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Post Posted: Nov 10, 2018 10:07 pm 
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My family and I are relatively new to Colorado. We live halfway between Pine Junction and Pine. When storms are coming in, we struggle to know what this area is called on the weather maps (front range, etc). Can anybody educate us? Thanks in advance.


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Post Posted: Nov 10, 2018 10:24 pm 
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See Wxgeek's explanation at viewtopic.php?f=29&t=210162
For Wxgeek's forecast for the storm coming in tonight, see viewtopic.php?f=29&p=1796849#p1796849


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Post Posted: Nov 11, 2018 1:40 pm 
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Everyone has a different definition. Just watching all the different news channels they all call this general area by different things. So it can get confusing, for sure.

The most accurate forecasts for this area come from Wxgeek!


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Post Posted: Nov 11, 2018 2:08 pm 
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You would more accurately be in the southern foothills as compared to the front range.


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Post Posted: Nov 11, 2018 5:11 pm 
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Scalawagy wrote:
You would more accurately be in the southern foothills as compared to the front range.


I've never know exactly where the "southern" vs. "northern" foothills are. It seems like sometimes weather forecasters consider areas near Rye (West of Pueblo) as the southern foothills and others deeming I70 as the dividing line. For the OP I would definitely classify the area between Pine Junction and Pine as part of the Banana Belt - as would my area near Shaffers Crossing. With my weather readings since 2002, I've noticed that we are not necessarily warmer but definitely dryer. In the winter it is often colder near here than just a few miles east at Richmond Hill - particularly in calm conditions or light westerly winds where the downslope Chinooks get worst east of Richmond. Many times I've seen the temperature rise 10 degrees driving to the top of Richmond. We get FAR less fog which usually drifts in from the east with a back-door cold front. The area between Windy Point (which I call foggy point) and Aspen Park seems to get most fog and a LOT more snow in general. On these upslope days it is common to be partly sunny and 10 degrees warmer here than Aspen Park or even Denver in the fog.


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