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Old 01-27-2013, 09:04 AM
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Location: Western Colorado
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Nice steady rain all day yesterday and last night. Very pleasant, and the temps have remained in the mid 30's. Everyplace around me has received from .5 to 1.5 inches of rain.

Old 01-27-2013, 04:24 PM
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Sunshine and 51 degrees, very nice afternoon. All the snow has melted.
Old 01-27-2013, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by CosmicWizard View Post
Sometime within the past few weeks I made a post in one of the Colorado threads about the bad air quality in Grand Junction during these commonly occurring inversions. I'm not surprised to hear that GJ has the 5th worse air quality in the USA. Bad as the air has been however, it seems rather tame compared to the orange/brown death cloud that used to hang over the Denver-Boulder area back in the early 70s. If Denver is not on current the list, then apparently they've done something effective to clean up the air quality over that way.
I've never spent a lot of time in GJ, but when I have I was always surprised at the crappy air. The other week when I went up past Powderhorn onto Grand Mesa looking back in my photos you can see the haze over GJ.

Denver's problems up to the 1980's was mostly related to the fact there was a lot of feedlots and agriculture pretty close into the city and when all of that cow crap and dust got stirred up and inverted you got the nasty haze. When all of that moved away from the city starting in the 1970's, it helped the air quality a lot.
Old 01-27-2013, 09:28 PM
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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The odd winter weather continues. Saturdays high was in the 60s then we had rain and it was in the 50s. Rain in Pueblo in January is almost unheard of let alone rain and in the 50s. Then today it was in the 60s again and at 5 it was still 63 degrees. This week has felt more like early summer then the coldest month of the year.
Old 01-28-2013, 08:32 AM
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Rain and 40 degrees this morning. But...

A strong winter storm will bring widespread snow in the mountains, and a mixture of rain and snow in the valleys. As the cold front moves into western Colorado, the rain and snow mixture in the valleys will change over to all snow. Significant snow accumulations are expected in the mountains with accumulations generally in the 8-16 inch range, but upwards to 2 feet of snow is expected in the San Juan mountains. Some valley locations could receive 2 to 6 inches, but the Durango and Pagosa Springs area could receive 6 to 12 inches. The snow will decrease late tonight, but pick up again on Tuesday afternoon. Routt county will see a prolonged period of snow that will last through Thursday
Old 01-28-2013, 08:56 AM
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KKCO, GJ's NBC affiliate, is probably my favorite station. Was watching it last night after the weather reports and noticed the conditions at the ski bases. As far as I'm concerned they weren't really anything to write home about regarding depth. The highest was Wolf Creek ski area with 53 inches. Usually at this time of the year there is a lot more than that.

They also got the word out about freezing rain, we certainly had THAT overnight. Roads are slick this morning, particularly the bridges. The forecast for later this week puts temperatures back at 25 for a high and 5 to 10 for a low.
Old 01-28-2013, 09:14 AM
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^ You can watch LOCAL news and weather? I envy you.
Old 01-28-2013, 09:24 AM
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This 4 day invasion of near normal temperatures has me totally spoiled. Not looking forward to another blast of single digit crap. Hopefully all of the precip in the valley will fall as rain. If there is no snow on the ground perhaps the development of yet another 2 week long inversion can be avoided. BTW, this warm spell brought the mean temp thru Jan 27 up to 12.44 degrees which is still an astonishing 13.33 BELOW normal. A few days ago it was more than 16 degrees below the norm. We may still be on track for one of the coldest Januarys on record in Grand Junction.

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Old 01-28-2013, 08:51 PM
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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CoS is looking for some of this snow or rain!
Old 01-29-2013, 09:22 AM
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Snow overnight, got an inch here. Paonia 5", Ridgway 4", Grand Mesa 12", Grand Junction half an inch, Montrose 1", Norwood 5". This was a wet snow with some decent moisture content.

A prolonged snowfall event is expected for the northern and central mountains of Colorado today through Thursday. Periods of snow, heavy at times, can be expected through this period in Steamboat, Vail and Aspen and the surrounding mountain ranges. Snow totals over this three day period will be in the 8 to 14 inch range in the lower elevations with 15 to 30 inches likely in the mountains north of Interstate 70. In the Vail and Aspen areas 12 to 24 inches of new snowfall can be expected. Colder air is also moving into the region with highs only in the single digits and teens expected above 9000 feet.
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