Monday, February 01, 2016

Uraling at the start of the latest Winter Storm

Most of the state of Colorado is presently under a Winter Storm warning, with the latest estimate for the Metro Denver area of up to 14 inches of snow by noon tomorrow.

It lightly snowed most of the morning and it turned to slightly heavier snow fall around 1:30PM when Scarlett and I took a short break from working to see what we could see.

The snow fell lightly but steadily as we took the back roads to the ranching home community to the southeast of the home neighborhoods.  Road conditions were fine, even though the temperature was 28ºF (-2ºC), the snow wasn't sticking to the main roads yet, but starting to cover the less traveled neighborhood roads.

The wind picked up some as I motored into the ranching neighborhood and you could sometimes see the snowflakes falling sideways due to the winds.  Cool stuff.  It did limit the amount of time I exposed the camera to the weather though unless my body was blocking the snow from the camera.

The snow on the dirt roads of this ranching community I like to frequent was perhaps an inch deep and covered the roads and fields with a nice white blanket of pure goodness.  Snow makes the scenery look so much cleaner.

 Slightly different angles for my favorite tree-line driveway 
of this neighborhood

If you look closely, you can see the snow flakes flying almost sideways in the wind.

As it was just a short work break, Scarlett and I motored on home.  There will hopefully be more snow accumulation by the same time tomorrow when I hope to get out to take more pictures.

The ride home was on wet main roads and building traffic.  The evening commute today should be quite interesting and possibly troublesome for folks.


RichardM said...

Meanwhile, we are clear and visibility unlimited.I hear that the climatologists are forecasting El Niño for another 6 months...

redlegsrides said...

Luckily we don't get the ice you guys get! At least not so far anyways!

David Masse said...

14"... Time to test the Ural's limits :)

By the way, your header shot is ridiculously stunning.

redlegsrides said...

Thank you David Masse, that was La Veta pass where I caught the end of an incredible sunset....then it was on to the ice patches at the summit while riding by an overturned car....good times. Not sure we'll get the 14", it's barely snowing now.....perhaps 2-3" only.