We in the Denver Metro Area are currently in the grip of a cold snap. A mass of arctic air has come down and is cooling things down quite a bit.
Apparently, Denver recorded a new low last night, -13F which broke the old record of -5F set in 2008.
It was -5F at the house as I geared up to go to the Encana Data Center in the Denver Tech Center, and it would take me about 40 minutes to get there in the slow-n-go traffic conditions on Arapahoe Road.
Roads were snow/ice covered, but with clear lanes where cars had gone previously. Once in a while there were ice patches covering these clear lanes but nothing major.
Interestingly, it got colder as I approached the DTC and I was feeling it at my fingertips and toes. It's apparently -9F as I sit here at the Data Center.
I am glad I changed Valencia's oil last night from 20W50 to 10W40, hopefully it'll help the engine start this afternoon when the forecast temperature will be a balmier +4F.
I am beginning to get an inkling as to why sometimes RichardM elects to drive in when temperatures are south of -20F up there in Fairbanks.
7 hours ago