Yeah, yeah, you had an unseasonably long summer and now the cold weather is making you whine a little bit. Just be grateful you’re not facing the 25-inch snowfall of Denver’s Christmas Eve blizzard in 1982, which still holds the record for maximum 24-hour snowfall. Here’s some visual nostalgia to give you some perspective while you’re inside warming up:
According to ThorntonWeather.com:
“Stapleton International Airport was forced closed at 9:30am on the 24th and remained closed for 33 hours and only limited operations were possible for days following the storm. Thousands of travelers were left stranded in the airport and forced to spend their white Christmas on the concourses of the facility.”
And then of course there’s Donna Wyatt’s video documentation of the event, which includes some lovely imagery of life in the early ’80s, as well as a news report and some odd video art:
Stay warm out there Denver — we’ve merely just begun.