Warmer weather in Colorado brings cloud formations that are characteristic to the summer season. Summer in the Colorado front range typically brings convective activity that boils up cumuloform clouds, some of which accelerate into anvil shaped storm cells that bring rain and hail.

What are not often seen in the summer, at least for a hack weather observer like Th’ Gaussling, are lenticular clouds. These are characteristic of the cooler seasons. Indeed, since I have been following weather here (late 1970’s), I have never witnessed lenticular clouds in July, at least until yesterday. Very curious.

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