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The New Normal?

As I walked out of work, the air felt thick and grainy.  Driving down the street,  I glanced towards the Flatirons and was flabbergasted.  The mountains were gone, buried behind a gray, smoky haze.  Instead of the quintessential blue sky day where I could easily spot Longs Peak and Mt….

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Flash Flood!

The lightning flashed in the dark night sky — bursts of light illuminating the Flatiron mountains. We couldn’t tell exactly where the series of thunderstorms were but figured we would encounter them somewhere along Boulder Canyon on our drive home to Nederland.  We didn’t have to wait long. Immediately upon entering…

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The Science of Wind

When we first bought our home in Nederland, the first comment we hear was, “It’s awfully windy there.”  I remember thinking, how windy can it be?  We found out pretty quickly.  We have a weather station on our house that measures wind speeds, and have found them reaching more than…

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