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Old 05-30-2004, 11:47 PM   #15
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...Quonset hut, goat pen & chicken house, beehives. I'm looking for a little terrain & some water, a pond or stream.
Huh?! Not in Denver proper...but Colorado yes.
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Oh now tell the truth Shari. I remember a very nice campground in Golden named Dakota Ridge. I have stayed there several times and summer in Golden brings about the afternoon downpours along with associated hail. But don't worry your secret is safe with me....

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We do get an afternoon thunderstorm or two...but typically they only last a couple minutes then the sun is out again. We have been here 10+ years, and it has hailed pea size hail maybe 6 times total...that's it, you must've got "lucky" if you had much more than that. And it does snow...but it melts off as soon as the storm passes.

Now the mountains are a different story....they do get snow through the winter, how else could we have all the wonderful ski resorts?! And the plains do too, but Denver is nestled up against the foothills/mountains and most storms have run themselves out coming over the Rockies that there's nothing left for Denver. Then they pick up moisture again for the plains.

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Old 05-30-2004, 11:49 PM   #16
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i love to ski ... it wouldn't be bad to get back out west... i'd been thinking southern & warmer. a borderline zone 6-7 would be good.
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uh, well actually...

>>Shhh...don't tell anyone, Denver is GREAT!!! We have none of the above....and we have very mild winters, close to 300 days of sunshine<<

Uh, well, I have followed MANY tornadoes around the Front Range of Colorado when I lived there in the 80's. Amazing to watch. Couple times they even did some damage. And then let's see, there was the two years in a row that my car was dented by hail the size of golfballs when I couldn't reach cover, and after the 2nd re-paint I was headed west on I70 near Dillon in March, and a massive sandstorm blew down the canyon and took the paint right back off the front of it....

But I DO love Colorado... really! And New Mexico, and Utah and Arizona - they are awesome and I'm going to have to spend a month or two out there this summer enjoying the unpredictable weather! Hopefully it won't hail...

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Shhh...don't tell anyone, Denver is GREAT!!! We have none of the above....and we have very mild winters, close to 300 days of sunshine ~

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Uh... Shari... what about the trip I took to CO a couple of years back and ended up sitting on the tarmac in the new Denver airport for two hours while thunderstorms, hail, and tornados swirled around us? Our plane couldn't 'dock' because there weren't any available gates. All of those who had loaded deplaned, and the rest of us who landed got to sit on the apron in our planes. That was probably THE most helpless I've ever felt!

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Oh Rog, I forgot you were coming through the area today... you could have stayed here & shared my nutritious Sunday dinner of taco chips & pickles & waited out the storm. It's calm for the moment.

Yea, we should have stopped in! Didn't even think about it before hand! Rain check?

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Ok guys, in Shari's defense. We DO have occasional hail, thunderstorms, and real skinny-pencil-like twisters now and again. They aren't very common, an will uproot a tree here and there, just as big hail is rare. (July 1990, grapefruit sized hail, did $300 Million in damage in 20 minutes) Denver Airport is in the "Plains", so there is more volatile weather out there. Up close to the foothills, our weather isn't that exteme. For now, geologically, they say we are quiet, with no major ground shaking.
500 miles to the north, Yellowstone, is a sleeping, menacing giant of a "Super Volcano," is ending its period of dormantcy. When she blows, no one knows, but those in Phoenix and St Louis will have to "DUCK."!!!
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Old 05-31-2004, 04:05 PM   #21
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Thanks Coloradobus...

To the rest...I believe I qualified my statement as far as saying in the last 10 years...and in Denver proper, not on the plains

Fine...let the "nasty weather" rumors live, keeps the population down!

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To the rest...I believe I qualified my statement as far as saying in the last 10 years...and in Denver proper, not on the plains
Fine...let the "nasty weather" rumors live, keeps the population down!
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I left there in 1944..and then..the word was out.
The whole area went BOOM..lmao

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Sooo Shari..... Heard that Denver had an incredibly bad hail storm yesterday

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Old 06-10-2004, 01:45 PM   #24
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Sooo Shari..... Heard that Denver had an incredibly bad hail storm yesterday

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Now Ken...do you really believe everything you see on TV? We did have light, pea-size hail in town for about 5-10 minutes, but no damage!

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Actually, I did not see this on TV - was talking to someone in Denver this morning - told me there was a lot of roof damage. Anyway, just giving you a hard time.....

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Okay, okay...though not in Denver-proper, we did have a little tornado 30 miles away today.

Tornado - 1
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