It has been a crazy last couple of days. I have spent the last couple of days of picking up a relative at the airport before they closed it and then trying to get back home. Helping my wife get into the garage while she got almost stuck in the street, and digging our house out so I could get to work on Friday.
DIA was not that bad when we were there, but you could see it building. They were already canceling flights. I just can't believe people kept coming. I feel sorry for the people who were trying to connect through Denver and got stuck, but the people who live here and got stuck there should have known better. It is now the longest closer in DIA history. This was one of the craziest and worst storms that I have ever seen here in Denver. I been through some bad storms when we lived at Lake Tahoe (82 inches from Friday night to Monday morning). But the storm affecting a large number of people and a large area, nothing like it.
I lived here for the last couple of storms that have hit Denver, but this one affected us more. It was longer and as much snow as the 2003. I tell you this, this snow got heavy and wet. It should help with the drought that we have been experiencing for the last year.
Up until the storm hit, we were tied for the driest year ever. Not anymore. I hope this helps everyone, especially the farmers on the eastern plains. They have been hit hard the last few years.