The weather, currently.
Things are heating up for your Thursday. Our temperatures are climbing as a ridge of high pressure brings in heat from the southwest. So it is possible to see temperatures in the upper 80s and low 90s (SAY WHAT?!) on Thursday! It is also possible, and in keeping with the trend for this week, that we could see a stray thunderstorm or two in the evening.
Here’s your Thursday forecast:
- Mild morning with temperatures in the 60s.
- 80s and maybe, just maybe 90s in some parts of the Denver Metro.
- Storm possible in the evening.
What you need to know, currently.
We have a story up today from Currently’s Anna Abraham on the Bishnoi community:
“September 11th is significant for a different reason to the Bishnoi community of North-Western India. It is said that on this day in 1730 AD, Amrita Devi Bishnoi from the village of Khejarli, Rajasthan, led a protest against the cutting of Khejri trees in her village. The Maharaj of the time, Abhai Singh of Marwar, sent his minister, Giridhar Bhandari, on a mission to cut trees for construction on a new palace. When Amrita Devi heard the news of soldiers with axes coming to cut the tree, she — along with her three daughters and a few villagers — demonstrated, to no end.
Devi then went and hugged a Khejri tree, hoping the king’s men would give an inch. But the unrelenting royal party chopped right through her. Horrified by the sight, Devi’s three daughters also went and hugged trees and were killed in a similar manner. The villagers around them followed suit. This is now known as the Khejarli Massacre.”