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Old 12-13-2012, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Josseppie wrote: After the start in the winter season we had I will be glad to have a normal December weather pattern.

IF the temperatures and the precipitation would stay close to the long term norms, the weather would be rather delightful, but the derivation of the long term norms include the sometime dramatic swings over the years. Obviously, during the last year especially, we've been simultaneously mired in a swing to the dry side and a swing to the warm/hot side. Unless we really have entered a new normal of hot and dry, we'll have a prolonged spell of cold and wet at some point in the future.
I like weather extremes. Last summer Pueblo had a bunch of days above 100 including one day when it was 111 unoffically in downtown. Now I would like to see cold and snowy days including a few days with the high below 0 and lows around -30.

 
Old 12-13-2012, 03:43 PM
 
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If that happens, let us hope that the -30 is limited to your neck of the woods.
 
Old 12-13-2012, 10:01 PM
 
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Finally a real storm! Who's up to driving Red Mountain Pass tomorrow?
 
Old 12-14-2012, 12:31 PM
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Location: Western Colorado
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So far this morning Durango has almost 7" of snow, Silverton over 4". The NWS said a large area of moisture is heading into western Colorado and we should really get hammered with snow. I hope so.
 
Old 12-14-2012, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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^

Good for you! The eastern plains are getting snow as well but it looks like this storm will miss most of the Pueblo MSA.
 
Old 12-14-2012, 03:10 PM
 
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Here in Grand Junction, I noticed a couple drops/flakes on my windshield driving home from Golds Gym an hour ago, but not enough to make the windshield wet.
 
Old 12-14-2012, 08:56 PM
 
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Finally a real storm! Who's up to driving Red Mountain Pass tomorrow?
I drive it all the time, year-round, so . . .
 
Old 12-15-2012, 12:06 AM
 
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I drive it all the time, year-round, so . . .
To be honest, I love driving it during a storm. I know it's dangerous... but everyone does dangerous things, this is how i get my thrill. I consider you lucky Jazz to be able to drive it so often.
 
Old 12-15-2012, 08:58 AM
 
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To be honest, I love driving it during a storm. I know it's dangerous... but everyone does dangerous things, this is how i get my thrill. I consider you lucky Jazz to be able to drive it so often.
If you want to drive dangerous, hey go for it. So long as I'm a thousand feet behind you and not coming up on you going the opposite direction. I've been on that road a few dozen times myself since 1968 and rule #1 is watch the road first, watch the pull off spots where you can SAFELY get off and back on the road where you have good vision, and THEN look at the mountains, stretch your legs, take pictures, etc. I've had several close calls on that road including one time when one guy in a rag top Jeep was taking his half out of the middle going through the snowshed, just a few miles south of Ouray. What was I driving, going in the other direction? A two ton flatbed hauling construction supplies.

I know several people in the Durango area, I lived there myself in 1968-9. There is a phrase I've heard those people use when an accident has occured on the road. They simply say "One went off."

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Old 12-15-2012, 10:01 AM
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Location: Western Colorado
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Well .05" of rain here. No snow. pfft.
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