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Who decided it was monsoon season already?

Postby TravelingMatt » Wed May 15, 2013 5:39 pm

It was winter last week and now this is our third straight day of monsoonal weather. 2013 is The Year Without Spring.
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Re: Who decided it was monsoon season already?

Postby SilverLynx » Wed May 15, 2013 5:48 pm

TravelingMatt wrote:It was winter last week and now this is our third straight day of monsoonal weather. 2013 is The Year Without Spring.

Seriously! Where did it go? From snowstorms to thunderstorms without skipping a beat.
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Re: Who decided it was monsoon season already?

Postby zdero1 » Wed May 15, 2013 6:14 pm

god.

j/k :xST

I'm thankful we've got a ton of precip throughout the state. Perhaps the wildflowers won't die off in August and less houses will burn to the ground this year. Perhaps Wildlobo can water his lawn without restriction???

I haven't been to the high country as frequently as I would have liked but I've come to terms with that!

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Re: Who decided it was monsoon season already?

Postby Dex » Wed May 15, 2013 6:19 pm

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Re: Who decided it was monsoon season already?

Postby Jim Davies » Wed May 15, 2013 8:30 pm

Wait, you think there's too much precipitation? Are you daft, man?
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Re: Who decided it was monsoon season already?

Postby wildlobo71 » Wed May 15, 2013 8:33 pm

zdero1 wrote:Perhaps Wildlobo can water his lawn without restriction???


Restrictions schmeschmictions... Watering my lawn unabated is the only way to keep the neighborhood taggers from my fence and garage.
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Re: Who decided it was monsoon season already?

Postby bob863 » Wed May 15, 2013 9:59 pm

nothing better than slogging up a wet, muddy, slippery gulch and crossing several chest deep streams,,,eh??

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Re: Who decided it was monsoon season already?

Postby zdero1 » Wed May 15, 2013 10:56 pm

Jim Davies wrote:Wait, you think there's too much precipitation? Are you daft, man?
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Who said anything about "too much" precip? No one.

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Re: Who decided it was monsoon season already?

Postby MUni Rider » Thu May 16, 2013 1:01 am

The Coloradian definition of "monsoon" makes anyone familiar with Southern Asian monsoons laugh hysterically. :roll:
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Re: Who decided it was monsoon season already?

Postby Fisching » Thu May 16, 2013 10:12 am

MUni Rider wrote:The Coloradian definition of "monsoon" makes anyone familiar with Southern Asian monsoons laugh hysterically. :roll:


+1

A picture I took of the flooded highway during monsoon season in Talasari, India. There's a car in there. I think.
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Re: Who decided it was monsoon season already?

Postby TravelingMatt » Thu May 16, 2013 11:28 am

All right, fine. So who decided it was everything-clouds-up-by-noon-and-it-rains-off-and-on-the-rest-of-the-day-with-intermittent-lightning season already?
So pleas'd at first the towering Alps we try,
Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread the sky,
Th' increasing prospects tire our wand'ring eyes,
Hills peep o'er hills, and Alps on Alps arise!
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