From the Denver Post, “Miller moths prompt crash, explosion in Colorado Springs“
A vehicle driven by a teenager Tuesday night veered off of the side of the road, slammed into a tree and exploded into flames apparently because of miller moths, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department.
This story might sound silly that someone could be distracted by a few moths. But Albuquerque has had the same plague of miller moths and I could imagine there were so many moths that it looked like a snow storm.
I first read the article on December 6th from azcentral.com “New Mexico couple missing after leaving Chandler” where Dana and Elizabeth Davis went missing driving from Chandler, AZ to Albuquerque, NM along US60. It’s something that caught my attention because I have driven that path many times.
On December 9th the news was not good as azcentral.com com followed up “New Mexico man recounts mountain ordeal that took life of wife“. On their way back they took a side trip to a “wildlife refuge near Socorro, N.M” which I assume is the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge and in the process got lost and ended up on a forest road in a snow storm and got stuck. They were trapped for 5 days and eventually decided to walk out but Elizabeth didn’t survive the walk out.
We are getting a nice steady snow fall in Rio Rancho today. Still debating weather I’m heading to Sandia Peak for some skiing today (I’m definitely going tomorrow).
What a better way to start spring in New Mexico than with a snow storm. It’s actually coming down pretty good right now. It’s not sticking though, and it’s barley making the ground wet.
Talk about bizarre weather.
Another snow storm has come through today and it’s coming down good. I had to drive in it this morning and are reminded why I bought four wheel drive. Of course, four wheel drive does give more control, it does not have keep you from stopping. Even with the four wheel drive I was slipping and sliding around.
I’m staying home for the rest of the day.
[Update 12/29/06 10:07 PM] I can’t believe it, its still snowing! Its been snowing non stop all day, I’ve got about 6 inches of the white stuff on my driveway. A freind called an said he was stuck in Las Vegas when his plane was diverted, earliest he will be here will be sunday.
[Update 12/30/06 12:18 AM] Apparently this is the most snow thats fallen at once in the Albuquerque area. It’s still snowing and has been since yesterday morning. Were looking at another 12-18 hours.