I’ve lived in Colorado long enough to know that weather can be unpredictable. When forecasters warned of a sixty degree drop in temperatures and snow, I battened down the hatches. After transplanting annuals and cutting the last of the lavender in eighty degree heat (Yes, 80 degrees!), I went inside to shower. Minutes later, the wind howled.
I captured a before and after video of this record-breaking and extreme snowstorm. The wind comes up pretty fast —
I cut most of my roses yesterday, but a few weathered this crazy snowstorm.
I didn’t get to the hydrangeas, but they’re already dried out.
The bird bath shows how much snow accumulated this morning.
Cupid seems a little cold today.
What wasn’t predicted was accumulation of snow on the highways. The Eisenhower Tunnel closed for a while too. I wonder when ski resorts will open…
I took this shot a couple hours later. The snow has stopped and it’s melting. But, temperatures will bottom out in the teens tonight. Brrr…
Note to self: I need to spend some time outside in a t-shirt to get acclimated.
How will I remember the date of this snowstorm? It’s my wedding anniversary. Happy Anniversary, Danny! I’ll be sure to wear a winter coat to dinner tonight…
Don’t forget to watch the dramatic weather change in the video at the top of this post!
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What’s the weather like where you live? Is this storm heading your way?