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Re: Colorado Wildfires - 2011
Well, that sucks.
I can't say I know exactly what you mean, but if it's anything worse than what we had in this area, I can see how it could really be nasty.....just settling down in a little town like that....at least out here, it's just blowing through for the most part.
On my way home from work today, the wind was so bad it was almost blowing vehicles off the road....I watched a few have to struggle to regain control after some really big gusts.
Also, on my lunch-break hike today (at NCAR's Mesa Trail), it was snowing on me (sideways snow about 70-80 MPH at times). By the time I got back to campus, it was snowing there too, but not much.....none of it even had a chance of piling up and it wasn't very much anyway.
It seems like they made some progress on the Indian Gulch fire last night and this morning. I hope these winds don't just make things worse.
Good luck to everyone out there. I hope you're safe and that we don't lose anything critical this year. ....and hope you guys in Georgetown get a break from the smoke.