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Old 09-10-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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I know its still summer, and it certainly has been a long one, but next weeks forecast is pointing towards a winter like storm hitting Colorado. Being this early in the season it will probably be mainly in the higher elevations but I wouldn't be surprised to see a few flakes fall in the valleys. It looks like summer might go out with a bang.
What are your thoughts?
Any predictions for winter 12/13?

 
Old 09-10-2012, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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It's not an official prediction, but we need a ton of snow in the mountains for many reasons, especially after this bad summer we've had
 
Old 09-10-2012, 12:56 PM
 
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Last time I saw a long term forecast on accuweather.com, IRC, they were predicting an above average snowfall for this winter in Colorado.
 
Old 09-10-2012, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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A winter storm??? I don't know how to drive in snow yet.
 
Old 09-10-2012, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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A winter storm? Does that mean it will actually be BELOW 90 degrees here? That would be nice.
 
Old 09-10-2012, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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A winter storm??? I don't know how to drive in snow yet.
It's not bad, I moved here from FL a couple years ago.

1. Drive slow, usually about half the speed limit or sometimes even less during a real snow storm/snow packed roads

2. AWD/4WD helps for going in a straight line and turning, it does nothing to help stopping.

3. Stopping is the biggest issue, start braking way early, even way earlier until you get the hang of it.

4. If you find your having issues with your car or whatever, getting snow tires will help about 30% all around
 
Old 09-10-2012, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Denver
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A winter storm??? I don't know how to drive in snow yet.
Avoid downhills into busy intersections!

You can take a snow driving class too.
 
Old 09-10-2012, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I don't have an AWD or 4wd yet. I was waiting until oct. My husband is a native and doesn't think it's a big deal nor does he sympathize.
 
Old 09-10-2012, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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I don't have an AWD or 4wd yet. I was waiting until oct. My husband is a native and doesn't think it's a big deal nor does he sympathize.
It depends on where you're driving. In the city you're totally fine without.

Driving up and down hills in the mountains during snow storms, going out to ski resorts a lot it sure helps.

You always see RWD cars struggling going up I-70 in a snow storm, sometimes even FWD cars if it's bad enough
 
Old 09-10-2012, 02:06 PM
 
Location: The North
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Last time I saw a long term forecast on accuweather.com, IRC, they were predicting an above average snowfall for this winter in Colorado.
But more specifically it was above average for the mountains and western Colorado but closer to average and slightly above normal temps for the Front Range areas. Could be a bit like 2 years ago where there is tons of snow in the mountains but it doesn't make it any further East.
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