Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

Blizzard warning.

Old 02-03-12, 07:32 AM
  #1  
DnvrFox
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
DnvrFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 20,917
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Blizzard warning.

Blizard warning for Denver Metro Area

IF (repeat IF) the warning comes true, this will be the biggest February storm in Denver in recorded history. Up to 28 inches of snow. February is normally a dry month for us. This is revenge for the fact that I have been able to ride most days this winter.

"... Blizzard Warning now in effect until 5 am MST Saturday...

* timing... snow... heavy at times will continue through Friday
night... then gradually decrease by Saturday morning.

* Snow accumulations... total accumulations of 18 to 28 inches
can be expected.

* Winds/visibility... north winds will increase to 20 to 30 after
midnight and continue on Friday... with gusts up to 40 mph.
Blizzard conditions will develop after midnight and continue
through Friday evening with visibilities near zero at times. "

http://www.wunderground.com/radar/ra...Parker%2c%20CO


It is headed EAST!!

Last edited by DnvrFox; 02-03-12 at 07:43 AM.
DnvrFox is offline  
Old 02-03-12, 07:43 AM
  #2  
qcpmsame 
Semper Fi
 
qcpmsame's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Barrineau Park, Florida
Posts: 12,365

Bikes: '80 Medici Pro Strada, '86 Tommasini Prestige, '12 CAAD 10 Ultegra

Mentioned: 81 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 964 Post(s)
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Saw the projection maps last night while watching the Weather Channel. Y'all please stay safe, I know that you handle these yearly but, please don't get in any bad situations. Indoor trainer, sufferfest and gym time now.

Bill
__________________
I Didn't Choose To Have Parkinson's Disease, I Have Chosen Not To Allow It To Define How I Live
Life Member "Hairy Eared Engineer's Society"
"I Can Do All Things Through Christ, Whom Strengthens Me" Philippians 4:13
qcpmsame is offline  
Old 02-03-12, 08:33 AM
  #3  
leob1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Middle of the road, NJ
Posts: 2,957
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 208 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
And if it is anything like here, the stores have been stripped bare of milk, bread, and eggs.
Good luck.
leob1 is offline  
Old 02-03-12, 02:54 PM
  #4  
stapfam
Time for a change.
 
stapfam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Posts: 19,914

Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by leob1 View Post
And if it is anything like here, the stores have been stripped bare of milk, bread, and eggs.
Good luck.
We are expecting our first and probably only snowfall this weekend. Queues at the petrol stations were horrific this afternoon. After two bad long hard winters no-one is taking a chance. It will be gone by Monday in any case but I can't see what the fuss is going to be over 4" max of the white stuff.
__________________
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


Spike Milligan
stapfam is offline  
Old 02-03-12, 03:07 PM
  #5  
Digital Gee
I need more cowbell.
 
Digital Gee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Reno, Nevada
Posts: 8,182

Bikes: 2015 Specialized Sirrus Elite

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
You think that's tough? Look what we have to put up with out here!

Attached Images
File Type: jpg
San Diego Weather.jpg (52.3 KB, 35 views)
__________________
2015 Sirrus Elite

Proud member of the original Club Tombay
Digital Gee is offline  
Old 02-03-12, 03:11 PM
  #6  
teachme
Senior Member
 
teachme's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Nederland, Texas
Posts: 1,441

Bikes: 2011 Specialized Sectuer, 1988 Bianchi

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
My Mom is hunkered down in Estes Park. She is 95. I hope she can make it through this... My sister is there to help.
teachme is offline  
Old 02-03-12, 04:18 PM
  #7  
DnvrFox
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
DnvrFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 20,917
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by teachme View Post
My Mom is hunkered down in Estes Park. She is 95. I hope she can make it through this... My sister is there to help.
If she lives in Estes, she is tough. This is only a passing storm. The sun will come out and it will melt. She will be fine.
DnvrFox is offline  
Old 02-03-12, 06:20 PM
  #8  
nmichell
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Posts: 394

Bikes: '05 Salsa La Raza, '13 Aluboo (bamboo) SS, '12 DaVinci Grand Junction tandem

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Not much in Ft. Collins -- I think I've gotten a few inches. But a friend of mine up in Rist Canyon (ie not far away, but higher up), has already gotten 2 feet of snow.
nmichell is offline  
Old 02-03-12, 06:55 PM
  #9  
trackhub
Senior Member
 
trackhub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Watching all of you on O.B.I.T.
Posts: 2,013

Bikes: Gunnar Street Dog

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by leob1 View Post
And if it is anything like here, the stores have been stripped bare of milk, bread, and eggs.
Good luck.
Holy Smurf! I thought they only did that in the Boston area. People started doing this after the legendary Blizzard of '78. There are also runs on gas stations, and.. Laundromats. Yep, people are worried that they will not be able to do laundry.

This winter has been very mild for us, but last year, it was storm after storm. At this point last year, we had about 60 inches of snow on the ground. The good news was that people hardened up to the storms. Anything less than a foot was considered kid stuff.

Don't forget, it's milk, bread, eggs, and ,,, D and AA Cell batteries.

To folks in Denver, Stay safe.
trackhub is offline  
Old 02-03-12, 07:00 PM
  #10  
VNA
Senior Member
 
VNA's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 871
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 74 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
No problems here--gorgeous ride today in the low to mid 60s--too bad I have a bad cold but I had to ride over the Oakland/Berkeley hills!

I may regret it tomorrow!

Enjoy the cold weather and the snow and stay safe!
VNA is offline  
Old 02-03-12, 07:07 PM
  #11  
Beverly
Senior Member ??
 
Beverly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Englewood,Ohio
Posts: 5,098

Bikes: 2007 Trek Madone 5.0 WSD - 2007 Trek 4300 WSD - 2008 Trek 520 - 2014 Catrike Trail

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by leob1 View Post
And if it is anything like here, the stores have been stripped bare of milk, bread, and eggs.
Good luck.
We always said this happens every time the weatherman issues a "French toast alert".
__________________
=============================================================

Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
-- Antonio Smith
Beverly is offline  
Old 02-03-12, 07:29 PM
  #12  
DnvrFox
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
DnvrFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 20,917
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Looks like things are slowing down a bit. I've snowblowed once, and it pretty much drifted back in. About 12-15 inches so far.

Tonight
Snow. Additional snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches. Lows 16 to 20. North winds 15 to 25 mph.
Saturday
Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow in the morning...then a slight chance of snow in the afternoon. Highs in the mid to upper 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of snow 40 percent.
Saturday Night

Last edited by DnvrFox; 02-03-12 at 07:34 PM.
DnvrFox is offline  
Old 02-03-12, 07:55 PM
  #13  
Digital Gee
I need more cowbell.
 
Digital Gee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Reno, Nevada
Posts: 8,182

Bikes: 2015 Specialized Sirrus Elite

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hang in there, DF!

Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
Looks like things are slowing down a bit. I've snowblowed once, and it pretty much drifted back in. About 12-15 inches so far.

Tonight
Snow. Additional snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches. Lows 16 to 20. North winds 15 to 25 mph.
Saturday
Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow in the morning...then a slight chance of snow in the afternoon. Highs in the mid to upper 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of snow 40 percent.
Saturday Night
__________________
2015 Sirrus Elite

Proud member of the original Club Tombay
Digital Gee is offline  
Old 02-03-12, 08:07 PM
  #14  
DnvrFox
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
DnvrFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 20,917
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Too much snow on the satellite dish and the signal is going out.
DnvrFox is offline  
Old 02-03-12, 08:08 PM
  #15  
Velo Fellow
Senior Member
 
Velo Fellow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 352
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Here in parched and sunny CA my cat hasn't come in in 3 nights........sort of describes our weather. Had to water the lawns this week.
Velo Fellow is offline  
Old 02-03-12, 08:26 PM
  #16  
DnvrFox
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
DnvrFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 20,917
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
Too much snow on the satellite dish and the signal is going out.

I walked out into the drift - over 3 feet, and cleaned the satellite dish of snow. All works now.

Last edited by DnvrFox; 02-03-12 at 08:39 PM.
DnvrFox is offline  
Old 02-03-12, 08:37 PM
  #17  
billydonn
Council of the Elders
 
billydonn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 3,759

Bikes: 1990 Schwinn Crosscut, 5 Lemonds

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
That event is headed our way across I-80 tonight. We could easily get eight inches of snow. Looks like my Seasonal Affective Order is in serious danger this weekend.

Now where is that chili I bought?
billydonn is offline  
Old 02-03-12, 10:58 PM
  #18  
old&slow
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 76
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Got the fat bike out and put the Nate tires on it. Spent 3 hours putzing around South Denver enjoying the quiet streets.
old&slow is offline  
Old 02-04-12, 02:13 AM
  #19  
digibud
Senior Member
 
digibud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Further North than U
Posts: 1,993

Bikes: Spec Roubaix, three Fisher Montare, two Pugs

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 37 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
That's not even a storm.
digibud is offline  
Old 02-04-12, 07:43 AM
  #20  
DnvrFox
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
DnvrFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 20,917
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by digibud View Post
That's not even a storm.
Yes, it really wasn't anything like the forecast, which is far too typical. However, I do have about 18 inches of snow to blow this am.
DnvrFox is offline  
Old 02-04-12, 07:48 AM
  #21  
Phil85207
Century bound
 
Phil85207's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Mesa Arizona
Posts: 2,262

Bikes: Felt AR4 and Cannondale hybrid

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Snow???? I seem to have a vague recollection...
Phil85207 is offline  
Old 02-04-12, 12:07 PM
  #22  
DnvrFox
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
DnvrFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 20,917
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Sun is out, things are melting FAST!! Temp up to 35F - short-sleeve weather.
DnvrFox is offline  
Old 02-04-12, 05:49 PM
  #23  
Worknomore
Senior Member
 
Worknomore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 446

Bikes: Serotta CRL, Litespeed Blue Ridge, Bacchetta Ti Aero, Cannondale delta V, 67 Schwinn Sting Ray stick shift.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
As a newly retired first winter snowbird I tremble at the thought
Worknomore is offline  
Old 02-04-12, 08:50 PM
  #24  
qcpmsame 
Semper Fi
 
qcpmsame's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Barrineau Park, Florida
Posts: 12,365

Bikes: '80 Medici Pro Strada, '86 Tommasini Prestige, '12 CAAD 10 Ultegra

Mentioned: 81 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 964 Post(s)
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Did I mention the temperature here this afternoon was 73?
__________________
I Didn't Choose To Have Parkinson's Disease, I Have Chosen Not To Allow It To Define How I Live
Life Member "Hairy Eared Engineer's Society"
"I Can Do All Things Through Christ, Whom Strengthens Me" Philippians 4:13
qcpmsame is offline  
Old 02-04-12, 09:12 PM
  #25  
DnvrFox
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
DnvrFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 20,917
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Nice warm forecast of 5F tonight.

Oh well, we will be in Ft Lauderdale Tuesday.
DnvrFox is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.