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Thundersnow Causes Diversions @ Newark (4/5/06)  
User currently offlineTornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2207 times:

Here's something you don't see everyday.

KEWR 051451Z 35010KT 1/2SM R04R/4500VP6000FT TSSN FG BKN003CB OVC008 01/M01 A2966 RMK AO2 TSB25RAB1352E47SNB25 SLP043 OCNL LTGICCC S TS S MOV E P0013 60013 T00111006 55003=

Basically, it's saying they had 1/2 mile visibility in a Thunderstorm, with moderate snow, aka Thundersnow. Not the rarest of occurances, but definitely unusual, and it is April after all. All kicked off by a pretty strong vorticity max which dropped at least a half foot of snow in the Poconos this morning before making its way over to Newark.

This led to the EWR diversion wave to come over here at ABE:
(BTA is ExpressJet/Continental Express)
BTA2303 from BWI (ERJ-145)
BTA2700 from LIT (ERJ-145XR)
BTA3206 from MSY (ERJ-145XR)
BTA2950 from RDU (ERJ-145)
BTA2346 from PIT (ERJ-145 - Hey, too bad we don't always have ERJ's ABE-PIT!)

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User currently offlineBdl2dca From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1983 times:

Man I love Thundersnow. We only got rain here in DC.

User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1981 times:

I've seen it a few times living in Maine. It's very impressive.

"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1903 times:

That explains the Continental 737 that diverted to SWF today from YYZ.

No Vueling No Party
User currently offlineIAHcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3767 posts, RR: 40
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1761 times:
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Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 3):
That explains the Continental 737 that diverted to SWF today from YYZ.

That would be the aircraft that then became CO 411 EWRIAH and CO 1753 IAHSJU .. both running about 90 minutes late because of that SWF stop..  banghead 

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