Well, northern Colorado finally had a snow storm. When it was all finished, we had about 12" in our yard. Many offices and school districts in the area closed early yesterday, and the schools were still closed today.
I left the Sheriff's Office about 11:15 yesterday morning to go home. It took me about two hours to make a 25 minute drive. The problem wasn't the storm so much as the traffic. It was bumper to bumper going about 5-10 miles an hour through town. That part took most of the two hours. When I finally got on the open road of Highway 287, I was able to go about 25 miles per hour. I felt like a speed demon.
The roads were mostly snow packed, but they were also car packed.
We desperately need the moisture so the open fields will be green at least through spring and maybe into summer. There is plenty of snow in the mountains to provide water for living and for watering the lawns, but the forests and fields don't get water unless we have snow and maybe some rain. So I thank God for the snow...and for the half day off work.