Severe Storms Rush Through Washington, DC

Severe Storms Rush Through Region, Killing One Person –
I am in Washington, D.C., for work and the storms have been crazy.  When this story came through it got really dark and it started pouring rain.  The lightning was right over downtown and the thunder was almost right after it.

Tonight, another line of storms came through and hit just as I was headed to my hotel at 9 PM.  I am glad that I had brought my umbrella.  It was coming down pretty good and there was lightning all over the place.  I was pretty nervous.

I am glad that I didn’t know about the tornado watch.  I would have been more concerned than I was.

Snow, freezing temperatures tonight, Tuesday

Snow, freezing temperatures tonight, Tuesday : The Rocky Mountain News
Tell me about it. I was playing softball and the umpire didn’t stop the game and made us stand out there and freeze. I thought we were going to kill ourselves.

It was so dark we could barely see the ball, the wind was blowing so it was tough to catch the balls that you could see, the bases were so slippery and covered with mud – if you could find the bag you will kill yourself when you slipped on it, and it was so cold and wet that you couldn’t grip the bat.

Well we lost and now I am wet, cold, and miserable.

I am ready to crawl into bed and just get warm. I need something warm to drink.

From Spring to Winter

Well spring has been short-lived in Denver. After the last few days of mid-60’s and 74 today, winter returns tomorrow.
The weather forecasters were telling us that the weather coming for Sunday wouldn’t be a problem and that at most it would be flurries. But it is now worse.

We are supposed to get 3-6 inches at our house with more nearby. And it is supposed to be quite windy, so we may see blizzard conditions. Great job weather forecasters.

Now don’t get me wrong, I am loving the snow. It means that we are having a great water year and everything is going to be quite green. After many dry years, the reservoirs should be full and we may be able to make a dent in filling other reservoirs in the west.

Let it snow, but it would be good to have some better forecasting so we can be prepared for it.

Weather Channel, Site Could Go On Auction Block

Weather Channel, Site Could Go On Auction Block | WebProNews
The Weather Channel may be going on the auction block and the prize will be

The article tries to play up the asking price, probably around $5 million. WebProNews was comparing it to the sale of for $350 Million. But the buyer is not only getting a website, they are getting one of the leading channels on cable and satellite that has no competition.

It is wrong to compare the sale of to It is not even close.

Anniversary of 2006 Blizzard

Today marks the first annivesary of the first of two blizzards to hit Denver over Christmas last year.  It was plain nasty around here.
I had to pick my sister in-law up from the airport.  It just started to snow on my way there.  It took me 30 minutes to get to the airport and two hours to get home.  It was not a fun day.

The forecast for this year, warm near 50 degrees.  The next chance for snow is tomorrow and it is only for a couple of inches.

We need snow here in Denver, I am just hoping that we don’t get 30+ inches at one time.

Snow, Snow, and More Snow

Well winter is finally upon us this year in the Mile High City. We had several inches of snow last Saturday and more snow last night and today.  The commute this morning and evening was crazy.  It took about three times as long to get anywhere.  Tomorrow morning may not be better.
And there is more snow coming.  There is another storm coming on Friday and we are expected to get another one to three inches then.

Tonight was quite fun when I got home with the kids.  My son came out with me and we shoveled the steps and the sidewalk together.  He was having a lot of fun shoveling the snow with daddy.  He did a good job, but a couple times he would turn to shovel the snow and would flip around and land back on the sidewalk.

But that didn’t matter.   It was good to do something fun with him

First Big Snow Hits Denver

Well the first big snowfall of the season is hitting Denver.  It is nice to see. (Let’s see if I am saying that in a month or two.)
We need the moisture and the mountains are getting hammered.  If you want to ski the Colorado Rockies, now is the time.  They are measuring the snow in feet, so now is a good time to go.

Let’s hope this is a good sign to come for the winter.  We need the water out west and the winter snowfall is how we get most of it.


Keep the snow machine humming and dumping snow in Colorado.