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Massive, moisture-laden weekend snowstorm pounds the Vail Valley


Massive, moisture-laden weekend snowstorm pounds the Vail Valley

By Reid Griebling

April 3, 2009 —  It's puking snow in Edwards as I write this at 7:50 a.m., Friday, April 3, and radar shows lots of moisture to our west.

Looks like this storm hit a bit early and we should expect heavier snow throughout the day as a cold front will move through our area today.

Once again it looks like this weekend will be a great one for skiing as snow should fall for the next 36 hours or so. Snow totals for this storm will range from 10-16 inches by Sunday morning, April 5, as we will see clearing skies by mid-day Sunday.

Temps will remain on the cool side with highs on mountain in the low 20s and overnight lows in the teens. Winds will gust up to 40 mph over ridge tops, but will be fairly mild on the ski mountain, ranging between 15 and 25 mph.

Get out and enjoy some snow, as the countdown to closing day (April 19 at Vail, April 12 at the Beav') has begun.



Comment on article  3 Comments on "Massive, moisture-laden weekend snowstorm pounds the Vail Valley"


Joseph Mama — April 4, 2009

Puking snow?

If I were your teacher I'd fail you on that lead paragraph.

Really you should tone down your verbage. Somewhere else you write that a type of spirit is "bleeding" out of Vail -- while writing about an unfortunate, but violent, death.

I grew up with this guy Risoli who used the appellation "Puke from DeBuque" when referring to idiots.

Are you from DeBuque?


Reid — April 4, 2009

Joseph, thanks for tuning in, we appreciate your input. First of, I've always been a big fan of using the word "puke" when its snowing, it's classier than "pissing" and "vomiting" (but not really) and if you look in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, to puke means to , and from vomit we get spew, and to spew is "to send or cast forth with vigor or violence or in great quantity". And when it snows 2 inches per hour, its....puking. Second, I personally have never written about anything "bleeding" out of Vail, maybe Dave O, Tom Boyd, Scott Proper, or my favorite, Brook Portman aka "Ski Beaver" but not me. Finally, I am from Eagle-Vail...yes that's right a "townie" and proud of it. Sorry that you feel that way about my verbage, but I always liked English class and passed with flying colors. God Bless America and the First Amendment. Any way, thanks again for reading and hopefully you can get up and enjoy the "puke".


Jeanne — April 6, 2009

Hey, I am from Dubuque and I am offended by your reference Joseph! Reid grew up here in Vail and was not lucky enough to hail from Dubuque. However, I like his vivid verbage! It is common to call it "dumping" when it snows that hard. Hmmmm, I wonder what that phrase is referring to?



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