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Will Boulder’s Water Supply Stand Up to Climate Change? (Part 3)

Lost Lake feeds into Barker Reservoir, one of Boulder's main water supplies. Photo: Beth Bartel

This is the final installment in a three-part series by Caitlyn Kennedy, science writer for NOAA’s Climate Program Office, on how climate change is expected to impact Boulder’s water supply. Read part 1 and part 2.

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Surf’s Up!

The jet stream, the mountains, and water vapor, all conspired this weekend over Colorado to produce mountain waves — the atmospheric equivalent of standing waves in a rushing river, as seen in the false-color image from the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, dated November 13, 2011.

Colorado’s wild and wacky weekend weather included atmospheric waves rippling downstream of the high country.

By Tom Yulsman

As the polar jet stream plunged south into Colorado Saturday and Sunday, it swept remnants of the Alaskan superstorm across the Rockies — and brought yet another episode of wild autumnal weather.

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