I’m dreaming of a white . . . Halloween?

| October 29, 2009
Guess I'm not using the BBQ grill today....

Guess I'm not using the BBQ grill today....

It started snowing here about 9 pm on Tuesday evening and hasn’t stopped since. The wind has been blowing constantly, pretty much between 10 and 20 mph (I can’t tell for sure — my outside anemometer appears to have frozen up). The local news station is reporting 14″ of snow so far here in Parker as of about 8 am this morning, with another 4″-8″ due to fall today before this storm finally moves out.  The constant wind from the north, combined with the position of our house on a slight rise, makes for some interesting snow deposits. At the side of the house, there are patches where the lawn still shows through — and a dozen feet away are some drifts that I suspect are 3′ to 4′ deep.

As noted, the snow is supposed to stop late this afternoon, and it’s supposed to be sunny and in the 40s tomorrow (and in the 60s by Monday). But our grandkids coming out for a visit are more likely to be sledding for Halloween rather than trick-or-treating.

More photos:

Just a mild fall storm

Here's the deck from the other end.

It's hard to tell, but the lawn is sloping away -- those drifts are at least 3' deep.

It's hard to tell, but the lawn is sloping away -- those drifts are at least 3' deep.

I’ve got to clear the driveway this afternoon so that Salem (our daughter) can get to work. Even with a motorized snow-blower, I’m not looking forward to it.  ..bruce w..

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Category: Blizzard, Colorado, Family, Main

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Webster is Principal and Founder at Bruce F. Webster & Associates, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University. He works with organizations to help them with troubled or failed information technology (IT) projects. He has also worked in several dozen legal cases as a consultant and as a testifying expert, both in the United States and Japan. He can be reached at bwebster@bfwa.com, or you can follow him on Twitter as @bfwebster.

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