By Nicholas Solter on May 07, 2007
We had another small snowstorm last night (May 6!) in Colorado Springs. Here are some photos.
On the back deck
View from front step
I thought I'd retired my snow shovels for the season, but our third snowstorm in April turned out to be unexpectedly heavy yesterday. We went to bed Monday night to rain and awoke to snow and wind resembling blizzard conditions. I spent about an hour this morning shoveling the driveway and sidewalks, but on the plus side there was enough snow to sled and build a snowman in the backyard with K.
Having lived in California for the first 30 years of my life, I’m still adjusting to Colorado weather. Although we had a fairly nice March, I was warned that April, and even May, can be unpredictable. Well, it turns out we’ve had two snowstorms already in April! One aspect of the weather here that is particularly interesting (or exasperating) is that the forecasts are generally not very accurate. The weather forecasts as of a few days ago were predicting a blizzard, but when the storm turned up yesterday and today, it didn’t turn out to be too bad. I took the top photo from my back door earlier today. As you can see from the bottom picture, it doesn’t compare at all to the blizzard we had back in October.
Snowstorm, April 13, 2007
Blizzard, October, 2006
Nick Solter is a software engineer and author living in Colorado.
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