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Ok, I just have to ask this question b/c we moved out of Colorado 1-1/2 yrs ago (oh yes I miss it). Was your winter really all that horrible this year? I understand you guys had a lot of snow, but were the winter snow storms mostly sensationalized? Of course, if you are new to the area, it may seem bad to you, so I'd prefer an opinion from someone who likes the snow and has lived there for at least 5 years. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
B/c where I live now (pacific northwest), people are often telling me how horrible the winter was in Colorado and trying to make this place seem so great when I think *this* was the worst winter I have spent anywhere (and I've lived all over the U.S.). We had a terrible wind storm...no power or heat for 5 days...ice storms, etc. I've never experienced anything like this. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
I love the snow so it was never an issue for me all the years I lived in Colorado. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> Living just 6 miles from the foothills, we were pretty protected from harsh weather. I remember several years ago when they had snow in March (no big deal) and the newspapers were calling it a spring blizzard or storm. And we were like, "Uh--what are they talking about?" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Yes, yes it was. I've lived in Colorado all my life and it's never been like this. It wasn't so much that it snowed a lot, because it's done that before, it just didn't melt off. So it kept accumulating. I don't know if I would say it was horrible because in some ways it was kind of fun, because it was more snow that we usually see. It was just a really unusual year.
 

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i just moved to Boulder from Minneapolis. comapred to mn, the winter here was mild! we didn't understand what people were complaining about! it was warm and sunny and the snow seemed to disappear very quickly! But this is in comparison to minneapolis. we love it here!<br>
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Oh no, come on.......That was the problem, that it was so darn cold! That's why the snow didn't melt off. It was below 0 several days, during the day. And most of the rest of the time it was single digits. And it lasted for several weeks.<br><br>
The worst thing about it was that it seemed to snow every weekend, just when you wanted to get out of the house and have a break from it.<br><br>
It was a long, cold winter. And I tend to think that Colorado has mild winters. Where the sun is so warm and the snow always melts quickly so there's rarely need for shovels and plows.<br><br>
I'm originally from the NorthEast. It doesn't get much more miserable than that.
 

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We have lived here 12 years and it was the worst winter since we moved here, but it was not really "horrible". The most frustrating thing for us was that it was every weekend thinking "Here we go again", and the bitter cold made it harder to get the kids outside, so they were frustrated. It was, however, the best winter for sledding we have seen, so that was a plus. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
I grew up in Pennsylvania, so it was mild in comparison to the first 18 years of my life experience. It certainly was not so bad that we would even consider leaving CO. We love living here.
 

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I too grew up in the Northeast snowbelt but have now lived here for 17 years. If you compare CO to CO then yes it was worse than most. We had snow on the ground for over 100 days when usually we get a dumping and it's gone in three days. It has also been windier than normal.....
 
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