White stuff for the brown land

16 04 2021

Parts of the basin got a wave of graupel yesterday evening.

Later, it snowed. … Yep, SNOWED. Big, fat, lovely flakes. They all melted on impact with the ground, my sweatshirt, the horses’ fuzzy coats (still, a bit) and windblown manes and forelocks. We did get some moisture out of it … as my slightly muddy shoes showed when I got back to the Jeep. 🙂

It wasn’t nearly enough, but it sure was nice.


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16 04 2021
Pat

Lets have more!

20 04 2021
TJ

More wet stuff, indeed!

16 04 2021
Sue E. Story

Glad you got a little something wet, TJ! We had the usual – howling wind and dusty air.

20 04 2021
TJ

We’ve had quite a lot of that, too. At this point, some nice, steady rain would be super nice (!).

16 04 2021
Karen Schmiede

Love the pintos! Hope you get more moisture soon!

20 04 2021
TJ

Thanks, Karen. 🙂

16 04 2021
lovewildmustangs

Wow! That’s strong positive- negative space in this mustang’s color pattern!!

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20 04 2021
TJ

That’s Chipeta. 🙂

18 04 2021
TamrahJo

Graupel – I remember my son coming home and informing me of what he had learned in his science class at school (when we lived in Park County and I had mentioned about it delivering pea sized hail in fall/spring) – his teacher told him we live in one of the FEW areas in the world where graupel happens – I am not a scientist and it’s going to happen whether I research it/disprove is teacher’s statement, etc., but it made me view the ‘times’ of graupel in a whole different frame of mind, overall – – based on my son’s teacher’s theory? Graupel falls and I think, to myself, when I witness it, I think, “Hmm…how many folks in the world will never see this?” and well – to date? YOU are the first person I have followed, chatted with via comments, etc., that mentioned the term! the FIRST! Only took about 15 years waiting for someone else to show up and use the term Graupel – and, well, I confess, I’ve been spelling it wrong in my mind all these long 15 years – – LOL

20 04 2021
TJ

I learned about graupel when I moved to Colorado in 2001 – from Texas – to work at the Durango Herald. I don’t know where else in the world it graupels (!?), but it’s definitely normal for us (well, if any kind of moisture can be said to be “normal” these days!). 🙂

20 04 2021
TamrahJo

As long as the moisture arrives and doesn’t destroy everything while it is delivered, for me, I guess, I’ll TAKE it, no matter what the tech term is for it!! LOL. I ran errands yesterday and a clerk asked me if I was tired of the snow – and it was cold yesterday and today – and yet, I just shrugged and said, “bring it on! I don’t want to be in Fire Danger starting June 1st…..LOL

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