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How dry I am. Colorado drought report.(6 posts)

How dry I am. Colorado drought report.Pack Meat
Apr 29, 2002 8:25 AM
It is really really dry here in Colorado. We've already had 3 or 4 big wild fires belching particulates into the air, well ahead of what is consididered the fire season. I think we're something like 30-40% below our annual precip numbers.

I've been having a lot of trouble with excerise induced asthma over the past week. I haven't had trouble for the past 1.5 years. Is anybody else having trouble?
re: How dry I am. Colorado drought report.LO McDuff
Apr 29, 2002 8:50 AM
I have not had any trouble. However, I help coach my daughter's soccer team and a higher number of girls have been toking on their inhalers.

I took a ride up to Gross Reservoir last week and was stunned at the water level.
no but that friggin wind sunday about killed me! (nm)ColnagoFE
Apr 29, 2002 9:14 AM
Another Colorado question -- Trail Ridge Roadjtolleson
Apr 29, 2002 9:25 AM
So, I know that Trail Ridge official opens to vehicle traffic around Memorial Day, but I seem to recall reports that it is plowed a little earlier than that and often rideable with no cars early in the season.

Any truth to the rumor? I'd sure like to get there.
re: How dry I am. Colorado drought report.wsexson
Apr 29, 2002 9:06 PM
My local paper lists rainfall for the season at 2.5 inches compared to an average of 16 (I am in So Cal). We haven't had any big fires yet, but I am afraid it is only a matter of time. My asthma has been bothering me since the beginning of March, but I think it is from tree pollen.
Left coast weather...DINOSAUR
Apr 30, 2002 5:35 AM
Winter won't go away on the west coast. One week it's in the 80's, you're out riding with a short sleeve shirt and thinking that you should have packed two water bottles, then a couple of days later winter will come back, the temps will drop and non-stop rain will hit. Combine this with the fact that they really can't predict the weather. Storms will blow away, nice weekends will turn stormy, you really can't be consistant with training. Sometimes this can last all the way into June. global warming, right?

No exercise indulced asthma, but allergies do me in during the spring and summer. Now the pine trees are pollinating and there is a yellow film over everything, especially after it rains.

And we have had the occasional white stuff in the Nor Cal foothills.

I'm ready for summer...