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Old 07-07-2011, 07:16 PM
 
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Would you recommend getting snow tires? How long does ice stick around on the roads?
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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You live in Ohio and you think Denver gets more snow???
Maybe because for the most part it does get more snow then Ohio. Cleveland is the only city in Ohio that I can find that gets as much snow as Denver.

Which brings me to the question. How can you live in Denver and not know that Denver gets about as much snow as any major city in the US? It's not at the top of the list, but its pretty damn close.


Average Snowfall

Denver CO 61"

Cincinnati OH 23"
Cleveland OH 61"
Columbus OH 28"
Dayton OH 29"
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Golden, CO
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That's surprising because it doesn't SEEM like Denver gets a lot of snow. In fact, one of the things that I DISLIKE about living in Denver is that it doesn't snow nearly enough in winter!

As far as a 4WD vehicle goes, I have one and it comes in handy from time to time, but it's definitely not necessary in the city. It rarely ever snows more than a few inches at a time and it melts away quickly. Most of the time. There are exceptions, but I can only think of 2-3 sizable snowfalls in the last 5 years that I've lived here.
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:44 AM
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Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Handy, but not necessary. You might look at one for your next car purchase, but I wouldn't sell a good car you are otherwise satisfied with for that reason. Good tires go a long ways, and if you really need to get up into the mountains for skiing, etc. chains work wonders.
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:15 AM
 
Location: Denver
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It rarely ever snows more than a few inches at a time and it melts away quickly. Most of the time. There are exceptions, but I can only think of 2-3 sizable snowfalls in the last 5 years that I've lived here.
By quickly do you mean 2-3 weeks?

When I moved here in January there was snow on the road for most weeks. Then when February came and that big storm came thru it took several more weeks for it to melt off.

I went to Texas and NM for 2 weeks and when I came back the only difference was the mountain of snow in my parking lot got slightly smaller.
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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That's surprising because it doesn't SEEM like Denver gets a lot of snow. In fact, one of the things that I DISLIKE about living in Denver is that it doesn't snow nearly enough in winter!
BINGO, you like snow, and thats a good thing. Because you are living in one of the snowiest major cities in the US. But put yourself in the place of someone like me, who can't stand the stuff. And had to leave Denver, because I got feed up with dealing with that crap for nine months out of the year.

Denver is one of the greatest cities in this country to live in. And anyone who likes four seasons, will probably love living in Denver. But if you don't like snow and long winters, living in Denver can be hell. Yes, the sunshine helps a lot, but it still doesn't solve the problem of snow and cold weather, for those who don't like it. Glossing over Denver's nine month long winters is not really doing a service to people who are considering, relocating to Denver. Just sayin.
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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By quickly do you mean 2-3 weeks?

When I moved here in January there was snow on the road for most weeks. Then when February came and that big storm came thru it took several more weeks for it to melt off.

I went to Texas and NM for 2 weeks and when I came back the only difference was the mountain of snow in my parking lot got slightly smaller.
Yeah, that doesn't surprise me. Wait till you see what happens when you get a really major blizzard that dumps two or three feet of snow on Denver. Here are some weather facts.

Average annual snowfall for the snowiest large US cities:

Denver is is #5 with 61 inches. Behind Salt Lake City, and ahead of Minneapolis.

Most Days With Fresh Snow:

Denver is #9 with 36 days per year. Behind Salt Lake City and ahead of Chicago.

Longest Winter With Earliest And Latest Substantive Snowfalls:

Denver is #1, yes #1 with nine months of winter weather. With 1.9 inches in September and 1.3 inches in May.

Snowiest Cities in United States - Current Results
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:54 AM
 
Location: In The Thin Air
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BINGO, you like snow, and thats a good thing. Because you are living in one of the snowiest major cities in the US. But put yourself in the place of someone like me, who can't stand the stuff. And had to leave Denver, because I got feed up with dealing with that crap for nine months out of the year.

Denver is one of the greatest cities in this country to live in. And anyone who likes four seasons, will probably love living in Denver. But if you don't like snow and long winters, living in Denver can be hell. Yes, the sunshine helps a lot, but it still doesn't solve the problem of snow and cold weather, for those who don't like it. Glossing over Denver's nine month long winters is not really doing a service to people who are considering, relocating to Denver. Just sayin.
I think it is more like less than seven months mixed in with sixty degree days. We usually start getting snow in October and it usually ends in early May. Nine months makes it sound like we live in Minnesota.
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Old 07-08-2011, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Golden, CO
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By quickly do you mean 2-3 weeks?

When I moved here in January there was snow on the road for most weeks. Then when February came and that big storm came thru it took several more weeks for it to melt off.

I went to Texas and NM for 2 weeks and when I came back the only difference was the mountain of snow in my parking lot got slightly smaller.
You're living on the west side of town, so it's possible that your area received more snow than where I live. I'm in SE Denver and I do remember February's (small) storm, and at least in my neighborhood, the snow was gone within a few days, except for areas where it had been piled up.
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:16 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I think it is more like less than seven months mixed in with sixty degree days. We usually start getting snow in October and it usually ends in early May. Nine months makes it sound like we live in Minnesota.
Nah! In MN, at least the Minneapolis area, it usually doesn't snow until Nov, and is done by April.
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