School Closed


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For the first time in 15 years1, the Colorado School of Mines has a snow day.

Due to severe weather and treacherous driving conditions, Colorado School of Mines will close today (March 26) at noon.

And it really wasn’t a full day either, just a half day. Still, I somehow feel my college experience is now more complete. Rumors are circulating that tomorrow may also be a snow day, but I have my doubts.

  1. says the lunch lady 

The Weather Outside is…

Yesterday, it was a fantastic 85 degrees with lots of sun and no clouds.

Right now, it’s snowing. I kid you not. It’s 33 degrees, cloudy, and snowing.

How’s that for a weather pattern?

Anatomy of a Windstorm: Washington State Ferry System in Action

Andrea, a displaced Seattleite like me who also goes to Mines, forwarded this to me. I was able to trace the photos back to a gentleman named Ross Fotheringham:

On Thursday October 18th Western Washington was hit with a 50+ MPH wind storm. Here are my pictures of the event. After work I made my way down to the Mukilteo Lighthouse Park where I witness the Mukilteo to Clinton ferry taking a pounding. These Issaquah 130 Class ferries are over 300 feet long and 78 feet wide and weight in at 2477 tons (4,954,000 lbs) unloaded…… I’ll start with some Rock & Roll.




There are a bunch more pictures that are definitely worth checking out on Ross Fotheringham’s site.

Snow and Thunder

It’s snowing outside right now and thundering.

Yes thunder.

It’s the weirdest thing.

We’re supposed to get 4″-8″ by 6pm tonight here in the foothills.