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Old 11-13-2007, 09:36 PM
 
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Default little snow in colorado springs? (picture)

then whats this about?
is this the ONE day of snow they get? i was under the impression that colorado springs has atleast more than 20 days of snow THROUGHOUT the winter. is there any CITY like area where it snows like brekenridge or what not?
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Old 11-14-2007, 05:00 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Take a walk across my lawn and you will hear it crunch and the grass sigh as it's so dry.

That photo above is not the norm. The snow comes every so often and when it does, it's mostly melted by noon.

If you want snow like Breckenridge, you will have to find one of the mountain resorts or other mountain towns. Pretty simple. Heck even Woodland Park is devoid of snow most of the year. Colorado's Front Range just doesn't get that much snow. I refer you to look up the "Official Colorado Weather" thread on here, read it and please stop with your obsession. If you want snow, move up to the mountains. Colorado Springs, Denver, Ft. Collins and Pueblo are not going to give the snow lover what they want. One photo doesn't make it a place of a lot of snow.
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Old 11-14-2007, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I think a lot of folks from the midwest see climate reports with snow averages around 50-60" per year for front range cities and expect it to be snow like home. In reality, due to the intense sun and generally mild winter temps, a 6" snow will melt in no time in Colorado, where that same 6" might stick around for weeks to months in Wisconsin due to continued cold cloudy weather.
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Old 11-14-2007, 08:06 AM
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When was that picture taken?
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Old 11-14-2007, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Castle Rock, CO
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If you want a lot of snow in the front range, Monument is probably your best bet with an average 100->111" of snow annually.

Go up to the ski towns, and that number can double to nearly 200" or more ... places like Winter Park, Vail, Aspen, Steamboat Springs.

source: Western Regional Climate Center
Colorado Spring only gets around 40" annually ... and castle Rock 59" and Denver 54-59". The foothills towns of evergreen, idaho springs, bailey ... they get in the 70-80" range annually.
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Old 11-16-2007, 09:17 AM
 
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thanks for the answers
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Old 11-16-2007, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Castle Rock, CO
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Next week, we should all be getting our first taste of winter ... and yes, SNOW !!!

My tractor plow and snowblower awaits ... all chained up and ready to go!!
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Old 12-07-2007, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Castle Rock, CO
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You can thank me for this mild winter thus far. It's because I'm so ready for the snow ... that we won't hardly get any !!! Come on, I'm ready to play in it with my toys already !!!
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Old 12-07-2007, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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It isn't mild anymore. The military bases are doing early release due to bad road conditions. I'm out of here....
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Old 12-07-2007, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Monument,CO
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[quote]You can thank me for this mild winter thus far. It's because I'm so ready for the snow ... that we won't hardly get any !!! Come on, I'm ready to play in it with my toys already !!![/QUOTE
I replaced the belts in my blower and put up a snow fence in my yard. It really works...hardly any snow this year.
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