An Amazing Colorado Snowstorm: Photos

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Every year, I hope a huge snowstorm hits Colorado in October. Those first snowflakes are so magical. Memories of snow angels, snowball fights, and snowmen, not to mention ski season, baking, and slow-cooked meals, always brings out the kid in me. Read on for photos of this amazing Colorado snowstorm.

While we were in Europe, I checked the Colorado forecast on my phone. I was stoked when a little snowflake appeared. Many times (most of the time) our forecasters predict huge amounts of snow at the slightest hint of a storm so I didn’t get my hopes up until our jet touched down in Denver and we drove home. Instead of the usual traffic warnings posted on electronic signs, they were lit up with severe winter weather warnings. Whoa!

Blinded by the sunlight and overheated by temps in the 70’s while wearing a blouse and jeans, I couldn’t believe it would be a predicted high of 26 degrees Sunday. No way. Out here in the West, we have an expression: The warm before the storm, but come on!

Here’s another expression:

Red sky at night is sailors delight. Red sky at morning gives sailors first warning.

Well, looky here! Unedited and taken through the window last night. What storm?

Sailors delight? I think not! Clobbered by an October snowstorm in Boulder, Colorado. Click for photos! #Weather #October #travel #Colorado

Jet lag is real, but coming home to the States is so much easier on the body than flying to Europe. Not sure why except I went to bed early and woke up super refreshed at 5:00 AM. I can’t remember the last time I had this much energy. Watch out, everyone!

I opened up the curtain to our little porch and POW! I’m writing this and it’s still dark outside AND snowing. Those are NOT falling stars.

Six inches on Deck and Counting! October Snowstorm in Boulder, Colorado. Click for photos! photography, Travel North America #photography #snowstorm #boulder #colorado

For years I have hoped for an early frost and snow. Instead, I would cut down my geraniums and replace them with pumpkins on Halloween night. The vines always added a little extra to the display.

This just in!

Gardening season is officially over.

Good thing we flew in yesterday!

Boulder October Snowstorm bury rosebuds. Click for photos of this amazing storm! Travel North America, Colorado, Nature, Outdoors, Outdoor adventures #photography #nature #Colorado #travel #travelnorthamerica

This is about the only fall color in my yard since it’s still so early.

Guinella Maples in October Colorado Snowstorm. Click for photos of this amazing storm! Outdoors, Outdoor adventures, Travel North America, Boulder, Colorado, Photography #outdoors #photography #colorado #travel #Northamerica

Cupid shudders during Colorado snowstorm. Click for photos of this amazing storm! photography, outdoor adventures, travel north america, colorado, nature, #photography #outdooradventures #colorado #travel #travelnorthamerica #nature

The pond is my favorite muse.

Colorado October Snowstorm coats pond and backyard in winter wonderland. Click for photos of this amazing storm! Photography, outdoor adventures, Boulder, Nature, Travel North America, #photography #nature #outdooradventures #travel #colorado

One last look.

Winter wonderland after Colorado October Snowstorm. Click for photos of this amazing storm! photography, outdoor adventures, Boulder, nature, travel North America, #photography #outdooradventures #travelnorthamerica #nature #colorado

Forget about weeding today. My hand quickly numbed with the cold.

Winter after October snowstorm in Colorado. Click for photos of this amazing snowstorm! Colorado, photography, outdoor adventures, Boulder, nature, travel North America, #photography #outdooradventures #travelnorthamerica #nature #colorado

I had wanted to dig out the tropical plants before first freeze, but I don’t think they’ll make it now. Colorado weather usually bounces back pretty quickly after a storm, but it’s still snowing at 10:00! Oh, well.

Christmas card or Colorado snowstorm in October? Click for photos of this amazing storm! photography, outdoor adventures, Boulder, nature, travel North America, #photography #outdooradventures #travelnorthamerica #nature #colorado

I’ll make chili for lunch and wear my favorite sweater. Maybe I’ll get the sled out and hit our little hill with the neighbor kids. Lol. Snow always brings out the kid in me.

What’s the weather like in your part of the world? Is the snow coming your way? Batten down the hatches and pick your tomatoes.

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  1. Brrrr! We are in Montana just now and it’s one of those bitter cold windy days. No snow today and warm weather predicted for next week. I hope the snow stays in Colorado at least until we get home to the coast in a couple of weeks. Meanwhile you can enjoy the white world. It looks so pretty as long as you’re cozy and warm (or out skiing).

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  2. Wow! That’s beautiful and I would love to see all that snow and more. The part of India I live (south), it’s raining tonight and the weather is kind of rainy. We don’t get winter but a slight nip in the air in December and that’s about it. So you can imagine how excited I’m to see your pics. 🙂

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  3. Beautiful pictures. No snow here in the Mid-Atlantic region. But, since the remnants of Hurricane Michael blew through Thursday, the temperature dropped from 90 to 55 like it saw a state trooper. 😉

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    1. Thanks so much!
      Wow! I think we are all “in for it” this winter. Your summer could be Wild!
      I couldn’t believe it when I looked out the window, Matthew. It was almost a 50 degree drop and more than six inches of snow!

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  4. Beautiful snow pictures, Susie and beautiful home. Yes that first snowfall brings out the kid in us. Those that say is doesn’t may be kidding themselves, but they’re not kidding us.

    We might, might get a bit of snow in December but more than likely not until January. Four to five inches is normal for us. Twenty inches about every 5 or six years. Right now we are still enjoying short sleeve walks on the beach. In fact I just changed my blog header to a picture of Patty walking the dogs a couple of days ago.

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    1. Thanks so much!
      I’m from Wisconsin originally so I know what you mean! Out here in Colorado, snow can fall in September! That’s a big difference from the Midwest. But the weather for everyone has become very unpredictable.

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  5. Five in the morning is the time angels wake up, that is if they ever succumb to slumbering. The orange cumulus clouds look tumultuous. The photograph of the cherub engulfed in snow is heavenly.

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    1. Thanks so much, Uma! Great to “see” you!
      I couldn’t believe it when I saw that firelit sky. I woke up to snoring angels again today, but I’m not sure how long it will last! Lol. I do feel more energized. Happy Monday to you.

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  6. I love the first snow storm of the year! Something so serene and peaceful about it! Now… come April that’s a different story 🙂

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    1. Exactly, Party Chick! That’s when all the buds are nipped. I’m a little worried about how cold it is before everything had a chance to “harden off.” (It’s 13 degrees outside!) My roses, lavendar and several other perennials were budding! Can’t do anything about it now but enjoy nature’s beauty.

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    1. Thanks so much, Jonno! There’s a light fog on the pond this morning and it’s bitter cold. I need to bundle up and post an Instagram, but here I sit. I’m warm and cozy while watching it through my window. Lol!

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  7. Cool pictures. I love the pond picture.

    It’s still pretty warm and balmy down here in Mississippi. We’re expecting some cooler temperatures in the next couple of days, but nothing even close to snow temps. Still sweater weather is coming.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

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  8. I saw your beautiful photos on IG and I was surprised by how much snow you had already. The “warm before the storm” is a great saying that I’ve not heard before, but it works here, too. Stay toasty, as best you can.

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    1. Right? Here the temps are up and down. I’m inside and wearing a vest to keep the chill off. I should take a walk outdoors while wearing a t-shirt to get acclimated. I think it’s going to be an early and long winter!

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  9. Great post and wonderful pics! While I enjoy snow and such here in Indiana (if you don’t, then move, cuz it comes every year), I have to admit that the long summer hot weather and the warmer fall (ended a few days ago) has been nice. I would just as soon put off the white and the ice until very near Christmas this year and I think that may be the way it will be.

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  10. Well my friend, I love your photos but snow in October is too soon for me. Snow will fall and my snow shovels will be put to work but I hope not until December. Now I like the snow on the ski hill and less on my front lawn. Still I agree the snowflakes and crystals are beautiful and walking in the snow is a special kind of quiet and peace

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  11. Uplifting and exciting post. We were in Colorado a couple of weeks ago and it was pretty warm. I suppose not now. I really like the light and fluffy snow there. I like the east coast snow too, although I don’t see much in Florida. The east coast snow is more heavy and is better for making snow people. 🙂

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  12. It`s funny but that is the most snow I have seen this year and I am in Canada. I know Alberta has been getting it bad but Ontario has been lucky so far. A little frost in the mornings and that`s it. I always hope the snow will wait until after Halloween and it has so, anything goes now.

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    1. We’re up in the mountains where it snowed all night! I love the change of season, so I welcome the white stuff. I’m not acclimated yet though. *shiver* I’m under the covers with my laptop, Roxy asleep at my side while taking a break from Nanowrimo! LOl.

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