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2011 - February 7th-8th - Grand Junction Snow Storm

Posted on the 19 March 2011 by Danncianca
Normally on a Monday night, I head off to Mesa State to play basketball with co-workers and other local TV people. We don't start until 11PM or so after everyone's 10PM shows are done, so I was watching a movie to pass the time.
I thought to look out the window at one point and found that extremely large dendrites were falling from the sky. Within 45 minutes, at least two inches of snow had fallen. I decided to forgo basketball and document the snow storm locally as it kept coming down heavy.
2011 - February 7th-8th - Grand Junction Snow Storm
Looking west on my street, Belford Avenue.
2011 - February 7th-8th - Grand Junction Snow StormDer Schploder idling on Rood Avenue
2011 - February 7th-8th - Grand Junction Snow StormAlpine Bank Building at Rood and 5th. I was using a light in the parking lot to illuminate the falling snow.
2011 - February 7th-8th - Grand Junction Snow StormUsed the flash to capture individual flakes at the end of the exposure, which does havoc with the white balance... but I love the result anyway.
2011 - February 7th-8th - Grand Junction Snow Storm
2011 - February 7th-8th - Grand Junction Snow StormMain and 4th.
2011 - February 7th-8th - Grand Junction Snow Storm
2011 - February 7th-8th - Grand Junction Snow StormThe old federal building on Rood Ave.
2011 - February 7th-8th - Grand Junction Snow StormAn old church on White and 3rd.
2011 - February 7th-8th - Grand Junction Snow StormSteam rises from Saint Mary's Hospital from 7th and Patterson.
2011 - February 7th-8th - Grand Junction Snow StormAn older house on 7th Street.

Most areas in the Grand Valley received between 3 and 5 inches from this storm, which may not seem like much to most. However, the climate is rather dry out here and the snowfall rates were definitely extreme for this area.
All in all, a fun night, and the next morning, I headed up to the Monument...
Dann.
Note: Couldn't help the lens flares... my camera is so old and scratched up it isn't funny. Still does the trick for the most part, though.

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