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Old 10-11-2009, 11:10 AM
 
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I'm looking at a map of the temps (data from Weather Underground) and it's quite a bit warmer up there (40's - 50's) than in Denver (20's - 30's) and Colorado Springs (20's). That's a heck of a temperature inversion you've got there. How unusual is that?
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:47 AM
 
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I'm looking at a map of the temps (data from Weather Underground) and it's quite a bit warmer up there (40's - 50's) than in Denver (20's - 30's) and Colorado Springs (20's). That's a heck of a temperature inversion you've got there. How unusual is that?
It's not all that unusual. Yes, it is 50s in the Aspen area, Vail, etc. The arctic blast that hit the front range was an upslope, i.e. east of the Divide. Also no snow for the ski areas. : (
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Old 10-11-2009, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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These are from yesterday:





It's not unusual, it's just that the arctic front can't make it over the mountains...

It's ticking me off though...if it's going to be this cold and cloudy it should snow, by golly!
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Old 10-11-2009, 02:41 PM
 
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Yuppers, it's 65 at the house in Salida today (Sunday), 24 here. RP
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:40 AM
 
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It's ticking me off though...if it's going to be this cold and cloudy it should snow, by golly!
Did you not get any snow down there? We still have snow on the ground here in Longmont - and on the roof tops, etc. We are usually the ones to not get anything.

I would say we had about 2 inches Saturday morning when we got up.
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Old 10-12-2009, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Temperature inversion is not unusual. The most famous example in Colorado is the San Juan valley in the southern part of the state, which at 8,000 feet is often colder than the mountains surrounding it.
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Old 10-12-2009, 12:37 PM
 
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Just like getting out of Truckee and up into High Camp to warm up.
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Summit County (Denver's Toilet)
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I'll switch temps. with you any day..........We got NO snow in Summit and it was in the mid 40's........I HATE it, bring on the cold and snow already!!!!
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:17 AM
 
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I'll switch temps. with you any day..........We got NO snow in Summit and it was in the mid 40's........I HATE it, bring on the cold and snow already!!!!
I'll take the snow and leave the bitter cold to some place else.
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:43 PM
 
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There were plenty of times in Vail it was in the 40's, clear and sunny and all the way down to Idaho Springs the same. Then climbing Floyd Hill you would climb into an icy fog and it would be foggy, icy and in the 20's in Denver.

Doesn't happen often but it does happen.

On Oct 10 my sisters wedding at 8000 feet, the temps were in the 50's but windy. Survivable, but cold that night. We got lucky. Apparently in Denver they were having very cold snowy weather. When I went to Denver the next day on the 11th it was obvious Denver had been hit pretty good.
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