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Old 11-29-2006, 05:14 AM
 
Location: NOVA
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Please post some more snow pics, I'm dying in the 80 degree heat here.....
Thanks!

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER CO
511 AM MST WED NOV 29 2006

...WINTER STORM CONTINUES TO IMPACT NORTHEAST AND NORTH CENTRAL
COLORADO WITH SNOW AND ICY ROADS...

.A WINTER STORM WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE SOUTHEAST ACROSS COLORADO
TODAY. AS A RESULT...THE AREA OF HEAVIER SNOW WILL SLOWLY SHIFT
SOUTHEASTWARD TODAY WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOW AFFECTING AREAS FROM
THE FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE WESTERN AND
SOUTHERN SECTIONS OF THE DENVER METRO AREA AND PALMER DIVIDE. THE
SNOW WILL NOT DIMINISH ACROSS THE PALMER DIVIDE AND SOUTHERN
FOOTHILLS UNTIL LATE THIS AFTERNOON SO THE WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES
FOR THOSE LOCATIONS HAVE BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH THE REST OF TODAY.
MEANWHILE...SNOW HAS DECREASED CONSIDERABLY ACROSS SUMMIT...GRAND...AND
JACKSON COUNTIES SO THOSE WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES HAVE BEEN
CANCELLED.

SNOW TOTALS SO FAR RANGED BETWEEN 2 AND 6 INCHES ACROSS THE FRONT
RANGE METRO AREAS AND PALMER DIVIDE...WITH 5 TO 14 INCHES IN THE
FOOTHILLS. ACROSS THE NORTHEASTERN PLAINS...AMOUNTS GENERALLY
RANGED BETWEEN 1 AND 4 INCHES.

ROADS WILL BE ICY AND SNOWPACKED ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION. MORNING
COMMUTERS WILL ENCOUNTER HAZARDOUS ROAD CONDITIONS AND SHOULD BE
PREPARED FOR A SLOW DRIVE AND LONG COMMUTING TIMES. USE EXTREME
CAUTION.
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Old 11-29-2006, 06:07 AM
 
Location: on an island
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Channel 9 says the high temperature in Denver today will be 15.
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Old 11-29-2006, 07:39 AM
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Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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nice pix! We have about 5 inches in DougCo and the schools are delayed one hour.
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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In Colorado Springs, we have schools cancelled here. The further north you go, the more snow you have. We are suppose to get 4-8 inches today. Monument ares is suppose to get 8-12+. I will send some pics later in the day.. bashep
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Old 11-29-2006, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Highlands Ranch, CO
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We have maybe about 4 inches here in Highlands Ranch. The main problem is the slick roads.
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Old 11-29-2006, 09:57 AM
 
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On the way to work this morning, going north on I-25 and going up the hill by the old Gatz tire company (over Broadway), the traffic almost came to a stop...why? In the third lane there was a car stopped (w/flashers on) and the driver (man) was helping (pushing) the small sports car in front of him. The sports car was just sitting there spinning his wheels, going nowhere. Why? No AWD or 4-wheel drive and to light of a car for the snowy/icy conditions.
Was headed up 20th Street to Market Street, a lady in another "light" vehicle was spinning her wheels going up the hill by Coors Field. I drove by, looked back and she was finally able to make it up the hill.
Glad we have two "heavier" vehicles!
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Old 11-29-2006, 03:45 PM
 
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God I wish I was in CO right now. The snow looks like so much fun.
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:08 PM
 
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Having the proper tires is WAY more important that having a "heavy" vehicle.

It is VERY possible to drive a lightweight sports car in DEEP snow/ice/slush as long as you have snow tires. Ask me how I know.
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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We have about 4-5" here in southwest Denver/Littleton. The main problem was that roads were not cleared at all, and a lot of people have no concept of how to properly drive in the snow. And I also have to say that a good portion of the cars I saw spun out or on the side of the road today were AWD.... which does not make you invincible (despite what many of their drivers appear to think).
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:46 PM
 
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AWD is great for getting going in the snow. It is awful for stopping in the snow. Most AWD vehicles are heavier because most are "light trucks" and they require a few more components to operate all four wheels. That added weight and all four tires spinning does a better job of getting going. When stopping the extra weight gives them more momentum, making them harder to stop. ABS has done a lot to fix the problem, but a good front wheel drive, light weight car will do a better job any day then some huge SUV or full size pickup.
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