Video|Standing Wave Clouds

This morning demonstrated the power of the Rockies to generate their own weather when a northwest wind blowing over the Continental Divide formed into lenticular and very rough rotor. Look at the observation at Berthoud Pass, and then watch the video of the area to get an idea of what it all actually looks like.

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Video|Approaching Fremont Pass North Of Leadville, CO

Today was the kind of day you approach the mountains with an abundance of caution. Winds aloft were all over the place, with sheer zones along our route from Granby to Leadville. It was quite turbulent between 10,500-11,500, but smoothed our above 12,000. Flying over Freemont Pass gives you a good idea of a VERY … Continue reading Video|Approaching Fremont Pass North Of Leadville, CO