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THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN
COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT
SNOW WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE AGAIN THIS AFTERNOON OVER THE NORTHERN
MOUNTAINS...BECOMING MORE WIDESPREAD AND HEAVIER TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH CHRISTMAS DAY
ACTIVE WINTER WEATHER WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT THE REGION THROUGH
CHRISTMAS EVE. ONE STORM WILL CONTINUE TO BRING WIDESPREAD SNOWFALL AND FRIGID TEMPERATURES TO THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL COLORADO MOUNTAINS THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING WHERE 8 TO 18 INCHES OF SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE. MOUNTAIN WIND CHILLS WILL RANGE FROM 20 BELOW TO 35 BELOW ZERO.

A SECOND STORM WILL BRING WIDESPREAD SNOWFALL TO ALL OF EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...AND THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW CHRISTMAS DAY.

TRAVEL INTO THE HIGH COUNTRY WILL REMAIN HAZARDOUS. TRAVELERS CAN
EXPECT PERIODS OF LOW VISIBILITY AND ICY AND SNOWPACKED ROADS OVER
THE MOUNTAIN PASSES...AS WELL AS VERY COLD TEMPERATURES.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Krazy Kwanzaa, Wonderful Winterfest, Freaky Festivus, and Spirited Solstice Homers.
 

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Leaving for Western Australia Christmas Eve, 90 degrees there - it might be a little too hot to ride. :D :D
 

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Tell me about it

COEUR d'ALENE -- A record-breaking snowfall crippled Coeur d'Alene on Thursday.

In the 34 hours between 6 a.m. Wednesday and 4 p.m. Thursday -- while flakes continued to fly -- snowfall totaled 34.8 inches, crowning the biggest snow since 1895.

"This beats everything, there's nothing to compare with this," said Coeur d'Alene climatologist Cliff Harris. "I'm calling it the snowstorm of the new century and the old century."

The blizzard also shattered the record for single-day snowfall, with 19.4 inches accumulating over Wednesday, breaking a record set Feb. 26, 1955.

Between 8 a.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday, though, the accumulation totaled 28 inches, which Harris said is in a category all by itself.
 

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We had 3 days in a row with snow accumulations here in St. George, which is pretty unheard of. Once the snow melts in a day or two, I declare that MTB season has officially begun here in Southern Utah!
 

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Az. Baby!!

Heading to my old stomping ground on Sun. to see fam. ( RIDE ) ;) See ya CO. I do love to ride AZ. in the winter :thumbsup: I'll be on a DW spot and will give the full report when I return to CO. Merry Christmas to all and a big :thumbsup: to DT for hooking me up with the demo.
 

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18" of snow in the mountains/hills of eastern San Diego County. Closer to the coast we've already got half of our annual rainfall. Woke up this morning to the coldest morning I can remember in San Diego. Apparently more is on the way Monday/Tuesday and Thursday/Friday. Quick, someone call Al Gore - we have a climate emergency!
 

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Cutty, it's merely the end of one season, and the beginning of another. I, for one, cannot wait to get back to my favorite activity.
Removing snow!:





 

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Hey Renny, here's the solution to all your problems:



...And if you act now you can get it Pushed!

It's snowing like crazy here today.
 

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A niner? BARF! I have no use for a sub-par snow removal device based on a passing fad.

Guess I'll make my own instead.

Done: Here's what it looks like:

 

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Bikezilla said:
Hey Renny, here's the solution to all your problems:



...And if you act now you can get it Pushed!

It's snowing like crazy here today.
They could make that pedalable.... :p
 

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When the snow clears, I am definitely getting one of these:
 

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Didn't it snow in Las Vegas a few days ago? Hel! freezing over coming up! I rode a "dry" bike path today knowing what's coming up. Here's a vid on Youtube of a guy near here (Clear Creek Canyon? Or was this Renegade up in Ned?) clearing his driveway with an industrial strength snowblower (Kubota) during The Winter from Heck a few years ago. He said he did this weekly during that winter:


The snow was that deep in my neighborhood for months only we had the city coming in with front end loaders hauling it away...weeks after the storms. The plows in the alley behind my house left an 8' high pile next to my garage. It took till April to melt away.
 

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Wow, that's a sweet tractor that guy has. If I had one of those, I'd never spill my beer again while slaving away in the driveway. That set-up is so hot, that I night get laid more often too. :thumbsup:
 

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Wow, that's a sweet tractor that guy has. If I had one of those, I'd never spill my beer again while slaving away in the driveway. That set-up is so hot, that I night get laid more often too. :thumbsup:
So, Rene, was the yellow front end loader a friend who helps out? How in heck do you get in and out of your place during an average winter, not to mention a snowy one. Or do you just collect a season's worth of supplies, hunker down...and post sh!t on mtbr?
 

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When I lived in Summit County in big snow years, the drill went like this: Mon - Fri. Up at 6:00 am - get coffee - crank up snow blower - snow blow driveway, deck and parking area. Go to office. Return from office at 6:00 pm - get Bourbon - crank up snow blower - snow blow driveway, deck and parking area. Repeat. Saturday - shovel snow piles down so snow blower can throw more snow on top. Sunday - ski.:p
 

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So, Rene, was the yellow front end loader a friend who helps out? How in heck do you get in and out of your place during an average winter, not to mention a snowy one. Or do you just collect a season's worth of supplies, hunker down...and post sh!t on mtbr?
The front end loader guy was someone I flagged down that afternoon. The last two winters have been unusual in that we had big snowfalls accompanied by sustained 30 to 40 mph winds that created huge drifts of rock hard snow that could not be worked with snowblower or plow. After seeing a couple front end loaders go by, I took a lawnchair down to the end of the driveway, and waited for the next one to pass by. I jumped out in front of this guy to stop him, and asked him how much $$$ to dig me out. I was delighted to pay this guy a hundred bucks to dig me out. I got his name and phone number, which I used a month later when the same conditions, and results, repeated themselves.

In normal winters, my snowblower works just fine for keeping my driveway open. Since last winter, I have installed rows of snow-fencing to help me out, and it's made a difference.

In 2003, we had that St Patrick's day [week-long] blizzard that started on a monday; it snowed non-stop for 48 hours or so. Late tuesday night/wednesday morning, our deck collapsed on our cars [it doubles as a car por]t. All of wednesday was spent digging 5 feet of wet, heavy snow off the deck, digging out a spot in the driveway to put the cars, digging 2 by 4's out of the snow to prop up the deck; by 6:00 that evening, I had gotten both cars out from underneath the collapsed structure. The next two days were spent getting the driveway clear, including the huge plug at the bottom of the driveway that the snow-plows had created. By saturday morning, I was finally able to drive into town for supplies. I had drained two motorcycles of their gasoline to use in the snow blower. The most critical supply we almost ran out of was beer; the situation had almost gotten desperate. :eek:
 
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