Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Snowfall: Feb 22 and 23

Isn't it nice to know that those harsh, sub-zero temperatures are gone until next winter?!?!?!?!?

I personally no longer love the arctic temperature zone like I once did, more like a toleration until sweet, sweet February.  Well, February weather is now here and most in the local area have enjoyed several absolutely gorgeous days.  It was almost like a sigh of relief from many of my friends.

Last night we received 4" to 6" of fresh powder.  I was sitting in my living room watching the snow for awhile when the wind began to blow...and I'm talking about blowing pretty hard.

Now this is the cool part.  The snow that had been accumulating on our roof was being blown off into our front yard.  The site was something you would see in a movie.  It lasted for at least 2 hours but then I noticed something not too good.

The snow began to stick to our windows.  We have 4 foot eaves so this was pretty impressive to me.  And now, as I sit here drinking this awesome cup of coffee, I see dirty windows and that won't work for me.

So, a quick video to help us remember that snow is fun when we let it be fun...and so is everything else in life.



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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Spring is Coming

It has been so long since I logged on I almost forgot how! Well, the coldest period of the year is finally over. Winter is not over but the sub-zero temperatures are a thing of the past (hopefully).

Around the holidays we decided to go down to Arizona and the first day there I was in shorts, surrounded by palm trees. When we left Chaffee County, it was -10 degrees...10 below zero.

While we were down there we did some window cleaning and it was disgusting what came off the windows. The dirt build up is not unique on a window surface, the type of dirt is. This dirt was black so the runoff was nasty.

The screens were really unique because they are the special sun filtering screens, heavy duty. Those type of screens really catch the dirt and dust that flies around so we had to hose them down and they looked like, pardon the expression, they looked like a million bucks when we were done.

Here is a quick video for those of you unfamiliar with what a solar screen is...



The dirt and dust that flies around Salida, Buena Vista and Leadville is brown with a reddish tint to it. The problem we see is that it accumulates on the screens and as a thick film on the window surface. Once moisture is in the air from either rain or snow, the wind blows the dirt or dust directly onto the screens and windows; it sticks and builds from there over time.

This next video is an over-exaggeration of wind blowing in our area because this really looks more  like a tornado developing.



Our area doesn't get massive dirt storms like other areas of the country but we get a constant wind caused by the beautiful mountains we see nearby. One time I did see a "dirt devil" blow a plastic bag about 10 stories high near the Buena Vista airport. It was pretty cool but we do have wind related issues like that.

Here is another video for those of us who like to see things like "dirt devils". The one I saw was fatter and less defined but high like this one.




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