(1/2) Not a haboob, not a derecho: wildfire smoke from thousands of acres that blew up in a few hours hits downtown Denver
(embiggen for effect) We had 50 mph winds in the high country today and two fires went crazy. One of them is now the biggest wildfire in CO history (which is the 2nd fire this year to have that title) and the other is a brand new fire that started Wednesday. IN OCTOBER. Above 9000 feet. All of Colorado is now in extreme drought.