Joey's Smore Flyer
Why are there more clouds in the mountains?
One experience that I will never forget is when I went to Walmart in Colorado Springs. When I left for Walmart from home it was bright and sunny with no signs of rain. However, when I got to Walmart and was shopping inside, the rain started pouring and a thunder struck right above where I was standing and the entire building shook. I've never heard a thunder that loud in my life before.
Another experience that I remember is from when I visited Colorado last month. I went hiking at the Colorado National Monument in Fruita, CO (I took the picture above there) and while I was almost an hour deep into one of the trails, rain clouds appeared out of nowhere and it hailed for about 30-40 minutes. I had to hide under a Juniper tree and wait it out until the clouds passed. The trails were ruined afterwards and so were my shoes as I tried to trek back to my car.
My overall experience in Colorado has always made me wonder why the mountains attract clouds and cause extreme weather. This is not a common occurrence in Georgia and I've always wanted to find answers to this. Hence I decided to explore this question have my wonder resolved.