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Old 03-26-2009, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I say weather in Denver comes from the West, mainly S. Calif. Whatever LA and San Diego are getting, you can bet we'll get here, only more harsh.

Every area in the world has it's pattern, it'd be interesting to see Florida's. But yeah, I can see where'd you'd get it from a lot of places being bordered by the sea.

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I always thought that the weather here in Colorado ,..... comes from the North and from the west. In Florida Wantstomoveast,....it comes from allover!!
For instance....I live in Canon City.....I get weather from the west (it never comes from Pueblo which is east) and...down from Canada,if you will, not from lets say...New Mexico.
What say you???

 
Old 03-26-2009, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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haha, I was expecting that too. But my morning commute was cake, I flew down I-25 southbound and even got to work early.

I'm thinking the afternoon commute won't be so smooth.

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ive got my police radio ramped up listening to all the carnageout on 1-25 and 1-70
when the road warriors,in their suv's and 4x4's end up in the ditches
 
Old 03-26-2009, 09:32 AM
 
Location: CO @ 8300'
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Just measured 6" - mountains west of Boulder. YIPPEE!
Let it snow!
 
Old 03-26-2009, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Governor's Park/Capitol Hill, Denver, CO
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Finally snowing in Capitol Hill but only sticking to the grass a roof and car tops. Love it, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!!!!!
 
Old 03-26-2009, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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DenverAztec, from my floor, it's snowing sideways!!! es nevando!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Old 03-26-2009, 10:38 AM
 
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The portion of "weather" which lives about 7 km aloft usually moves from west to east in the midlatitudes. There can be a northerly or southerly component of motion as well, but there is almost always a westerly component. Sometimes things get stuck and can retrograde - move from east to west - but that is usually a brief movement before the system either dies or moves eastward again. The upper level portion of today's storm came from the Gulf of Alaska, where it was ripped off of a wave that is still up there. It then headed southeast down the coast from Vancouver then across Idaho.

The upper levels can "talk" to the surface, and when they find the right conditions, a surface low (those big "L"s on weather maps) will start to grow at the surface in response. When that surface low is south of Denver, then Denver is in the section of the low that has easterly winds, resulting in upslope and a chance for precipitation. If the low is too far north, Denver gets westerlies, which flow down the foothills and cut off precipitation (like Santa Ana, downslope winds are dry and warm).

Florida borders on the subtropics. In the tropics, winds are generally from the east, but different types of systems can move in all sorts of directions. The kind of upper level systems that we get in Colorado can't live in the tropics for reasons involving the rotation of the planet and lots of math. Sometimes Florida gets tropical type conditions, but it is close enough to the midlatitudes to get brushed by cold fronts and other midlatitude systems.
 
Old 03-26-2009, 10:38 AM
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Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Not sure if it was said but it would be nice if people posted pictures of the snow storm here once it gets started!
 
Old 03-26-2009, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Nelumbo: ahhh, Florida. Better not think of that right now!!

Josseppie: I'll try to post some pics when and if I get home.
 
Old 03-26-2009, 11:10 AM
 
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There is about 8-9" on my porch rail, but the wind is picking up and blowing stuff around.

http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/snow326a.jpg (broken link)
http://decapod.home.silentsong.net/snow326b.jpg (broken link)

WTME, my ideal climate is Pago Pago (high 89F, low 80F, dewpoint 70-85F).
 
Old 03-26-2009, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Governor's Park/Capitol Hill, Denver, CO
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Not sure if it was said but it would be nice if people posted pictures of the snow storm here once it gets started!
Just shot these from my balcony, nothing major just yet:









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