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Old 03-12-2013, 11:50 AM   #1
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Weather guessers...WTH?

Ok...so supposedly a blizzard this past weekend...Springs gets nothing. NOW, it's snowing out? If I did my job like this I'd be fired!

We need the moisture bad but I'm getting the itch for spring....

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The meteorologist in Colorado get payed for their guesses. Not their facts. This is why I don't watch the news. I pay attention to the wind and if there are clouds over the mountains or not.

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The meteorologist in Colorado get payed for their guesses. Not their facts. This is why I don't watch the news. I pay attention to the wind and if there are clouds over the mountains or not.
Exactly. I was hiking at green mtn with my dog around dusk and it was windy as hell and a bunch of clouds rolling in. I assumed a little snow and I waz better than the meteorologists and this is my first Co winter haha
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Exactly. I was hiking at green mtn with my dog around dusk and it was windy as hell and a bunch of clouds rolling in. I assumed a little snow and I waz better than the meteorologists and this is my first Co winter haha
No matter what the meteorologists states, plan on almost every single day around here to be windy!! They usually will just state that it will be windy "at times" across the board for the week forecast....hahahaha You will also learn that if they are calling for a big snow storm, the day before will mostly have clear sky's. it's almost like you learn to forecast the weather yourself around here and don't need any stinkin' weather report....lol
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Unless your a native or have lived here for a number of years winters will confuse the hell outa you. Haha
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Unless your a native or have lived here for a number of years winters will confuse the hell outa you. Haha
Haha I couldn't agree more. I grew up in Tennessee and Virginia where winter is always overcast and gloomy. So the fact that it can be so cold with the sun out and not a single cloud in the sky just doesn't compute in my brain. Bright sun equals warm to me haha
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Haha I couldn't agree more. I grew up in Tennessee and Virginia where winter is always overcast and gloomy. So the fact that it can be so cold with the sun out and not a single cloud in the sky just doesn't compute in my brain. Bright sun equals warm to me haha
Yea... I wish I could say that. Bright sun could mean snow in 10 minutes lol
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I knew there would be a little snow... but damn, this one was a surprise
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Unless your a native or have lived here for a number of years winters will confuse the hell outa you. Haha
I'm a second generation native and always get confused.
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I'm a second generation native and always get confused.
Confused about the weather or confused in general?
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I was expecting 45ish today since that's what they said at 5:00am. My Jeep never showed over 33. I'm from Oklahoma where the weather changes in an instant but this was a great big whiff today for the weather folks.
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I am Jealous of you guys out there...was stationed at Lowry for radar tech training in '85 in Air Guard and at Carson as an Engineer in '80 and again in '84...I miss the afternoon rains 330-4pm washing everything clean for the eve....and the crystal clear sunrise with a 2 mile run...and Watching the weather come over Pike's Peak and heading for the PX to stock up for the night...6" snow in the am and gone by noon..... and the WHEELING that is out there .......maybe when I retire I can move back....naw that won't work-- all the kids and grand kids here.... ENJOY IT FOR ME!!!
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I am Jealous of you guys out there...was stationed at Lowry for radar tech training in '85 in Air Guard and at Carson as an Engineer in '80 and again in '84...I miss the afternoon rains 330-4pm washing everything clean for the eve....and the crystal clear sunrise with a 2 mile run...and Watching the weather come over Pike's Peak and heading for the PX to stock up for the night...6" snow in the am and gone by noon..... and the WHEELING that is out there .......maybe when I retire I can move back....naw that won't work-- all the kids and grand kids here.... ENJOY IT FOR ME!!!
Damn you must be old.... We haven't had those steady afternoon rains a long time. Ben in drought conditions for a while...
I know what you mean I remember Fort Benning with those early afternoon rain soaking you to the bone... Only for the sun to come out later and create your Personal sauna.

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Colorado weather pattern:
Cold
Cold with blowing snow
Cold with wind
Cold with cold
Warm
Miller moths
Hot
Hot with flies
Hot with flies and mosquitoes
Hot and be prepared to get wet
Hot and getting wet
Summer traffic
Fall traffic
Cold and too lazy to put top on
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You think it's unpredictable in the flatlands? Try it up in the serious elevations for a while. It changes minute by minute. I can drive half a mile and the weather will be completely different. Hell, it can be clear on one side of the highway and completely fogged in on the other. Living in the mountains or next to the mountains is going to make weather anybody's guess. You just live with it.
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colorado weather pattern:
Cold
cold with blowing snow
cold with wind
cold with cold
warm
miller moths
hot
hot with flies
hot with flies and mosquitoes
hot and be prepared to get wet
hot and getting wet
summer traffic
fall traffic
cold and too lazy to put top on
jeep maintenance
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Howdy Corrie, Haven't heard from ya for a while. Got any new mods to the jeep. Or are ya moving on to horses?
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Colorado weather pattern:
Cold
Cold with blowing snow
Cold with wind
Cold with cold
Warm
Miller moths
Hot
Hot with flies
Hot with flies and mosquitoes
Hot and be prepared to get wet
Hot and getting wet
Summer traffic
Fall traffic
Cold and too lazy to put top on
Jeep maintenance
Cold
Cold with blowing snow
Cold with wind
Cold with cold

This is summer up here, I would never consider taking my top off.

Hot
Hot with flies
Hot with flies and mosquitoes
Hot and be prepared to get wet
Hot and getting wet

We don't do hot. If it gets to eighty it's sweltering.
Don't have many flies, no mosquitoes, in the "summer" it's usually hail and not rain. The only month we're reasonably certain of it not snowing is the first part of August.

Summer traffic
Fall traffic

Between the turons and the looky loos I want an AK47 and a bell tower...

Jeep maintenance

What can I say? They're effing Jeeps...
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Don't have many flies, no mosquitoes, in the "summer"
I was over at decker last summer, the coffee shop was loaded with flies. Told the waitress there was a dead horse behind the building, and I worked as a health inspector.
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Deckers doesn't count. It's loaded with flies in the middle of winter. If there was a dead horse it wasn't behind the building it was hanging in the kitchen. Vegetarian is strongly recommended in that place.
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Colorado weather pattern:
Cold
Cold with blowing snow
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Cold with cold
Warm
Miller moths
Hot
Hot with flies
Hot with flies and mosquitoes
Hot and be prepared to get wet
Hot and getting wet
Summer traffic
Fall traffic
Cold and too lazy to put top on
Jeep maintenance
LMAO!
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lol.

keep an eye to the sky, and an eye on opensnow.com

a combination of the both and i usually know when to get some pow.
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You think it's unpredictable in the flatlands? Try it up in the serious elevations for a while. It changes minute by minute. I can drive half a mile and the weather will be completely different. Hell, it can be clear on one side of the highway and completely fogged in on the other. Living in the mountains or next to the mountains is going to make weather anybody's guess. You just live with it.
Yup. I freeze my ass off for the first half of my drive to work in the shade, during the summer with the panels off and then swelter in the sun at the traffic light by my office even though my thermometer reads 50. Then get snowed on driving home.....but wouldn't trade it for nuttin! Well maybe a beach in costa rica for a while but that's about it.....
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Howdy Corrie, Haven't heard from ya for a while. Got any new mods to the jeep. Or are ya moving on to horses?
Howdy! I peek on here every now and then, see what you guys are up to.

No new mods, she's staying stock for now, not sure I want to put $$$ in a 4 cyl or get a sport with everything I want later... My biggest decision right now is when to put the bikini on her.

Hopefully we will all be playing in the mud soon!
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Howdy! I peek on here every now and then, see what you guys are up to.

No new mods, she's staying stock for now, not sure I want to put $$$ in a 4 cyl or get a sport with everything I want later... My biggest decision right now is when to put the bikini on her.

Hopefully we will all be playing in the mud soon!
Just get a Rubi. :-D
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I pulled my windows off this evening. I'll keep the top up in the morning so I don't freeze going to work at 5:30 in the morning, but I will have the top down on the way home.
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I'll keep the top up in the morning so I don't freeze going to work at 5:30 in the morning, but I will have the top down on the way home.
I'm calling in sick.
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Just get a Rubi. :-D
Eeeeven if I could afford one... I like the style of the TJ's

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