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Old 07-06-2007, 04:08 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Default Blizzards bring out the best in Coloradans

Some of the above posts show how blizzards, and other disturbances from Mother Nature, seem to bring out the best in Coloradans. People become more friendly and helpful, remembering the important things in life.
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Old 07-06-2007, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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yikes!
How often do you guys get snow like this? I'm an east coast beach girl who has never driven in snow and thinking about moving to Denver. Am I crazy or will it be okay? I don't mind the cold I like playing in snow-just a little worried about driving in it.
Should I come with a 4-wheel drive vehicle?
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Old 07-06-2007, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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yikes!
How often do you guys get snow like this? I'm an east coast beach girl who has never driven in snow and thinking about moving to Denver. Am I crazy or will it be okay? I don't mind the cold I like playing in snow-just a little worried about driving in it.
Should I come with a 4-wheel drive vehicle?
That kind of snow that early in the year (when it doesn't have a chance to melt fast) is kind of rare. Historically, this past year was "normal" in inches but not normal in timing. Generally most of the snow falls in March and April and melts much faster. Front wheel drive is sufficient.
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Old 07-06-2007, 06:34 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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You absolutely do not need 4 wheel drive in Denver. When we moved here we had a rear wheel drive car and did just fine. It's just a ploy to sell cars. March is the snowiest month, statistically and November is second. I've seen a fair amt of snow in December here too in 27 yrs. Jan, Feb tend to be warmish and dry.
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Old 07-08-2007, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Thanks-that makes me feel a little better!

I'm just not used to seeing snow-I can remember 3 or 4 times in my life that it snowed here at home-we actually had one white Christmas and all I can remember is my dad (who's from upstate NY) complaining about driving and how dangerous it is but we also get a good bit of ice with any snow.
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Old 07-08-2007, 09:51 AM
 
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Yes, it's Colorado and we do get snow. We actually don't get more than a handful of snow-producing storms per year, but occasionally, one of those storms will blow in with a huge amount of snow. The Christmas blizzard of last year was one of those. This last year was record-breaking in terms of WINTER snows, but rather average to below average for SPRING snows. It looked on track to be the snowiest year ever for us, but a relatively dry March made it less notable.
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Old 07-08-2007, 11:05 AM
 
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Default Corrdor

ilovesun: I've only been here fore 9 years, but in those, there have only been 2 major blizzards that adversely affected the Front Range--this past December, and March '03 which left significant property damage. The Front Range, as it's called, is like a corridor where all sorts of weather patterns can develop and "move along!" Weather from the plains states can move toward us, but the mountains help to break it up. Unfortuantely, some of that breaking up means leaving the "residue" here, before it continues west. Weather from the northwest seems to have a smooth pathway right along the eastern mountain range, so it can develop quickly and leave just as quickly. Weather that comes from more than one direction and meets, can be...interesting anywhere, but if it makes it to this elevation, you can expect some powerful results...or not. A tv weather broadcaster reminded us just the other day that weather forecasting is not an exact science! This seems to be particularly true here but I gotta admit, I do love it!
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Old 07-09-2007, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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A tv weather broadcaster reminded us just the other day that weather forecasting is not an exact science! This seems to be particularly true here but I gotta admit, I do love it!
That's an understatement if I ever heard one! Sometimes I think they'd do a better job if they'd just look out the window!

You guys are making me feel better about the winters there-I think there are a LOT of positives that outweight a "little" snow!
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Lowell, MA
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Default Colorado>Major Snowstorm - Front Range - Dec 20/21 - PHOTO INTENSIVE

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:CZ-Xgu4jrjzfEM:http://lh6.ggpht.com/_kXpxN8mYDkw/SpBxvP556GI/AAAAAAAAs9U/e2uWDUxumDM/scan0033-1.jpg (broken link)http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:2GJLfqTXv_KJKM:http://image03.webshots.com/3/5/61/4/7556104PJMfdBqDXe_fs.jpg (broken link)http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:eMg9vtQBbYL99M:http://i2.squidoocdn.com/resize_smart/squidoo_images/120/120/lens1451590_Christmas.JPG (broken link)http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:C9bSa_GX0qT7jM:http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_WAi2txkagVM/R6dpv6YVchI/AAAAAAAABSY/Nq4_JUsc9SE/s400/blizzard_1978_cambridge.jpg (broken link)http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:nAxTzeVds4GYHM:http://www.crescent-news.com/images/cn_media/20080120/photos/CN12008SnowHouseRt18.jpg (broken link)

I live 30 miles NE of Boston and If I can survive these winters I can survive Colorado winters. Aren't they beautiful.
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