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Old 04-21-2018, 09:35 AM
 
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My co-traveler just "talked to somebody" and we're getting ready to go.

I am following the leader here but I will not go as fast!

 
Old 04-21-2018, 03:40 PM
 
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Is there an upside to these winter storms? In other words, though one storm doesn't make a forecast, it would seem that the more moisture that falls and is absorbed the better, considering the dangerous fire risk in 2018. I know . . . this one storm isn't state wide, and overall it can't make up for the catastrophically-low amount of snow that fell this past winter. But better late that never.
 
Old 04-21-2018, 03:46 PM
 
Location: CO/UT/AZ/NM Catch me if you can!
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My co-traveler just "talked to somebody" and we're getting ready to go.

I am following the leader here but I will not go as fast!
Best of luck to you!

Which route did you end up taking?
 
Old 04-21-2018, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western
Colorado.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Areas of moderate snowfall will decrease this morning in the
mountains of Colorado as a storm move out of the area and into the
plains states. Weather conditions will steadily improve this
afternoon and tonight from west to east.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday

Dry weather is expected Sunday with a slight chance of showers
over the northern and central Colorado and Utah mountains Sunday
night.

A storm approaching from the northwest will bring a chance of
showers to the mountains of the Continental Divide Monday through
Tuesday night.

A cold front will bring another chance of showers to the
Continental Divide Thursday.
 
Old 04-21-2018, 07:17 PM
 
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Jim, is there a way to go from Limon to Montrose that skips Monarch Pass?
Take U.s. Hwy 24 out of Limon to Colorado Springs. When you get to the Springs get on Academy Blvd. southbound. It winds its way around east Colorado Springs and goes by Fort Carson. Look for Colorado state highway 115 as it will take you to Canon City. Mostly a two laner, but some passing lanes have helped with traffic. It's a good road. And 115 dead ends at U.S. Highway 50, turn right on 50 and go into Canon City. Stay on 50 all the way to Montrose BDL, and I know ya know the way to your place from there!

Been on the road non stop the last 12 hours-- will give everyone a road/storm report as I was in Denver early this morning, Colorado Springs at 9 this morning, Salida at noon, Montrose at 3 this afternoon. For now----

Well, AFAIC the big up slope storm that the Denver stations predicted kind of went pffftt! Left Englewood at 6 this morning, no snow on the ground but the skies were mixing light snow and rain to Castle Rock. From there to Monument was a disapointment and actually north Colorado Springs had an inch or two on the ground as I went through. Roads were wet until I got about ten miles from Canon City and about an inch or snow was on the ground on both sides of town and ran out of rain when I got past Parkdale. Dry and partly cloudy was the word pretty much all the way to Salida. Snow kicked in when you go past the boarded up Monarch ski lodge. (God it depresses me to see that thing empty--sad!) Road up and over Monarch Pass was wet but fine, not slushy, not icy. Didn't see any CDot trucks except at their workyards. and not on the Pass itself.

Very little traffic in each lane on 50, I like that a bunch-lately 70 from Vail to Eagle gets on my nerves and there WILL be lots of guardrail repair, rock remediation, and paving starting next month--count on it! Back to 50--road dry from State hwy 114 turn off to the old Cochetopa Pass and dry all the way past Blue Mesa Reservoir. Water level is down, not surprising. What IS surprising is when I got to the bottom of Monarch there was little snow on the ground from Sargents all the way to Parlin. Then when you got to the bottom of the hill and go thru that itty bitty mini canyon just west of Morrow Point Dam, I ran into a little snow for a few minutes and that was it for snow. Dry all the way to Mesa County.

Not much of a storm to my eyes and its sad. Then again, when I left early this morning the tv weather guys were emphasizing a winter weather advisory, not a winter storm warning. Well, at least the eastern plains, Kansas and Oklahoma are getting a soaking, I hope.

Not good.

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Old 04-22-2018, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Is there an upside to these winter storms? In other words, though one storm doesn't make a forecast, it would seem that the more moisture that falls and is absorbed the better, considering the dangerous fire risk in 2018. I know . . . this one storm isn't state wide, and overall it can't make up for the catastrophically-low amount of snow that fell this past winter. But better late that never.
There is an upside to every snowflake that falls. It’s all stored water.

 
Old 04-24-2018, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Ned CO @ 8300'
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Just posting here for grins...
Indeed DoubleH last week's storm definitely went "pffftt". Our forecast was for 8-10" and we got 4.
Forecast for today was 1-3", just measured 9". We'll take it!
 
Old 04-24-2018, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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32mph wind and blowing dust near Montrose. So much for winter.
 
Old 04-24-2018, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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32mph wind and blowing dust near Montrose. So much for winter.
No bueno

https://www.yaleclimateconnections.o...-for-snowmelt/
 
Old 04-25-2018, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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^ Well if I did have snow it would look bad but all we have here is dirt.
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