Winter Storm: Thanksgiving Week Edition

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  1. Gunnerclone

    Gunnerclone Well-Known Member

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    I hate those big snows in the foothills west of Denver. Made it really hard for Front Rangers to get to the mountains, especially for Boulderites because 93 down to Golden is dicey all the time.
     
  2. Herkster

    Herkster Active Member

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    This.

    Current storm path puts DSM in the clear, she'll be good to get in, I'd guess.
     
  3. cycloner29

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    Except for the 50+ mph winds.
     
  4. VeloClone

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    ****. I better go home and get ready. Frankie is the next Jim Cantore.
     
  5. simply1

    simply1 Well-Known Member

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    I’d chip in to have Frankie fly and report storms first hand.
     
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  6. Herkster

    Herkster Active Member

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    Yeah, but it shouldn't be snow/ice that make any delays or issues.
     
  7. VeloClone

    VeloClone Well-Known Member

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    One of the scariest landings of my life was at Des Moines when a storm front came through and we landed in huge crosswind gusts. I was sitting in the back of the plane and I swear I saw the cabin twist in the wind. We just about got whiplash from the plane landing at an angle and then jerking back to forward when the landing gear touched down. The winds had died down by the time we deplaned. I have no idea why they didn't have us come around once or twice to let the front pass through.
     
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  8. somecyguy

    somecyguy Well-Known Member

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    Driving I70 from Utah, I once got stopped on the western side of the pass while the plows cleared the road. Once clear and on the downhill into Denver, I had to pull over twice to knock all the ice off my car because it was so thick it handled like a boat.
     
  9. Trice

    Trice Well-Known Member

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    Another potential system on Saturday/Sunday? This is from the most recent update at https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=DMX&issuedby=DMX&product=AFD&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1

    ...Additional Wintry Systems Possible Later This Week...
    Thursday-Friday system: Mixed precip types are possible with this
    event as well. The big difference between this event and the one
    forecast for Tuesday-Wednesday, is that the winds should be much
    lighter for this event... blowing near to or less than 10 kts.
    Forecast right now probably has too much ice accumulation in it...
    future shifts will look at lowering these totals. As of now, this
    looks like a sub-advisory event... but cannot completely rule out
    the need for a Winter WX Advisory far north. Again, will continue
    to look at this over the next few shifts.

    Saturday-Sunday system: Confidence is growing in yet another
    wintry system to pass through Iowa Saturday-Sunday. This system may
    be more potent than the Thursday-Friday system. Saturday, precip may
    fall as rain as temperatures appear to be into the 40s and even 50s.
    Cold air arrives Sunday, which would turn precip to snow. Winds on
    Sunday could be in the 20 to 30 mph range, so this would likely be
    blowing snow. Will look at this more closely over the next few days
    as well.
     
  10. wxman1

    wxman1 Well-Known Member

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    DSM should be fine with the wind as both runways are long enough to accommodate everything. CID on the hand may get dicey if the crosswinds get too big. Can't say that I have seen airliners use 13/31 very often.
     
  11. Herkster

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    And that is why I hate flying. Just reading it makes me cringe.
     
  12. BCClone

    BCClone Well-Known Member

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    Frankie says to relax.
     
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  13. Doc

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    Well, they’re essentially a large flying can of Mountain Dew, but with people in it. Like if a plane was to fly face first into the ground you wouldn’t die from the impact of the plane hitting the ground because it would crumple so easy. You’d have a split second when you could see the ground rushing up to meet you.

    Everybody have safe travels this thanksgiving.
     
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  14. BigJCy

    BigJCy Well-Known Member

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    Was it like this? :D

     
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  15. herbicide

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    You'd really love an experience I had some years ago. Landing in Houston on one of those small regional jets, when all of the sudden the plane banks hard right. And I mean as hard as it will go. I look out the window, and I see another aircraft pulling the same maneuver probably 200 feet away.
     
  16. Colorado

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    Three WeldWerks pint beers deep in my driveway

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  17. herbicide

    herbicide Well-Known Member

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    Empty or full?
     
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  18. enisthemenace

    enisthemenace Well-Known Member

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    That is a brewery who knows what they are doing. Good stuff. Do they still keep their stuff out of the hands of the big distributors, opting for “mom and pops” instead?
     
  19. Colorado

    Colorado Well-Known Member

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    Somewhere in between, currently
     
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  20. Colorado

    Colorado Well-Known Member

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    Yessir. Opening their second location in COS soon.
     
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