3:30:48 PM  

cryinoutloud: TheAnalogKid: people aren't going to wake up until there are fire tornadoes and places where the constant lightning strikes never stop

It's sure going to put a dent in the tourism.  Until they invent "disaster tourism."


After Irene we had a lot of of that here in Vermont. I called them "ditch peepers" instead of leafpeepers.

I'm from NYC, I joked that ground zero became the most visited hole in the US over the Grand Canyon
 
rxs
2022-05-18 3:33:10 PM  

cryinoutloud: TheAnalogKid: people aren't going to wake up until there are fire tornadoes and places where the constant lightning strikes never stop

It's sure going to put a dent in the tourism.  Until they invent "disaster tourism."


Disaster tourism has been a thing for at least 15 years now. In New Orleans you could pay for a tour of neighborhoods destroyed by Katrina back in 2007.
 
2022-05-18 3:36:01 PM  
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Would a picture of the beach from a few weeks ago help people warm up?
 
2022-05-18 3:37:24 PM  
None dare call it Climate Destruction.
 
2022-05-18 3:42:51 PM  
This happens just about every year.

I'm about as shocked as I was a few years ago when it snowed on 5/17
 
2022-05-18 3:43:54 PM  

kb7rky: Winchester, ID, would like a word:

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/last month (April 12)


Huh, we were there on the 10th. Weird.
 
2022-05-18 3:44:49 PM  

ProfessorTerguson: [Fark user image image 350x144]


EXTREME WEATHER! WHOOOOOOAAAA!
 
2022-05-18 3:46:41 PM  
Is it Colorado?

<clicks link>

Nah, that's practically Kansas.

/don't like the mountain weather?
//wait 15 minutes
 
2022-05-18 3:54:36 PM  
I've seen that at (slightly) higher altitudes.

Boulder, New Year's Day 1987, a friend and I were out on the Flatirons, just scrambling around enjoying the 83 degree weather, dodging the ice still clinging to the shadowy spots, when suddenly dark clouds loomed over the top of the mountain and a very chill wind rose.

"shiat, those look like snow clouds..."

"Yeah, let's head back to the apartment."

Jeff's apartment overlooked Hwy 36 from Denver, right at the bottom the hill leading into town.  Within an hour, snow started falling, the temperature had dropped to below freezing.  The first snow to hit the road melted, then refroze and got covered by more snow.

For a while there, Every...  Single...  Vehicle that reached the bottom of the hill went into a spin.  Every one.  Including an RTD bus.  It was a helluva show.

And I've seen temperature swings that far the other way, too.  Often driven by chinook winds.

/I miss boulder
 
2022-05-18 3:59:06 PM  

TheAnalogKid: people aren't going to wake up until there are fire tornadoes and places where the constant lightning strikes never stop


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2022-05-18 3:59:25 PM  
Nothing new here. (This was Sep 6th 2020) 97 degrees with a Winter Storm Watch in effect.
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2022-05-18 4:01:06 PM  

xanadian: I've seen that in northern Maine, but not from 90 F

/80 F to snow in 24 hrs


I remember a few years ago in Colorado it went from 80 to I think single digits in 24 or 36 hours.

/When I was middle school, it snowed like 8 inches here and then jumped into the 70s the next day.  We were all outside, in shorts, and there was snow on the ground.  It was so weird.
 
2022-05-18 4:04:34 PM  

farkmedown: TheAnalogKid: people aren't going to wake up until there are fire tornadoes and places where the constant lightning strikes never stop

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Jan-Michael Vincent and George Peppard?!?

It's Airwolf meets A-Team! A 1980s extravaganza!

I must find out where I can steam or download this masterpiece!

Thank you sir for giving me my daily dose of cultural enrichment
 
2022-05-18 4:05:00 PM  

rxs: Disaster tourism has been a thing for at least 15 years now. In New Orleans you could pay for a tour of neighborhoods destroyed by Katrina back in 2007.


People love to tour neighborhoods that got burned out too.  I saw quite a bit of this when I was in California.  To be fair, maybe I was there too.  To be even fairer, my sister the local took me there.

/That was 20 years ago, so the tours must be primo now.  I think I'll visit Paradise.
 
2022-05-18 4:10:14 PM  
Northern Ontario here, if it was 90 we'd all be dead anyway.
 
2022-05-18 4:10:30 PM  

The Exit Stencilist: farkmedown: TheAnalogKid: people aren't going to wake up until there are fire tornadoes and places where the constant lightning strikes never stop

[Fark user image image 283x431]

Jan-Michael Vincent and George Peppard?!?

It's Airwolf meets A-Team! A 1980s extravaganza!

I must find out where I can steam or download this masterpiece!

Thank you sir for giving me my daily dose of cultural enrichment


I saw it in theatrical release.  I was twelve.

It was AWESOME.

/it still is
 
2022-05-18 4:13:13 PM  

bughunter: The Exit Stencilist: farkmedown: TheAnalogKid: people aren't going to wake up until there are fire tornadoes and places where the constant lightning strikes never stop

[Fark user image image 283x431]

Jan-Michael Vincent and George Peppard?!?

It's Airwolf meets A-Team! A 1980s extravaganza!

I must find out where I can steam or download this masterpiece!

Thank you sir for giving me my daily dose of cultural enrichment

I saw it in theatrical release.  I was twelve.

It was AWESOME.

/it still is


I think I remember that. I should try to find it.
 
2022-05-18 4:18:15 PM  

bughunter: The Exit Stencilist: farkmedown: TheAnalogKid: people aren't going to wake up until there are fire tornadoes and places where the constant lightning strikes never stop

[Fark user image image 283x431]

Jan-Michael Vincent and George Peppard?!?

It's Airwolf meets A-Team! A 1980s extravaganza!

I must find out where I can steam or download this masterpiece!

Thank you sir for giving me my daily dose of cultural enrichment

I saw it in theatrical release.  I was twelve.

It was AWESOME.

/it still is


I saw it at a drive-in theater. Lol. That drive-in is now an equipment rental place.
 
2022-05-18 4:20:36 PM  
Of course this happens after I bought my mom hundreds of dollars worth of beautiful potted flowers for her yard. I'm going to have to race over there after work on Thursday and try to cover them up with bubble wrap and cardboard boxes in order to save them.
 
2022-05-18 4:25:27 PM  

Gubbo: [Fark user image 425x262]

Would a picture of the beach from a few weeks ago help people warm up?



Depend on the beach

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2022-05-18 4:32:30 PM  
Isn't Aurora in the mountains or something....you know, a place that traditionally has vast swings of temperatures?
 
2022-05-18 4:32:56 PM  

The Exit Stencilist: farkmedown: TheAnalogKid: people aren't going to wake up until there are fire tornadoes and places where the constant lightning strikes never stop

[Fark user image image 283x431]

Jan-Michael Vincent and George Peppard?!?

It's Airwolf meets A-Team! A 1980s extravaganza!

I must find out where I can steam or download this masterpiece!

Thank you sir for giving me my daily dose of cultural enrichment


If you've never seen "Damnation Alley" you are in for a treat. If you a kid, ie under 25, I would be interested in your take on the Big Film Gamble Of 1977.
 
2022-05-18 4:50:31 PM  

CantConfirmOrDeny: Nothing new here. (This was Sep 6th 2020) 97 degrees with a Winter Storm Watch in effect.
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That's funny. I was about to post a very similar screenshot from that same day.

This is why my snow brush lives in my car from late August until mid June.

And come on, doesn't anyone remember May 3 years ago? I don't think it got above 40 until Memorial Day weekend, and we got 3 inches of heavy, wet snow on May 21st.
 
2022-05-18 4:53:14 PM  

Bootleg: kb7rky: Winchester, ID, would like a word:

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/last month (April 12)

Huh, we were there on the 10th. Weird.


You may have seen me there at the Camas Express. I was putting newspapers in the rack ;)
 
2022-05-18 4:53:26 PM  

JesusIsNowBlind: The Exit Stencilist: farkmedown: TheAnalogKid: people aren't going to wake up until there are fire tornadoes and places where the constant lightning strikes never stop

[Fark user image image 283x431]

Jan-Michael Vincent and George Peppard?!?

It's Airwolf meets A-Team! A 1980s extravaganza!

I must find out where I can steam or download this masterpiece!

Thank you sir for giving me my daily dose of cultural enrichment

If you've never seen "Damnation Alley" you are in for a treat. If you a kid, ie under 25, I would be interested in your take on the Big Film Gamble Of 1977.


I'm not a kid, but was a kid when this came out. Seeing as it was released in '77, I can see why I never heard of it till now, like The Duelists (an amazing movie and Ridley Scott's first feature length film) it was undermined at the theaters by Star Wars

And looking at the IMDB page, I see it has a very young Jackie Earle Haley in it. I am absolutely going to see this film ASA-effin-P!
 
2022-05-18 5:02:17 PM  
In the American West It's Not Unusual for there to be a 40 or 50 degree difference between the daily highs and the daily lows

not sure why this is such a big deal

Did Google voice capitalize it's not unusual because it's a Tom Jones song?

Not sure why that makes me smile where's my coffee?
 
2022-05-18 5:02:55 PM  

snowshovel: Isn't Aurora in the mountains or something....you know, a place that traditionally has vast swings of temperatures?


It's in the foothills east of the Rocky Mountains. Aurora is a Denver suburb, just east of the main city. It starts getting more hilly a few dozen miles west of Denver. It's flat enough on its own that one farker wasn't entirely wrong when he said it's basically west Kansas (though let's be real - that's Greeley and the rest of Weld Farking County).

There are definitely still high temperature swings though, usually to the tune of 30 degrees between day and night in the summer. If you get a tiny crack on your windshield, it'll run the length of it within a week or two if you don't get it fixed.
 
2022-05-18 5:06:52 PM  
Ugh sucky earworm
 
2022-05-18 5:09:59 PM  
Tom Jones It's Not Unusual
Youtube xsrMXcnb9RQ
 
2022-05-18 5:12:13 PM  
Having lived in Aurora, I can confirm this isn't unheard of. I recall in the early 00's it was a nice day, snowed - full on blizzard that closed businesses overnight - and then by noon the next day most of the snow was gone. 

This was back when Hollywood Video was still a thing. I opened that day, and it was incredibly busy because people were taking full advantage of a snow day.
 
2022-05-18 5:14:56 PM  

Miss5280: Of course this happens after I bought my mom hundreds of dollars worth of beautiful potted flowers for her yard. I'm going to have to race over there after work on Thursday and try to cover them up with bubble wrap and cardboard boxes in order to save them.


I've saved many a tomato plant and other newly planted baby veggies by cutting the bottom off of an empty water bottle and sticking a bamboo skewer down through a hole I poke in the bottlecap. Makes a quick mini-greenhouse in a pinch. I use the skewer to fix it in place, and give it support to stay stood up.
 
2022-05-18 5:17:49 PM  

zepillin: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/xsrMXcnb9RQ]


DJ Cummerbund - It's Not Unusual, Dammit
Youtube CT0g_5NU6XA

kb7rky: You may have seen me there at the Camas Express. I was putting newspapers in the rack ;)


Yeah, I think we missed you. We were in the area for the wife's Grandmother's funeral down in Cottonwood.
 
2022-05-18 5:18:23 PM  

whidbey: None dare call it Climate Destruction.


We're talking CO, a state known for having very temperamental weather.

It's not the poster child for climate change or global warming you're looking for.
 
2022-05-18 5:20:05 PM  

SisterMaryElephant: This happens just about every year.

I'm about as shocked as I was a few years ago when it snowed on 5/17


When I lived in Flagstaff, we got snow one year in the first week of June.
 
2022-05-18 5:27:12 PM  
if you are a weather buff and live in the west, check out this guy's videos.
He doesn't get nearly enough views for how great the videos are.
Southern Hemi is Trying!
Youtube -bSiYFR--Ts
 
2022-05-18 6:16:06 PM  
It is just Springtime in the Rockies...
 
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