Moving companies located in different places have different ideas of how to handle bad weather. In places that do not have extremely harsh conditions, you will find that the majority of the time they do not have chains to worry about snow, or very aggressive tires to worry about harsh rains. However, given the fact that it snowed in Colorado today, it brings up a good point as to whether or not places need to be ready to work in that conditions.
Colorado is not necessarily known for its harsh weather. During most of the year, we are a very typically sunny state with nice weather that does not get too hot, nor does it get too cold. One could say that we are one of the most temperate states in the United States while still providing the ability to have seasons. At any rate, Denver moving companies know that this can present an issue on occasion, especially during the winter. This is why chains are not an uncommon thing to see on a moving truck during the winter, and aggressive tires all year round. In reality we are one of the most confusing states when it comes to weather. You might be asking why, well let me explain.
Reasons behind the madness
The weather in Colorado is one that is essentially unpredictable at all times. The weatherman do their best to tell us exactly what’s going to happen for the day, but anyone who has lived here longer than a couple of months knows that it is extremely unpredictable and that the majority of the time newscasters are wrong. They might as well come out and say that we are going to have weather today and then shut down for the day. They would be more accurate. This is why moving companies need to be prepared for any situation, especially in the winter. It could be sunny and bright out for the majority of the day, and when 3 o’clock rolls around it could start snowing after the clouds build for maybe half an hour.
Perhaps it’s because we cannot see very far past the mountains which limits our view of what weather is going to occur. However that does not stop the newscasters with radar. It is a known fact that the mountains have an interesting effect on the clouds and whether or not they are going to output precipitation. However, after so many years you would think that the newscasters would have the ability to predict at least a few hours into the future. Unfortunately that does not seem to be in our cards Colorado.
Sun, Snow, Sun.. fun?
This does however make for very interesting days. You could go to work and it will be sunny outside with no clouds in the sky. Then, when you decide to go to lunch not but three hours later, there could be an inch of snow on the ground. Then, by the time you end up going home the snow could be melted and you could end up with nothing but a big mud puddle and sunny skies that are relatively warm. This would be just an average day for us.
It is exactly this potential that makes it so difficult for moving companies in Colorado to do their jobs correctly in the winter. They need to be prepared for every eventuality because it’s likely it will happen. It never gets terribly cold which is good news for them because that means that moving is much easier when you can feel your hands. However, I would not say that being a moving company in Colorado is ever easy when it comes to dealing with the weather. It’s a constant battle of watching the sky to see if you will have even a couple hours of sun. At least it’s not that bad, and it makes for very interesting days.