On Friday morning I drove from La Junta, CO to Fort Collins, CO. I decided not to drive up I-25, instead I followed some of the lesser used roads. There was very little traffic on these roads and only a few towns. A lot of open space, not many buildings, just a few lonely old windmills.
We had a little bit of rain and wind around 6pm on Friday and the temps are dropping. Saturday morning is sunny and cool - the calm before the storm.
I will be in Fort Collins until Tuesday. Looks like things will be clear and warming up then. Its 435 miles from Fort Collins to Cody, hopefully I will be able to check in to my new job, on time, by Wednesday afternoon.
There was a thought on Saturday morning to drive as far as Casper, WY before the storm hits, but there is a chance of wind and rain along the route. I checked the weather for 5 cities between Fort Collins and Casper and decided to just hang out in Fort Collins until things clear up.
Winter Storm Warning:
A winter storm watch remains in effect from Sunday morning through late Sunday night.
Total snow accumulations... around one foot possible in the southern Laramie range and 6 to 10 inches possible elsewhere in the watch area. Northeast winds 20 to 30 mph. Visibilities may be reduced to a quarter mile in falling and blowing snow. There is a possibility for roads to be closed due to hazardous winter conditions.
Seems like this road trip had been all about the wind and weather. It has not been all bad, the scenery along the way has been great and most of the time the skies were a beautiful bright blue. I've explored a few small towns and an historical site. I had a good relaxing day on Thursday and I plan on walking from the RV park to a Nature Trail on Saturday before the weather changes.
"Sit and Reflect"
I am in a beautiful place to sit and wait out the storm.