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Old 10-12-2013, 03:14 PM
 
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It snowed in September in Denver back in the '80s and I remember a DJ on the local station say: "I'm going to walk out of this studio, pick up my show shovel and start heading south. When I hear someone ask what that funny looking shovel is for, that's where I'll settle."
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Old 10-12-2013, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Black Forest, CO
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Yeah, if the volume of rain we had is a prediction of the amount of snow to come this winter, watch out!

I have lived here for about 20 years, and it seems like winter is never the same two years in a row. Never know what to expect.
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Old 10-12-2013, 03:35 PM
 
Location: OC, CA
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As mentioned the Palmer Divide gets it pretty bad, so if you are living in Monument and commuting north several days out of year you are going to have a problem.

The biggest thing with the Springs is the wind so you can having blowing snow and wind at once. We only hit -10, 1-3 days a year in Denver Metro and the Springs, and because it's very dry it feels like +20 F .
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Old 10-12-2013, 04:20 PM
 
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A cheap snow shovel is rarely needed. Gloves/hat/good shoes. Electric blanket. Emergency kit in your car for getting stranded in a blizzard (very unlikely, but could happen).
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It kind of depends on where you live. I live up on the Palmer Divide and we get hammered up here with snow and wind a few times a year. I use a cheap plastic snow shovel to remove snow from the porch and deck. I have a pretty heavy duty snow thrower for my driveways (2 driveways at 400 feet each) which often get huge 4+ foot drifts. Often if you have a light snow, you can just clear the driveway or sidewalks with a push broom. In the car, you will need a scraper for the windshield with a brush (be sure to clear both your windshields and your headlights and brake lights so other drivers can see you). Keep your gas tank at least 1/2 full if snow is expected in case you get stuck or have to detour. Also, get the kind of windshield fluid that is for winter and does not freeze.
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Old 10-12-2013, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I live a little south of Colorado Springs, some years there's more snow than others, but being born in Ohio
I'd say it's more of a "fluffy" snow than a "wet" snow like I remember as a child in Youngstown. I too came
here from California, San Diego County, and it is a lot colder in the winters, but I do like Colorado.
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Old 10-12-2013, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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-20!!! I am just about to close on a house in Peyton. How often do you see those temperatures? What heat source do you use? I bet the heating bills are going to be astronomical. Do they plow the roads there?
I estimate approximently 7-14 days of below zero weather, mostly at night, not necessarily all at once. A run of 5 nights, or 3 nights at a stretch is most common, primarily Jan-Feb, sometimes in Dec.
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:09 PM
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Location: Manitou Springs
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Move to Colorado springs, they said! It'll be dry, they said! It never rains here, they said!

You won't need a shovel, they said!


LOL ... but it was really, really dry for a very long time. Really. It was. And hot, too. Honest.
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:17 PM
 
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It kind of depends on where you live. I live up on the Palmer Divide and we get hammered up here with snow and wind a few times a year. I use a cheap plastic snow shovel to remove snow from the porch and deck. I have a pretty heavy duty snow thrower for my driveways (2 driveways at 400 feet each) which often get huge 4+ foot drifts. Often if you have a light snow, you can just clear the driveway or sidewalks with a push broom. In the car, you will need a scraper for the windshield with a brush (be sure to clear both your windshields and your headlights and brake lights so other drivers can see you). Keep your gas tank at least 1/2 full if snow is expected in case you get stuck or have to detour. Also, get the kind of windshield fluid that is for winter and does not freeze.
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Downtown Co Sps
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Just throwing this out there because it's a snow related thread and people have mentioned not really needing a shovel...

I really appreciate the people who shovel their sidewalks!! An inch or so, no biggy. But if its 3"+, get off yer fanny and shovel your walk!

If you live in an area that people don't walk around I can see not doing it. But downtown? Just seems like the proper thing to do, but who am I?
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:43 PM
 
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I think legally, you're supposed to clear snow off your sidewalks within 24 hours. A lot of times it is already melted by then or people figure it is so slight that they don't bother. But yes, it is a common courtesy and you should do it in a reasonable time frame given varying conditions.
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