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Old 02-14-2017, 05:48 PM
 
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Chicago has had practically NO winter at all, no snow in January or February and temps in the 30s, 40s and 50s. If this keeps up, we may turn into the Miami Beach of the Great Lakes.
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Old 02-14-2017, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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I could not live in a front range Colorado climate. Sorry, but I don't like wild extremes. Yeah, 70 in January can be nice, but when it drops to 20 the next day, no thanks. I prefer my weather to be somewhat predictable, and this is usually only available on the coast. Just IMO.
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:54 PM
 
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Colorado gets downslope winds off the mountains. California gets Santa Ana winds.

I don't think the nation knows how warm Denver and Colorado can get in the winter with downslope winds.

Los Angeles San Fernando Valley all-time record high is warmer then Las Vegas all-time record and close to Phoenix all-time record high.

Colorado has downslope wind events in January and February that really heat things up. Usually Colorado has 10 to 20 days of warm, downslope winds.


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Colorado Temperature And Precipitation Table
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
523 PM MST Fri Feb 10 2017

High temperature past 18 hours
Low temperature past 18 hours
24 hour precipitation ending at 5PM MST
Snow depth at 5PM MST
.B DEN 170210 M DH17/TX/TN/PP/SD


: ...Colorado...
: Snow
: High Low Pcpn Depth
AKO : Akron : 78 / 51 / 0.00 / M
ALS : Alamosa : 58 / 20 / 0.00 / T
ASE : Aspen : 59 / 34 / 0.00 / M
ITR : Burlington : 86 / 41 / 0.00 / M
APA : Centennial Arpt : 78 / 51 / 0.00 / M
COS : Colorado Springs : 77 / 44 / 0.00 / 0
CEZ : Cortez : 67 / 32 / 0.00 / M
CAG : Craig : 55 / 35 / 0.00 / M
DEN : Denver Intl Arpt : 80 / 45 / 0.00 / M
DRO : Durango : 61 / 30 / 0.00 / M
EGE : Eagle : 63 / 33 / M / M
FNL : Ft Collins Arpt : 73 / 51 / 0.00 / M
GJT : Grand Junction : 69 / 47 / 0.00 / 0
GXY : Greeley Airport : 75 / 48 / 0.00 / M
GUC : Gunnison : 48 / 8 / M / M
HDN : Hayden : 55 / 37 / M / M
LHX : La Junta : 86 / 51 / 0.00 / M
LAA : Lamar : 84 / 41 / 0.00 / M
LXV : Leadville : 49 / 36 / 0.00 / M
LIC : Limon : 79 / 34 / 0.00 / M
EEO : Meeker : 62 / 50 / 0.00 / M
MTJ : Montrose : 67 / 38 / 0.00 / M
PUB : Pueblo : 82 / 39 / 0.00 / 0
RIL : Rifle : 68 / 36 / 0.00 / M
SPD : Springfield : 82 / 40 / 0.00 / M
TEX : Telluride : 52 / 40 / M / M
TAD : Trinidad : 76 / 46 / 0.00 / M

.END
From the above reports

The highest temperature in Colorado today was 86 degrees in
Burlington and La Junta.

The lowest temperature in Colorado during the past 24 hours
was 8 degrees in Gunnison.

National Weather Service Climate

I always think it is interesting how people think that Colorado is so cold in the winter but yet this type of event happens in the winter.
It's called Chinook winds!
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Old 02-15-2017, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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It is supposed to be 60 in Minneapolis on Friday and we don't have any snow on the ground. People think that we get nothing but brutal sub zero temps all winter every year.

Our weird weather usually comes in late winter or spring. There was a February day about 15 years ago where it got up to 70 in the afternoon. A front came through with severe thunderstorms in the late afternoon, the temperature kept dropping and it was a raging blizzard by midnight. All temperate areas get cold fronts but the upper Midwest and Intermountain West seem to have the biggest temperature swings.
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Old 02-15-2017, 11:03 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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It's called Chinook winds!
Correct. And a few weeks back, although it was in the 70's, so was the wind. 40mph+ sustained with 70mph gusts in Colorado Springs. There was a 90mph blast on top of Pikes Peak. Tore some hip shingles off my house which has a UL certified, impact/wind resistant 50-year roof. Amazing!
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Old 02-15-2017, 11:12 AM
 
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Chicago has had practically NO winter at all, no snow in January or February and temps in the 30s, 40s and 50s. If this keeps up, we may turn into the Miami Beach of the Great Lakes.
Don't worry: Chicago will be on ice next year. It's a fluke because the cold trough hung over California and other western states. Next year, it'll be very, very different. Chicago will never, never be like Miami Beach of Great Lakes. I assure you that.
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Old 02-15-2017, 01:42 PM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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A couple years ago the air temp in most of Kentucky was -10 F, Frankfort got to -20 F! A couple years before that the heat index got to 120 F.
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Old 02-15-2017, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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It can be in the teens in Flagstaff, AZ and snowing up a storm, cars sliding all over the road, and people shoveling sidewalks, and just 2 hours south in Phoenix, it can be in the mid-70s under the typical hot sun, with people laying out by the pool workin on their tans.
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Old 02-15-2017, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Don't worry: Chicago will be on ice next year. It's a fluke because the cold trough hung over California and other western states. Next year, it'll be very, very different. Chicago will never, never be like Miami Beach of Great Lakes. I assure you that.
Whoa. You're the first person in recorded history to be able to predict weather 365 days in advance! Someone get this guy a job at the Weather Channel!
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Old 02-15-2017, 02:29 PM
 
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Las Vegas gets colder in the winter than most people expect.
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