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AMENDED SATURDAY 6:30 AM:
Temperatures are warm, so the morning commute won't be as bad as the previous forecast ondicated. But watch out for icy conditions and black ice on I70, slow down, and be aware. Now it looks like it won't cool off enough for accumulating snow until later this afternoon.

IF YOU'RE DRIVING TO SUMMIT COUNTY THIS WEEKEND, COME UP TONIGHT, OR BEFORE 8 AM TOMORROW. AFTER THAT, STAY OFF THE ROAD UNLESS YOU HAVE 4WD AND GOOD SNOW TIRES. It's 56 degrees in Silverthorne. Summer meltdown today, blizzard tomorrow. Saturday travel will be awful - 10" of snow between 8 AM-2PM falling on top of the icy mess that will form tonight when all of this melting slush freezes. What a crazy winter we're having!
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IT'S OFFICIAL - WE HAVE NOW PLOWED 12 FEET OF SNOW IN ONE MONTH - THAT'S A FULL 6-MONTH SEASON OF SNOW!

#silverthorne #behindtheplow #snowplowing #snow #winter #lanina #arcticoscillation #atmosphericriver #insaneweather
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To quote Open Snow, IT'S ABOUT TO SNOW - A LOT
Flurries today (Tuesday, 1/3), increasing to periods of heavy snow through Wednesday and Thursday - potential for OVER 2 FEET in Silverthorne by Friday morning (January 6). Sunshine returns for the weekend.
PLEASE DRIVE RESPONSIBLY IN A VEHICLE THAT IS APPROPRIATE FOR THE CONDITIONS!
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IN THE PAST 10 DAYS, WE HAVE PLOWED OVER 5 FEET OF SNOW! Go hug your plow person - or at least give them a friendly wave and thumbs up. Considering that in an average winter, we plow a total of 12 feet, that puts it into perspective how hard all the plow people, private and municipal, have been working the past week and a half. In Silverthorne, the snow pack went from 52% to 110% in TEN DAYS! Today, we were pushing not only 12"-18" of heavy, wind-driven snow, but also battling the 3-ft ice berms pushed up by the road plows. The municipal plows have no choice but to push up the berms - otherwise they'd never get all the roads cleared. But it does make for a lot of extra work on an already intense day. We have a few days of sunshine on tap now, which will give us time for cleanups and push-backs. Get out there and enjoy all that fresh snow, and be safe in the back country, the avalanche danger is extreme.

#snowplowing #silverthorne #takingcareofbusiness #behindtheplow
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Snow, Snow, and More Snow! ~ On December 1, Silverthorne snow precipitation was at 52% of average. Now, two weeks later, we are at 90%!* The series of storms over the next few days should push us close to 100%. So, in spite of the late start to winter, once it decided to get going, it has been a nearly non-stop powder train. Yay for snow!

#snowplowing #silverthorne #winter #snow

*statistics from Snotel reports
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I love seeing wildlife while I'm out snow plowing. This was a group of 7 does that crossed the road in front of me.

#behindtheplow #silverthorne #snowplowing
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WINTER WILL FINALLY ARRIVE ON THURSDAY
After a really long extended fall, winter will finally arrive with snow on Thursday and Friday, and much colder temperatures. Most of the mountains are expected to pick up several inches of snow. Expect winter driving conditions for most of Thursday and Friday morning, followed by a sunny but cooler weekend.
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3D printing boggles my mind. This is amazing.
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