This is shaping up to be the biggest snowfall we've had this season. That's great news, because so far this has been a lackluster snow year. We have had other storms, but nothing like this one. At least in Cedaredge and the surrounding small towns. The Grand Mesa still has some of the best snow in the state following a series of storms that dumped a lot of snow up there earlier this season.
It's dumping out there and you can see cars sliding all around town. The office already received an automated call from Mesa County (that's north of us) stating schools would be starting two hours late tomorrow. If this keeps up, there may not even be any school. I use to really look forward to the snow days.
Please keep in mind...it's not always the amount of snow that makes traveling dangerous. Temperatures were just above freezing for most of the day, and now the snow is coming down hard and it's getting colder. The roads are freezing up and travel is dangerous.
Someone from Cedaredge Land Company made the trip from Delta to Cedaredge, and had a bad experience on the Cory Grade. One car lost control and slide off the road into the hillside. Right after that another car came down the grade and lost control, spun around a few times and finally went off the road. It doesn't appear anyone was hurt. From Delta to Cedaredge the roads are very bad. I don't know about Highway 92 to Hotchkiss and Paonia. I haven't gotten a first hand road report on that area.
This is Colorado and we should be use to the snow and slick roads. I'm not complaining. It's suppose to snow here.
The good news is that the snow pack levels on Grand Mesa are above what they should be for this year...and those measurements were taken before this storm came in. The water levels in the snow are also well above normal. The last report I heard was from over a week ago, and we were at 113% of the water level we need. There's been several small storms since then. I can't wait to see what this storm does for the numbers.
I got covered in snow while I was taking this picture. I was only out there a minute.
Stay at home and keep warm. This is no weather for anyone to be driving in.
Happy winter, and let it snow.
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