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6 Degrees Fahrenheit

It was record-setting cold in Colorado last night, but nobody's complaining because we had such a long, hot summer - we had the second most number of over 95 degree days in 146 years. Sunday we got 4 to 7 inches of snow, and the colder weather will keep it around longer. Quite often our snow storms are followed by warm Chinook winds that blow away the snow before it can melt and do some good for the vegetation. Chinook means 'snow eater.'

I am getting ready to make some big changes on the Facebook group I manage for our canyon community. The story behind the new name is the geographical area is from Olympus Dam at the top of the canyon to the Dam Store at the bottom of the canyon. The old name is "We Survived the Flood - Now What?" The purpose of the group is to connect with our neighbors to talk about wildlife sightings, road construction, and other information. It's more about preparedness for disasters than socializing.

This is the banner I'll put on the group when I change the name to help the members 'get it.'

We avoid using the name of the canyon so we don't get a bunch of tourists finding it in searches and asking to join. I haven't announced the change yet because I want to delete a bunch of members who don't have connections to our community. They were added because the flood recovery construction affected them, but now it's done, they can go back to their own community groups for info. I'm going to delete them, and then change the name so they won't know the new name.

posted on Oct 15, 2018 8:17 PM ()


Here in Northwest Ohio, our first hard frost of the season just arrived, and autumn is getting a foothold after a very warm September and early October. 85+ degrees in October is bizarre, but likely our climate change normal going forward. The tree leaves are still quite green, just tipped with colors here and there. I still hope for visual delights to come!
comment by marta on Oct 21, 2018 10:26 AM ()
We haven't went below freezing by more than maybe 2 degrees. Toooooo soon for that!
comment by jjoohhnn on Oct 16, 2018 4:08 PM ()
We usually get a hard freeze in September, sometimes as early as the 10th, and then a long Indian summer, but it's so late in the year now I don't think the upcoming warm up will fit our usual definition of it, because we're edging toward winter.
reply by traveltales on Oct 16, 2018 8:19 PM ()
I like the Dam Store. Maybe it should be That Dam Store, like This Old House. Your temperature changes sound even more abrupt than what I have here. Been wearing 2 and 3 sweaters inside because I didn't want to turn on the heat right away.
comment by drmaus on Oct 16, 2018 10:23 AM ()
A lot of people refer to it as the Damn Store, not because there's anything irritating about it, but they just like the idea of getting away with it. There is a big sign on the side of the building: "Best store by a dam site" and tourists get a yuk out of that. I wish our post office was by a dam so we'd have an excuse to say 'that damn post office.'
reply by traveltales on Oct 16, 2018 8:23 PM ()
I am shivering!!
comment by elderjane on Oct 16, 2018 3:09 AM ()
Yeah, I'm bundled up.
reply by traveltales on Oct 16, 2018 8:23 PM ()
And people ask me if I miss the 2 seasons!!! NO!! WE are down into the 80s now--it is Fall and soon we will have 70s.

Like the banner--hope the other communities don't find out about the new site but do you really think that won't happen?
comment by greatmartin on Oct 15, 2018 8:39 PM ()
It won't take them long to figure out the new name, but I don't want to hand it to them on a platter.
reply by traveltales on Oct 16, 2018 8:26 PM ()

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