Great Blizzard of '03…
just think, in 50 years, we'll be able to say we lived through the Big
Golden, Colorado, known as the beginning of the Foothills of the Rockies
by local weather forecaster, officially received its share of upslope
snow (upslop?) - 50.5" of snow - and made this the snowiest March on record.
And, while it didn't snow much more than 1 inch per hour, it didn't snow
much less than an inch per hour either.
the first full day of the storm (Tuesday, March 18th) there were grumblings
about lack of snow plowing for the cul-de-sac street right away. Ultimately,
plows came through Tuesday afternoon and then again on Thursday. Watching
the news, it was interesting to see Denver City Leaders abandoning their
neighborhoods, saying these folks would just have to "melt it out."
small town living has more advantages than we thought!
the 20th of March was the first (impromptu) block party of the season
for Canyon Point. People came together, bringing snow blowers and shovels.
Lynn and Barb offered to BBQ if we could find their grill… And a few beers
were surreptitiously handed out to ensure extra care in clearing some
adults were getting their exercise (equivalent to running at about 8 m.p.h.
according to the Golden Rec Center), neighborhood pets and kids were cavorting
about and generally enjoying the first blizzard of the new Millennium.
Good Neighbor Boyd noted that very short legs created for some cautious
quality time for his little dogs…
the next blizzard, I'm proposing to build Golden's largest snowman in
front of Mike and Debbie's house, if the city snow plows don't beat us
to the punch!
Reporting from Golden