Skip to comments.Blizzard warning in Colo., N.M. digs out ( Global Warming ? )
Posted on 12/20/2006 12:59:25 PM PST by george76
A major snowstorm blew across Colorado toward the Plains on Wednesday, canceling hundreds of airline flights for holiday travelers and shutting down major highways in parts of four states.
The National Weather Service posted blizzard warnings for most of eastern Colorado and adjoining sections of Nebraska and Kansas.
A day earlier, the storm had pummeled New Mexico with up to a foot of snow.
Two feet of snow was possible in the foothills just west of Denver, with 2 to 3 feet a possibility farther north.
Up to 20 inches could accumulate on the Plains of eastern Colorado and wind up to 30 mph could pile the snow into high drifts...
"I'm going to grab my computer, talk to my boss and go back home,"... "I'm not going to take a risk and get stuck in Denver."
United Airlines, the busiest carrier at Denver International Airport, canceled more than 630 flights ...
Police closed Interstate 70 for more than 250 miles from just east of Denver to Colby, Kan., and sections of I-80 along a 140-mile stretch from Cheyenne, Wyo., to Big Springs, Neb...
"Crashes are beginning to occur," said Mary Jo Hall of the Nebraska Department of Roads.
Travelers stalled by the closures had already started filling Kansas motels during the morning, said Stan Whitley, a spokesman for the state Department of Transportation.
Truckers were pulling off I-80 at Ogallala, Neb. "Our parking lot is pretty small, but they're just kind of parked off on the streets," said cashier Michelle Krauter at the Sapp Brothers truck stop.
Scores of schools were closed, along with many courthouses in eastern Colorado.
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Yes: right now, all day and likely tomorrow.
The airport restaurants are running out of food...
It will be a long night for families with little kids...stuck at the airport.
We got about 14 inches of snow over the weekend here in the So Cal mountains and today is the first time in five days we'll be above freezing for the high.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus
Oh well, nothing wrong with spending Christmas weekend hunkered down & enjoying the snow. It will prob. be a late Christmas for most of us.
Remember, 2006 looks to be the sixth warmest year in the last six years.
Blizzard conditions here in Colorado Springs. Four-wheel drive vehicles are spinning their wheels on little hills. Dozens of cars stranded on Woodmen Road and Academy, but my 4WD Jeep made it without incident. It's wet snow coming up from the South, and the wind is fierce. I-25 is closed from Pueblo, just South of here, to the state border. Not a real good day to be out and about.
Apparently there are hundreds of thousands of families in Oregon and Washington who still do not have power from the storm from last week.
But the skiing should be good ?
Do people generally have enough heating for all of the house in So Cal ?
Glad that you made it home.
The streets may become impassible due not only to the sideways drifting snow...but also the future accidents.
Hopefully your power will stay on.
Is it even winter yet ?
Its usually mild in Colorado during the winter..
The fabled Albuquerque low. Looks like my Christmas break will be starting 2 days early this year. Darn.
Hubby just called & said they closed the post office. Glad I'm not needing to ship any gifts today.
Has this gotten any better ?
" Roads around New Mexico were still snowpacked and icy Wednesday. Numerous schools opened late or remained closed.
Up to a foot of snow fell at higher elevations of northwest and west-central New Mexico on Tuesday, and snow and sleet closed sections of I-40 across eastern New Mexico and in the Texas Panhandle.
Albuquerque International airport was closed for several hours Tuesday as snow covered runways. "
2006 looks to be the sixth warmest year in the last six years.
Looked at the weather map this morning and saw that big "L" over Albuquerque, and began seriously to dream of snow.... ;-)
Of course, I'm not traveling so this weather is a dream come true for me! ;o)
snow and sleet closed sections of I-40 across eastern New Mexico and in the Texas Panhandle.
Is ski santa fe open ?
Is there a little ski area near ABQ ?
Well dressed kids should be very happy.
Good for the parents to let the kids burn off some steam outside ?