What do you think of when you think of Arizona? Like a lot of people you probably think of desert and heat. Well we definitely do have those things but what people sometimes don’t know is that we have mountains and snow. Arizona is home to 3 ski resorts. Mount Lemon, Snowbowl and Sunrise. The Sunrise ski resort is about an hour from where I live.
We are currently under and winter storm warning. Have been since yesterday. Yesterday we got about 2 inches of snow, not a lot but today we’re expected to get about a foot. As long as it holds off until I get home from work at 2:00.
Stress!! No, stress is NOT awesome. This has been an incredibly stressful 4 days. As you may have seen in my previous post, we had a wild fire burning very close to town. We’ve been watching all the updates and listening to the press conferences and things are looking better and better. This morning we were given an official 30% containment. Still under the pre-evacuation notice while the clean up and maintain the fire line on the north side of the fire but it’s been holding for 2+ days and they are confident the fire won’t progress past the line towards town. So I’ll just say, I’m sure we won’t be evacuated.
So…The things that are awesome…well 30% containment and good news regarding the fire.
People, men and women, who put their lives on the line to fight these fires for us.
This and people who do this. Still no idea if this was human caused or just how it started. My bet is human.
The cedar creek fire was discovered yesterday around 1:00. My mom and I saw it and decided to drive out and see where it was exactly. From the north it didn’t look too bad.
Fire from the north, Just after starting.
View from the south side of the fire
So now we are on a Pre-Evacuation order just waiting for the news. Honestly though, after listening to the press conference, it seems to me that they feel a little cautiously optimistic about this thing.
In 2002 we had a monster fire that had us evacuated for 2 weeks, some people longer. This fire is moving into that old burn area and an area that has been cleared or treated, which is thankfully slowing it down.
It’s that time of year again. Break out the fuzzy jammies, the slippers and warm blankets.
The weather has gone from fall right into winter. The first snow has fallen. It was only about an inch, if that, but it was enough to make a mess of the roads and nice clean cars. Now the nights are in the freezing temps and one has to leave a faucet trickling to keep from having frozen pipes.