While there is a disturbing lack of rain on the Western Slope, the Front Range has been having a pretty wet month so far. There are tornado watches in effect for a lot of counties on the Front Range and the eastern plains. There was a tornado spotted at the Wyoming/Colorado border yesterday which damaged three homes and brought hail the size of a lime. Snowplows had to be brought out near Denver this week due to the more than eight inches of hail that accumulated on the roads. That storm also brought flooding to Colorado Springs, where firefighters had to rescue forty people from flooded parking lots at the Citadel Mall. Meanwhile on the Western Slope, the hot and dry conditions have prompted almost all the counties in our area to initiate fire bans. Montrose County banned open burning last week, Gunnison County the week before that, and this week, the Delta and Garfield County Commissioners passed fire bans.