Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Bombs Over Colorado

So... yesterday it was like 61 degrees with a beautiful blue sky... the kind of day you'd pay a tax for... but "hold on" says the weather man cuz we got a BOMB CYCLONE coming our way!

Wait... WHAT?!?!?!

That's right... just your regular run of the mill bomb cyclone headed into town. You know, blizzard conditions, hurricane force winds, etc., etc., etc.

But what the heck is a bomb cyclone?

A bomb cyclone happens when there's a rapid pressure drop, with a decrease of at least 24 millibars (which measures atmospheric pressure) over 24 hours known as bombogenesis. This storm has dropped 33 millibars since Tuesday morning and continues to strengthen.

And it's apparently a serious thing... like a true life threatening storm.

School cancelled WAY early yesterday for today and tomorrow.

My work closed down today and tomorrow.

The city of Colorado Springs shut down.

People are stranded everywhere... and even the rescuers are being rescued.

They recorded 97 mph wind gusts!

This thing is real.

And if you know us... we're not really "sit around the house" kinda people.

And with me down and out on Day 2 of the flu (i hate you, flu)... the task was left to Laura to entertain the goofballs.

She survived - but here's what she looked like afterwards!

Real talk though - lots of prayers for those affected in any way by this storm... it's pretty gnarly...

This bombogenesis was bombtastic!

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