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... Continue Reading →
An Amazing Colorado Snowstorm: Photos
Every year, I hope a huge snowstorm hits Colorado in October. Those first snowflakes are so magical. Memories of snow angels, snowball fights, and snowmen, not to mention ski season, baking, and slow-cooked meals, always brings out the kid in me. Read on for photos of this amazing Colorado snowstorm. While we were in Europe,... Continue Reading →
Oh, Hail. Beautiful Devastation
Weather in Colorado can be unpredictable. When green tinged thunderclouds roll in, I cross my fingers we don't get hail. Yesterday, pea-sized hail grew to marble size in seconds. After the quick storm, I checked out the plants. Most of the flowers made it through. I let out a held breath. Eight miles away, golf... Continue Reading →
Notorious Colorado Weather – A Photo Essay
Colorado weather is notorious for its unpredictability, but I've never seen anything like the superstorm that arrived this week. 2017 has been a year of the unpredictable, with the death of my brother and ceiling cave-in. I keep looking for that silver lining. It's in my nature. A week ago, I worried about how I... Continue Reading →
There’s No Way to Know…
As I watch clouds gather and raindrops ripple in concentric rings on the pond, maternal instincts kick into high gear. A storm is coming.
Surrounded by Vivid Color
Last week, I biked outside for the first time since knee surgery. Surrounded by vivid color, I had to stop and take a few photographs. I had looked forward to riding to Hygiene, about ten miles away, but the skies threatened. It has been stormy here in Boulder County. When I rode again yesterday, I... Continue Reading →
Get Ready Before It’s Too Late!
"Red sky at morning gives sailors first warning." This photo was taken today! A blustery Rocky Mountain wind pummeled our house all night and is still thrashing our trees causing their remaining leaves to tumble like autumnal rain. A change in the weather is coming. Meteorologists have been predicting this storm like salivating dogs staring... Continue Reading →
Are You Ready “to” Spring?
The bad news: This Sunday, March 9th, marks the beginning of Daylight Saving Time or what I like to call, "You Ripped Off an Hour of My Precious Sleeping Time." We lose an hour at 2:00 AM when time springs ahead to 3:00 AM. Dawn will break an hour later and the sun won't slide... Continue Reading →
How to Survive the Polar Vortex
In case you haven't heard, half the US is in a cyclonic weather pattern. It seems the center of the Polar Ice Cap has relocated somewhere between Madison, Wisconsin and Cleveland. The Polar Vortex is threatening to stick around and continue to break low temperature records all over the world. It spawned Winter Storm Leon... Continue Reading →
Storm Chasing During Boulder’s 100-Year Flood
Photo by Jessica Farris Drenched by torrential rain over a period of four days, creeks swelled into forceful rivers, dams burst and walls of water cascaded from the foothills all along the Front Range in Colorado. 18.44 inches of rain fell in South Boulder alone, but surrounding areas recorded 14 to 16 inches. Thousands have... Continue Reading →