The Great Denver Blizzard: Round 2

| December 28, 2006

Well, what a few days ago was looking like a day or two of “light snow” has turned into a prolonged storm (in two waves) that may end up leaving as much snow as the Christmas Blizzard did a week ago. As noted, we’re facing two storms; the first is expected to leave somewhere between 8″ to 18″ through Friday morning; the second, coming Friday night, could leave anywhere from 6″ to 12″, depending upon what the low pressure currently moving towards the Texas Panhandle does.

Here’s the officlal warning:

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST FRIDAY… … WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON…

THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON. A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST FRIDAY.

SNOW…HEAVY AT TIMES…WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT. TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS BY DAYBREAK FRIDAY ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE BETWEEN 8 AND 18 INCHES…WITH THE HEAVIEST ACCUMULATIONS NEAR THE FOOTHILLS.

THERE IS A POTENTIAL THAT HEAVY SNOW… ALONG WITH STRONG WINDS…COULD REDEVELOP FRIDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE INTO THE WEEKEND. ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE…ESPECIALLY EAST OF I-25 AND OVER THE PALMER DIVIDE. STAY TUNED TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND YOUR LOCAL NEWS MEDIA FOR THE LATEST UPDATES CONCERNING THE HEAVY SNOW POTENTIAL OVER THE WEEKEND.

By the way, we live on the north-facing slope of the “Palmer Divide” mentioned above.
Meanwhile, as of yesterday afternoon, I had the large circular parking area outside our front door and garage completely cleared out. It now has 2″ to 4″ of snow on it, with more accumulating rapidly:

Oh, the weather outside is frightful...

I may need to go out and snowblow the top of the driveway so that Emily can make it home tonight. No rest for the wicked and all that…. ..bruce..

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Webster is Principal and Founder at Bruce F. Webster & Associates, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University. He works with organizations to help them with troubled or failed information technology (IT) projects. He has also worked in several dozen legal cases as a consultant and as a testifying expert, both in the United States and Japan. He can be reached at bwebster@bfwa.com, or you can follow him on Twitter as @bfwebster.

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