Friday, April 26, 2019

Nice, then scary, then nice weather day

Not much riding today, work kept me pretty busy along with rigging up a light to show the water level in the fresh water tank; since the monitoring sensor has gone on the fritz this trip.

No sunrise pics for this posting.  Kept looking out the wrong window when deciding whether to get up or not to capture the sunrise.  Doh!

The weather was sunny to partly cloudy all morning and until perhaps 3:30 PM, shortly before then then I watched dark clouds approaching from the west along with some pretty strong wind gusts at times.

 Storm clouds approaching from the West

 Shortly after I took this picture, a wind gust hit Yagi
on the left, and knocked her over.

The view to the East before the storm arrived.

Then, I felt a few rain drops, heard a crash as Yagi toppled over, and all of a sudden it was like Mother Nature flicked a switch and I was in the middle of a wind storm with some rain in the mix!  The winds were coming from the west so hitting the URRV on its left side causing it to rock at times.

I hurriedly brought everything in, starting with the slideout which didn't like the wind hitting it at all!   Everything buttoned up, I was ready to start the URRV and point her into the wind.

Then, Mother Nature flicked that switch again, and it was bright skies, puffy clouds and warm temperatures again.  The saying is for Colorado, if you don't like the weather, wait five minutes, it'll change.  Today I was reminded of this....a pretty awesome display of Mother Nature's forces.  The whole thing was perhaps 20 minutes of "interesting" weather.

 After the brief storm, nice skies again.....

The rainbow was a parting gift from Mother Nature.

Now, sunny and 78°F (25.5°C) as I type's like the storm never happened.

Tonight's sunset was a non-event....low clouds blocked the horizon and so blocked the light from the setting sun.  Oh well.


RichardM said...

Nice sunset clouds. And the storm demonstrated the folly of two wheels ;-)

redlegsrides said...

Thanks RichardM and yes, folly indeed.

Kofla Olivieri said...

I like the last two pictures!

Trobairitz said...

Wow, those storm clouds are incredible. You don't see them quite like that on our side of the Cascade Mountains.

You may not have colorful sunset photos but the clouds add drama (as did the wind and Yagi combined)

SonjaM said...

Yagi got knocked over? That must have been quite the wind gust. But the scenery looks all the more dramatic when dark clouds hover above.

redlegsrides said...

Dramatic indeed SonjaM, still, no damage to Yagi so all good.