We went to the annual Prescott Az Whiskey Row Off-Road bike race Fat Tire Criterium where mountain bikes race in the downtown streets near the courthouse. Lots of fun. This event is infamous for bad weather, we had a cold and windy evening. Last year there was snow and sleet.
I was out looking for photos of the breeding pair of Swainson’s hawks that nest near our home. A fire truck and then an ambulance came racing past, lights flashing and sirens screaming on Scott Drive. This happens several time each day on average. There are multiple retirement developments, assisted livings, and nursing homes in the immediate area.
This morning the cars were covered in ice. Last night we had a ferocious windstorm here, items flew off the front porch (a first for us) and the patio furniture scattered around the back yard. There were power outages and road closures in Prescott Valley. A friend at YHS who lives in Pauldin said her power was out and the temperature in her house got down to 38 degrees. Our electricity stayed on, thankfully.