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Happy Thanksgiving/ My Crazy Mold Experience

Happy Thanksgiving one and all! I hope you are all enjoying the festivities today! I know my house most certainly will be filling up on lots and lots of turkey and all the other yummy things.

Have you ever had a time where you were extremely thankful for one thing in your life? It could be your kids, your family or your job. This year I am most thankful for my health!

You see, as of this summer, I started dealing with a crazy mold issue. I found out that the carpet in our home is super contaminated with mold spores! Not like a normal level (which is in the 10,000 range), but in the very unhealthy high level (2 million mold spores per affected room!) This problem also led to really bad health problems this year including having a hard time breathing!

At this point, you might be asking, “This is a weather blog. How does this relate to weather?” Well believe it or not, it is a meteorological issue! I didn’t know this until I hired an air quality specialist to come to my house and do an air quality study on my home. Turns out, the specialist is a meteorologist and has a PhD in Atmospheric Science! Yet another tie in to weather and meteorology!

I decided to talk about this problem at full length in my video blog above. I also talk about what I did to help get rid of it because I found that there is very little information out there about mold exposure.

I hope you all enjoy the video and your day!

Until then,

-M

Possible Blizzard Coming to Denver?

Apocalypse? Maybe not but there could be measurable snowfall coming our way.

I thought I would just do a little post about the snowfall that is expected in the Denver Monday night through Tuesday.

Originally, the models (supercomputers which crunch on the physics and math equations for us) appeared as if we were going to get apocalyptic-type snowfall for this. Although it doesn’t look like it will be that crazy (One was calling for 40 inches last week!), it will still be very measurable.

Because I live and breathe meteorology, I’ve been looking at all my sources and here is what I know:

Monday night, that rain will eventually turn into snowfall. We are currently looking at 6-11 inches around the Denver Metro area. The snow will continue until Tuesday afternoon.

NOTABLE ABOUT THIS STORM: This is a very fast moving storm and has a capability of producing high winds. As long as things continue to move quickly, we could see blowing snow and visibility up to 1/4 of a mile.

Since gusts could get up to higher than 35 mph and the visibility could be so bad up to 1/4 of an inch away from you, this could be an official blizzard. In fact, the National Weather Service put out a blizzard warning this morning. If you want to know why I call it an official blizzard, that’s because in order for it to be a blizzard, two criteria points have to be met.

  1. Wind speeds up to 35 mph
  2. Visibility up to 1/4 of a mile

It does not matter if it is really cold or if there is a lot of snow. If those two points are not met, it is not a blizzard. I would just call it a crazy snowstorm.

As always, please be safe Monday night and Tuesday. Take it slow, leave the house early to get to your destination on time and make sure to have enough warm clothes on.

In the meantime, send me your weather pictures of this snowstorm! I will be putting them up on my blog and social media accounts! Email: megan@cloud2ground.net

Have a lovely night!

Until then,

-M

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