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1 hour ago, Ron Bulman said:

Even fox news acknowledged this, 20% of new cases in August traced to Sturgis.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-linked-to-20-of-us-coronavirus-cases-in-august-researchers/ar-BB18PcTl?li=BBorjTa

32 degrees and snowing in Salida.

Ron,

    Did you bring your skis?

    As for Salida, you are probably familiar with the local Anglo pronunciations of Colorado's old Mexican towns, (acquired at gun point from Mexico in the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo.)

     Instead of "Sal-ee-da," we say "Sal-aye-da," (rhymes with saliva) and we call Buena Vista, "Byoo-na Vista," (rhymes with, siste(r.)

    My personal favorite-- white folks from old Colorado call Pueblo, "Pee-ebb-lo." 

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This is nuts.  100 degrees Saturday.  27 here now with about 5 inches of snow.  Traffic has about died out, a snow plow went by a few minutes ago.  Overnight calls for possibly 9 more inches.  A high of 43 tomorrow with more snow won't melt it all.  I don't know if driving to South Fork via Del Norte will be doable or not.  No way I'm going back over Monarch pass in this as I planned.  Glad I brought a hooded heavy sweatshirt, jacket, flannel shirts and hiking boots.  Wish I had gloves.  The guy and gal in the next room are up from Amarillo on a Harley trike.  His brother is coming up tomorrow with a trailer to haul them home.

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16 hours ago, Ron Bulman said:

This is nuts.  100 degrees Saturday.  27 here now with about 5 inches of snow.  Traffic has about died out, a snow plow went by a few minutes ago.  Overnight calls for possibly 9 more inches.  A high of 43 tomorrow with more snow won't melt it all.  I don't know if driving to South Fork via Del Norte will be doable or not.  No way I'm going back over Monarch pass in this as I planned.  Glad I brought a hooded heavy sweatshirt, jacket, flannel shirts and hiking boots.  Wish I had gloves.  The guy and gal in the next room are up from Amarillo on a Harley trike.  His brother is coming up tomorrow with a trailer to haul them home.

Ron,

    You should be able to take Highway 50 down the Arkansas River Valley to I-25, (at Pueblo) then I-25 south to Raton and (287 to) Amarillo.

    My guess is that the snow will be gone within 48 hours-- even up on Monarch Pass.

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Reporting from the Monterey Peninsula California Coast line regards the almost entire statewide Martian red tinged skyscape cloud and haze cover.

It still looks quite sun ray blocking outside to me this morning, although maybe 40% lighter in color and brighter in sunlight. More yellow than red.

I am sure it is the same all up and down our Coast line from above S.F. all the way to L.A..

This sun blocking phenomena is just eerie, creepy, ominous and depressing.

I can tell you it is also hugely effecting the personal and business areas of life throughout our heavily populated state.

People are not going out in this. Even dog walking looks to be curtailed to a minimum. Rec trails are empty. Outdoor dining attendance outside restaurants is nill. It was so dark out all day yesterday it was like a Volcano had erupted near bye.

A month of this and my guess is plants would stop producing chlorophyll. 

Yesterday there was no wind. It was eerily still.

Dogs weren't barking, birds weren't flying around and chirping, squirrels weren't skittering about and dropping acorns on our roof. Our local deer population was hiding. We eventually found three laying down under our backyard trees. Very still. I think the animals sense something unnatural and uncomfortable. They were just hunkered down all day. Only increased outdoor nature activity we noticed were dozens of lines of ants. Millions of them all around our house and next to it. What the heck?

Hope by tomorrow this dark ominous veil lifts.

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1 minute ago, Joe Bauer said:

Reporting from the Monterey Peninsula California Coast line regards the almost entire statewide Martian red tinged skyscape cloud and haze cover.

It looks the same to me this morning.

I am sure it is the same all up and down our Coast line from above S.F. all the way to L.A..

This sun blocking phenomena is just eerie, creepy, ominous and depressing.

I can tell you it is also hugely effecting the personal and business areas of life throughout our heavily populated state.

People are not going out in this. Even dog walking looks to be curtailed to a minimum. Rec trails are empty. Outdoor dining attendance outside restaurants is nill. It was so dark out all day yesterday it was like a Volcano had erupted near bye.

Barely any sunlight and what light there was was Martian red/orange/grey.

A month of this and my guess is plants would stop producing chlorophyll. 

Yesterday there was no wind. It was eerily still.

Dogs weren't barking, birds weren't flying around and chirping, squirrels weren't skittering about and dropping acorns on our roof. Our local deer population was hiding. We eventually found three laying down under our backyard trees. Very still. I think the animals sense something unnatural and uncomfortable. They were just hunkered down all day. Only increased outdoor nature activity we noticed were dozens of lines of ants. millions of them all around our house and next to it. What the heck?

Hope by tomorrow this dark ominous veil lifts.

Could you take a few pics and share them, Joe? 

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Ty, actually I don't know how to take photos and post them on the forum.

I am incredibly inept with computers and camera work and posting such.

No I phones, I still only have a flip phone!

But if you type in San Francisco fire sky photos I am sure what you see is what we here are seeing regards the skyscape 125 miles directly South of the City.

Today is 40% less dark than yesterday.

Yesterday's sky was really like something you would imagine from a volcano eruption not too far away. So dark, people were driving around with their headlights on in the middle of the day!

Darkest blocked sunlight day I can ever recall in my 68 years on this 65% water covered planet.

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Joe,

     The scenes from California and Oregon this week are horrifying.  I hope that all of you folks out there are o.k.

     Here's a photo of what it looked like on Colorado Highway 34 when we were driving home from Rocky Mountain National Park on Sunday afternoon.  Smoke from the Cameron Peak fire had blanketed the Front Range here from Fort Collins down to Denver.

https://kdvr.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2013/07/IMG_5759.jpeg?w=1280

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11 minutes ago, Ty Carpenter said:

Not to make light of the circumstances, but I thought this pic captured the essence of the situation.

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Ha!  Of course we need some lightness of spirit through all of this.

W N imagine a similar sunlight blocking scene here as you show in Colorado, only much darker and redder. Truly Martian like. And you know that our suns light is much more diminished on Mars due to it's farther distance from the sun.

If this is what it looks like on Mars, and with not one living plant and no visible water... who the heck would want to go there?

A dark red dust filled sky on a barren, completely void of biological life rock surface. Much of our Earth is a true Garden Of Eden in comparison.

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Joe, I've been down visiting my sister since Monday. I can tell you whatever coloring you've seen in the last 4 days is absolutely nothing compared to up in Santa Cruz or the SF Bay. When I left  my daughter in San Jose on Monday at noon, it was 97, and plenty of smoke in the valley. On my way down through  Scott's Valley by the CZU it was 106!, I stopped in Capitola, only 7 miles of distance , but by the ocean  and it was 86! You were mentioning  on Labor Day they were closing the beaches in Monterey with forecasts of 100 degree weather. But when I got down there at 2 PM. A marine layer had come in and the temperature was 73!

I thought it was absolutely great! There's a lot of complaining on the local news about  the visibility, which isn't good, but I took a walk in Garland Park yesterday, it was 64, it wasn't  smoky.  Tuesday's light was a little spookier. In the late afternoon sunlight, the  leaves on the ground looked like sawdust. Today, it's almost normal, but a little weird. But believe me, you haven't seen anything like it is 50-100 miles North!

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Kirk, I know.

But you back up my description of how dark it was yesterday all day both here and up North through the Santa Cruz mountains...correct?

Garland Park?

My gosh, to know one of this forum's most esteemed and educated members is actually hiking around just 10 miles from my residence is an exciting thing.

Some day maybe I can actually meet one of our core members in person.

My first wish would be Doug Caddy however.

Caddy is a man of history. Right there in the middle of Watergate, personal friend to E. Howard Hunt, advisor to Billy Sol Estes, connected to some very important persons in the Washington DC intel area, and on and on.

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It has been two days since member Kris Millegan hurriedly wrote on Facebook, "Fire down the road!" He and his family live in Springfield, Oregon that is near Eugene. His wife, Joanna, posted 17 hours ago that she had evacuated and was at a relative's house but that Kris had remained behind to attempt to protect their home. Nothing more has been posted, probably because there is no way physically to do so. At&T has been taken over for sole use by the fire crews. TrineDay's office is in Waltersville, which is near Eugene. It, too, is likely under a fire threat.

For Kris and family their world now is the virus, economic downturn,  and destruction by fire.  What could come next? Say a prayer for them.

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On 9/8/2020 at 1:16 PM, Ron Bulman said:

Even fox news acknowledged this, 20% of new cases in August traced to Sturgis.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-linked-to-20-of-us-coronavirus-cases-in-august-researchers/ar-BB18PcTl?li=BBorjTa

32 degrees and snowing in Salida.

You know Ron, I posted that in another forum in a thread talking about masks and the virus, and a guy sent an article I was looking for but hadn't been published until yesterday refuting their methodology. It does seem like an outrageous figure that would involve some extrapolation. And the more you extrapolate, the "iffier" it would have to become. However in fairness, he doesn't discount the possibility of a super spreader event.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2020/09/09/did-sturgis-motorcycle-rally-cause-260000-coronavirus-cases-here-are-problems-with-that-study/#2359fd4625a8

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On 9/10/2020 at 12:07 PM, W. Niederhut said:

Joe,

     The scenes from California and Oregon this week are horrifying.  I hope that all of you folks out there are o.k.

     Here's a photo of what it looked like on Colorado Highway 34 when we were driving home from Rocky Mountain National Park on Sunday afternoon.  Smoke from the Cameron Peak fire had blanketed the Front Range here from Fort Collins down to Denver.

https://kdvr.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2013/07/IMG_5759.jpeg?w=1280

Contrasted with 8" of snow in Poncha Springs a day later this is incredible.  Went up to Wolf Creek Pass / Ski Area Friday afternoon after a day of sun, two days since snow.  Sill at least 6".  While not packed I've no doubt one could have skied it Thursday morning.  In early September.  Weird weather.  Not man made/Global Warming though so we're led to believe.

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I'm somewhat worried this evening regarding the plague.  While still high, numbers are going down, thankfully, finally, hopefully continuing to do so.  I think due to common sense by a majority regarding masking, social distancing and washing hands etc.  Not national or state in many cases leadership.

But.  My daughter is a Human Science teacher at a large HS North of Dallas.  This week, 3 days, she's had 20 kids switch to virtual classes because they tested positive or were in close contact with someone who did.  She's not feeling well this afternoon/evening.  She was coming to visit tomorrow night through Saturday, bringing the grandson.  Now maybe not. 

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