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Weather/Climate

A Surprisingly Cold and Snowy Winter

Walking the dogs in the morning is a perilous adventure this winter.  With snow covering the ground and a layer of ice covering the driveway, I’ve had to equip myself in more ways than one. Ice grippers on the boots are imperative to prevent me lying on my back side. …

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A Rare January Snowstorm

As a skier, I religiously read OpenSnow.  OpenSnow is the website dedicated to forecasting powder for skiers everywhere.  Started in Colorado by Joel Gratz, it has now gone nationwide. A week ago, I took a couple of minutes reading Joel’s blog for Colorado, and got excited over the long-term forecast. …

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Blow Over

Driving home tonight seemed uneventful.  It had been a clear but windy day on the plains. But as we drove up Boulder Canyon, the snow started to fall.  Gently at first, and then swirling around violently as we neared Nederland.  Where did the snow come from? The people who started…

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White Christmases

Will we or won’t we? It’s everyone’s winter fantasy come true.  You wake up on Christmas morning, throw back the curtains, and there it is.  A winter wonderland straight out of Currier and Ives.  Trees with branches bowed with snow.  The world hushed with the weight of fluffy flakes of…

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