This, folks, is the incoming winter blast the weather dudes have been talking about for at least a week. I hope everyone has pulled their long johns and union suits out of storage because they’re about to become essential again. What a tease Mother Nature is, giving Denver a week of high 60s and yesterday at my house, 72°. We couldn’t have just eased into this?
But it’s magnificent, too. Nature on a grand scale. We are just ants, privileged to have a front row seat as she drops the curtain on autumn.
The scene above looks like this from a satellite:
Pretty cool, huh? (No pun intended.)
Well, okay, both screenshots were taken at 9 am. It is now 9:53 and the clouds are overhead. The wind has picked up to gusts that are stripping the trees. My outside thermometer said 62° earlier today, and now that the front has arrived, that will be the day’s high. By midnight it will have dropped to 20°.
Uh, it’s 10:11 am and my thermometer now says 42°…
… 10:30 and 39°…