Where is the SNOW!!!

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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby George James » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:07 pm

YES! :-D
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby PaliKona » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:03 pm

That is sweeeet! Where is that? Vail Pass?
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby livetothemax96 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:32 pm

Snow's coming! Here's a bit from Berthoud this last Sunday,still a little bit thin in spots, but it's getting there!

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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby Carl » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:08 pm

^^^ Nice video. That's a fun cliff at 1:00 and doesn't see too much traffic. Where you go next is one of my favorites. Can be tough to end up on the line you spotted from the road until you know the area better.
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby JTOlson26 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:24 am

What kind of snowfall totals has everyone received so far? A friend who teaches at Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado Springs said they had school called off last night and I saw where Widefield had a good 6-8 inches.
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby ajkagy » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:37 am

17.5 in. reported at Monarch this morning...love it

http://store.skimonarch.com/snow_report/
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby susanjoypaul » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:50 am

JTOlson26 wrote:What kind of snowfall totals has everyone received so far? A friend who teaches at Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado Springs said they had school called off last night and I saw where Widefield had a good 6-8 inches.

Just over the tops of my down booties on the west side of Colorado Springs, so I guess that's about 8". Brrr... cold ankles!
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby ameristrat » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:52 am

4-5" in DTC
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby TallGrass » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:02 am

We got a foot of it here with 2' drifts common including some thundersnow throughout the morning. Bottom layer was powder with the top firmer letting one sweep out the bottom on your car and leave the top suspended. Planning on snayaking today or tomorrow.
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby kushrocks » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:30 am

Tallgrass where were those photos taken?
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby PaliKona » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:04 am

Almost 3 feet at Monarch in the past 2 days
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby TallGrass » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:06 am

kushrocks wrote:Tallgrass where were those photos taken?
Locations to side of photos (news source). All from Kansas City area. Just got in from doing the second half of the drive way... TIRED Image Sidestreets are a rutted mess. One guy here was able to get out in his 4x4 with some spinning and a couple others got stuck in the street trying to get out. Taking the scooter out later for coffee -- I can drag it through/over any place I get stuck until I get to the main street which will be good enough. Snow Day! :mrgreen: All the sledding kids (big ones too) and Xcountry skiers are eating it up!

Wichita got 14.2"[/b], second only to the 1962 storm. Link has other storm impact data. It's not that we're not snow-prepared, it's that it came down so quick like 2" per hour at one point. Bulk came down 7am-12n so LOTS of cars got stuck or spun off trying to get home.
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