I worked graveyard shift at Colorado Springs airport on Monday night, and drove down to Pueblo to stay with my partner’s parents for July 4th. I got a call from my boss that I needed to come in tonight and work – on Wednesday night. I’m always eager to work, so I said yes. I said hi to everyone in Pueblo and drove back home to get some sleep and prepare since I was planning on doing some daytime things until my next regularly scheduled shift on Thursday night. So, here I am.
The monsoonal moisture is there, but it really didn’t amount to anything, except in Colorado Springs. Again, even thicker smoke blew over Denver during the day from fires in Wyoming and Montana. I’ve noticed that this pall of smoke has reached across the country and is almost over the Appalachians.
Tonight, as the cold front moved through, it formed a boundary south of us and a very slow moving thunderstorm. I reported distant lightning twice, in non-consecutive obs, which is unusual. The storm looped around staying outside of 10 miles and eventually headed north. Through the night, the temperature decreased, but the humidity increased even faster. I’m confident and hopeful for some rain and thunderstorms tonight. And some wind to mix out this smoke and maybe even blow it away.