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Old 07-21-2006, 07:03 PM
 
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Do you get much ice in the winter in CO? We get a lot of it here in the Kansas City area.

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Old 07-21-2006, 11:16 PM
 
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Do you get much ice in the winter in CO? We get a lot of it here in the Kansas City area.

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You mainly get ice where there is high humidity and rain. Colorado is extremely dry year round. Colorado can get a lot of snow but it often melts off the roads fairly quickly.

Probably the worst place in the country for ice damage is from central Texas to Nebraska since these places have relatively high humidity, get enough freezing rain to wreck havoc, and high winds because it's flat.
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Old 07-21-2006, 11:26 PM
 
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Default Ice in northeastern CO

Speaking only for the northeast region of Colorado, and specifically, where the wind blows more/harder, (such as rural areas/where you’re not within cities); Yes, in late Fall/Winter, and mostly, on those days when it has, previously, snowed - blowing winds will create very hazardous ice upon the roads/highways.

If you’re referring more to ice-storms; No, not in this particular region of the state. Once in a great while, and usually somewhere in between late Winter and early Spring, there will be freezing rain fall, (ice). which can, and has, caused downed power-lines and, again, very treacherous/icy driving conditions. But all-in-all, I wouldn't say Colorado is an "icy" state.
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Old 07-22-2006, 04:36 AM
 
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Thanks for your opinions - I value them! I think CO is one of the most beautiful states because I love the mountains, and the scenery can't be beat. Guess I've been in KS so long now that I am gun-shy about moving anywhere that has nasty winters.

I realize that to have mild seasons all year round I need to move to the west coast (Ventura area for example)...but I can't afford the mortgage on a $700,000 home, nor can I afford $1,200/mo rent for a tiny 1-bedroom apt. Plus the payscale in that area is not sufficient enough to accomodate the housing cost.

No place is perfect, I realize it's all relative.

Katie
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Old 07-24-2006, 11:46 AM
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try southern colorado, less intense winters, less expensive. I'm thinking Pueblo/Trinidad areas
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