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Laffy Kat

(16,225 posts)
Wed May 17, 2017, 11:06 PM May 2017

Weather in Boulder County is extreme this week!

Yesterday it was in close to 80; today we had 2-3 inches of hail; tomorrow night a spring snow is expected, 6 to 12 inches! I'm so glad I procrastinated again with the garden. It's sad, everyone's garden is in shreds now and I'm wondering if they will have to re-plant. So much work for some.

Anyone else get hail? It was dime-sized, hard, and lasted for what seemed like a half hour.

Weather in Boulder County is extreme this week! (Original Post) Laffy Kat May 2017 OP
I miss Boulder so much. Crazy weather and all. Crunchy Frog May 2017 #1
Awww. The weather is interesting. Laffy Kat May 2017 #4
I want to try to bring my boys out this summer for a visit. Crunchy Frog May 2017 #5
Well, for heaven's sake. Laffy Kat May 2017 #7
I Did! evemac May 2017 #2
I live in Lafayette. We are neighbors. Laffy Kat May 2017 #3
In Longmont right now, hope all is well with you. emulatorloo May 2017 #6
I'm trying to keep the heat off. Using the gas fireplace, though. Laffy Kat May 2017 #8
Brilliant! You too :) emulatorloo May 2017 #9
We moved up to Boulder (from Golden, CO) not long after PoindexterOglethorpe May 2017 #10
Santa Fe is beautiful. Love that part of the country. Laffy Kat May 2017 #14
I'm a neighbor too beveeheart May 2017 #11
Heck, yeah! Laffy Kat May 2017 #15
No, this time it went north Warpy May 2017 #12
record heat here in the Tampa area onethatcares May 2017 #13
My sis in Tallahassee told me it was 94 F yesterday. Laffy Kat May 2017 #16

Crunchy Frog

(26,459 posts)
1. I miss Boulder so much. Crazy weather and all.
Wed May 17, 2017, 11:16 PM
May 2017

I'm now in Central New York, and we're just jumping from 50° days to 90° days, and back again.

Crunchy Frog

(26,459 posts)
5. I want to try to bring my boys out this summer for a visit.
Wed May 17, 2017, 11:39 PM
May 2017

They've never been there before~I left the state when I was about 16 weeks pregnant, and haven't been back. They're 8 now.

I see you live in Lafayette. That's where I lived too. Maybe we were neighbors and didn't know it.

Laffy Kat

(16,225 posts)
7. Well, for heaven's sake.
Wed May 17, 2017, 11:50 PM
May 2017

We certainly were neighbors because Lafayette isn't that big. I lived backed-up to Waneka Lake for years, then divorced, and now I live in Old Town. I have two boys although they're older. You should PM me and when you bring your kids back maybe we could meet up! A lot has changed but it's still a sweet, diverse little community.


(119 posts)
2. I Did!
Wed May 17, 2017, 11:17 PM
May 2017

I was pounded with some pretty big hail driving from Lafayette back into Boulder tonight. Moved some potted plants into my garage and covered my bedded veggies.


(25,248 posts)
10. We moved up to Boulder (from Golden, CO) not long after
Wed May 17, 2017, 11:57 PM
May 2017

a severe windstorm in 1988 that collapsed part of an overpass being built there. It's long enough ago that I can no longer remember the details, but it was pretty dramatic.

We lived there about years, but I never got over being impressed by the winds. I'd lie awake at night, listening to the wind, and then in the morning would hear the reports as to just how strong the winds were. It wasn't long before I could correctly estimate winds to within 5mph.

We moved from there to Kansas, and even with the violent Midwest weather, I never experienced winds like the ones in Boulder. I sort of miss it.

Right now I'm in Santa Fe, and on April 29 we got about 12 inches of snow here. Yay! It was mostly gone by the afternoon. And a few days later got some amazing hail. Just like the Midwest.

I actually enjoy weather.

Laffy Kat

(16,225 posts)
15. Heck, yeah!
Thu May 18, 2017, 06:59 AM
May 2017

You're so close. I've been thinking about hosting a get-together for Denver/Boulder and surrounding areas for DU-ers. Feel free to PM anytime.


(109,670 posts)
12. No, this time it went north
Thu May 18, 2017, 01:16 AM
May 2017

and NM had a decent day. Tomorrow it's supposed to be in the 60s with clouds. That's decent, too.

Latest snow here was May 5-6 a couple of years ago. It's usually in the 90s by now. Going to be a shock when this air mass goes through and the summer switch gets thrown.


(15,982 posts)
13. record heat here in the Tampa area
Thu May 18, 2017, 04:33 AM
May 2017

95/94/ etc. No rain to speak of in St Petersburg for the past three months and this is the sub tropics.

My thoughts. The trees have been cut down in order to develop the land and all the concrete acts as a heat sink
pushing the rain carrying winds to areas with nature. Ala Hernando County/Sarasota

Laffy Kat

(16,225 posts)
16. My sis in Tallahassee told me it was 94 F yesterday.
Thu May 18, 2017, 07:00 AM
May 2017

That's further north, of course. I know there are fires around, too.

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