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Old 03-20-2013, 11:06 AM
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Location: Western Colorado
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Temperatures will be mild today ahead of an approaching storm system. Clouds will be on the increase today, with mountain snow developing later this afternoon into the evening. This storm system will impact the region through Thursday evening, bringing mountain snow and valley rain. Snow levels will start at 8500 to 9000 feet today, lowering to valley bottoms across the north tomorrow morning and to 8000 ft across the south. Snow amounts of 4 to 8 inches with locally higher amounts are expected in the western Colorado mountains. Unsettled conditions look to remain over the area through the weekend, with a return to unseasonably cool temperatures.

 
Old 03-22-2013, 09:37 AM
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Location: Western Colorado
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Another fast moving storm system will pass through the region this afternoon and tonight. Expect areas of snow to develop today over the mountains of western Colorado and northeast Utah with the heaviest snow falling across the northern and central mountains in western Colorado. This storm will produce up to 8 inches of new snow...with locally higher amounts possible across the Park and Gore Mountains near Steamboat Springs. Another storm brushes by the region Sunday night...with dry and warmer conditions returning to the area by early next week.
 
Old 03-22-2013, 08:57 PM
 
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^Translation: What is left of the waning 2012-2013 winter moisture season is frittering away with fleeting storms bringing limited moisture and a lot of desiccating wind. Some areas in southern Colorado's 7.000-9,000 ft. elevation range that I watch pretty closely had 2 feet of snow on ground two weeks ago (when 4 feet or more is normal) now have mostly bare ground, with soil moisture levels looking like early June, not late March. I'm absolutely praying for a near record-early start to the Southwest Monsoon, like by late May or early June, or we are going to have one humdinger of a fire season. As for irrigation water, most areas in Colorado are pretty much up the (dry) creek for that already.

And, not to put too fine a point on this, but one more dry winter like this, and there will be a lot of people looking to leave Colorado because of lack of water. I would be interested to see how the growth-lovers will try to explain away that massive f***up on their part.
 
Old 03-22-2013, 09:08 PM
 
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Another big snowfall forecast for the metro area and so far, looking like it won't materialize. But chin up! Nobody will leave due to drought. It's the age of denial. Las Vegas ran out of water (and money) years ago and people are still moving there. Texas is still booming. The price of everthing just inflates and they stop watering their sod. There's as many texmex food trucks and yuppie water parks as ever.
 
Old 03-22-2013, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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With the wind coming from the north Pueblo had no chance to see significant snow. The reason is the Palmer Divide is about 7,500 feet high and Pueblo sits at the bottom of the Arkansas Valley at 4,695 feet. So the wind has to drop about 2,300 feet and by doing so loses all the moisture. Once it starts going up again south and west of town the snow picks up. That is why the city can get no snow but the suburbs of Beulah Colorado city and Rye can see a lot.
 
Old 03-23-2013, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Centennial State
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Lafayette bordering Erie had at least 4-5 inches on the road on residential streets. Even with the plows (I only saw two this morning at around 4:30 AM MDT heading to work) out, people are driving way too close to the meridian. Please remember that even if you cannot see the lines there you need to stay on your side of the road.

I know with the pile up of snow on the road and slush at higher speeds the slush CAN make you lose control of your vehicle. However a double solid line is a double solid. Slow down if you have.
 
Old 03-23-2013, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Ned CO @ 8300'
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9 degrees and 9" of snow in the foothills west of Boulder. Must be springtime in the Rockies!
Reading early am snow reports, DIA reported 8" at 6 am so it seems to have "materialized" down there too.
Update: make that 8 degrees and 10" of snow. It is really coming down!

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Old 03-23-2013, 08:45 AM
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Nothing here, just stupid howling winds.
 
Old 03-23-2013, 08:58 AM
 
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Cheer up. We are even getting snow in Security-Widefield. Not an inch yet, but even a little bit of snow is cause for celebration in my neighborhood. I'm originally from Norhern Illinois, so I sometimes miss the lush green yards, and many trees. One thing I don't miss at all is the humidity and excessive pollens we had there.
 
Old 03-23-2013, 11:00 AM
 
Location: The 719
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Originally Posted by Josseppie View Post
With the wind coming from the north Pueblo had no chance to see significant snow.
Clouds don't exactly follow the direction of ground wind. For whatever it's worth, this storm is pounding Pueblo and places east.
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