Our Spring Snow Storm

The Cottonwood Tree on Fischer Nature Trail

The Cottonwood Tree on Fischer Nature Trail

It has been snowing for that past 24 hours, a heavy wet spring snow. Schools closed down yesterday afternoon as the snow accumulation was much more than predicted. There was no need or desire to be out in the mess, so yesterday I sat in my condo reading and writing while listening to tree branches snapping and cracking. I took down the soup from the freezer and put it on the stove. Nothing better than a winter storm outside and the smell of soup cooking inside. This storm has brought some heavy damage to our trees.

Picnic Tables at Rowland Moore Park

Picnic Tables at Rowland Moore Park

This morning I ventured to Rowland Moore Park in the interest of seeing how much damage to the trees. I was surprised to see only small to medium branches were broken and no trees down. But, I also could see the amount of snow accumulation on the picnic tables. I read this morning the snow accumulation on Fort Collins was 5 inches. However, I estimated 8 inches at my condo and by looking at this table that seems accurate.

Tree Damage at CSU Campus

Tree Damage at CSU Campus

The campus at Colorado State University took some heavy damage. This sidewalk is along Shields Avenue on the west side of campus. I was shocked as I drove along and needed to stop a few images of the damage. In this image you can see multiple tree branches down and one tree completely uprooted and laying in the parking lot. Just around the corner from here was a massive tree that had come done and was on top a someones car. They are not going to be happy. 🙁

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2 Comments

  1. Tom Dills May 20, 2017 at 8:49 pm #

    I saw a news photo of a girl somewhere in CO walking through the snow in her graduation gown. They just don’t seem to go together!
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    • Monte Stevens May 21, 2017 at 7:11 am #

      No they don’t go together. But, the snow is pretty much gone. Things are really going to green up now. Weeds in the gardens.
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