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Topic: Half Of JFK Has Snow
Username: jfklganyc
Posted 2013-01-22 13:33:36 and read 8236 times.

Very cool today. JFK was right on the edge of yesterdays storm. Most of the airport is barren. 4L 4 R and 31L approaches have snow.

Topic: RE: Half Of JFK Has Snow
Username: MaddogJT8D
Posted 2013-01-22 14:11:09 and read 8010 times.

That's wild! Any pics?

Topic: RE: Half Of JFK Has Snow
Username: jfklganyc
Posted 2013-01-22 16:04:27 and read 7553 times.

I couldnt get any as I was flying. It was quite wild. One of the cooler things I have seen weather wise

Topic: RE: Half Of JFK Has Snow
Username: B6JFKH81
Posted 2013-01-22 16:09:45 and read 7518 times.

Quoting jfklganyc (Reply 2):
I couldnt get any as I was flying. It was quite wild. One of the cooler things I have seen weather wise

I remember in January of 2010 I went to CUN for vacation. The captain gave the normal "welcome aboard" briefing and said we were going to see something we may not see again in a very long time....snow on the ground from JFK all the way until we hit the Gulf Coast around Alabama. Sure as I was sitting in that seat, there was snow on the ground from the second we took off until we hit the Gulf of Mexico a couple of hour later. Absolutely CRAZY, something I will never forget!

Topic: RE: Half Of JFK Has Snow
Username: planeguy727
Posted 2013-01-22 21:00:36 and read 6979 times.

Noticed this when landing tonight at JFK - at first I thought it was just because it was late and I was tired.

Topic: RE: Half Of JFK Has Snow
Username: B2468
Posted 2013-01-22 21:35:47 and read 6890 times.

It is very cool stuff.

I remember about 13 years ago on a flight LGA-MDW on the morning after some minor snow showers seeing clearly defined "streaks" of snowfall where isolated snow showers had passed the night before in northern New Jersey.

It is even more impressive to see it over an airport, because the phenomenon gives a great sense of the airport's sheer size. (Isn't runway 31L something like 3 statute miles long?)

You can even see it on the ground, sometimes. I used to commute daily between my home in Stratford CT (BDR) to my university in Danbury CT (DXR) along CT Route 58, and you could often see a clear line between snow and rain, usually in central or southern Easton CT.

The 540mb line loves to hug the southern CT coastline.

Topic: RE: Half Of JFK Has Snow
Username: n515cr
Posted 2013-01-22 23:09:46 and read 6692 times.

Quoting B2468 (Reply 5):
(Isn't runway 31L something like 3 statute miles long?)

31L is 14,511 long, so just shy of 3sm long.

Topic: RE: Half Of JFK Has Snow
Username: flyBTV
Posted 2013-01-23 09:02:45 and read 4701 times.

Quoting B2468 (Reply 5):
You can even see it on the ground, sometimes. I used to commute daily between my home in Stratford CT (BDR) to my university in Danbury CT (DXR) along CT Route 58, and you could often see a clear line between snow and rain, usually in central or southern Easton CT.

Wow, quite a surprise to see Easton mentioned here on Airliners! I grew up in Easton (right on Rte 58, actually) and know exactly what you're talking about.

I'd love to see some pictures of JFK if any turn up.

Topic: RE: Half Of JFK Has Snow
Username: twincessna340a
Posted 2013-01-23 11:46:39 and read 2636 times.

That's pretty cool. Something similar (rain not snow) happened happened at KSAV with me while I was training for my private. We were doing pattern work and there were showers on the west 1/3rd of the field. It was pretty cool doing touch and go's on 9 (now 10) with short final and touchdown/rollout in the rain then hitting dry runway for the powerup and takeoff.

Topic: RE: Half Of JFK Has Snow
Username: tp1040
Posted 2013-01-23 11:56:54 and read 2486 times.

I sat inside a 737-7 in ATL for 1 hour. We held on the taxiway watching the stars and flashes of light, while a huge thunderstorm sat over 16L. Winds were strong and the only departure was right into the storm.

Topic: RE: Half Of JFK Has Snow
Username: TWA772LR
Posted 2013-01-23 12:30:59 and read 2068 times.

Not snow, but I've seen parts of IAH soaked in rain, while other parts where sunny and beautiful. One time specifically was the tower and rwy 9/27 were nowhere to be seen from the terminal, while A,B,C,D,E and the area near the 15s/33s were without a cloud in the sky.

Topic: RE: Half Of JFK Has Snow
Username: STT757
Posted 2013-01-23 12:46:30 and read 1848 times.

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 3):
The captain gave the normal "welcome aboard" briefing and said we were going to see something we may not see again in a very long time....snow on the ground from JFK all the way until we hit the Gulf Coast around Alabama. Sure as I was sitting in that seat, there was snow on the ground from the second we took off until we hit the Gulf of Mexico a couple of hour later. Absolutely CRAZY, something I will never forget!

The same exact thing happened to us around January 15, 2002. We flew EWR-CUN and the same exact thing happened. Snow all the way down to Florida. I think that month the very Northernmost part of Florida had snow.


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