Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Weather happens


Summit County, Colorado
Gary Lindstrom gary@garylindstrom.com


Weather happens

In addition to today being tax day I also got another thing from the government in my e mail this morning. A severe weather advisory for Breckenridge and Summit County for tomorrow (Thursday). An advisory means that it might happen a warning means that it will happen. They are even saying that points east of the divide could get 36 inches of new snow.

In my over forty years as a public servant and elected official I have carefully used my strongest negative comments for the Colorado Department of Transportation and the National Weather Service. Both manage to get it wrong more than they get it right. The National Weather Service put me on a special warning list so that I can get severe weather alerts before everyone else. Not that it makes them more accurate than before but I have a longer time to think about the possible consequences.

Here it is:

SNOW IS LIKELY IN THE MTN ON THUR BUT IS NOT EXPECTED TO
BECOME HEAVY UNTIL THUR NIGHT. THIS COULD CONTINUE WELL INTO
SATURDAY MORNING. THE FOOTHILLS & SO. PARK WILL SEE A RAIN SNOW
MIX INITIALLY.WITH HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED TO COMMENCE AFTER MIDNIGHT
ON THUR NIGHT CONTINUING INTO SAT MORNING. POSSIBLE
SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS COULD RANGE FROM 18 TO 36 INCHES FROM THE
DIVIDE EASTWARD.

Just remember that it is spring and that baseball season has already started. Keep that in mind as you are shoveling 36 inches of spring off of your driveway. g

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