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Old 12-07-2011, 09:07 AM
 
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I know winter just started but It seems like it's been exceptionally warm so far (excluding the last couple days). Has this been a usual winter so far?
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:33 AM
 
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Actually, I think it's been unusually cold so far. With last weeks temps in the low digits and even below 0, it's been my experience that it's not typically this cold, this early on.

Last year we did get a week of really frigid temps, (below 0), but that was between Christmas and the New Year.

The week of Christmas, my Dad, sister, and I took a drive up to Rampart Resevoir and it was beautiful...warm, sunny...etc.
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:21 AM
 
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It's been cold as crap the last week or so. Thanksgiving it was 70 though. Even if Pikes Peak was open, it would be impossible to enjoy it. You would need a snowcat, some sherpas, and lots of soup. It would be like 10 below with wind chills approaching fifty below and everyone would die.
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Old 12-07-2011, 01:53 PM
 
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Tks for the laugh!!
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Old 12-07-2011, 06:33 PM
 
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Its a little early for those cold temps!
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:47 PM
 
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It is early for these temps!
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:06 AM
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It was warmer in Denver, and downright balmy in the Springs, when I was there at Thanksgiving. Got back to Tucson, and immediately needed a parka, which I no longer own. We had a bunch of snow in the foothills which shut the city down, much to the joy of the school kids....wusses....
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:36 AM
 
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It isn't early or late - cold snaps like this happen in November or December most years, but people mark them as unusual because they are snaps - they are lower than our average temperatures, and then things go back to normal. Same thing for unusually high temps - they're not that unusual, they're just not average. Got it?
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:23 AM
 
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I would go to Helen Hunt Falls, and see the falls there iced over with the water rushing under... haven't seen 'em this year but it's typical to see it like that.
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