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Photos: Top ten ways to tell a supposedly huge snowstorm isn't as bad as advertised

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Over the past couple of days, forecasts have predicted that Denver would get hit by a major winter storm, with snowfall totals up to nine inches in the city. But at this writing, the weather system seems to be bringing bitterly cold temperatures but not nearly as much of the white stuff as predicted to most parts of the metro area -- something that seems to happen pretty often around here.

How can you tell a supposedly huge storm isn't as bad as advertised? Here's our photo-illustrated top ten.

Number 10:

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Reporters have to look for piles of snow to stand in.

Number 9:

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You were looking forward to showing up for work late, but you actually get there early.

Continue to keep counting down the top ten ways to tell a supposedly huge storm isn't as bad as advertised.



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Wendy Parslow-Helton
Wendy Parslow-Helton

As someone who walks to work, I pay a lot of attention to weather forecasts - apparently, a lot more attention than Westword does.This week's storm was never predicted to be a "major winter storm". The National Weather Service never issued a Winter Storm Warning for Denver for this storm. I did not see a single forecast that said 9 inches was coming with this storm. It was not "a lot less snow than predicted" - ALL forecasts were saying this was a cold event, not a big snow event. .Predictions were 3-7 inches in downtown and east, and 4-8 west - look it up. We had about 3-4 inches here. Meteorology is a science, not guessing. The only exaggerations were in this article, not the forecast.

Steve Holmberg
Steve Holmberg

Easiest job in the world...you never have to be accurate, just spew your best guesses.

Kris Herzberger Potter
Kris Herzberger Potter

Isn't it supposed to be really bad on Friday? With heavy wind and stuff?? I know it's damn cold! That's for sure!

Ginny Tice
Ginny Tice

This was NOT a "storm". If the temps had been twenty degrees higher, the snow wouldn't have warranted a mention. Channel 7 actually preempted regular programming today. WTF!!? THIS IS COLORADO people.

Robert Gauss
Robert Gauss

It IS bad imo. The extreme cold and lack of sun is keeping roads slick, to the point that it's harder to get around than it would be with more snow and more normal temperatures.

Nicole Montalto
Nicole Montalto

"Where you're at?" That reads like a fifth grader wrote it. Westword, if you're hiring professional writers -- I'm always looking for freelance work!

Pheenix Wonder
Pheenix Wonder

this time of year they always make a big deal out of the snow, and likely only one real reason they do that is for $$$, yup, a big media "SNOW Storm in COLORADO" makes for a good tourist season, ;)

Jessica Varela
Jessica Varela

I do have to laugh...why is it called a snowstorm once 3 flakes fall from the sky? Do people not understand what storms are? I grew up in Alaska. We never called snow a snowstorm, and it snows a lot more there than it does here. Just because it's snowing, doesn't make it a snowstorm. Just like everytime it rains, it's not a rainstorm.

Caroline McLatchie Harrison
Caroline McLatchie Harrison

Devon - skipping classes because you are an adult and can do that, yep that's an adult behavior. Hope you aren't studying in a profession which requires adult responsibilities

Krista Addessi
Krista Addessi

Icy, snow is coming down fast and lots of volume. Roads suck. Fishtailed into a curb when I was only going 5 mph.

Chris Gallion
Chris Gallion

Judging by how long it took my bus to get in, it's bad enough. haha

Devon Van Fleet
Devon Van Fleet

Thank you. If you were my mail person I would bring you hot chocolate.

Devon Van Fleet
Devon Van Fleet

Another over-hyped winter storm. I skipped class anyway because I'm an adult and I can do that. ;-)

Kay Dirling
Kay Dirling

No big deal. The roads are blessedly pretty good.

Brad Kinney
Brad Kinney

Media spins it to be worse than it is - causes panic - suddenly stores empty shelves - it's all so predictable - and silly - and more proof of how eugenics design is in every aspect of "American life" it beyond ridiculous - it's retarded -

Susan Bhat
Susan Bhat

It hit a little late, I think. Wheat Ridge is getting slammed right now with huge flakes and lots of volume. Roads should get a whole lot worse in the next hour or two.

Keon Truth
Keon Truth

no but im sure over-estimating and creating the buzz always helps the news channels ratings

Marc LaDoucieur
Marc LaDoucieur

It's never a big deal until it prevents me from getting out of my neighborhood.

Blazar Seeda
Blazar Seeda

That's because the real brunt of the storm will hit you today.

Laura Finger
Laura Finger

About 12 inches in Glenwood Springs , and they canceled School!

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