I just finished a 150+ mile round trip from Boulder to get Dillon, CO and Cheesman Reservoir USHCN sites in addition to the Boulder NIST/NOAA site.
Cheesman had recently been flooded due to heavy runof from forest fire, the roads were mudpits, and even with 4WD I rented couldn’t get there before sunset. So gave up and returned to hotel at DIA for flight out tomorrow.
Had Vietnamese food with Pielke’s group last night, and that didn’t help my day either. I’m pretty toasted. But it was a heckofa good day even so.
So I’m signing off for a couple days for travel back home and some R&R.
The good news; While driving back on US285 I had another citizen science project idea to disprove Parker’s 2004 and 2006 papers essentially saying “UHI is minimal or doesn’t exist”, which I believe is unsupportable. I think it will work. Got to mull it over. Check back in a day or two. Pictures and presentation coming when I get back to normal schedule.