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.

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.

YEAH!

Keep the snow machine humming and dumping snow in Colorado.

DIA de-icers get faulty training : Airlines & Aerospace

DIA de-icers get faulty training : Airlines & Aerospace : The Rocky Mountain News
This is a report that aired this evening on CBS 4 News and was put together by Brian Maass.

This is appalling to me.  I fly a lot, including in the winter, and rely on de-icers to make sure that my flight is safe.  I also rely on the airlines and Federal Air Administration to ensure that my flight is safe.

Because they were not checking up on their contractor, Servisair, they passed everyone by giving them the answers.  That is not acceptable.  It shouldn’t take an investigative report from the CBS affiliate in Denver to uncover this.

The company should be checking up on their instructors, including planting people in the class, to make sure they are following the rules.  In addition, the FAA and the airlines (who hired Servisair to de-ice planes) should do independent checks to ensure that make sure Servisair is doing their job.

I must let you know Servisair was appalled by what they saw on the tape and suspended and eventually fired the person who administered the tests and called everyone back to take a refresher course and re-take the tests.  But to me, it is a little late.

Let’s just hope that there are no problems this year with de-icing planes.