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Old 09-13-2007, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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HA HA!! Time for the ribbing to begin! I live in Atlanta and have some family in Colorado. I'm able to get KWGN on satelite TV here. Everytime I'm watching Denver get blasted with tons of snow and subzero air and I'm sitting here in the 50's (or 60 or 70's if we get an indian summer snap), I call my favorite cousin in Colorado and "WHATS UP CUZ?" He hates cold weather so I get a complete sob story. I've only had to shovel snow once in my life and that's when I lived in Ohio (almost got frostbite. Don't miss it at all). I'll stay here in Georgia with four seasons including a light winter and beautiful spring and fall. Only problem; hot summer, but that's almost over now.

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Old 09-13-2007, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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HA HA!! Time for the ribbing to begin! I live in Atlanta and have some family in Colorado. I'm able to get KWGN on satelite TV here. Everytime I'm watching Denver get blasted with tons of snow and subzero air and I'm sitting here in 50 (or 60 or 70's if we get an indian summer snap), I call my favorite cousin in Colorado and "WHATS UP CUZ?" He hates cold weather so I get a complete sob story. I've only had to shovel snow once in my life and that's when I lived in Ohio (almost got frostbite. Don't miss it at all). I'll stay here in Georgia with four seasons including a light winter and beautiful spring and fall. Only problem hot summer but that's almost over now.
I would venture to say you're not running up your long-distance bills with those calls. The above situation doesn't happen more than once a winter, if that, in an average year. Last year was a great exception. In 27 yrs, I've never seen three blizzards in a row like that.
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Westminster, CO
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I would venture to say you're not running up your long-distance bills with those calls. The above situation doesn't happen more than once a winter, if that, in an average year. Last year was a great exception. In 27 yrs, I've never seen three blizzards in a row like that.

Last winter was freaking nuts by Denver standards. Freaking awesome too, if you chose to make the best of it by e.g. going snowmobiling or sledding!!
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Old 09-14-2007, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Everywhere
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Redding gets way to hot in the summer. But when it isn't hot it's a great area to explore. I use to have some family there and visited all the time. Even climbed Mt Shasta with my daughter on my back when she was about 18 months old. Did Mt Whitney the year before with her.

I have only lived in a few states but have visited all but 7. I have a lot of free time and travel a lot.

When it comes to climate I like Colorado for four seasons and Socal if you don't like the cold. Everywhere else it is too rainy or too hot or too cold or too buggy or too much humidity etc.... not to mention trying to find a job with decent pay.

All IMHO of course.
I would love to live in Redding, but no jobs. I do like Loveland Co alot, hope the weather isnt too bad. Im from Wa. We do get snow in the winter but the only blizzards I have experienced where the butterfinger blizzards at DQ. Should I buy snow tires? Will I need my tire cables?
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Old 09-14-2007, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Northern Colorado
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Another "ribbing" here: While you guys are (alright, could be) digging out of another blizzard (or two) this coming winter, the wife and I will be enjoying only 5 inches of snow in Charlotte. Good luck with the digging......better yet, buy a snowblower!!

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I would venture to say you're not running up your long-distance bills with those calls. The above situation doesn't happen more than once a winter, if that, in an average year. Last year was a great exception. In 27 yrs, I've never seen three blizzards in a row like that.
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Old 09-14-2007, 02:17 PM
 
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denver

altitude: 5280 ft above sea level
location: inner continental, east of mountains, removed from moisture sources
result: low humidity, less air in general, so less to attenuate the sunshine, and less to remove heat from or impart heat to your body, thus it often seems warmer (often significantly) than the thermometer indicates if in direct sun (part of why snow doesn't tend to last too long at Denver altitude, if in direct sun), cooler if out of direct sun

summer:
- sunny most days, with an afternoon thunderstorm most days. the sun heats the plains, which results in convection and evaporation. warm moist air lifts to cooler altitudes (helped by some mountain action), condensing to result in thunderstorms

winter:
- sunny most days, with a snow storm maybe once a month. inches rather than feet is typical. the snow melts quickly (days), usually. on occasion, you will see snow early or late in the year, which disappears very quickly often times.

fall:
- summer for a couple weeks, winter for a week, summer for a couple weeks, winter ... - seems to last maybe a month or two

spring:
- winter for a couple weeks, summer for a week, winter for a couple weeks, summer ... - seems to last maybe a month or two

el nino and la nina years can result in wetter/cloudier and drier/sunnier years, respectively. can get the occasional impressive wind storm as cooler air cascades down the mountains or a mountain wave crashes over the front range, given conditions...

quite predictably the above, actually, at least usually these days.
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Old 09-14-2007, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Westminster, CO
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Props for the excellent summary, hello-world.
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Old 09-14-2007, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Northern Colorado
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Don't TOTALLY believe everything this is written in the Forum. We have lived in Englewood, CO (2 years) and Parker (3 1/2) and the winters aren't necessarily this "nice" or "mild". I've said this many, many times in this Forum: We have photos and video of a somewhat different type of winter weather than is written below. But, believe what you want, Denver and the metro area does have a winter and you just don't know when that major snowstorm or blizzard will hit.

winter:
- sunny most days, with a snow storm maybe once a month. inches rather than feet is typical. the snow melts quickly (days), usually. on occasion, you will see snow early or late in the year, which disappears very quickly often times
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Old 09-16-2007, 04:13 AM
 
Location: in the southwest
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winter:
- sunny most days, with a snow storm maybe once a month. inches rather than feet is typical. the snow melts quickly (days), usually. on occasion, you will see snow early or late in the year, which disappears very quickly often times
heh
Yes, that "on occasion" part actually seemed fairly *predictable* to me, especially in the springtime. Winter can slog on for a lo-o-ong time.
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Old 09-19-2007, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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From today's (Sept. 19) Boulder Daily Camera:

Dates of the first snow of the season in Boulder for each of the last 10 years:

2006-07 October 10

2005-06 November 14

2004-05 Oct. 31

2003-04 Oct. 30

2002-03 Oct. 22

2001-02 Nov. 8

2000-01 September 23

1999-2000 Sept. 28

1998-99 Nov. 7

1996-97 Sept. 25

3 yrs in September, 4 yrs in October, 3 yrs in November. What will it be this year?

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