FlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1773 times:
I'm kind of disappointed that NW canceled the AMS and NRT flights... usually their MSP operation is all but impervious to bad weather, but I guess in light of B6's recent embarrassment, airlines are erring on the side of safety.
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GeorgiaAME From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1081 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1678 times:
Hasn't anyone watched and learned from the wisdom of the beautiful people on Oscar night? Don't you know that we are in a period of devastating global warming?! Enjoy the snow while it lasts, because I guarantee that within the next 10 years, this country will be one giant desert. No snow, just failed crops, dust, drought, and killer hurricanes. Even the elected president from 2000 says so.
Things are really bad in Alabama too tonight.
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KevinSmith From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1609 times:
Quoting GeorgiaAME (Reply 5): Hasn't anyone watched and learned from the wisdom of the beautiful people on Oscar night? Don't you know that we are in a period of devastating global warming?!
Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 6):
We used to get storms like this ten times a season in the 1940's to the the 1970's. Now we're lucky to get two or three a season.
Granted I am still pup of 22 years however I can remember in the late 80s and early 90s getting more frequent and powerful snowstorms. 91 92 were the last year that we really had snow that most people would associate with MN. Just recently though the snow volumes have started to increase. My mother in law agrees with you Mark that while their may more snow than in recent years it not like it used to be.
I believe weather operates on a giant cycle and that we are just now coming out of a "dry" spell. That is not to say that I don't believe that we can/are harming the environment. I learned in school (college) that evidence is growing in the scientific world that supports this very idea of weather cycling. Some scientist once set on the idea of global warming are changing their opinions.
To keep this Av related, MSP will have no problem clearing the runways. I grew up in Rochester and RST would get awards for having clean runways during times like these. If they can keep it clean so can MSP. My main point being, it's MN, and while snow like this hasn't happened in a while, they know how to handle it.
They haven't even attempted to plow Runway 17/35 or Runway 4/22 because it would just divert resources away from the two primary runways. MSP was landing Runway 12L/R until late afternoon when they switched to Runway 30L/R. As far as I know, there has been at least one of the primary runways open during the whole day.
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XPJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1310 times:
RST's been hammered as well. No awards for clean runways here guys - 02/20 is closed with a foot of snow on it and braking action on 13/31 is merely "fair". All flights to MSP are either delays or xlds right now.
Only reason I'm still around is I'm waiting for Mx to send a mech down to fix the stupid DC-9 sitting at gate 2 (ship 9978 for those who care - only wish I had a camera around)