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Old 08-31-2006, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
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Just out of curiosity, does Greeley tend to get less snow than areas around it because of it's lower elevation? I had some family who lived in Parker for a while, and it seemed like they got more snow down on the south side of Denver than up north. Is that true? In general the south side seems to have a higher elevation, so I suppose that could contribute to it.
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Old 09-03-2006, 12:01 AM
 
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Default Adding input about Greeley's snow

Since no one has yet responded to your question, I’ll tell you some snowfall-facts/opinions that I know about Greeley. Please keep in mind that Colorado is infamous for its rapidly changing weather conditions, and the same, for its weather/snowfall not being consistently the same from year to year.

Areas around Denver/near or in the Rocky Mountains, commonly/traditionally do receive significantly more snow than Greeley does, and because of more amounts of precipitation falling at these higher elevations, and also, because of more storms occurring on a regular basis in the higher elevated areas. Higher elevated areas, also, retain snow on the ground longer, (resulting in larger amounts of accumulated snow), because unlike the Greeley area, daytime temperatures there usually don't become high enough to cause pre-existing snow to melt.

I’m not sure what areas you’re actually referring to in your post when you wrote, “the areas around Greeley”, but the ones you spoke of, (Denver/Parker), they aren’t in Greeley’s surrounding area. Greeley’s local communities, (those of substance, anyway), are; Loveland and Ft. Collins, (both cities located on the foothills of the Rocky Mountains), Windsor, and stretching it a bit, Longmont, (south/near Denver). All these communities, past-recorded, yearly amounts of snowfall are very comparable/similar.
And, speaking only from my personal experience regarding snowfall in Greeley, (was the county seat for the area in which I resided in, for over 47 years). “No - Greeley hasn’t in the past , received as much snowfall as the areas you mentioned , &, Greeley isn’t in an area which gets lots of/significant amounts of, snowfall during any past-years’ snowy seasons, and, in the past, Greeley didn’t even get the larger amounts that other nearby communities did“.
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Old 09-03-2006, 03:04 AM
 
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
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What I meant by areas around Greeley was places like Ault, Windsor, Loveland, Johnstown, Severance. Nearby areas that are away from the Platte River.
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Old 09-03-2006, 09:57 AM
 
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I lived in Ault for 18 of those 47 years, and Ault, along with the other communities you’ve mentioned, usually receives the exact same amount of snowfall as what occurs in Greeley.
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Old 09-04-2006, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
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What is the average yearly total for Greeley?
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