Ugh, Snow

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  1. Cody Fousnaugh

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    Most generally we get more than is predicted. 24 inches sure wasn't predicted for our storm in November, but that's what we got. Funny, when we lived here in Colorado before, the snow prediction seemed to be higher than predicted. And, of course, there's always that possibility of us getting some 6 inches on Mother's Day Weekend, like we have seen a few times before. That is when the last of our winter snow hits, except for in the Rockies.

    But, here, winter is just a part of living here. However, not as bad as some states, like Montana, the Dakota's and the Great Lakes States, but still winter.
     
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    Just looked at your weather forecast and you are on a "rollercoaster" ride there. Sunday high of 56 and then back up to 80 by the middle of next week.
    We can have temperature sways like that also, but definitely not 80 this time of year. That would be a record high for us!
     
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    It was supposed to start snowing last night but it just began, although not very hard yet.
     
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    yes it’s still up and down but soon it won’t be....

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    This was my sister in monument Colorado Tuesday....they get bad drifts. Meanwhile Colorado Springs was dry.

    she is sick of it...going to sell. They get snow all the time.

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    Sort of funny, Chrissy, but, when we bought our house in Parker (2005), we talked to a auto mechanic that told us about a couple who had moved there from Palm Springs. They didn't even make it thru a full winter, before moving back to Palm Springs. They had been renting an apartment, broke the lease and moved. The mechanic told us "they told me there was no way they could stay here."

    And, here we are, in our early 70's and moved back here, but to northern Colorado this time. After 10 1/2 years in northeastern Florida, our first winter here hasn't been easy, but we are surviving. It's been over 10 1/2 years since I've taken snow off of a vehicle and never off of a boat (covered). Or, as I say, "have to endure the winters here in order to enjoy the nice Colorado summers".
     
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    Oh they love Colorado and won’t move from there...it’s just this open 5 acres they live on...only about 5 miles from the springs that gets the snow and wind...
     
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    This huge snowstorm, that they've been warning us about for days, put down a few inches of snow, possibly as much as six, but it took me all of about ten minutes to clear the drive and the sidewalk. It looks like it's stopped, now.
     
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    It's snowing pretty hard here right now, but it looks like we're mostly just going to get a lot of slop over the next few days, as temperatures hover around the freezing point.

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    We got about 2 inches last night. The "Alert" went off on our iPhones again last night about a snow squall, but wasn't enough wind to actually be a "squall". As I write this, all of the snow that was on our vehicle has melted off. I didn't have to take any off by hand.

    By this Saturday, the high temp will be 67. Oh how we like/love that. But, that temp won't be for long.
     
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    @Ken Anderson Do feel free to keep that snow crap in your part of the country, this is one instance that sharing is not mandatory. Lol. ;).
     
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    It's above 50 degrees today so things are dripping.
     
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    The most miserable five winters in my life were spent in the Detroit area. One hour of "oh, what beautiful white snow!" was followed by weeks of sloppy wet grey stuff that could defeat the most waterproof of boots.
     
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    It looks like northern Maine has a little more snow than we do. This is from a few days ago, near Presque Isle, Maine.

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