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Old 06-04-2010, 12:06 PM
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Does Glenwood Springs have winds often? I have spent time on the front range and a lot of the time had very windy days that prevented any outside activities due to misreable winds. Also how long does the snow stay on the ground in GS? On the Southern part of the front range I have noticed that the snow melts off in a couple of days. Thanks
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Old 06-04-2010, 02:47 PM
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Glenwood does not get the Chinook winds that the Front Range does. While that means less windy days, it also means that if there is snow on the ground and it is cold, it tends to stay that way longer. Some years are relatively dry with little snow on the ground in Glenwood all winter; other years there may be snowcover for most of the winter. That can be true of most places on the Western Slope, and it is one of the basic differences between the climate of the Eastern Slope and Western Slope.
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:04 PM
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I wouldn't call Glenwood windy, but when it does go through the canyon is pretty sharp. Especially sometimes in the winter the weather can settle into that canyon and sit there.

Usually you can count on snow being on the ground from Dec 15-Feb 15, outside of that it can melt within days depending on the sun.
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Old 06-07-2010, 04:31 PM
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I haven't noticed much wind in the Glenwood Springs area the times I've been passing through. (I was just there yesterday).
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