Colorado's Wet Mountain Valley is known for crazy weather systems forming without warning. Flanked to the West by the 14,000+ ft high peaks of the Rockies and by the Wet Mountains to the East, this long and narrow valley is notorious for catching everyone by surprise. This storm came rolling over the Rockies and started dumping rain and snow onto the foothills, when suddenly a blue hole opened up in the middle of the mayhem, allowing a glimpse at the sky. The eye of the storm. But only very briefly - then it filled in again with thick, dark vapor and the storm continued it's destructive path across the valley.