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Old 12-28-2006, 06:30 PM   #43
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Most likely old news to most, but I just heard another 16" is on the way.....

In some ways you all are lucky. We got 12" and it went as fast as it came.
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Old 12-30-2006, 02:17 PM   #44
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Now, why didn't I think of this???

eBay: NEW Genuine Colorado Snow Blizzard I and II 2006! (item 150075963257 end time Jan-01-07 14:58:52 PST)

For a good laugh, you gotta read some of the comments!

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Old 12-30-2006, 03:07 PM   #45
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We're in pretty deep doo-doo down here. We've had about four and a half feet, and it's still snowing hard. (Drifts are considerably higher than I stand.) Once it quits, we'll try to dig out the RVs that are here (skiiers); Maria and I haven't had too much time to talk it over, but we're thinking about closing the park for the remainder of the ski season. (Alas, the AS is BURIED at the back of the park, so ...)

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Old 12-30-2006, 03:54 PM   #46
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No sense in staying open if nobody can get there! Hope you have a plow or snow-blower to help with the big-dig!

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Old 12-30-2006, 07:21 PM   #47
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Yeah, we'll see what tomorrow brings. This morning I made it to the front of the park with the tractor. Only took three hours to go the hundred yards or so. Stupidly, I left the chains back at the garage, so this afternoon I made the treck twice to bring them up there. (Tractor chains are HEAVY suckers. They weigh about 70 lbs apiece, but it felt like a ton when slogging through really deep snow with them!)

You know, if the AS were at the front of the park, we'd really consider hitting the road!


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Old 12-30-2006, 07:42 PM   #48
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Got a question...what do you do with the snow? My brother lives in Highlands Ranch and said he was running out of places to put the snow I suggested a 12' chute on a snow blower and let the neighbors deal with it In Iowa, we used to pack it down and drive on top, around here in NC we just wait a few hours and it melts

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Old 12-30-2006, 07:46 PM   #49
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It's all about the LOCATION

Yesterdays snow in Colorado is falling as todays rain here in Mississippi. We are getting buckets of the non-frozen variety of precipitation here. No shoveling here, but that's a good thing - people down here cannot drive when we get a freeze or snow - the ditches fill up with cars.
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Old 12-30-2006, 08:30 PM   #50
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Got a question...what do you do with the snow?
You shovel it off the walks & driveways onto your landscaping & grass. It does pile up...we haven't even attempted to clear the patios & decks...let the sun take care of that! It's not like were going to be using them anytime soon. But there is a path to the hot tub!

Commercially, the plows pile it up at the far ends of parking lots or designated retention ponds/areas. The 2-lane roads go down to 1-1/2 lanes, 3 to 2, etc. and they pile it up on the freeway banks & on/off-ramp clovers. On our narrow streets at the office in Golden, they trucked it out to a more remote area. It usually melts off here in a couple of days too...that's why it's been such a mess this time, no chance to melt between storms.

I was able to get my car out today...first time it's moved in over a week - thank goodness we have a 4x4 TV. First thing I did is take it to get new tires, the ice build-up was bruttal, but it was "warm" (33) today and slushy, got it out while I could, down to 11 tonight, gonna be mid-40's by Tues/Weds. The problem is the thawing during the day that re-freezes overnight - if it was cold the whole time, it would pack down and be okay...but it gets lumpy & bumpy with the freeze/thaw and lots of black ice.

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Yes, where to put all the snow is a problem here, too. Usually I use the lawn area in front of the bathhouse right by the street: Drive in one side with a load of snow in tow, and drive out the other side empty. It's important to have a pause between storms (3 or 4 days) because the snow firms up and allows me to drive over the pile again. By the end of winter, the pile is huge.

This storm, though, did in the area. On the very first day, we were getting so much that the pile became unstable, and the tractor would just sink in 2 or 3 feet. Not fun shoveling out the tractor with every load in, so I resorted to Plan B: Push the white stuff off to the side directly on the park roads. That worked for the remainer of the first day of the storm and for the second. By today, though, I was out of space.

It's going to take some creative plowing to get these people out of the park tomorrow and Monday!


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We are getting slamed by the wind today. I'm at Jeffco Airport just east of Boulder. Winds Constant between 40-50 knots with gusts to 60 knots. All roads to Boulder closed due to blowing and drifiting snow. We had another 10-12 inches of snow last Friday and forcast is for more this weekend. Some forecasters say as much as 20 more inches. I,m not getting the skins changed on my Globetrotter that I had planned on doing this winter.
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Definitely an atypical winter so far!

We've been here 13 years and never had consistant snow like this. Oh well, kinda falling into a routine...melt M-W, snow on Th-F and Sataurday & Sunday are now called Shovel-days.

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