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Old 02-03-2011, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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7th sub-zero reading of the year last night, ~ -3F.

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are the recent temperatures (-20 and lower) in denver normal?
No. We had -15F (my previous personal record) one time (prior to this) in the 3.5 years I've been here. My new record is -17F. We usually get sub-zeros in some fashion every winter.

Since I've been here, the past several nights were the coldest I've ever experienced by far. I can say though, -3F feels so much better than -17F.

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David, we have a plume as well, by our mailbox. This hump of ice that never seems to melt, but it did the Friday it got to 68. Did anyone else get more than the " and inch" that was predicted?
Ha! Then I'll keep calling it a plume.

It started snowing at least around 3pm. I'd say about 2-3 inches so far (still going). Traffic/roads were horrible on Colorado Blvd.

 
Old 02-04-2011, 08:19 AM
 
Location: CO
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. . . David, we have a plume as well, by our mailbox. This hump of ice that never seems to melt, but it did the Friday it got to 68. . . .
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. . .
Ha! Then I'll keep calling it a plume.
. . .
Consider the coining of the phrase to be a feather in your cap.
 
Old 02-04-2011, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Consider the coining of the phrase to be a feather in your cap.
Because that's what a plume really is. Or a cloud of spewing smoke.
 
Old 02-04-2011, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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are the recent temperatures (-20 and lower) in denver normal?
I don't know where you got the recent -20 from, but the recent -13 and -17 did not break any records. So yeah, -20s are a definite possibility in Denver from about December to February.
 
Old 02-04-2011, 03:36 PM
 
Location: CO
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As I posted earlier in the thread, Boulder actually did set a record. I also heard that Denver set a record for lowest maximum high for the day - don't know if it's true. . .
 
Old 02-04-2011, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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As I posted earlier in the thread, Boulder actually did set a record. I also heard that Denver set a record for lowest maximum high for the day - don't know if it's true. . .
Yeah, the Denver Post reported it as -1F.

Back below 0 degrees in Denver tonight, above freezing tomorrow - The Denver Post

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The cold spell in Denver this week set a weather record yesterday - with a minus 1 high temperature - and the city fell one degree shy of setting another record this morning, according to the weather service.

Tuesday's high temperature in Denver beat the previous low maximum record for Feb. 1, which was 2 degrees set in 1985.

Yesterday was the first time since 1997 that the temperature failed to climb above zero in Denver.

Early this morning the temperature in Denver dropped to minus 17 degrees. Had the mercury fallen to minus 18, it would have tied a record low for today, which was set in 2007.

Read more: Back below 0 degrees in Denver tonight, above freezing tomorrow - The Denver Post Back below 0 degrees in Denver tonight, above freezing tomorrow - The Denver Post
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Okay, I have some catching up to do:

February 6, 2011:

February 3, we got 3 inches in the late afternoon/evening.

February 5, it started snowing around mid-morning, and didn't seem to quit for good until some time (overnight) early on Feb 6th. This one was forecast to be nothing more than a "slight chance", so of course it brought about SIX INCHES total.

I live for mornings like this. It's mostly overcast, there's tons of fresh snow on the ground, and hardly anybody's out.

YTD Snowfall: 29 inches
YTD Snowcover days: 30
YTD Snowcover in the shade days: 47
YTD Ice Plume days: 39

Along Happy Canyon Rd in Denver:


The cart that didn't survive (at the King Soopers at Sheridan/Dartmouth)


 
Old 02-06-2011, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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In Littleton we got about 4-5in from Feb 5th-6th

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/snikt228/5-2.jpg (broken link)
 
Old 02-07-2011, 01:07 PM
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Thanks for this thread! We're moving to Denver from Idaho next year so now we have an idea what to expect. We are already inquiring about good snow blowers.
 
Old 02-07-2011, 01:15 PM
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-13F according to my thermometer outside my Highlands Ranch home this morning. My car started....just barely though.....
Do cars typically have a hard time starting when it gets this cold?
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