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Old 12-22-2011, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Ned CO @ 8300'
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Cute pup vfrpilot! I bet he/she loves the snow.

I just came inside from refilling birdfeeders while DH plows the driveway. The snow is way above my knees in some places.

I checked snow reports, the most I have seen is 36" near Pinecliffe (top of Coal Creek Canyon):
1020 AM HEAVY SNOW 3 SE PINECLIFFE 39.90N 105.39W
12/22/2011 M36.0 INCH JEFFERSON CO CO-OP OBSERVER

Last edited by Neditate; 12-22-2011 at 11:12 AM.. Reason: add info

 
Old 12-22-2011, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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^ Now that is a cool pic. A little slice of dog heaven!
 
Old 12-22-2011, 01:46 PM
 
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Instead of all of the hype about "how much here, or how much there?", how about we all just take some deep breaths and enjoy it. Here is my favorite tune to enjoy while watching the white stuff come down.


Doris Day - Snowfall - YouTube
 
Old 12-22-2011, 02:18 PM
 
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I thoroughly enjoyed this thread – especially the pictures – thanks for sharing. During my time I lived Cleveland ( east side ), Grand Rapids, Denver, Columbus and Nashville. Cleveland and Grand Rapids both get the Snowbelt lake effect snow. The fronts move from west to east – picking up moisture going over the lakes and dumping large amounts of snow on a regular basis. Schools would be canceled if we got a foot or more. Everyone was just used to it – no big deal. Once I was snowed into a hospital for a week. I washed a lot of dishes – it was all I could do to help out. Columbus is 150 miles south. You wouldn’t think so but it makes a huge difference. If we get anything more than 2 inches everything is cancelled. No one knows how to drive in snow and every one panics. In Nashville – once in a blue moon there actually is some snow. What is funny is that the weather people will forecast snow 3 or 4 times a year. Everything is cancelled because of the forecast – the snow doesn’t need to happen – just the forecast. Denver had less snow then Cleveland and Grand Rapids but still a lot. I lived in Denver in the early 1980s. What was unique was at that time Denver used no salt on the roads. Ohio and Michigan salt their roads. Driving in a Denver snow was much more dangerous. It was very difficult to control your vehicle – especially going down a hill. It was almost impossible to stop. The good news was that cars didn’t rust out. Is it still the practice in Colorado not to use salt? – just curious.
 
Old 12-22-2011, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Ever since I saw her in Calamity Jane I've been in love with Doris Day. And I am enjoying the snow here, been playing in it with my niece.
 
Old 12-22-2011, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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The good news was that cars didn’t rust out. Is it still the practice in Colorado not to use salt? – just curious.
Mag chloride, plows, and sun. No salt.
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Clay Center, KS
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:20 PM
 
Location: The 719
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Some Colorado City pics;







 
Old 12-22-2011, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Question Gridlock in Pueblo due to snow

msev,

Great pictures of the Broadmore in the snow. I really liked the last one as its a chamber of commerce picture in my opinion.

Mcgowdog,

Great pictures of the snow in Colorado City.

In Pueblo tonight the snow picked back up just in time for rush hour. It was really odd as the snow developed right over Pueblo then moved east. Since it was rush hour I was getting off work and decided to see what the snow and traffic was like out to Pueblo West.

This is what I found:



First this is the radar showing how the snow was over Pueblo during rush hour.



This is highway 50 west just past I-25 in the city of Pueblo.



In this picture you can see the traffic backed up down and up the hill. This is Highway 50 west at Pueblo Blvd.



This is highway 50 west between Pueblo and Pueblo West. Normally you can see the lights from Pueblo West but with the snow and fog you are unable to in this picture.

Now for people who don't know while Denver and Colorado Springs have traffic like this at rush hour in Pueblo it is unusual. Yes it does happen but its not a every day occurrence and why when I saw it had to take a picture of it.
 
Old 12-22-2011, 09:39 PM
 
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Mag chloride, plows, and sun. No salt.
Magnesium chloride IS a salt. It is mined from the mud flats of the Great Salt Lake in Utah.
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