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Boulder’s Thunder Snow: A Rare and Spectacular Weather Event Local to Boulder

March 24th, 2024

Living in Boulder, Colorado means being no stranger to extreme weather, but one phenomenon stands out as particularly awe-inspiring: thunder snow. This rare and dramatic event combines the intensity of a thunderstorm with the serene beauty of falling snow, creating a spectacle that captivates all who witness it. Understanding the science and experiencing the wonder of thunder snow is a unique privilege for residents of Boulder and a reminder of the astonishing power of nature. The Science Behind Thunder Snow Thunder snow occurs when a layer of warm air is sandwiched between two layers of cold... Read More

Cold Plunging: What’s the Skinny?

February 10th, 2024
walrus, winter swimming, hardening

You’ve probably heard of cold plunging, the wellness trend that involves jumping into ice water for a few minutes. Sounds crazy, right? Well, not so fast. There’s actually some science behind this practice, and it might have some surprising benefits for your health and well-being. But before you grab your swimsuit and head to the Boulder Creek, here are some things you should know. Take the Plunge into Type-2 Fun Type II Fun refers to experiences that are hard or difficult in the moment but beneficial (and fun) in the long-run or in retrospect. While cold plunging may be uncomfortable (excruciating?)... Read More

Five Tips to Warm Up Your Winter Dating Strategy!

February 4th, 2024
snowboots and ice-skates

Winter is not a fun time to date.  On the coldest of days you might not feel like going anywhere or doing anything.  You’re bundled up in your warmest, perhaps least sexy-feeling clothes and have hat hair.  So how do you break out of the winter dating funk? Here are some tips to make your winter dating experience a little brighter. Tell your friends.  Don’t be afraid to ask for help from those who love you. There’s a feeling of trust that comes from meeting your friends’ friends. It can be scary to tell people that you’re looking for love, but 39% of people report meeting their mate... Read More

COLD COLD COLD

January 15th, 2024
Dog Wearing Crochet Scarf With Fringe While Sitting on Snow Selective Focus Photography

We’ve been talking about  Boulder “cold” for days. NOW it is going to get really cold! Is “cold” reality or merely clothing? Is cold a matter of degrees on a thermometer or is it something more? Stay WARM! Keep your family WARM! May the wind be over your port bow, and may your sunscreen be thick. AND may your down jacket be warm <G>  Read More

Buff’s Boulder Bitter Cold Better With Proper Preparation

January 15th, 2024

Even the bitter cold is a beautiful thing on the Boulder Flatirons.These BUFFS demonstrate that it is a matter of clothing, not temperature to be comfortable. Then the view can be enjoyed. BUFFS Of Boulder Bask In The COLD Morning Light Wearing Proper Winter Clothing Dressing for extra-cold weather is not an accident. There is a method to being warm. Here are  concrete things that will keep you safe and warm. Dressing appropriately for temperatures below zero degrees Fahrenheit is crucial for safety and comfort. Here’s a list of suggestions: Layering: This is key for retaining body... Read More

COLD Waxing Crescent Moon

January 13th, 2024
closeup photography of crescent moon

Our COLD night, if clear, will reveal a waxing crescent moon. “Waxing” meaning it is growing larger as the earth lets the sun hit more of the moon’s surface.  Whether the moon is waxing like now, or “waning,” growing smaller, it can be a “gibbous” moon, or a moon in between sliver and full. There is Something Special About a Sliver Moon! While Not Having The Spectacle Of The Full Moon, The Sliver Is Elegant. Perhaps A Sliver Moon, Perhaps Tonight! The silver winter moon, a celestial marvel, reigns supreme in the cold, crystalline night sky. It’s... Read More

COLD BOULDER and GETTING COLDER

January 12th, 2024

We in Boulder are coming into one of our winter cold snaps. Time for precautions! Both our homes and our bodies need to stay warm. Our road will get slick, and our Mall will be open! So simply enjoy and do not fall! The Flatirons Show The Cold In Their Winter Lighting At Sundown It is time to pay attention to preparation for avoiding road hazards and house freezes.  Read More

Why Am I Always Cold?

January 11th, 2024

If you’ve ever worked in a cube farm, you know the difficulty of establishing a temperature that suits everyone.  As someone who was cold natured, I frequently wore a sweater in the office on sweltering August days. Now that I work from home, I have complete control of the environmental temperature in my work space. While there are factors that influence how cold natured you are, such as low body fat, being cold could be a symptom of a health condition.  The most common condition that causes one to feel cold is anemia. Anemia is a blood disorder caused by a shortage of red blood cells,... Read More

Boulder Winter Rodent Repellant Recommendations

January 7th, 2024
a small rodent sitting inside of a black cup

  It’s that time of year again. In Boulder, we have a confluence of factors which drive mice into our homes. While mice are cute rodents and serve many purposes, joining us as uninvited house guests is not a purpose that many of us are fond of. Party crashers and not friends with invitations are motivated by the plummeting temperatures of winter in the Rockies to move into the house. Cute or not, they are absolutely not welcome. Underlying principles: Avoid poison, avoid torture. What is he talking about??? Many mouse repellent strategies present other problems which are perhaps worse... Read More

A Brief, Chaotic History of the Flagstaff Star

December 24th, 2023

Imagine, getting back from a long day in Denver. It’s cold, it’s dark, and there’s some minor evening traffic. Then, you ascend the final hill towards Boulder, and you’re greeted by the bright shape of a star on the mountains. That’s the moment I wait for every November. During Veteran’s Day last week, the star began its annual winter residency in Boulder. The star is an important symbol, and no Boulder winter is complete without the giant glowing shape on Flagstaff Mountain. It provides a little extra light in a season when days are shorter and nights... Read More