Jason Pohl
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December 5, 2013
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Snow dusts Greeley on Thursday, temperatures sink lower and lower

Steam puffed from tail pipes and created a mystical fog at intersections across northern Colorado on Thursday. It’s a spectacle residents will get to know very well during the next week.

Temperatures Thursday morning dipped well below zero before the sun came out and warmed the region to a steamy 9 degrees by midday. Though a dusting of snow fell across parts of Weld County moving into the evening, the story remained the brutal cold that sent temperatures plummeting to a predicted low of 14 degrees below zero Thursday night.

The Eaton Re-2 School District canceled classes for Thursday due to a power outage that affected approximately 2,100 Xcel Energy customers in the morning and the frigid temperatures that were affecting buses, said Tim Unrein, assistant superintendent.

George Arriessecq owns Classic Towing in Greeley and said the business was slammed with calls for service since the storm and blast of cold rolled into the region Tuesday evening. What started as calls for roadside help due to the snow has since turned to people whose vehicles have become victims of the cold blast.

They were busy Thursday with calls from residents with dead car batteries and flat tires — air pressures in tires drop during extreme cold.

“With this weather, don’t go too far if you don’t have to,” Arriessecq said.

And don’t think the weekend will bring much relief. Highs on Saturday and Sunday will struggle to hit 15 degrees, and there’s a chance of snow both days.

Lows will remain at least a few degrees below zero moving into next week.


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