first snow!
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So Denver just did one of its Face-Heel Turns, weather-wise. We went from a balmy mid-sixties yesterday to some rains at night that promptly froze and were then covered by snow. It will be in the 20s all day. The Denver metro area isn't expecting more than a few inches, but 1) expectations don't mean jack and 2) the snow falling on top of ice has made it pretty nasty out there. Naturally, people drive very slowly, not always very intelligently, and for a place that gets regular weather like this, Denver is laughably bad at street-clearing. Every first snow is treated like a snowpocalypse, traffic-wise, no matter how intense the actual snowfall is.

Anecdotes! I have a coworker who left his house at 7. He lives less than 30 minutes away on a regular day. It is now 9. He is not here yet. I walked the last mile to work and was significantly faster than traffic (as in, I was leaving cars about two blocks behind me). Also, someone in a Jeep in front of me drove out of one parking lot, down the sidewalk for about half a block, and into another parking lot rather than deal with Colorado Boulevard.

But y'know. Should be sunny and in the 50s all next week.
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(11-21-2013, 10:26 AM)kai Wrote: Naturally, people drive very slowly, not always very intelligently, and for a place that gets regular weather like this, Denver is laughably bad at street-clearing. Every first snow is treated like a snowpocalypse, traffic-wise, no matter how intense the actual snowfall is.

Truth. I live twenty minutes from work and it took me an hour and a half to get in this morning, the hour of which was getting from Iliff/Havana to the Hampden/I-25 exit (five miles). I only fish-tailed a couple of times and those were because I spaced and started going too fast for traffic. The freeways, while not awesome, are better than the regular streets because A) everyone thinks they're going to be terrible so they clog up the regular roads, and B) they are a straight shot to wherever one is going, no stop lights to further clog up traffic. Of course there are also idiots and crazy people who drive at normal speeds on the freeway, so I-25 had a lot of accidents this morning (a coworker said someone flipped onto their side on an exit ramp D: D: D: ).

Hampden was a sheet of ice, but the south side around County Line was pretty clear. The streets were mostly just wet and the sky was just starting to look a little blue.

I took a picture this morning but for some reason my phone is refusing to send it anywhere. I'll post again when I can post it!
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That only took forever. Okay so! The view from my balcony this morning.

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I love that a wrestling term was used in this post, courtesy of TV Tropes. =D

Also...SNOW!
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