Starting today in Fort Collins (CO) where it is currently 27C at time of writing, having reached the hotel here late yesterday evening. En-route from NM to CO yesterday we noticed the air con wasn't working properly, making the car quickly become more like a greenhouse. After phoning the rental car company and organising to swap for a replacement at Denver airport, we then had a 3 hour drive in a very hot car - but all is good, as we are now the owners of a Dodge Durango. Need a new name now (reg ends in TTT).
There was some nice convection developing over the Rockies to our west on the journey north yesterday afternoon/evening - proof that upslope flow/orographic forcing can induce convection!
|Deep convection developing over the Rockies, as seen from Farista (CO)|
|The perfect combination - Golden Arches and convection at Raton (NM)|
|Our new, replacement chase vehicle - a Dodge Durango|
|30 May 2015 Route Map (GPS failed so had to do it by hand!)|
McDonald's tally: 5
Applebee's tally: 4
Distance driven: 1,619 miles
States visited: 4