Monday, August 5, 2013

Dueling rain gods

In 13 years of doing the sport of endurance riding, my husband has never been rained on. Maybe a couple sprinkles when it was hot and the few drops were nice and cooling. But that's it. If we can't go to a ride, they have unseasonably weird, wet weather. But if we're there, perfect weather.

My brother-in-law is the opposite. His entire life has been spent dodging deluges, floods, blizzards. I'm quite certain he ended the 2003 drought in Colorado just by driving through the state. Because we'd just finished a trail ride as the sprinkles started, then drove 15 mile loop to get back to our house only 2 miles from the trail and ran into foot deep hail. Yep, my brother-in-law was stuck halfway up our driveway.

You can thank him for the blizzard that buried cars at Dulles a few years ago, too.

He's in the AF and just moved from VA to UT. It looks like he's sucking all that monsoon moisture north in epic proportions and then it curves around and dumps on CO. Normal weather pattern, but geez, we live in the desert and we haven't had 4 dry days in the last 30.

This past weekend, my husband and I went to WY for a 50 mile ride. We heard the storm warnings for Northern Colorado on the radio, learned DIA was closed for tornados, then my mom called and said the neighbors had measured 4" in an hour, but it was still raining! Unheard of for this area.

But up in Wyoming? We watched the pretty clouds roll by after a day of perfect weather. No rain.

Hmm, there's got to be a story in this somewhere. I wonder what would happen if these two men lived in the same area!

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