We get snow around here sometimes. But, regardless of what you heard, Colorado is not a vast frozen wasteland during the winter. Most days are mild-ish in the 40-50 degree range, with a cold/windy day about once a week. If you live near the foothills, you might get a really weirdly warm day during the winter. These are Chinook winds, known to your weatherman as “downslope“.

When these happen, it’s entirlely possible to get a 70 to 75 degree day in January.

But, watch your back. When these weather conditions occur, it means we’re out ahead of something nasty that’s coming our way. Usually, the warmer and windier it is before the storm, the worse the storm is. This one broke records, and dumped 41 inches of snow by the time it was over.

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