When I woke up this morning I found it to be an all too typical autumn day in Colorado. Colorado's weather is known for its ability to change on a dime and last night it decided to change.
Yesterday it was about 70 and sunny, today it's 38 with five inches of snow, and Wednesday its predicted to be high 60s and sunny again. It makes it really hard for the Fashionistas to plan their wardrobe.
The only difference it made for me is I had to turn on my regular furnace that the Arctic Fox came with and turn off my Hearth Rite catalytic heater that I heat with 99 percent of the time.
Even though I hate to turn on my regular furnace because it's noisy, and uses a lot of electricity and propane, but when it gets down into the 20s at night, which it did last night and will again tonight, I have to turn on the furnace to keep my basement warm, so my pipes don't freeze.
And I have to turn off my catalytic heater because it will warm up the living room and trick the thermostat into thinking everything is that warm, so the furnace will shut off and I'll get no heat into the basement.
Another problem is, as I'm writing this it's 1:30 in the afternoon and it's still snowing. Which means that my solar panels have about five inches of snow piled on top of them and I've got zero charging going on. Normally I would get out my ladder and brush the snow off. But in this case I'm going to go without any charging just to see how my new lithium iron battery bank does with a couple of days of little or no sunshine.
Fortunately looking at the long-range weather forecast It appears that this will be the last freezing weather I have to deal with before I head South, and for that I am thankful. Because weather like this is the reason I no longer have a desire to live in Colorado.
There are still a few remaining flowers in my daughter's flower garden. But they may have remained too long.
The neighborhood turned from Fall to Winter overnight