Wordy Wednesday #433: It’s A Snow Day

It may be that way in some parts of the country but not here on Daisy Hill. While our friends and colleagues in the East Coast are recovering from a massive Winter Storm, the weather forecast for the Denver area is partially cloudy with high temperature in the low 70’s. That forecast, of course, ignores the fact that the two snowiest months in Colorado are March and April.

The above photograph shows me digging Mary’s Toyota Corolla out from the famous Blizzard of 1982. On Christmas Eve 1982 snow fell heavily on Denver, at a rate about an inch an hours, and continued to fall through December 25. High winds whipped snow into massive drifts over highways, houses and streets. Lile most people, we stayed exactly where where were and waited out the storm. Until it came time to shovel. The snow deoth on my Mustang was sno high only a bit of the roof showed.

The official tally by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was 23.8 inches. Some areas received a good deal more, closer to 29 inches and Mary and I who have been here for 35 years haveven;t seen anything like it since. But ‘ya never know.

Author: Joe Farace

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