DIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 29 Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 12316 times:
I just heard they are planning on closing down operations at DIA, period.
I am currently right next to Centennial Airport...and it is bad...the visibility has gone way down with in the last 1/2 hour, down to less than 1/4 mile and will worsen. Blizzard conditions are expected to continue (lots of 40+mph winds)throughout the rest of the day and they are now saying we will accumulate up to 22-inches of snow.
Ding! You are now free to keep supporting Frontier.
Hiflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2132 posts, RR: 4 Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 12295 times:
Frontier, CO and Jetblue have a few more inbound with the last I can see per Flight Explorer is JetBlue 123 from New York...seen a few diversions including a 777 to OMA...AA to SLC...and such. Definite blizzard conditions at the airport....
Spacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2810 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 12218 times:
It's not too bad on the west side of the Springs now, however I just came back from work in Teller County, and we had about a foot on the ground already by 10:00am. Hard to tell for sure, since the snow was going mostly sideways. I'm sure COS is getting hit hard, an employeee on the east side of town was reporting a whiteout with 8 inches down already.
Hiflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2132 posts, RR: 4 Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 12089 times:
Down to only 6 inbound to DEN now with the last LH446 eta 2256Z (little over 4 hrs from now). CNN pipeline picking up various live feeds of road traffic around Denver....ugh!. Guess this will be a good test of that fabric roof at Denver....grin!
PanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 9 Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 11900 times:
It's winter, it's the Rocky Mountains, it's the very high Great Plains...
Sometimes humanity has to stop and admire the handiwork of Mother Nature. We can plan for a lot of things, but she has the final say.
Off hand, I think DEN, ORD, and MSP probably have the best large-scale operations for dealing with winters (here in the U.S.), meaning that they are used to these kinds of snow storms. In a few days, things will be back to normal.
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Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 28495 posts, RR: 84 Reply 14, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 11778 times:
Quoting DIA (Reply 2): I just heard they are planning on closing down operations at DIA, period.
DIA is so big it seems to make it's own weather. I have often flown through raging snowstorms and as soon as we cross the outer marker, it's clear. Also departed in clear skies and as soon as we climb over the fence, we're in blinding snow.
I can, however, recall one bad blizzard that I was lucky just to miss and be able to get to DIA and catch, literally, "the last flight to SEA for the day". Fortunately it was a 777 so they were able to pack it to the gills and get a bunch of folks out.
AirEMS From United States of America, joined May 2004, 684 posts, RR: 3 Reply 15, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 11759 times:
My Lifeguard flights are also grounded... I live to the west of DIA and north of Denver and I have over a foot of snow with very high winds.... the bad news is this storm is only going to get worse before the possible stop around 1400MST tomarrow.
Fly & Work Safe (And all thoes in the plains Stay warm)
Graphic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 11633 times:
Quoting ATCme (Reply 8): I believe that was tested in March of 2003 plenty fine,
Save for that huge tear they had to quick fix over Terminal West.
I'm about 30 miles south of KDEN, the weather front moving in today made for excellent spotting conditions yesterday evening, woke up today to a blizzard outside the house (looking forward to clearing a foot off the driveway).
ATCme From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 304 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 11378 times:
Quoting Graphic (Reply 18): Save for that huge tear they had to quick fix over Terminal West.
Hmm, I didn't know that one...What I was really trying to say was that it was a plenty hard test for it. Thanks for bringing that up.
In case anyone cares, Poudre School District rarely EVER closes the schools (Heck, I bet DEN closes completely most times before PSD does) and they are closing about...NOW! (2:00PM) and probably won't open tomorrow.
SNOW DAY !!!! (On finals week )
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