December 24, 2006

Blizzard Blogging 2006--The Aftermath

NOAA's National Weather Service December 2006 blizzard totals (excellent graphic):



The blizzard made a lackluster December snowfall (approaching records for least snowfall in December) into at least number 5 all time:
That makes this month the 5th snowiest December on record for the city. Records date back to 1882.
1. 1913 -- 57.4"
2. 1973 -- 30.8"
3. 1982 -- 27.1"
4. 1987 -- 21.5"
5. 2006 -- 21.2" so far
6. 1924 -- 18.4"
7. 1960 -- 17.8"
8. 1891 -- 17.5"
9. 1979 -- 16.5"
10. 1916 -- 16.3"

Since 1946, the holiday 2006 blizzard would rank as the 7th biggest snowstorm in Denver.
1. 31.8 inches Mar 18, 2003
2. 30.4 inches Nov 3, 1946
3. 23.8 inches Dec 24, 1982
4. 21.9 inches Oct 25, 1997
5. 21.5 inches Nov 27, 1983
6. 21.2 inches Nov 19, 1991
7. 20.7 inches Dec. 21, 2006
8. 18.7 inches Mar 5, 1983
9. 17.7 inches Nov 19, 1979
10. 17.3 inches Apr 1, 1957
11. 16.9 inches Mar 20, 1952
12. 16.0 inches Oct 3, 1969
13. 15.8 inches Apr 26, 1972
Not all are happy with Denver's plowing efforts after the blizzard:
Denver-area residents poured sand under spinning wheels, wielded shovels and emerged Saturday to find sodden streets still packed with slushy ruts of snow two full days after a holiday eve blizzard.

Denver's public works department said that by noon Saturday, the city had sent a snowplow down all city streets, even residential ones.

Tell that to Earthel Ware.

She said that she watched crews go down Gaylord Street in the Five Points area Friday night, but they never visited the street she lives on, Vine Street.

"I kept waiting for them to turn and come back by, but it never happened," Ware said. "It'd be nice to get some help out here."

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