|Mother Nature finally delivers|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
|Wednesday, 11 July 2012 07:28|
Lawn chairs were set up and people were eager to watch the only fireworks show scheduled for northeast Colorado Wednesday night, July 4. However, the skies darkened and a much-needed rain fell upon Holyoke and the surrounding area. If the show was going to be canceled, people were glad rain was the culprit.
Nearly an inch of rain fell within the city limits while some farmers reported an inch and a half or more. The rain came as much of the dryland corn crop was on its final leg. The rain probably helped save some corn, but some was too far gone to be saved. Official weather observer Dan Kafka recorded 0.71 inch at his home southwest of Holyoke last Wednesday night and another 0.97 inch Saturday night, July 7.
The rain that fell Saturday night and Sunday morning put a damper on construction at the new Family Dollar location west of the stoplight, as pictured below. Conditions were still pretty soupy Monday, July 9, halting any scheduled work. —Enterprise photos
Holyoke Enterprise July 12, 2012