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East Coast Rain Blues

Why cold and snow is out and wet a warm remains the theme in the East, join in the conversation.

telejunkie

Oct 3-14, 2018 | Storm Train | Mnt Snow & Heavy Rain

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2 minutes ago, telejunkie said:

Another look at 12z GFS snow totals through next Thursday early morning hours...pretty impressive! Sangre de Cristos get hammered on. Ensnares that energy over the SW and doesn't want to let go...would be impressive if it comes to fruition...wouldn't hold my breath though. :classic_sleep:

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love that your popping in to post out here -- (former name was baltimorewisher on old forums)... I usually am in the Mid Atl - NE threads, nice to see some of the crew posting in here.

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After what seems like years of boring Colorado winters (not many big storms), I'm really hoping we finally get a decent Front Range winter.    Maybe October is a sign? haha.  

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57 minutes ago, ColoradoWx said:

love that your popping in to post out here -- (former name was baltimorewisher on old forums)... I usually am in the Mid Atl - NE threads, nice to see some of the crew posting in here.

Hey BW! great to see you on here as well and like the new name...fitting!

You know me...love to see someone getting white this time of year....especially those in drought conditions. Gets me pumped for winter. Just out there, I worry about a long snow drought after an early cycle that leaves a super crust on more northern facing slopes that causes a deep instability in the snowpack. Those can be especially deadly...for many recreations

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So Front Range people - are we comfortable in claiming this forum? Even though the Front Range of the Rockies is not technically part of the "Intermountain" region?    (Maybe the moderator would change the name to Mountain West!).    We were always the odd man out with our crazy May blizzards in the Midwest board on the other site.

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14 minutes ago, Denver Weather said:

So Front Range people - are we comfortable in claiming this forum? Even though the Front Range of the Rockies is not technically part of the "Intermountain" region?    (Maybe the moderator would change the name to Mountain West!).    We were always the odd man out with our crazy May blizzards in the Midwest board on the other site.

Well if we get technical then Denver would be considered the great plains but since most of Colorado is part of the Intermountain West and Denver's elevation kind of excludes it as "Plains" we will stick with it being on the edge of this area. Unless you want to post in the plains/midwest/upper midwest forums which clearly isn't the correct choice. Don't despair not leaving you guys out but if its between the two than Intermountain is the best choice imo. Unless you guys want a forum called eastern Colorado? lol

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The Intermountain West includes the Columbia River Basin and Snake River Plateau in the northwest, the Great Basin in Nevada and western Utah, and the Colorado Plateau in the Four Corners area of Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/technical/nra/nri/results/?cid=stelprdb1255029

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4 hours ago, PlanetMaster said:

Well if we get technical then Denver would be considered the great plains but since most of Colorado is part of the Intermountain West and Denver's elevation kind of excludes it as "Plains" we will stick with it being on the edge of this area. Unless you want to post in the plains/midwest/upper midwest forums which clearly isn't the correct choice. Don't despair not leaving you guys out but if its between the two than Intermountain is the best choice imo. Unless you guys want a forum called eastern Colorado? lol

Close enough for ME!!!!   Intermountain it is!!

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Even better how about intermountain West/Front Range as the category? This will get Denver on the map. Speaking of maps, TWC on this weekends storm.

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Denver CO
220 PM MDT Fri Oct 12 2018

...Snowfall coming to northeast and north central Saturday night
and Sunday...

.A storm will bring a significantly colder airmass and snowfall
to northeast and north central Colorado from Saturday evening
through Sunday. The snowfall will be light to moderate in
intensity but it should get cold enough overnight Saturday for
the snow to accumulate, even on paved surfaces overnight Saturday.
High temperatures on Sunday should be 30 to 40 degrees colder
than the highs on Saturday. Winter weather driving conditions can
be expected across much of the northeast and north central
Colorado.

COZ038>041-043-130430-
/O.NEW.KBOU.WW.Y.0029.181014T0000Z-181014T1800Z/
Fort Collins-Boulder and the western suburbs of Denver-Denver-
Castle Rock-Greeley-
Including the cities of Fort Collins, Hereford, Loveland, Nunn,
Arvada, Boulder, Golden, Lakewood, Longmont, Aurora, Brighton,
City of Denver, Denver International Airport, Highlands Ranch,
Littleton, Parker, Castle Rock, Elbert, Fondis, Kiowa, Larkspur,
Eaton, Fort Lupton, Greeley, and Roggen
220 PM MDT Fri Oct 12 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM SATURDAY TO NOON
MDT SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches
  expected.

* WHERE...Fort Collins, Boulder and the western suburbs of
  Denver, Denver, Castle Rock and Greeley.

* WHEN...From 6 PM Saturday to noon MDT Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on icy and slippery road conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads
and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Cold, snowy football game in Denver in Sunday.  Waaay too early for winter.

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A few storm reports:

Up to a foot of snow in the foothills west of the Front Range, with 4 to 6 inches from Boulder to Fort Collins.   Only a couple inches in central Denver.   The BIG story was EXTREME record breaking cold for mid-October.

 

Denver set a record low at 18 degrees (crazy) with Jefferson in Park County coming in at -10 degrees (INSANE).   After September spent much of the month with record heat (many days in 90s) to jump into such mid-winter conditions is pretty wild.   Denver's high temp yesterday of 26 degrees was 20 degrees below normal - - - FOR MID JANUARY! (more like 40 degrees below normal for mid October).  Sadly, with the extreme cold coming before many of the trees in the City had a chance to change colors, freezing the leaves on the trees,  Denver's normally beautiful fall color may be skipped this year.   Some temps this morning (air temps, NOT wind chill):

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A couple webcams from Denver area this morning:

 

Looking north towards Longs Peak:

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West towards downtown:

 

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Meanwhile, looking pretty wintry at some of the ski areas.  Here's Breckenridge:

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Here's Beaver Creek

 

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On the good side, looks like Fire Season is over!

 

One more link for ski lovers. Opening day skiing at Wolf Creek this past weekend!

 

 

 

 

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Sangre de Christos, San Juans, and La Sals (and a few other ranges i'm not familiar with) look to pick up an almost monsoonal type flow coming up from the south over the next few days...

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