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Old 01-16-2010, 09:10 AM
 
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jazzlover wrote:
The areas west of the Continental Divide get much less wind, which allows the inversion to set up. Once an inversion is in place, it usually takes a storm front to generate enough wind to break the inversion. That can be a double-edged sword, because snow on the ground will help form an inversion after the storm passes. So, the pattern often is: snowstorm, days or even weeks of inversion, a snowstorm that breaks the inversion (the old western Colorado joke is that when it warms up in winter, you know it's going to snow), clearing with colder temperatures, and the re-forming of the inversion. Wash, rinse, repeat.
Amen!
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:07 PM
 
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Who is acting like it`s new and unusual? I`m not. It`s just crappy weather. We`ve been talking to folks that have been here all of their lives and they are sick of it. It`s just crappy weather.
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:22 PM
 
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And just like everywhere else, the weather has its cycles. There are winters were there has been no inversions. Not only have I`ve experienced that but so have the others that I know that have been here their entire lives.
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:00 AM
 
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cl723 wrote:
It`s just crappy weather.
I don't think of it as crappy weather. It's simply.....what is. Only when it is not accepted as such, is it perceived as crappy weather.
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:08 AM
 
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And like I said we're just gonna have to put up with it, 'cause "it happens"!
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:44 AM
 
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cosmicwizard, Well, other people do think it as crappy weather.... You`re the 2% who doesn`t.
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Old 01-18-2010, 02:36 PM
 
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cl723...From my perspective, your assessment is partly right and partly wrong.

The right part: Most everyone I've talked to about the inversion agrees with you that it's pretty crappy weather.

The wrong part: 2% is probably a bit high. In reality I may be the ONLY person who has come to grips with it.

For the sake of clarity, I too have done my share of groaning and complaining about it. But then it dawned on me that my attitude was doing nothing to change the reality of it, so I said Ok, that's the way it is. I'm going along with it and accepting it peacefully now. I was even hoping for a new record of consecutive days below freezing, but it got too warm over the weekend and the streak fell a few days short of the record. And now I'm ready for a warm-up like everyones else.
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Old 01-19-2010, 12:18 PM
 
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Just be happy you don't live in one of the cold air basins in Idaho!

:-)
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:09 PM
 
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We need to remember to link to this thread during the summer when people start talking about western Colorado's wonderful climate.
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:27 PM
 
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Actually, the Uinta Basin to your northwest has had a terrible inversion, with below zero highs.

If there is any news, it has since broken up in SLC, the series of Pacific storms should bring much needed relief. Hopefully it's broken up over there as well.

Yes, it has been very bad along the Wasatch Front this year.
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