Today, September 11th, is the Boulder 1000 year flood one year anniversary.
After looking at the maps of what happened during the flood, it appears that our house was the precise point of maximum rainfall [there was a weather station just down the hill - that got damaged during the flood - so we are pretty confident about this. Yay.].
Very wet summer and wetter September. Tomorrow all this will be ice.
Every day, THIS is what we wake up to for much of this week. And much of the summer. Whenever it starts raining really hard people here kind of look at each other; then look at the ceiling where you can hear the pelting of the giant raindrops we’ve been getting; then kind of grimace.
Sometimes the days would start off nice but then by 1:00pm or so we had to turn on lights it was so cloudy and dark and rainy and poopy.
We’ve already got Boulder’s average yearly rainfall – so the next 4 months are ALL gravy… :-0
It is not like it is a LOT of rain, it is that it rains a LOT of the time, drizzling on us and then surprising us with a 5 minute torrential downpour and then the sun comes out. Rinse and repeat.
I know Californians would love some of this rain – but for us? Our summers are short enough, and all this rain and cold and hail just make Summer a slightly warmer, very humid, version of Winter.
In this photo looking out over Boulder [hidden behind the fog] I keep expecting the Loch Ness Monster to rear its serpentine head.
Tomorrow temperatures are supposed to be 30 degrees below normal. Thanks Calgary
I think the lousier the climate, the more people tend to stay indoors and listen to music. Am I right or am I right?
The next day. September 12th. Hello Winter.