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Old 07-21-2017, 09:14 AM
 
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Some snow???? "Some snow" is more like Charlotte, NC, not Denver metro. A "white-out" condition is more than "some snow". Most people can handle the amount of snow the area can get, but there are those that end up either complaining a lot or moving away. Not trying to scare you about the winters there, but they do have a winter and some winters more snow than other winter.

When we lived there, we had both a snow shovel and a snow blower.
You beat me to it, LoveBoat.

Granby doesn't get merely "some" snow.

OP sounds like yet another person doing a kneejerk about-face in reaction to humid heat. Running to an opposite without thinking what it really means is a recipe for trouble.
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Old 07-21-2017, 09:21 AM
 
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You beat me to it, LoveBoat.

Granby doesn't get merely "some" snow.

OP sounds like yet another person doing a kneejerk about-face in reaction to humid heat. Running to an opposite without thinking what it really means is a recipe for trouble.
And, neither can Denver metro. When we lived south of Denver (in both Englewood and Parker) we definitely seen more than "some snow" at times.
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Old 07-21-2017, 10:09 AM
 
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There is front range winter and mountain Winter and Grand Valley WINTER.


Granby gets around 260 nights per year that freeze. A bit less than 50 of those go below zero. The all-time low is -46. It has gotten below -10 in 7 months of year. Expect 2-3 feet of snow on ground almost all the time for 4-6 months of the year and times with lots more. Drifts and piles 6-10 plus feet lots of places that linger into June.






If you want to try Colorado and want to buy a modest house, I'd look at places like Fountain, Greeley & Wellington. Consider moving into mountains as a second hop. Look around. Maybe a place like Montrose. Least snow in town for being mountain adjacent. Or Salida. Grand Valley is one of the snowiest & coldest mountain locations.

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Old 07-22-2017, 09:21 AM
 
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I have played golf in my shirt sleeves in January in the Denver area. I have also cut my lawn in the snow in the spring, and fall. Lots of winter days are 50F - 55F, and sunny, but that can change in a heartbeat. In general, I found the climate pleasant most of the time.
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Old 07-25-2017, 05:33 AM
 
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Well, the OP can believe this post or mine or both. Actually, mine is more realistic, but this posting is good as well.

If you are young, you could wear shorts and short sleeves, but we never did during the winter months we lived there. However, we were in our mid 50's then. If the OP would like, I could include a couple of photos of not "inches" of snow, but "feet" of snow where we lived in Parker. One of those times was after the Holiday Blizzard (Christmas) of 2006. Heck, on Mother's Day weekend, we could easily get 8 inches of snow. Funny, because neither wife nor I had snow during Halloween week or on Mother's Day weekend, when we lived in lower Michigan (her) and northeastern Indiana (me) as teens. Our first Halloween, in Colorado, was the first time in our lives that we seen outside Halloween décor covered in snow!

But, if the OP chooses to totally believe that the winters "aren't that bad" in Denver metro, they will have to move there and find out first hand. Then, they will either go, "ok, who lied to us" or "well, this isn't too bad".

Good Luck OP!

Anyway, we stuck it out for 5 1/2 years and now giving it serious thought of moving back.
Matter of perception I guess. Personally, having grown up in the Midwest, I'll take the Front Range winter any day of the week. Yes, snow comes, and often in droves, but on the high plains, melts relatively quickly in most cases. And, with the arid air, I do indeed wear shorts often through the winter, with the sunny days in the 50s and 60s. The exception is the occasional deep freeze for a few days here and there, which can be difficult and reminds me of the entire winter in the Midwest.
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Old 07-25-2017, 10:14 AM
 
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Matter of perception I guess. Personally, having grown up in the Midwest, I'll take the Front Range winter any day of the week. Yes, snow comes, and often in droves, but on the high plains, melts relatively quickly in most cases. And, with the arid air, I do indeed wear shorts often through the winter, with the sunny days in the 50s and 60s. The exception is the occasional deep freeze for a few days here and there, which can be difficult and reminds me of the entire winter in the Midwest.
Granby is not on the high plains. Unlike Denver, it really IS in the mountains.
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Old 07-25-2017, 02:27 PM
 
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Granby is not on the high plains. Unlike Denver, it really IS in the mountains.
My posts weren't in reference to Granby, but to the Front Range urban area, which was a response to the OP's mention of Fort Collins, Boulder and Colorado Springs.
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Old 07-26-2017, 01:07 PM
 
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you have to love snow Occasionally on Halloween, snow in May , shorts and tee shirts in February , My step father used to say if you don't like the weather wait 30 mins it will change or drive for 30 mins in any direction it will change ...
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Old 07-26-2017, 02:31 PM
 
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Want a little snow, live in Charlotte, NC. Want more than a little, to perhaps a lot, Denver metro could be calling you. Really, really want snow, it's Buffalo, NY for you. Don't want any snow, Denver metro is definitely "out of the question".
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Old 07-26-2017, 04:17 PM
 
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I have played golf in my shirt sleeves in January in the Denver area. I have also cut my lawn in the snow in the spring, and fall. Lots of winter days are 50F - 55F, and sunny, but that can change in a heartbeat. In general, I found the climate pleasant most of the time.
Yup, I'm in my 50's & I wear shorts & short sleeves in the winter, as does DH, who's even older. In fact, I had to have shoulder surgery one Jan & couldn't put on a coat for 6 wks. Wore a thin little 'sweater' cape that I could wrap with one hand, was never cold. Much of the winter is in the 50's & it almost always feels 10-15 degrees warmer than it is b/c of the constant sun.

But it depends what you're used to. I lived in Cleveland & Mpls. The winters on the front range are a breeze. But it does snow. Sometimes it snows a lot & every now & then it snows in feet. I've been hear 16+ years & only remember 1 bad year. Most snow is under a foot & if you orient your driveway correctly (west or south), you can often let the sun do your shovelling work for you, depending on your job situation.

Golf courses stay open all year. This is front range. Granby would be a different story.
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