YYZatcboy From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1202 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2942 times:
We got smacked with a huge Thunder Snow storm this morning, including lots of power outages. Any effect on ops out of YYZ/YHM? Thinking also of YUL when the storm gets there. Listining on my scanner it seems that the YTO ATC were pretty busy.
LailaiYYZ From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2872 times:
For YYZ, nothing really special this morning, except a few holdings and extra spacing due to snow removal and Runway 15 ops for a while. Maybe a 15 to 30 minutes delay only. ATC was a bit busy but was still smooth in a general sense. Good work for them.
YOW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2249 times:
Quoting Olympus69 (Reply 5): I guess I was a little hard on YYZatchboy. I must live in a part of the city that got off lightly. However I still think calling it a "Huge" storm was a bit over the top.
Don't forget, whenever Toronto's daily snowfall amount exceeds 1 cm, the Canadian army is put on high-alert standby to take care of the matter with the most technologically-advanced shovels money can buy, jk.
Gr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3223 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 3 hours ago) and read 2078 times:
Didn't want to start a new thread for every storm, but there's a really baaaaaaad snowstorm raging outside right now...never seen it so bad.....I am in downtown Toronto and I can hardly see the buildings across the road from our building...this is certainly going to hit the traffic at YYZ today.....expect a lot of delays and cancellations....
Threepoint From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 2344 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 3 hours ago) and read 2017 times:
Quoting 808TWA (Reply 9): Looks like I will have to go on a polar bear watch before stepping outside to clean my car.
Oh come on...there hasn't been a mature polar bear sighting in Mississauga for at least a month! Not since the fur seals left anyway. The real concern near YYZ are the penguin strikes after rotation or on short final.
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Fly_yhm From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1714 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1746 times:
Quoting Threepoint (Reply 11): Oh come on...there hasn't been a mature polar bear sighting in Mississauga for at least a month! Not since the fur seals left anyway. The real concern near YYZ are the penguin strikes after rotation or on short final.
This gave me a nice chuckle penguine and strikes are funny together.
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YYZatcboy From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1681 times:
According to Live ATC, (never heard it so quiet at this time) snow removal just done on 6R and an inspection is underway. Friendly banter between the Tower and Aircraft on the ramp. Must be nuts for center. going to switch over and see how bad it is.
YOW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1592 times:
Quoting SB (Reply 15): It's not too bad now, earlier this afternoon the radar was all red and it was quite a bit busier than usual when I passed through Ottawa - I'm almost certain I heard some diversions from Toronto.
We had about 10 YYZ diversions at YOW yesterday, including an AC 343 from PEK. WS repo'd 3 diversions out of YOW last night (wise idea given the ice pellets and poor visibility we now have). Jazz repo'd 2 aircraft to YUL last night. Most of what has left YOW this morning has been headed to sun spots. The 343 is doing a Rapidair run...something that's happened here more in the past 2 weeks than has ever happened in the past 2 years.
CXH From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 165 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1451 times:
Yeah, it was a mess in YYZ last night (Thursday March 1). I got caught in a major delay. Not as bad as JFK with JetBlue was a few weeks ago, of course.
I was on AC137, the YYZ to YVR flight that was supposed to depart at 18:00. First of all getting to Pearson was hard enough with no taxi companies answering their phones when I tried to get a cab. Traffic on the highway and side roads was moving about 30 km/h, or so it felt. I managed anyway, but then there was a creeping delay of the departure time for several hours. Tons of cancellations were showing on the boards. The steady snow turned to freezing rain by 2100 or so.
We finally boarded at 22:15 and pushed back about 30 minutes later. A major coup was that the 333 scheduled was replaced by the 345. AVOD, woohoo! Just as we got to the de-icing pad, the captain said the friction level of "the" runway was below minimums for this aircraft type so we ended up sitting there on the de-icing pad for 2 hours. Several announcements later, we had a solid 30 minute de-icing and took off at 1:35. Captain also said several aircraft either taxied back to the gate for more fuel or were towed back. He seem to brag that he shut down the engines immediately upon reaching the pad so 'we were in good shape when the weather clears'. Apparently they gave up trying to brush whichever runway they had in use before midnight, and switched to another one. At one point he said the airport authority didn't was him to return to the terminal because it was full of people and there were no gates available. Nearly three hours on the tarmac sucks, though.
Fast flight to YVR: only 4 hours, 6 minutes westbound, arrived at 2:40 ~ 2:45 local. Got to sleep at 4am local, that's 7am in Toronto. So much for a good night's sleep!
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