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Old 08-20-2009, 08:14 AM
 
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I have received a job offer to work in Westminster. It's a good job and decent pay and I am excited about the opportunity.
I would be relocating from Wisconsin and am wondering how the winters compare. I was hoping for an upgrade! Seems to me that Denver gets early snowfalls.....October/November?? More importantly, whn does spring finally arrive? The past few years in WI, it's been snowy yet in March, and still cold in April. The last bit of snow on my lawn melted on April 9th!
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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You will find your experience of winter very different (and probably much improved) in Denver.

Denver winters are sunny, bright. Snow that falls melts off quickly in two or three days. Some days it will be cold, some days mild, it just varies.

Many people from out of state think Denver winters are snow-bound. The opposite is true.

In the NE and midwest, winters drag on for months with grey skies and cold. In Denver, winters are a series of mild, sunny days interrupted by occasional snow and infrequent storms.

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I have received a job offer to work in Westminster. It's a good job and decent pay and I am excited about the opportunity.
I would be relocating from Wisconsin and am wondering how the winters compare. I was hoping for an upgrade! Seems to me that Denver gets early snowfalls.....October/November?? More importantly, whn does spring finally arrive? The past few years in WI, it's been snowy yet in March, and still cold in April. The last bit of snow on my lawn melted on April 9th!
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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I have received a job offer to work in Westminster. It's a good job and decent pay and I am excited about the opportunity.
I would be relocating from Wisconsin and am wondering how the winters compare. I was hoping for an upgrade! Seems to me that Denver gets early snowfalls.....October/November?? More importantly, whn does spring finally arrive? The past few years in WI, it's been snowy yet in March, and still cold in April. The last bit of snow on my lawn melted on April 9th!
Our first snowfall is usually in October and the last one is usually at the beginning of May. The good news is that Denver winters are awesome. Having lived in places where winter meant non-stop overcast days and snow and rain constantly, Denver was a welcome change. It is sunny here a lot, so winter will mean snow on the ground but sunny skies. The only cloudy days are right when a snowstorm is moving into the area and then the sun comes out again. You will have to layer constantly. I have a sweatshirt/pullover that I use in the winter more often than my coat. It does get cold here and it does snow, but the temperatures fluctuate enormously and you really don't have to "hunker down" and wait for spring.
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