by Weather Watchers
Our Fall Equinox arrived in Eagle County, Colorado at about 2:00PM, on Sunday, September 22nd 2013.
It felt like it came through here like a freight train – all at once, with a peak recorded wind speed of (40Mph @ 2:12PM), rain (hail in some areas) and a big drop in temperature in the middle of our otherwise relaxing Sunday afternoon.
Ham Radio Operators look forward to the Equinox times of the year because the Sun illuminates the North and South Atmospheres equally – resulting in especially long distance Short Wave Communication for several hours – sometimes days, at this time of the year. Reports received here at the ECT – were that (ECHO – Eagle County Ham Operators) had no trouble communicating with other Ham Radio operators living in Argentina –using no more than 100 Watts (same as a light bulb) of transmitted power.