Bilzzard Moving In And Gettin' Comfortable! News Story Posted By Kevin (Click Name To Email)
Wednesday, December 20, 2006 - Yep, that's right. A nice up-slope storm (meaning it is coming in from the east instead of the west) has settled in all across the front range and plains of Colorado. Roads, schools and businesses are closed, flights have been canceled at Denver International Airport, and some cities are giving tickets to people that are driving that don't need to be! Up-slope storm have a habit of hitting the mountains and turning south as they cannot make it over the mountains. They then rotate in a counter-clockwise motion over the area and just drop all their moisture.
The storm was just getting kicked off this morning...there was about an inch on the ground at 7am when I left for work in Boulder. I got about half way before I gave up and headed back home. Turned out to be a good decision as my office closed for the day anyway! I stopped off track side on the way home though and shot the westbound MNYPV-20 as well as Amtrak 5. Only three shots added with this particular update.
By the time I got home at 9am, the snow on the ground had increased to 2 1/2 inches. The most recent measurement here shows 7 inches on the ground at this point. The forecast has anywhere between 18 and 26 inches scheduled in the Denver area as the snow is not supposed to let up until tomorrow afternoon! If you are in the area, stay warm and be safe.