Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Blizzard

Colorado weather is notoriously unpredictable, but last week the meteorologists were all in agreement that something big was coming. Early predictions had the storm arriving on Thursday night or Friday morning and bringing up to fifty inches of snow to Denver. 

Across the metro area, people started getting ready. We bought food and propane and put blankets on the horses. Then we waited.
Friday came and went without a single snowflake. Saturday morning was more of the same. Then - finally! - at noon the snow began to fall.
The ground was so warm, so it took a long time for it to stick. Our big storm was looking like a dud.
But then...
It snowed all night and all day Sunday. The winds were fierce, so most of the time it snowed sideways. 
When it was all said and done, we had over twenty three inches on the ground, making the Blizzard of 2021 the fourth biggest snow storm in Denver history.
Of course, in typical Colorado fashion, as soon as the snow stopped falling, the sun came out and the everything started to melt. It's almost half gone already, and I am looking forward to sixty degree temperatures this weekend!

2 comments:

  1. that looks cold Jennifer :) where I live the time that is sleeted was so exciting because 6 degrees (C) is cold, also when I came on today your counter hit 6 million congrats.

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  2. I'm noticing that six million. Wow. You are amazing!

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