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Old 10-26-2006, 09:45 AM
 
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Hey all,

The storm that hit Colorado last night/this morning is minimal in the Ft. Collins / Loveland area. Roads are slushy (too warm to freeze up at this time), and there is probably 2" of the wet, white stuff on the lawns. This storm packed a lot of moisture which was badly needed in this area, and all of Colorado for that matter.

Storm is supposed to subside later this afternoon. It sounds like we didn't get near as much bad weather with the blowing snow AND the amount of snow as our friends to the south did - Parker, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, etc. No problems getting out and driving up here. Bummer, my school teacher wife and kids would have loved a snow day. Supposed to be in the 60's this weekend. Amazing. You gotta love it!

Just goes to show you how storms will affect different areas of the state. I would have posted a pic but somebody in my household didn't charge the camera battery when it was low!
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Old 10-26-2006, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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North Colorado Springs was and still is getting slammed. I have some decent sized drifts in the back yard (one is about to jump over the fence which is seven feet high) and a 2 1/2 foot drift that is going the length of my front yard through my driveway and end in the neighbors driveway on the other side of her lot where the drift goes up to about four feet high.

I so love this.

Weeeeeeeeeeeee.

In the southern parts of C Springs and downtown it's either slowed down dramatically or has pretty much stopped as of the last news report.

It sure is pretty but going to be hating it when I have to shovel in the morning.
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Old 10-26-2006, 03:53 PM
 
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Then again, there is a 4000 acre fire in CA...and growing...and sadly it killed 3 emergency personnel. This snow storm here may cause a few fatalities too, but still, this snow will melt in two days, roads will be fine. The 4,000+ acres in California and any destroyed structures won't be back to normal for a long time. New Orleans and the Gulf got a big storm last year, they'll be decades recovering. I'll take a blustery snow day in Colorado any time compared to those other places.

s/Mike
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Old 10-26-2006, 04:17 PM
 
Location: SE Denver
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Then again, there is a 4000 acre fire in CA...and growing...and sadly it killed 3 emergency personnel. This snow storm here may cause a few fatalities too, but still, this snow will melt in two days, roads will be fine. The 4,000+ acres in California and any destroyed structures won't be back to normal for a long time. New Orleans and the Gulf got a big storm last year, they'll be decades recovering. I'll take a blustery snow day in Colorado any time compared to those other places.

s/Mike
You got it all right! We had 9 inches in Aurora, snow already melting! Saturday will be 62, and Sunday will be 69 deg! I am planning a long bike ride for Sunday.
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Old 10-26-2006, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Staring at Mt. Meeker
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Nothing like a smorgasbord of weather!
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Old 10-27-2006, 02:52 AM
 
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I called my sister-in-law and asked how it was in Durango and she said they only got a thunderstorm and rain, for the ones wanting to know about that area. My sister-in-law was kinda bummed that it only rained!
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Old 10-27-2006, 07:51 AM
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So exciting! Okay..I am in AZ and the high seventies and low 80's are pretty nice but when I saw that snow on the news you all were having ...I wanted to be there. I AM READY...bring on the unpredictability!!!!!
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Old 10-27-2006, 08:06 AM
 
Location: on an island
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Enjoy the coming thaw!
Halloween might be wet but it probably won't be slushy.
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Old 10-27-2006, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Monument/ Colorado Springs
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Wednesday night we were out in short sleeves, then Thrusday we woke up to a blizzard and got about a foot and a half of snow here (about a foot in town). We only get a snow like this every 5 years or so. This one didn't melt off by the afternoon! When we do get a big snow the whole city pretty much shuts down; you stay home from work, light a fire, do some baking, or get a start on addressing Christmas cards; then when the sun comes out you all bundle up to play in the snow! We're all staying home today too, although most everyone else will be out and about. The roads should be mostly clear- but we haven't plowed our driveway yet; my hubby's out doing that now. It's really a wonderland if you can just make yourself stay home and enjoy a day off.

We get more snow in the fall and spring than in the winter.
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