I thought to look out the window at one point and found that extremely large dendrites were falling from the sky. Within 45 minutes, at least two inches of snow had fallen. I decided to forgo basketball and document the snow storm locally as it kept coming down heavy.
Der Schploder idling on Rood Avenue
Alpine Bank Building at Rood and 5th. I was using a light in the parking lot to illuminate the falling snow.
Used the flash to capture individual flakes at the end of the exposure, which does havoc with the white balance... but I love the result anyway.
Main and 4th.
The old federal building on Rood Ave.
An old church on White and 3rd.
Steam rises from Saint Mary's Hospital from 7th and Patterson.
An older house on 7th Street.
Most areas in the Grand Valley received between 3 and 5 inches from this storm, which may not seem like much to most. However, the climate is rather dry out here and the snowfall rates were definitely extreme for this area.
All in all, a fun night, and the next morning, I headed up to the Monument...
Note: Couldn't help the lens flares... my camera is so old and scratched up it isn't funny. Still does the trick for the most part, though.