Sunday, October 25, 2020

Snow!

 It started last night around 2300, just little, tiny flakes coming down, and by 0100 when I went lights-out, we had a couple of inches. Not snowing extremely heavy, but just a constant snowfall.

The "snow gauge" shows about 8", with another 4"~8" during the day, and a forecast of an additional 3"~7" overnight. Gonna be a real mess on Monday morning!


And it's piled up and around my "Cease Fire" smoker's ashtray/bucket.....


And the streets are covered.....

One of the neighbor kids came offering to shovel the snow for $5, and he did such a bang-up job I gave him $10. The temps are going back up on Tuesday, so after this melts, I *WILL* be going to get a snowblower.

There was significantly more snow at the higher elevations, over 10" last I heard, and that should help dampen the fires.


It's 1700 now, and 11*, on it's way down to TWO degrees tonight. Gonna be a good night to crank up the fireplace.

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  1. I mentioned to Damsel that it looked like some snow was headed your way. Good for you and the fires up there. Still 80+ degrees here but that's going to change soon. We could use some rain too.

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    1. Over 12" of snow fell on the active fire area the last I heard. We easily got that much, and we're getting another 3"~5" tonight. They'll probably get another 8"~10" in the burn areas because of the higher elevation.

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    2. That's good - some of our prayers get answered.

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  2. So much for the smoke in the air and the threat of blazes.

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    1. It's supposed to clear Monday afternoon.Tuesday should be a pretty nice day, with the clean air and temps in the high 30's.

      Next week will be "Operation SnowBlow" to go pick up the Ariens.

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  3. The forecasts are for sunny skies by Wednesday at the latest. Good new for Sisty and I. We have a funeral to attend Thursday in Maybell (Moffat County 40 west of Craig). Some cousin's father.

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    1. And I have a trip down to the Lowe's in Loveland to get a snow blower.

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  4. Nice one.

    Jealous of your snow, mind you it's different when you have to live with it forever, but still. The climate changed.

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    1. We definitely get all four seasons here, Parson!
      Got down to four degrees last night. Supposed to get down to minus TWO tonight.....

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  5. Glad they got snow in the mountains! And kudos to the kids for being out earning money!

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    1. You and me both, NFO! They got 14"~18" in the burn areas, so that should help.

      I was going to "tip" the kid with a silver eagle or Liberty Dollar, but figured he'd rather have the folding money! He came along at exactly the right time, did a very good job, and was very polite.

      If he keeps that up he'll go far!

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