Thursday, August 23, 2012

Rain for Me, Not for You

We were treated to a reinvigorating rainstorm last night in Steamboat Springs.  I stood outside on a few occasions and let the raindrops fall lightly on my face while breathing in the cool, damp air.  What an experience after not seeing rain for weeks.  We were able to enjoy a great view of undercast in the Yampa Valley from our condo this morning.

Making last night sweeter was the announcement that our friend and colleague at the U, Prof. Dave Whiteman, received this year's award in Mountain Meteorology from the American Meteorological Society.

Dave Whiteman (holding plaque) with his current staff and students.
Photo: John Horel
Dave is not only a great scientist, but also an outstanding mentor and friend to all who know him.  Congrats Dave!

Getting back to Salt Lake, it's looking increasingly likely that we might go the entire month of August without measurable rain at the Salt Lake Airport.  Perhaps we'll get lucky and get a stray thunderstorm the next few days, but the odds are low.  June was also a rainless month.  What a summer.  Winter can't come soon enough.

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