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Snowpocalypse 2019

Winter storm Ulmer drops up to 24 inches in county, causes business, school and road closures


March 20, 2019

Keith McLendon

Chuck McVey uses a snow plow to pile accumulation high at one of several locations around Saratoga

On the afternoon of March 12, it seemed as if spring was just around the corner. The premonition of famed groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Weather Prophet Extraordinaire (author's note: this is the full name of Punxsutawney Phil) seemed to be coming to fruition. With the official start of spring a week away and temperatures around 40 degrees Fahrenheit, it did not seem as if a storm was on the way.

Of course, what does a marmot know?

The National Weather Service (NWS) office in Cheyenne predicted blizzard like conditions, stati...

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