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Old 03-23-2013, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Originally Posted by McGowdog View Post
Clouds don't exactly follow the direction of ground wind. For whatever it's worth, this storm is pounding Pueblo and places east.
The low pressure went further south then predicted so there is a update!

I now forecast 3-6 inches of snow at my house as I already had 3 inches this morning.

At 10 am the NWS reported that Pueblo had heavy snow and fog reducing the visibility to less then 1 mile.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
1006 AM MDT SAT MAR 23 2013


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

* LOCATION...PUEBLO AND CROWLEY COUNTIES.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...A STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS COLORADO TODAY...BRINGING SNOW AND STRONG WINDS TO THE AREA.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES TODAY IN CROWLEY COUNTY AND MUCH OF PUEBLO COUNTY...BUT 3 TO 5 INCHES IN SOUTHERN AND SOUTHWEST PUEBLO COUNTY.

* WINDS...NORTH 30 TO 40 MPH CAUSING NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.

* IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS DUE TO A COMBINATION SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...POOR VISIBILITIES AND ICY...SNOW COVERED ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO TRAVEL IN THE ADVISORY AREA DURING THE TIME OF THE ADVISORY...LISTEN TO THE LATEST WEATHER FORECAST AND CONSIDER TRAVELING AT ANOTHER TIME OR BY ANOTHER ROUTE

 
Old 03-23-2013, 01:44 PM
 
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Nothing here, just stupid howling winds.
Howling winds AND much snow now in COLO SPGS, but it's getting brighter as the day proceeds.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:02 PM
 
Location: The 719
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This is the 1st punch of what we should see over the next couple of days.

Happy Spring!
 
Old 03-23-2013, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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Cold and WINDY in GJ, but no snow. As jazzlover wrote in another post, this is desiccating wind.
 
Old 03-23-2013, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Talking The Mini Blizzard of Spring 2013

Most people forget that March is our snowiest month of the year and April our second snowiest. That being said this storm took me by surprise and the NWS as they did not issues the advisory till early this morning after the snow started.

Here are some pictures:



This is Troy Ave on the east side of Pueblo just south of CSU Pueblo.



This is Highway 50 and Elizabeth by I-25 in the city of Pueblo.



This is Highway 50 still in the city. I was on my way to Pueblo West.



Highway 50 between Pueblo and Pueblo West. Near whiteout conditions.



Another picture of Highway 50 between Pueblo and Pueblo West.





This is highway 50 in Pueblo West
 
Old 03-24-2013, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Cool pix! Channel 9 in Denver said Louisville got 9.3 in by 2 PM yesterday. I can't find a total for later, though it's not likely to be more than another inch.
 
Old 03-24-2013, 08:12 AM
 
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In Mesa County, where storms like this in March I fondly refer to as the 50/50/50 syndrome (50 snowflakes, 50 raindrops, and 50 mile an hour winds), we only got the wind. Grr!
 
Old 03-24-2013, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Ned CO @ 8300'
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We ended up with just a skosh under a foot of snow yesterday. We've had flurries on and off today but now it seems to be snowing in earnest. I love it, but the 2 degree low this am was a bit harsh for late March!
 
Old 03-24-2013, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Sunny cool and HOWLING stupid winds. Of course everyone is burning fields and irrigation ditches so I get to enjoy a brown sky and the smell of smoke. Trees budding out, lawns turning green. What's "snow"?

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
200 PM MDT SUN MAR 24 2013

THE FOLLOWING ARE PRELIMINARY 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION REPORTS FROM
WESTERN COLORADO AND EASTERN UTAH, ENDING AROUND 9 AM SUNDAY. THE
FIRST VALUE IS RAINFALL OR WATER AMOUNTS IN SNOW, AND THE SECOND
VALUE IS SNOWFALL, WHEN APPROPRIATE. AMOUNTS ARE IN INCHES.


OFFICIAL CLIMATE STATIONS OF WESTERN COLORADO:

OURAY, 0.08, 1.1.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, 0.20, 5.2.

UNOFFICIAL STATIONS:

6 MILES SOUTH OF MESA, 0.05, 1.0.
COAL BANK PASS, 0.10, 1.0.
RED MOUNTAIN PASS, 0.40, 3.0.
3 MILES SOUTH OF RIDGWAY, 0.10, 1.3.
SILVERTON, 1.0.

Last edited by jim9251; 03-24-2013 at 02:35 PM..
 
Old 03-24-2013, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Centennial State
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Snow is what keeps Colorado partially alive. That and the people who live and visit Colorado of course.
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