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    Default Survived Blizzard of 2018. How are my fellow faring?

    How are you fellow Coloradans faring? Interstates are closed, highways are closed. DIA has canceled flights. 200K without power. Everything is plastered with wind driven snow. Colorado Springs had 97 MPH winds. Nasty damn day. Spring begins in 7 days. Hoorah!
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    Default Re: Survived Blizzard of 2018. How are my fellow faring?

    I’m in the Littleton/Ken Caryl area. Got a bunch of snow and some wind but not as much as south and east of us did apparently.
    Life is like a box of chocolates...and a river runs through it. Or something like that.

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    I'm at just under 8000' elevation, same snow plain as Monument Hill and Palmer Divide. I posted earlier in "what's in your yard post".....it's still coming down here....still 50+ mph winds, drifting is crazy, I've gotten about 2 ft. of actual snowfall but have drifts of 5-7 ft and growing against my outbuildings and wind breaks. It's a whopper of storm. I-25 is closed from the Springs to Castle Rock, I-70 is closed eastbound, Kiowa/Bennett road is 4+ ft deep, Franktown and Elizabeth are inaccessible. They said, 3000 + flights cancelled out of DIA incoming and outgoing with no reopening expected until late Friday or Saturday, tomorrow looks windy still and in the teens, It's going to be several days before this thing is fully weathered. PS: I think it's the 2019 storm, isn't it?

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    Hope everyone is safe!!! Good news is it might be warm enough to fish Friday!! Stay safe tight lines boys.


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    Default Re: Survived Blizzard of 2018. How are my fellow faring?

    I live in a farming community, and with the wide open fields and the high winds coming from the north, the snow drifts are fun when they come across the road. A little 4X4 action is always fun. But still, a cyclone is what they said we had. That's a new one for me, because never have I ever heard of a cyclone in CO. I'm wanting to put it with that Full Blood Wolf Super Harvest Blue moon thing the weather service pulled out of their hat. But what do I know?

    All I know is storms like this were more common 30 /40 years ago, and getting 10 to 12 inches of snow back then never caused anyone to even blink. Now a days, a little disturbance in the weather that brings 2 inches of snow is a big concern. I just have to shake my head and wonder.

    But I actually welcome this snow because we really do need it for the coming summer, and I hope we get more like it again soon. Bring it on I say.
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    Default Re: Survived Blizzard of 2018. How are my fellow faring?

    The storm passed to the south of us here in Pinedale, WY, but the highways (I-25 and I-80) are still closed here in Wyoming.

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    Default Re: Survived Blizzard of 2018. How are my fellow faring?

    It's 68 deg F here and a light SE breeze if that's any consolation.
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    Default Re: Survived Blizzard of 2018. How are my fellow faring?

    Quote Originally Posted by kevind62 View Post
    It's 68 deg F here and a light SE breeze if that's any consolation.
    Thanks a lot Kevin, I feel better already .

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    Default Re: Survived Blizzard of 2018. How are my fellow faring?

    Saw this from local CBS station. Close call at 37,000 feet

    For passengers on a different flight it was an extremely rough ride about 100 miles east of Denver.
    According to the pilot a Boeing 737-800 encountered severe turbulence while 37,000 feet over the small town of Cope in extreme southeastern Washington County, CO. In addition to the turbulence pilots also reported a 20 knot loss of airspeed due to a severe mountain wave which almost caused the plane to stall.
    The event happened at 10:32 a.m. as the storm was nearing peak intensity. Thankfully no injuries were reported.
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    Default Re: Survived Blizzard of 2018. How are my fellow faring?

    Quote Originally Posted by losthwy View Post
    In addition to the turbulence pilots also reported a 20 knot loss of airspeed due to a severe mountain wave which almost caused the plane to stall.
    They must've already been going very slow if -20 knots gets them to almost stall.

    Does anybody have pictures of the storm, or was it just a solid wall of white?
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