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Old 12-19-2012, 10:22 AM
 
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I just shovelled about 3 and a half inches out of my driveway in Grand Junction. The temp was still about 35 when the snow began last nite, so the bottom layer stuck to the driveway, and made the broom method ineffective. Had to push it off with a snow shovel.

 
Old 12-19-2012, 10:23 AM
 
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Yep, pretty much a normal December snow event. From what I've seen, the snow is pretty dry, as well--also typical for December. Typical Colorado snow is about 1/10" of precpititation for each 1" of a snow, somewhat wetter than that in late winter and spring. The unofficial totals for this snowfall are pretty much at below that 10:1 ratio.

Ironically, I was scheduled to drive over Red Mountain, Molas, and Coal Bank on US550 this morning, but the folks I was scheduled to meet with on business decided that this storm was too much for them to drive in. One was an ex-Californian. It figures.
 
Old 12-19-2012, 10:48 AM
 
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jazzlover wrote: Ironically, I was scheduled to drive over Red Mountain, Molas, and Coal Bank on US550 this morning, but the folks I was scheduled to meet with on business decided that this storm was too much for them to drive in. One was an ex-Californian. It figures.

Sounds like a pretty smart person to me, and even you would have to agree. You often write about the out of state idiots with no winter driving experience making the roads dangerous. Obviously, this person has the good sense to recognize that he or she is not comfortable in the current road conditions and begged out of the meeting, yet you manage to sneak in a disparaging remark anyway. You can't have it both ways!

And what does being from California have to do with it. I imagine there are some oldtime Californians who live in the Lake Tahoe area who have even greater winter driving experience than you do.

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Old 12-19-2012, 10:58 AM
 
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jazzlover wrote: Ironically, I was scheduled to drive over Red Mountain, Molas, and Coal Bank on US550 this morning, but the folks I was scheduled to meet with on business decided that this storm was too much for them to drive in. One was an ex-Californian. It figures.

Sounds like a pretty smart person to me, and even you would have to agree. You often write about the out of state idiots with no winter driving experience making the roads dangerous. Obviously, this person has the good sense to recognize that he or she is not comfortable in the current road conditions and begged out of the meeting, yet you seem to let it ruffle your feathers anyway. You can't have it both ways! And what does being from California have to do with it. I imagine there are some oldtime Californians who live in the Lake Tahoe area who have even greater winter driving experience than you do.
The person I was talking about is from LA. You're right, he shouldn't be driving where he can't "cut it," but he was coming from the south and could have made it to where we he wa going without hitting any snow at all. He just wussed out. Oh, well, it saved me some winter weather "winshield time"--though I will get to do it later.
 
Old 12-19-2012, 11:04 AM
 
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jazzlover wrote: The person I was talking about is from LA. You're right, he shouldn't be driving where he can't "cut it," but he was coming from the south and could have made it to where we he wa going without hitting any snow at all. He just wussed out. Oh, well, it saved me some winter weather "winshield time"--though I will get to do it later.

Crazy assessment in my mind, but you are most welcome to your perception. To my way of thinking, recognizing and accepting ones limitation is a sign of intelligence. It has nothing to do with wussing out. Wussing out is typical of the terminology used by someone who can only feel good about themself by disparaging another person.
 
Old 12-19-2012, 11:22 AM
 
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Hoping the winter weather isn't too bad today. I heard there are blizzard warnings in effect. I'm scheduled to fly into DIA this evening! Never a dull moment.
 
Old 12-19-2012, 11:32 AM
 
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delta.....Have a safe, enjoyable holiday journey!
 
Old 12-19-2012, 11:37 AM
 
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delta.....Have a safe, enjoyable holiday journey!
Thanks Cosmic! It's snowing here in Oregon too. Hopefully we will at least get a white Christmas out of this!
 
Old 12-19-2012, 12:01 PM
 
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Well in SE Colorado the snow is coming down sideways.

The roads are icy and treacherous.

If you aren't home, get there safe and wait this thing out.



On Channel 5 KOAA they call this 1 to 2 inches.
 
Old 12-19-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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Delta07 wrote: Thanks Cosmic! It's snowing here in Oregon too. Hopefully we will at least get a white Christmas out of this!

On the weather report last nite, the weather guy mentioned the possibility of another snowstorm on 12/24-25. That would be a nice treat! It's been at least 3 or 4 years since it snowed on Christmas Day in Grand Junction
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