A major prairie fire yesterday devastated parts of Boulder County.
We have had an extremely dry fall with no snowfall along the Front Range until today
We didn’t get much but enough to lessen fire danger. I doubt we will get much more this week.
As Sisty pointed out to me, that area is near Coal Creek Canyon, a natural funnel out of the Foothills and notorious for high winds. The highway from Golden to Boulder is frequently closed, year around, for high winds.
Housing is going to be a big issue. There are few homes for sale in this hot real estate market and as many as eight applicants are in line for area apartments.
When a whole neighborhood was lost in Colorado Springs a few years ago, people were commuting from as far away as Walsenburg, 100 miles away. One son was involved in managing a motel there at the time.
I was able to contact the owners and alert them. I suspect some renter will soon get an eviction notice.
Banner isn’t pleased with the change in weather. As winter progresses (hopefully with a lot of snow) he will adjust. I need to make sure of my footgear. A 80 lb lab hitting the end of the leash can cause an old man to fall.ADDENDUM: Maybe Every Blade of Grass will get to use his new snowblower.