Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Autumn Out With A Bang!

Here it is, the day before the Winter Solstice, the last day of Autumn. What do we get to mark the occasion? A blizzard. Snow started falling here in Parker at about 3:30 AM this morning, and by the time I went to work, it was already getting treacherous. I called it a day shortly after noon, knowing the drive home would be awful. I was not wrong!

Still, I made it safe and sound, despite people with no common sense, driving like maniacs. My little 4x4 Jeep did a good job, but even that was not so sure footed in this mess. By the time it all ends tomorrow afternoon, we expect up to two feet of snowfall. This is also very wet snow, unlike our typical Colorado fluff. The movie above was taken shortly before 2:00 PM, and it is expected to continue like that for at least another day! That is not static on the video, but sideways snow coming down very hard.

Looks like a white solstice and a white Christmas, even if only from the many inches of the stuff left on the ground by next Monday.

Ho, Ho, Ho!

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