For almost 3 weeks we saw no rain and high temperatures while a High Park Fire raged just 15 miles west of us. Now over the past few days we have had afternoon clouds move into the area bringing light rain until yesterday. Yesterday the light rain took on a new look, such as heavy, and dumped on us. The storm built up in the mountains and along the front range then just sat there. That is not good because we have about 87,000 acres of burnt forest with a lot of debris and very few plants to keep the soil from rushing down hill.
These two images are of the pond out my front door. I live along the low area of Spring Creek. There are two holding ponds for runoff and both were full to the brim. The first image is about 75 feet from my front door and the other is at the far end of the pond. As you can see the culverts are struggling to handle the excess water. I had my camera gear and laptop ready for evacuation if needed and I was trying to find out how long a cubit really is. It continued to rain lightly throughout the night but all is well this morning. Enjoy your Saturday!