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Old 10-05-2008, 12:48 PM
 
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Weather sites mentioned earlier will tell you all you need to know about annual precipitation in a particular area, but bottom line is, if you're afraid of snow and cold weather, it's probably best not move here. Just drive to Julian or Big bear if you want to experience 'winter'.
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:27 AM
 
Location: 80904 West siiiiiide!
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Yeah, i'm from the snowbelt of northeast Ohio. I can tell you for fact that the snow in Colorado doesn't hold a candle to the stuff we got in the midwest.

It's usually dry and fluffy. Not that heavy wet, snowman making material.
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:15 PM
 
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The Springs gets a little ice in the winter but alot of snow isn't a real concern. If you live on the Eastside of town you do get alot snow drifts. But on the Westside it is pretty mellow on snow fall just you usually get some ice in the same places every year. Just remember if there is a shadow most of the day in a certain area then that is where there is going to be some black ice at.
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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But when a genuine blizzard comes, be ready to hunker down for 24 - 48 hours or so. We didn't have a blizzard this past winter, but the year before there were many!
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:58 PM
 
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You are right if a blizzard comes thru you will be a home for a while but the snow never lasts long in the Springs. And I drive a Subaru so I didn't get stuck at home the year before.
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Old 10-08-2008, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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You are right if a blizzard comes thru you will be a home for a while but the snow never lasts long in the Springs. And I drive a Subaru so I didn't get stuck at home the year before.

And during a blizzard it's best to wait it out no matter what you drive! Streets will get clear soon enough.
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Old 10-08-2008, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I cant wait for our first one this season!! I take that back...I am loving our fall colors!
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Old 10-09-2008, 01:26 AM
 
Location: westside
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And during a blizzard it's best to wait it out no matter what you drive! Streets will get clear soon enough.
That is true but downtown they don't clean our roads as fast as some of the other areas. And if the roads aren't closed by the city then it is a good time to take a trip snowboarding! But watch out because it seems like if there just a little bit of snow on the ground some people freak out or don't take enough caution when driving in it.
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:14 AM
 
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Default you're right!

It snows a lot in Colorado. Stay in California!
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:57 AM
 
Location: 80904 West siiiiiide!
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I'm not afforded the option to just stay home if it snows. I'll get fired if I don't show up for work. They don't give a damn what the weather is outside.
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