Snowmageddon 2021 – the big March blizzard in Colorado

I’ve lived in Colorado for 14 years and heavy March snowstorms are nothing new. We started seeing the forecast about a week ago for snow on the weekend. By midweek we knew this was going to be a big one. I think because of the experiences of the Pandemic and the recent Texas snowstorm, people went a little crazy here. Bananas started selling out around Thursday. Yeah, bananas! Anyhow, I didn’t go too crazy. I had done a Costco run early in the week and had plenty of food on hand.

However, Friday night came and we were hardly seeing any snow. Saturday came and it was raining in the morning. It turned to snow in the afternoon and by evening it was snowing pretty heavy. We woke up Sunday to about 8 inches with blizzard conditions.

When it was all done Sunday night I estimate we had got in the neighborhood of 20 inches. Hard to do an exact measure due to drifting. Today we shoveled. My husband has never bought a snowblower despite having a bad back. I’m exhausted as we had a huge drift in our driveway. Anyhow, enjoy the pics and short video. And send some nice weather our way.

This is what a blizzard is like!

Crazy Colorado weather

I usually love this time of year. Temps are typically in the 80s and we get afternoon thunderstorms to cool things off and keep everything green without having to water so much. But this June is anything but typical. We haven’t had any of our usual thunderstorms and the temperatures have been hot. (I must add that some people are happy about the lack of thunderstorms because we’ve had a lot of hail damage in recent years).

Earlier this week it was in the 90s (94 on Tuesday). I did an evening run between 7 and 8 – about the latest I can go – and the temperature was 85.  But thankfully the weather changed today. I felt like I was back in Oregon with the continual rain we had most of the afternoon and again this evening. I was able to go for a late afternoon run. It was 54 and only a raindrop or two at the time. My pace was 1 minute 30 seconds faster per mile than it was 2 days ago. I felt like I was flying. This is one reason I’d love to live back in the NW as I love cool, drizzly weather.

Tonight I walked our dog, a 12-year-old pug. Typically my husband walks him but he doesn’t like the rain. Our pug Spanky grew up in Colorado and does fantastic with snow. But he is not a fan of the rain. We just did a quick walk around the circle as it was a steady rain. Once he ran home with us when a huge thunderstorm came in quickly and we had lightning all around (later followed by huge hail that damaged my car). He’s a tough little dog but he’s older now and can’t run as fast.

I think tomorrow will be similar and I’m just fine with that!104416693_1138438396529760_3907492351450700061_n