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Jacket
03-26-2009, 08:30 AM
It's coming down hard here in east Boulder County! :party::clap: 2 inches and counting...I love it. I've got tomorrow off and we're heading up to Eldora, so the timing couldn't be better. Friday = Powder Day!

jacdaw
03-26-2009, 08:46 AM
Sure is!
:thumb::woot:

timmbuck2
03-26-2009, 09:42 AM
F.E.A.T!! Anyone hear anything yet?

Shark Bait
03-26-2009, 10:20 AM
I'm trying to get myself back from Chicago before the big dump. :eek:

Jacket
03-26-2009, 10:47 AM
We're up to 5-6" now. Keep it coming!

Convert
03-26-2009, 10:47 AM
I'm trying to get myself back from Chicago before the big dump. :eek:

I think your to late conditions are forecast to deteriorate this afternoon

Hulk
03-26-2009, 10:53 AM
We're in Telluride. It's a white out here.

jacdaw
03-26-2009, 11:07 AM
SoBoRd has been closed for almost an hour btwn McCaslin and 76th to extracate the sand trucks. ;-)

cbmontgo
03-26-2009, 11:34 AM
About 2 inches so far here in Castle Rock...

nakman
03-26-2009, 12:11 PM
Chris, stay in Chicago- don't even go to the airport until tomorrow. Everyone's freaking out here (schools, FedEx, etc.) and they've all but shut DIA down already http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=112608&catid=339


edit: about 4-5" in Broomfield/Westminster now..

Romer
03-26-2009, 12:32 PM
Nothing sticking to the streets in Aurora yet

There was a trace this morning so I didn't even check to see if sarah's school was closed, Seems like all but Denver closed. Good thing she checked before she left.

Convert
03-26-2009, 12:35 PM
6"- 7" in Wheat Ridge and snowing sideways near white out conditions

nakman
03-26-2009, 12:40 PM
I haven't heard anything or seen any emails from FEAT either, so not sure what's up there but you'd think there'd be an alert going out. But if we get called out let's hook up on 147.225!



6"- 7" in Wheat Ridge and snowing sideways near white out conditions

Yup, dumping pretty good up here now too, here's the view from my office window...

Jacket
03-26-2009, 12:41 PM
Chris, stay in Chicago- don't even go to the airport until tomorrow. Everyone's freaking out here (schools, FedEx, etc.) and they've all but shut DIA down already http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=112608&catid=339


edit: about 4-5" in Broomfield/Westminster now..

The just showed US36 near the Broomfield event center, and the traffic was at a standstill, and people were getting out of there cars. Visibility was non-existent with the wind and blowing snow. Hopefully you and your co-workers don't have to travel far to get home....

pmccumber
03-26-2009, 01:02 PM
I'm out here in SW Longmont and we got at least a foot already. This picture is on our south facing porch and it is the best place to measure as it is out of the wind. That said, it isn't getting all the snow cuz of the wind and the pergola above is trapping say 25% of it.

Romer
03-26-2009, 01:16 PM
Just starting to stick in Aurora. I am two blocks south of Oleg's shop. The view out my office window

treerootCO
03-26-2009, 01:20 PM
Just drove home from 120th. I took a short youtube vid of the drive.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0okxnPNWpb0&feature=related

This is the parking lot know as I-70 and Wads

rover67
03-26-2009, 01:21 PM
Just got back from lunch here in Louisville. Had at least a 8 inches of snow on the hood of the truck when we walked out to it. 36 is closed at the Mcaslin exit.

Allison just left golden to head back home to Lafayette... in her Jetta. We'll see how she progresses.

Mendocino
03-26-2009, 01:24 PM
The ARES District 21 Emergency Net has been activated. I am also monitoring District 11 (Boulder/Broomfield), but no activation yet.:yagi:

pmccumber
03-26-2009, 01:29 PM
Lockheed Martin in the Denver area is sending everyone home as of 12:01pm.

DaveInDenver
03-26-2009, 01:32 PM
Went into lab this morning, a little dampness but no snow. Emerged from the lab about 15 minutes ago and found a white out blizzard here in Centennial. Looks like I'm staying here a couple more hours and then I'm out to brave it with the idiots.

AxleIke
03-26-2009, 01:50 PM
12" on the grill. Less on the ground.

Got to work, worked for an hour, then came home.

nuclearlemon
03-26-2009, 01:58 PM
cars are about 50 yards away from the building and can't see them. truck sales mgr said visibility on the roads is approx 100 feet.

looks like we're following our customer's and shutting down early. time to get the shovel and ladder and hit the roof.

cbmontgo
03-26-2009, 02:24 PM
We are up to about 6 inches here now...

nakman
03-26-2009, 02:25 PM
Hey, I got an email from Gene King! Looks like FEAT has been activated...

Shark Bait
03-26-2009, 02:27 PM
Made it in to DIA at noon. Just pulling in to Parker now. Whew! :D

Crash
03-26-2009, 02:38 PM
12" on the ground in northwest Denver. Wind whipping it into deeper drifts in places.

nuclearlemon
03-26-2009, 03:58 PM
it stopped:(

Maddmatt
03-26-2009, 04:06 PM
13" exactly on the deck here in Louisville. Seems to be starting up again (3:00pm). Hopefully we'll see another foot before it's over.

Romer
03-26-2009, 04:14 PM
I am always amazed that most people havent figured out to use 1st and 2nd gear. Its obvious they use Drive and then the brakes and slide and wonder why

Took me an hour to get home

wesintl
03-26-2009, 04:37 PM
Took me a little over an hour. The idiots with rear wheel drive made it tough going. There were at least a dozen cars littering the side of the road that couldn't go up the slightest hill.

jacdaw
03-26-2009, 04:41 PM
I am always amazed that most people haven't figured out to use 1st and 2nd gear. Its obvious they use Drive and then the brakes and slide and wonder why. Took me an hour to get home

Yeah, my technique employs the brake pedal only enough to turn the lights on, but all braking comes from the downshift. And even with that, if you charge the intersections like the road is dry, you're eventually gonna fail. The RAV4 driver who nearly wiped me out :rant::banghead: this morning obviously didn't read the paragraph in the handbook that all-wheel-drive (do RAV4s have transfer cases?) doesn't help you stop.

Jacket
03-26-2009, 06:33 PM
14" was my total as of 2pm. Took my daughter over to a friends at 4:00, and had to stop and rescue a Chrysler 300M and a Jeep that tried to help the Chrysler. 95th street had its fair share of cars that slid off the road.

Just a light snow falling now, and the blizzard warning was just canceled. I think we're just about done.

jacdaw
03-26-2009, 06:58 PM
I plunged my yard stick into various places on the deck. Deepest is 14" and the other end of the spectrum is 11". 9News says Lafayette got 9". Pulease... :lmao: Sad to see it slow to practically nothing now though.

Uncle Ben
03-26-2009, 07:37 PM
14" was my total as of 2pm. Took my daughter over to a friends at 4:00, and had to stop and rescue a Chrysler 300M and a Jeep that tried to help the Chrysler. 95th street had its fair share of cars that slid off the road.

Just a light snow falling now, and the blizzard warning was just canceled. I think we're just about done.

Wasn't that funny! I headed north on 95th about 9ish this morning on my way to plow another lot and I counted 15 cars off the side of the road at that backed curve! :rolleyes: If you took the idiots off the road everyone else would have been perfectly safe today! I have plowed most of the day and hoping it quits tonight so I can get all my normal accounts done in time to make NSTBC in the morning! Seen lots of amazing mishaps today. People hate snowplow drivers because they think we bring the snow....fact is we do it just so we can laugh our butts off at the folks who just don't understand basic physics and gravity....:rolleyes: :lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao:

I did get to test the plow as a bumper this morning. Guy in a 2008, very nice BMW was smart enough not to hit the brakes when he started losing control but his back up plan of mashing the throttle to get straigtened up and get out of my way netted the loss of his left front fender! :lmao: :rolleyes: I tried hard to avoid him and even had the left front tire up on the median trying to give him room but he was determined to use every ounce of stupidity he could muster and accelerate away from the plow.... :banghead::homer::doh::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao:

sleeoffroad
03-26-2009, 08:08 PM
Glad I bought one of these last year. Stood idle for the whole winter, but got a work-out today.
http://www.hondapowerequipment.com/Images/Models/HS928TAS_250x250.jpg

Uncle Ben
03-26-2009, 08:32 PM
:eek: Taken about 10 minutes ago....

farnhamstj
03-26-2009, 09:24 PM
I had to beat down the powder in the Back Bowl's of Vail. They reported 12" last night, 6" night before and 14" monday pm. Sorry, no pic's. I ski by myself.

RockRunner
03-26-2009, 09:30 PM
Got out of work early today around 12 and took about 15 minutes to get home. Now you may think that is great but it normally takes about 5 minutes:eek:. Three cars of the road and one pointing the wrong way with its front end into the guard rail:rolleyes:.

Sharon on the other had took about 2.5 hours :mad:for a 45 minute commute normally. She left around 1 and all the roads were at a stand still. Side roads worked the best.

Snow count for Roxborough is roughly 20":p:, we walked around the yard to shake of the trees and had some 3' drifts:eek: with some areas nearly showing bare grass. It is still snowing pretty good here but it has let up a little, for now at least. Wish it would just keep dumping, could use the day off:)

Spend most of the afternoon replacing my TPS unit and I think I got it all done. I'll give details about that up in another thread:thumb:

Here id to 2 more feet of snow if not more, keep it coming:cheers:

Jacket
03-27-2009, 10:42 AM
Looks like the average for most Front Range folks was about 12" of fresh powder. Eastern Boulder County had 15-17", and some reports in JeffCo near the Foothills with up to 20".

Translates to about 1" - 1.25" of precipitation. When it all melts there should be some nice greenery sprouting underneath.:thumb:

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h201/mralsto/kids_misc/snow.jpg

RockRunner
03-27-2009, 12:23 PM
Saves turning the sprinklers on!

Jacket
04-22-2013, 01:44 PM
Another round!?! Really?

smslavin
04-22-2013, 02:20 PM
careful if you're headed out for a ski. lots of stuff sliding the past week. too many lives taken.

DaveInDenver
04-22-2013, 02:37 PM
6 deaths in the past few days from slides, 11 so far 2012-2013.

https://avalanche.state.co.us/index.php

In a semi-related note, Saturday is the Corn Harvest up at Loveland. This is a fund raising benefit for the CAIC. The corn was good yesterday but just watch conditions, turned to chunky ice super quick.

http://cornharvest.org/

And yes, all this snow is starting to get old. Our place is a huge swamp, can't get anything readying for planting or done out there.

Hulk
04-23-2013, 08:23 AM
Dang, more snow. Worst spring since I moved to CO in '97.

Squishy!
04-23-2013, 09:32 AM
Tell me about it. I gotta shovel a whole apartment complex each time.

MDH33
04-23-2013, 09:42 AM
I've had cabin fever since February. Been a tough March and April. Going-a-little-bit-Crazy! :( and with my knee recovery, I haven't been able to get out to play in it at all either. Just shovel shovel shovel. :banghead:

Jacket
04-23-2013, 10:11 AM
Another 7" at my place. That makes 26" since April 1st....:whiteflag:

subzali
04-23-2013, 11:01 AM
I'm glad for the water. We need it, and I aerated on Sunday :D

RedCreeper
04-23-2013, 04:39 PM
I have unofficially canceled spring so lets just jump to summer. hehe

Caribou Sandstorm
04-23-2013, 08:21 PM
I'm glad for the water. We need it, and I aerated on Sunday :D

Me too! We were lucky enough to miss last week being in Sarasota. I walked out to my office last night with a dusting on the grass and literally 2 hours later it was 5 inches.. Glad it is sunny this afternoon.

wesintl
04-23-2013, 08:23 PM
I'd be nice if it snowed a couple more times. I love it. :D

I don't mind it esp when we hardly had any over the winter. It's not like that year where snow was on the ground for 3 mos in denver.

smslavin
04-23-2013, 08:55 PM
I'd be nice if it snowed a couple more times. I love it. :D

same here :thumb:

wifey isn't so excited right now though...

RedCreeper
04-24-2013, 06:01 PM
we moved here for the snow. my friends aunt back east said they have the veggies planted and love the music of the humming birds. i told her the only veggies in the ground here are the prairie dogs and the humming noise is the wind whistling by the doors of my house. lmao

subzali
09-10-2014, 10:01 PM
Snowed in Calgary yesterday and today.

Rezarf
09-11-2014, 12:22 PM
I put down sod on Monday, I could use a few days of sun shine and warm weather before the snow falls! :eek:

Jacket
03-23-2016, 11:28 AM
Dang - who's playing hookie and heading up to Eldora?

So much for 1-3"....I'm seeing about a foot up here.

rover67
03-23-2016, 11:37 AM
we got maybe two feet on sugarloaf and i guess it's still commin' down. I had to plow from 5:30 till 6:30 and still managed to get the cruiser stuck on the way out. after another hour with the snow blower got unstuck and made it down. I am at work. yay.

aprosise
03-23-2016, 11:48 AM
Its a near white-out in Gunbarrel this morning. Im guessing we have 12" at this point. Heavy/wet/terrible snow.

Also, great day for 2WD :thumb:

Inukshuk
03-23-2016, 01:35 PM
FEAT has been called up. (Naturally my truck is in Robbie's shop on jackstands!)

Go to http://www.coloradofeat.org/

I am part of the leadership team for FEAT.

60wag
03-23-2016, 06:01 PM
I was at work early and it wasn't toooo bad. By 11 I bailed to come home and dig out the driveway so we could get Judy's car up it. My snow blower and I both got quite the workout today. I'm guessing about 16 inches in Superior. 50 and sunny tomorrow. I love Spring.

Thanks Kevin for stopping by to clear the bottom of the drive.

bruce285
03-24-2016, 09:02 AM
My 80 this morning.

Keith
03-24-2016, 01:27 PM
Here's my snow story:

At about 3 PM yesterday my wife and I are shoveling the sidewalk when our neighborhood drunk emerges from her garage in her housecoat and slippers. The garage is empty and her Sequoia is in the driveway covered in 2 feet of snow. She opens the driver side door and rustles around in there for a minute before producing a map...

She is not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I was surprised she apparently thought a map would be necessary to find her way back in the house. She then proceeds to start clearing the Sequoia off with her map. An interesting choice.

About 30 minutes later she has cleared just enough snow to be able to see what is directly in front of the vehicle. Apparently considering this sufficient (or having gotten frustrated with the efficiency of a map as a snow brush) she hops in the driver seat and turns the car on. She puts it in drive and guns it.... Going approximately 3 feet before getting stuck.

For about 5 minutes she is rocking the car back and forth gaining progress only in the lateral axis. I note that only the rear wheels are spinning but decide it's probably best for everyone if she doesn't get very far.

Another 5 minutes go buy and she is still at it. She has made maybe 4 feet of forward progress and has slid so far sideways she is almost off her driveway into the neighbors lawn. The rear wheels are still the only ones spinning.

So, I walk over and ask her where she is trying to go. She says she is just trying to get the car into the garage. Ok, well at least she doesn't plan to drive through any school zones. So, I decide to try and help.

"Does it have 4 wheel drive?"

"Yes, of course." She replies, gunning it again and again only with the rear wheels spinning. I am glad I approached on the uphill side.

"Okay, well, you might have better luck if you engage the four wheel drive mode."

"..."

"There should be a button on either side of the steering wheel. Or maybe in the center console."

"..." Looks down and finds the button. Presses the button. Guns it... And gets out of her driveway, turns around, and drives into the garage.

This is the 2nd time I have rescued a fellow four wheel drive vehicle owner by showing them where the button is.

PabloCruise
03-24-2016, 02:31 PM
we got maybe two feet on sugarloaf and i guess it's still commin' down. I had to plow from 5:30 till 6:30 and still managed to get the cruiser stuck on the way out. after another hour with the snow blower got unstuck and made it down. I am at work. yay.

If you have to work that hard to get to work, something seems wrong...

subzali
03-24-2016, 03:19 PM
If you have to work that hard to get to work, something seems wrong...

I didn't argue with my wife when she said her intuition was telling her it was not a good day for me to go into the office...:D

rover67
03-24-2016, 05:32 PM
Our policy is to never close.... which is funny because at 11 they sent the front desk people home and made it all badge access after sending out an email that said we never close. And reminding everybody that we could work from home if we had the means otherwise we take a vacation day. lol.

I went home at 11 and when i got there the generator was running and we had no phone/internet, so I walked outside, took the snow-moto for a rip around the yard and played with the tractor in the snow.

LARGEONE
03-24-2016, 05:48 PM
First time our company has sent people home since 2003 blizzard.

Got exactly 20" at our house...boy did I have fun busting everyone out of the hood :) I only wish I hadn't put off the new tires. My mud terrains aren't even as good as all terrains at this point. But I still didn't get stuck.

TheHoneyBadger
03-24-2016, 06:31 PM
Our policy is to never close.... which is funny because at 11 they sent the front desk people home and made it all badge access after sending out an email that said we never close. And reminding everybody that we could work from home if we had the means otherwise we take a vacation day. lol. I went home at 11 and when i got there the generator was running and we had no phone/internet, so I walked outside, took the snow-moto for a rip around the yard and played with the tractor in the snow.

Good lord. Who do you work for?

bruce285
03-24-2016, 06:51 PM
Here's my snow story:

At about 3 PM yesterday my wife and I are shoveling the sidewalk when our neighborhood drunk emerges from her garage in her housecoat and slippers. The garage is empty and her Sequoia is in the driveway covered in 2 feet of snow. She opens the driver side door and rustles around in there for a minute before producing a map...

She is not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I was surprised she apparently thought a map would be necessary to find her way back in the house. She then proceeds to start clearing the Sequoia off with her map. An interesting choice.

About 30 minutes later she has cleared just enough snow to be able to see what is directly in front of the vehicle. Apparently considering this sufficient (or having gotten frustrated with the efficiency of a map as a snow brush) she hops in the driver seat and turns the car on. She puts it in drive and guns it.... Going approximately 3 feet before getting stuck.

For about 5 minutes she is rocking the car back and forth gaining progress only in the lateral axis. I note that only the rear wheels are spinning but decide it's probably best for everyone if she doesn't get very far.

Another 5 minutes go buy and she is still at it. She has made maybe 4 feet of forward progress and has slid so far sideways she is almost off her driveway into the neighbors lawn. The rear wheels are still the only ones spinning.

So, I walk over and ask her where she is trying to go. She says she is just trying to get the car into the garage. Ok, well at least she doesn't plan to drive through any school zones. So, I decide to try and help.

"Does it have 4 wheel drive?"

"Yes, of course." She replies, gunning it again and again only with the rear wheels spinning. I am glad I approached on the uphill side.

"Okay, well, you might have better luck if you engage the four wheel drive mode."

"..."

"There should be a button on either side of the steering wheel. Or maybe in the center console."

"..." Looks down and finds the button. Presses the button. Guns it... And gets out of her driveway, turns around, and drives into the garage.

This is the 2nd time I have rescued a fellow four wheel drive vehicle owner by showing them where the button is.

Nice work! I am impressed with your commitment to serve the impaired. :hill: