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ET Warrior
12-26-2006, 03:34 AM
I was going to make a thread about this earlier, but I completely forgot. For those unaware, Colorado was hit by one of the worst snowstorms in recent history (4th biggest snowfall in Denver ever), burying almost the entire eastern half of the state with 1-5 feet of snow on the plains, and much more in the mountains. The snow started late last Tuesday (19th) and lasted about a day and a half. Pretty much every town in the state completely shut down because of this.

Grocery stores still haven't been able to restock their shelves, and we even got some more snow on Sunday.

DIA was completely shut down for a full day and a half, which I know caused a lot of travelers complications.

There is a group on facebook devoted to it, here are some select user-submitted pictures

Yes, there is a car in this picture.
http://photos.pe.facebook.com/v56/20/57/1082520210/n1082520210_30010106_4990.jpg
They might be there awhile...
http://photos-604.ak.facebook.com/ip002/v57/40/80/1220940013/n1220940013_30022604_2946.jpg
I think it's impressive that there is that kind of pile-up of snow, when there were 20+ mph winds during the snowfall
http://photos-981.facebook.com/ip002/v56/237/3/19200998/n19200998_32181981_678.jpg
snow drifts are funny
http://photos-715.facebook.com/ip002/v57/15/80/1075530003/n1075530003_30001715_225.jpg
and this is why DIA was closed
http://photos-646.ak.facebook.com/ip002/v56/173/6/1317348/n1317348_31139646_3775.jpg

I hope the blizzard didn't negatively affect any of you or your loved ones :)

BongoBob
12-26-2006, 04:14 AM
Damn, that's amazing. Didn't hear about anything like this.

Time to bust out the coffee/hot chocolate/goat blood,depending on what you have on hand :p

MrWally
12-26-2006, 11:21 AM
I heard about it but I didn't see any pictures or anything. Just information. I didn't imagine it was nearly as bad as this.

Anthony
12-26-2006, 11:51 AM
We had that here a few weeks ago. (London Ontario) The whole city was shut down. Driving down my street was impossible, proven by a taxi cab that had been abandoned since it became buried in the snow. There was 3 feet or more of snow everywhere.
Was great fun :)

Commander Obi-Wan
12-26-2006, 12:05 PM
Damn hockey game was canceled! I had players from my pool suppose to have been playing the day it was canceled. :p

But, it never gets that bad up here...

ZBomber
12-26-2006, 12:55 PM
Thats kinda cool though. I love snow storms, hasnt snowed one bit up here in MA

ET Warrior
12-26-2006, 01:02 PM
http://photos-145.ak.facebook.com/ip002/v57/130/117/1082490099/n1082490099_30015145_3292.jpg
http://photos-133.ak.facebook.com/ip002/v57/130/117/1082490099/n1082490099_30015133_156.jpg
Don't drive in blizzards.

Samuel Dravis
12-26-2006, 01:14 PM
Wow, that's pretty intense. I've personally never been snowed on more than a few mm thick. That kind of thing would be scary. ^_^

Mike Windu
12-26-2006, 01:24 PM
Woah. :p

Hope everyone got along safely in Colorado.

ET what's your facebook? :p

jebbers
12-26-2006, 09:30 PM
Hey! We out here in Buffalo would gladly take 2 feet off that snow off your hands. This was my first Christmas without snow! We had a grand total of about 12 inches over a 2 month span! I hope it snows soon, I want to get laid off and stay home!

MrWally
12-27-2006, 12:08 AM
I'm right with you Jebbers =]

First green Christmas I've had in a LOOOONG time.

ET Warrior
12-28-2006, 01:40 PM
It's not over (http://www.cnn.com/2006/WEATHER/12/28/severe.weather.ap/index.html)
Hooray! Another blizzard within a week. How fabulous, my street is STILL in disarray from the last one. :dozey:

Commander Obi-Wan
12-28-2006, 01:48 PM
We had a green Christmas last year, but the snows back. ^_^

We haven't had any snow since way before Christmas, it's kinda nice, but I'm not used to it. :p I hope for the best for you anyway, ET. :)

IG-64
12-28-2006, 02:07 PM
Gimme some of that snow.

*takes some of ET's snow*

the_raven_03
12-28-2006, 05:33 PM
IG, you should take all of it. This snow could potentially wreck havoc on New Year's Eve festivities.