The weather changes here every 5 minutes. I’ve been in Denver for 26 years and I still can’t get used to it. We live and die by the weather report. We don’t discuss last night’s sitcom around the water cooler, we discuss the weather.
Yesterday it was 74 Degrees!
I snapped these photos yesterday while I was headed out to pick up a buyer who is relocating to Denver from Dallas. It was a stunningly beautiful day here, and we were excited to look at potential homes. As we drove throughout the south Metro Denver area, we marveled at the spectacular view of the Rockies. We laughed that the forecast was calling for snow today. I reminded her that the weather here can be pretty changeable.
Food for the Soul
When I got home in the evening, my husband and I decided to get a bite to eat at our favorite Indian restaurant, Royal India. I reveled in the fact that I was wearing my open toed shoes. I even bent over to admire my freshly painted red toenails. We enjoyed our Chicken Biryani and Paneer Vindaloo, and noticed that it seemed a little cooler as we were leaving.
Descent of the Blizzard
At 5 am I woke up to hear the rushing sound of heavy winds. I thought perhaps it was snowing, after all. Occasionally our newscasters actually get the weather right. I peeked out the window – no snow! Cozy back in my bed, I thought maybe we’d dodged the winter bullet (although March is typically the snowiest month here…) When I finally rolled out of bed this morning this is what I saw. A pile of snow, blowing winds, and freezing temperatures. Our high temperature today was over 40 degrees below our high yesterdays.
Those California friends and relatives of mine don’t get it. When I was growing up there, we didn’t look at the weather forecast for months at a time. It was always the same. One of my new California friends recently told me not to put the weather bug on this blog site. He said, “no one really cares about the weather.” I said, “that’s because you’re in San Diego you nut! In Denver we’re addicted to the weather, and anyone relocating here needs to know that!” We’re more addicted to the weather than we are to the Broncos.
So if you come here, and especially if you plan to relocate to Denver, stay a minute.