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post #31 of 51
We just have the start of some flakes up here in Louisville. Went and got cat food so everyone should be able to last this one out.
post #32 of 51
You guys need to send it my way. We are just going to have rain the next few days. I want snow!
post #33 of 51
Isn't this weather though typical for CO?
post #34 of 51
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Originally Posted by halfpint View Post
It is cold here in So California and we had rain last night and now were getting the winds again, the rain I hate with a passion
I am in So. California too. It snowed here in January 1999. I wish it would snow again so I didn't have to go to work.. LOL The place I worked at in 1999 told me not to come in because of the snow.. People here do not know how to drive in the snow. LOL
post #35 of 51
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I just heard someone saying that when they were in the grocery store yesterday, they saw someone take a gallon of milk out of someone else's cart! I'm glad I don't have to fight those people at the store today!
Be safe! (and apparently, at the grocery store as well.....)

I visited Denver twice over the past 3 years and just absolutely fell in love with it. I would move there in a heartbeat. Just not this week.

Hope you and your family stay all warm and snuggly the next few days....
post #36 of 51
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever View Post
Isn't this weather though typical for CO?
I would say recently we only get one big snow every three years.

Heidi, it's been snowing a couple hours, but not sticking. But you can tell by the way it's falling that it means business. I'm having Gabe (DH) pick up our New Year's Eve champagne on his way home today. I'm pretty sure we won't be able to get anywhere on Saturday!
post #37 of 51
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever View Post
Isn't this weather though typical for CO?
Um, no. It's really not typical at all, especially not twice in 8 days. Colorado, and especially east of the mountains (Denver included) generally has a very mild, temperate climate. The mountains get a lot of snow, but the weather usually comes over the mountains, which lifts the snow up and over Denver. These last two, and the big one in 2003, are coming up from the Gulf of Mexico, mixing with arctic air, and wrapping around from the east/northeast. This butts the storm up against the mountains so it settles in to the front range and eastern plains of Colorado. They are actually starting to call this type of system a Colorado Low (according to someone who just recently completed Air Force Meteorology school ), where we get slammed but the rest of the country gets little or no snow.

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I visited Denver twice over the past 3 years and just absolutely fell in love with it. I would move there in a heartbeat. Just not this week.
I'll tell ya, dispite this type of storm, it would take a heck of a lot to drag me out of this state. I absolutely love it here!
post #38 of 51
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Originally Posted by valanhb View Post
Um, no. It's really not typical at all, especially not twice in 8 days. Colorado, and especially east of the mountains (Denver included) generally has a very mild, temperate climate. The mountains get a lot of snow, but the weather usually comes over the mountains, which lifts the snow up and over Denver. These last two, and the big one in 2003, are coming up from the Gulf of Mexico, mixing with arctic air, and wrapping around from the east/northeast. This butts the storm up against the mountains so it settles in to the front range and eastern plains of Colorado. They are actually starting to call this type of system a Colorado Low (according to someone who just recently completed Air Force Meteorology school ), where we get slammed but the rest of the country gets little or no snow.



I'll tell ya, dispite this type of storm, it would take a heck of a lot to drag me out of this state. I absolutely love it here!
What isn't typical is the two storms in a small period. But we've always have had blizzards come in every 3-4 years. The mayors of Denver tend to be voted out after a bad one. Currigan, McNichols were both voted out after a bad storm. Pena got a lot of flack when he sent the trash trucks into the residential areas to pack the snow down and they ended up with ruts 1 1/2 feet deep.

I have pictures of when I was small and we were playing in 2 feet of snow.

But I do love the weather here because we will warm up and all the snow will be gone.
post #39 of 51
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But I do love the weather here because we will warm up and all the snow will be gone.

Now that's what I'm talkin' about.
I was surprised when I went there and learned that Denver and the plains are not a constant "snowy tundra." And I love the idea of getting a ton of snow then having it melt away a day later! Best of both worlds!
post #40 of 51
Sending safety vibes, and pray you all get through the storm safe xx
post #41 of 51
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Well, holy moley it is definitely here! I came home from work at around 3:00. Our parking lot is at the bottom of a little slope and it took me 3 tries to get out of the lot. Thank goodness I actually know how to drive in this stuff.

It's the heavy, wet snow this time. Last week it was light and fluffy. Well, as light and fluffy as 30" of snow can be. They are now saying this one, in its two waves, will be as bad or worse than last week. Goodie! Denver's mayor is already telling people that if they don't have to go out tomorrow, please don't. Let the plows do their jobs, and keep the streets cleared so there aren't so many stranded cars.

The last time we had a 1-2 punch was in March of 1990, with 11" and then a week later 9". This one is obviously worse. We usually get maybe one of these every few years, like Jana said. But these big snows are definitely rare, as in not a regular occurrance. Most of the snow storms we get will only produce a couple of inches and be gone in a couple days. (That's what I meant by this not being normal for here. )
post #42 of 51
I would say we've had about 14" so far. And now it's blowing. Bleah!!

I have to wait until tomorrow to find out whether I'm expected to go to work. My poor hubby is out shoveling right now...I think I'll go join him!
post #43 of 51
Stay safe everyone. Don't go out unless you have to. I have a cousin in Pueblo. I received an email from her about the last storm. She said it was vary bad there also. It all makes me glad that I live in Hawaii. I hate snow- eight years in Northern Virginia showed me enough snow to last a loooong time.
post #44 of 51
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Stay safe everyone. Don't go out unless you have to. I have a cousin in Pueblo. I received an email from her about the last storm. She said it was vary bad there also. It all makes me glad that I live in Hawaii. I hate snow- eight years in Northern Virginia showed me enough snow to last a loooong time.
Ohhhhhhh Jean, isn't it nice there!? I lived on Oahu for 2 years back in the 80's, and although Christmas was strange, I loved your weather!!!
post #45 of 51
How is it looking today?? Stay safe all of you
post #46 of 51
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Originally Posted by valanhb View Post
Well, holy moley it is definitely here! I came home from work at around 3:00. Our parking lot is at the bottom of a little slope and it took me 3 tries to get out of the lot. Thank goodness I actually know how to drive in this stuff.

It's the heavy, wet snow this time. Last week it was light and fluffy. Well, as light and fluffy as 30" of snow can be. They are now saying this one, in its two waves, will be as bad or worse than last week. Goodie! Denver's mayor is already telling people that if they don't have to go out tomorrow, please don't. Let the plows do their jobs, and keep the streets cleared so there aren't so many stranded cars.

The last time we had a 1-2 punch was in March of 1990, with 11" and then a week later 9". This one is obviously worse. We usually get maybe one of these every few years, like Jana said. But these big snows are definitely rare, as in not a regular occurrance. Most of the snow storms we get will only produce a couple of inches and be gone in a couple days. (That's what I meant by this not being normal for here. )

I was watching TV this morning, and I heard the storm is continuing, but conditions have improved since last night. And...I heard the Denver airport is open this morning, which is really good news for travelers!!!

Heidi, you mentioned lots of cars being stranded. Do they declare "snow emergencies" in Colorado? Here in Minnesota, after we've had a blizzard they forbid parking on designated streets during certain hours so the plows can do a good job of removing the snow.

Stay safe guys, and I hope you are able to enjoy a day at home instead of going to work.
post #47 of 51
Yay! Snow day for me! We got 27" yesterday (on top of 34" from last week!) And there's at least one more wave to come through. I hope Heidi and Jana are ok - some people lost power - more up Jana's way, though. I'm gonna work on a project for work though, and it's much nicer to sit around in my pjs than going to work!
post #48 of 51
Thread Starter 
Wow Kim - that's a LOT of snow! We didn't get nearly that much here, though I couldn't tell you exactly how much we did get. I'm staying nice and warm inside. Gotta love the HOA that takes care of shovelling and plowing the parking lot.
post #49 of 51
Seriously, guys. Send some our way! We usually get buried under a foot or so one to three times a winter, with little intermittent accumulations here and there. This year, we got one wet, messy 6" dump and then nothing. In fact, it's been 40-50 degrees for the past 3 weeks! I LOVE the storms when they come through, but we usually only pass the 18" mark every few years.
post #50 of 51
Well, the last wave decided to go east and miss the metro area. There is a chance of snow tonight but the sun is out and the sky is that gorgeous blue we get here.

post #51 of 51
Thread Starter 
Beautiful pic, Jana! I will say this - it is absolutely gorgeous here when there is snow on the ground and the blue sky comes out again.

We went out tonight and we were amazed at the huge piles of snow in the parking lots. y544444,5t4 (Mojo didn't see them, but apparently wanted to comment LOL) Those piles will be around for months, most likely. I've never seen piles quite that big!
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