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Old 03-30-2013, 07:06 PM
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HOWLING winds the past few days. Rain showers scattered about this evening, light snow on the Grand Mesa and the San Juans. Hopefully it'll rain enough to knock some of this dreadful pollen and dust down here, but I doubt it.

 
Old 03-30-2013, 07:26 PM
 
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Wink A primer on Delta & Ridgway

For two places not all that far apart, amazing how different Delta and Ridgway can be.

Some of the differences (in no particular order or exact truth ):
Wind
in Delta: howling and always nasty
in Ridgway: if at all then a salubrious breeze

Rain
Delta: never enough
Ridgway: as if a blessing from God

Snow
Delta: soon a brown gunk in the gutters
Ridgway: as a white winter enchantment

Dust
Delta: all enveloping and covering
Ridgway: remains on the ground as it should

Pollen
Delta: seemingly designed to assault every sense
Ridgway: something the bees like, and that's it

There may be a few points I overlooked.
 
Old 03-30-2013, 07:50 PM
 
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It's not so much the distance between them, but rather the elevation that accounts for the climatic differences between those two locations.

Delta: 4953

Ridgway: 6985
 
Old 03-30-2013, 08:28 PM
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Same as Delta and Cedaredge. A few miles apart but 2,000 feet difference in elevation is a lot. Friends there told me they had "several feet of snow" when here, nothing. Temperature is always cooler up there too. To cool off if I didn't want to drive all the way up to the mesa, I would drive to the Aspen Trails Campground above Cedaredge for ice cream and lunch in the cooler air.
 
Old 04-03-2013, 02:31 PM
 
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Beautiful 7" of snowfall yesterday in my neck of the woods.
Lovely skiing this morning.
 
Old 04-03-2013, 02:59 PM
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Snow? Stupid howling winds yesterday evening, dark clouds, really cooled off. Zero rain, zero snow, nothing. Today sunshine and about 60.
 
Old 04-04-2013, 07:31 PM
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A ridge of high pressure will be overhead today, bringing warm and dry weather. A series of disturbances in westerly flow will cause unsettled conditions Friday through early next week. Periods of showers including high mountain snow are anticipated along with a gradual downturn in temperatures. Breezy afternoons are also expected during this unsettled period
 
Old 04-06-2013, 09:32 AM
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Another wave will move across the area this afternoon and evening bringing some clouds, rainshowers, and thunderstorms. The big story though is the area of low pressure off the coast of British Columbia that will start dropping to the southeast today. By Monday, widespread precipitation is expected ahead of the cold front depicted for all mountainous terrain and maybe some northern valleys. This unsettled weather will continue through early Wednesday morning. After that, two more disturbances are expected Thursday evening and again Friday evening.
 
Old 04-06-2013, 09:58 AM
 
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Another wave will move across the area this afternoon and evening bringing some clouds, rainshowers, and thunderstorms. The big story though is the area of low pressure off the coast of British Columbia that will start dropping to the southeast today. By Monday, widespread precipitation is expected ahead of the cold front depicted for all mountainous terrain and maybe some northern valleys. This unsettled weather will continue through early Wednesday morning. After that, two more disturbances are expected Thursday evening and again Friday evening.
You know how bad the drought really is when what would be normally unremarkable common weather events become noteworthy (and sorely needed).
 
Old 04-07-2013, 09:30 AM
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Another minor disturbance, will move across Colorado and Utah this afternoon bringing another chance for some rainshowers and thunderstorms. The closed low just off the Pacific Northwest coast will start dropping southeast today along with a strong cold front causing inclement weather Monday through Wednesday. Snow will overspread the area late Monday night through Wednesday with all mountainous terrain seeing snow accumulations with some valleys also possibly seeing some snow. Also, the pressure gradient will tighten up causing winds of 35 to 40 mph with gusts possibly reaching 60 mph over the eastern Uintas and northwestern Colorado. These winds mixed with snowfall may create blizzard conditions so a blizzard watch has been issued for those areas. Most mountainous terrain have winter weather watches in place valid from Monday evening through Tuesday evening. Snow accumulations of 8 to 12 inches are possible with locally higher amounts expected.

. Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Monday evening
through Tuesday afternoon...

* timing... snow is expected to start falling Monday afternoon
and continue through late Tuesday. The heaviest snow should
fall Monday night through early Tuesday morning.

* Snow accumulation... 8 to 16 inches with locally higher amounts
along north facing slopes.

* Snow level... lowering to the valley floors by Monday evening.

* Winds... becoming north to northeast 20 to 30 mph with gusts to
near 50 mph possible.

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