Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Let It SNOW!!!!

Hey everybody, Chris here with another blog. After a boring month of November, well at least weather wise, I was beginning to be a little worried. November is on average the second snowiest month of the year and we saw only about 2 inches of snow.... now wheres the fun in that?!?!
After two big snow storms came through Colorado I am a little happier :) In Greeley we saw about 6.5 inches of snow on Saturday and an additional 4 inches on Tuesday. We have also had an experience with extremely cold temperatures. Just yesterday it was -13 degrees at 7:00 am. whether you like snow or not you can't deny the fact that we needed it badly. We were only about 55% of average snow pack about 2 weeks ago, but now we are 110% above average and the ski resorts are loving it. The past two storms dropped several feet of snow in the mountains making it some of the best snow that the ski resorts have seen at this time of year for a long time.
Even though the storms brought enjoyable weather to Colorado it has not been very enjoyable for the people in the Midwest. The same storms are causing hazardous travel conditions as it has dropped nearly an inch of ice in Oklahoma. The ice has left thousands of people without power and many travelers stranded. The storm has also been blamed for the death of at least 15 people.
It is important to note that even though weather may be fun at times but it also can be very dangerous and deadly if not respected properly. So please, remember to drive safe and have a great holiday season.

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