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Offline 2-Wheeler

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Blizzard in Coloardo: Dec 20-21, 2006
« on: December 22, 2006, 03:09:43 PM »
Most of the state of Colorado suffered (enjoyed :D ) a big blizzard this week. At my house I recorded 25.5" of new snow on Thursday morning. We had high winds of 20 - 30 MPH for most of the storm, so there was a lot of blowing and drifting snow. I had many drifts over 4 feet deep in my yard.

I was "snowed-in" for about 24 hours, since my trusty John Deere was "in-over-its-head" and couldn't push the heavy snow out of the way. Here are a few pictures:

The first one shows the webcam this morning - beautiful!
The next shows my neighbor's pickup with the wind carved drifts.
The last two show the snow exceeding the depth limits of the slow-blade on the John Deere.
-David

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Offline daveq

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Re: Blizzard in Coloardo: Dec 20-21, 2006
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2006, 03:17:17 PM »
Time to upgrade!  8O

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Re: Blizzard in Coloardo: Dec 20-21, 2006
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2006, 04:40:31 PM »
That is the Reason I moved to south Texas
Coyote

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Re: Blizzard in Coloardo: Dec 20-21, 2006
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2006, 04:49:28 PM »
Photographs and reports were in my local paper this morning.
Is Denver airport in action again?
John
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Re: Blizzard in Coloardo: Dec 20-21, 2006
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2006, 05:03:31 PM »
Photographs and reports were in my local paper this morning.
Is Denver airport in action again?

Try this link: http://www.fly.faa.gov/flyfaa/flyfaaindex.jsp?ARPT=den&p=0

-David Broberg   CWOP#: CW5670 / CoCoRaHS #CO-BO-218

Offline Kojack

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Re: Blizzard in Coloardo: Dec 20-21, 2006
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2006, 05:23:31 PM »
Thanks for the link. Must be causing distress to families visiting for the holiday period.

We are having a similar situation in the UK caused by fog.
John
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Re: Blizzard in Coloardo: Dec 20-21, 2006
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2006, 05:29:15 PM »
Surprising it's still closed  8O They are no strangers to snow there so it must be really bad...

Offline Harry

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Re: Blizzard in Coloardo: Dec 20-21, 2006
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2006, 10:00:26 PM »
Most of the state of Colorado suffered (enjoyed :D ) a big blizzard this week. At my house I recorded 25.5" of new snow on Thursday morning. We had high winds of 20 - 30 MPH for most of the storm, so there was a lot of blowing and drifting snow. I had many drifts over 4 feet deep in my yard.

It was the same situation at my cousin's house in Thornton, CO (just north of Denver) with drifts of 3-4 feet around his house.  He sent us some pics of him digging out with his trusty little snowblower.

I was watching that storm as it progressed through Denver and Colorado Springs via their traffic webcams.  I-25 which is a main artery running through Denver and Colorado Springs was completely shut down all the way to the New Mexico stateline.  It was an eerie sight to look at the webcams in both cities and see I-25 completely void of any car or truck traffic.  It sure looks a lot different today.  Here are a few links for your viewing pleasure and for future reference.

Denver:  http://www.9news.com/9live/default.asp

Colorado Springs:  http://www.koaa.com/wxfn/cams/cs_traffic.asp

It looks like DIA is finally open with less than 15 minute delays. 

FAA - Flight Delay Information:  http://www.fly.faa.gov/flyfaa/usmap.jsp


Offline chucl1932

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Re: Blizzard in Coloardo: Dec 20-21, 2006
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2006, 11:29:29 PM »
With that much snow in the Rockies maybe lake mead will start to fill back up.

Chuck

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Re: Blizzard in Coloardo: Dec 20-21, 2006
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2006, 11:46:55 PM »
great photos there  :wink:
still in a spring weather pattern here in NZ...but its supposed to be summer
temperartures 2oC colder than normal