Things have gotten Wilder out here in the west! Avalanches made the news all last week. Then warnings of an impending storm that could bring high winds and blizzard conditions took the stage. If you live here, you know all about Wild Weather, but no one has ever used the term, Bomb Cyclone in this fine state until this morning. We seem to be running through the ABC’s of Colorado weather.
I wondered what the heck that was and clicked to find out.
This was the calm before the storm at 6:14 AM. Avalanche warnings were still the main concern.
But Mother Nature, being a show stopper, had to add letters B and C!
BOMB CYCLONE. Sound ferocious? It is!
I knew something strange was in the air when I couldn’t hold my head up this morning. This cyclonic weather pattern dropped barometric pressure to all time lows of 975 mg, similar to hurricane measurements. Hurricane Sandy measured 940. Without normal pressure everything expands causing head and body aches. No wonder I traipsed back to bed. I took a nap during the worst of it at 11:00 AM.
Winds howled and gusted up to 91 MPH at DIA. Wind blasting the house finally woke me up.
The L for low pressure is to the right of the front range in Colorado.
The electricity went off and on all morning and has started pulsating again this afternoon. It has randomly turned on the TV which is super creepy when the weather is breaking news and forecasters are talking about the storm every time. So far, the electricity has always turned on again. Fingers crossed.
Five years ago, torrential rain dumped seventeen inches, flooding many parts of Boulder county.
A few months later, we were hit with a snowstorm and the gas stopped working. Temperatures inside my house dropped to the 40’s! Luckily our pipes didn’t freeze, but some of my friends weren’t so lucky.
I braved the wind to retrieve a garbage can and found a dazed and confused robin. Poor thing must have flown into something. I left him to chill out and get his bearings. Looks like we all are doing that today, hopefully without hurting ourselves.
The wind is still blowing in gusts. Everything is shut down. DIA cancelled most flights. Tomorrow the sun will shine and the snow will melt. That’s Wild Colorado Weather!
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