CMHFlyGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 35 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 6131 times:
According to fly.faa.gov:
Due to SNOW AND ICE, the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) was closed as of Mar 08 at 11:45 AM EST. The date/time when the airport is expected to reopen is Mar 09 at 07:00 AM EDT.
In addition, CMH seems to be unofficially closed as well... which is probably good after the CO737 skidded off the runway late last night. Columbus is pushing 15" of snow right now, Cleveland is showing 9".
Connies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13 Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 6025 times:
Just think of the love at YYZ (Pearson) last night.
1st travel day for Spring break in Ontario, expecting 100k pax through the airport yesterday, and the biggest storm in many years landed on them (thank you America ! ). I'm not sure the airport closed, but the delays would have been ferocious.
Falcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 5855 times:
Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 1): Getting out of CLE is going to be horrible for the next few days.
Getting HOME from working at CLE was no better today!
Worked till midnight Friday, and stayed at the Radisson Airport in North Olmsted. Was back in at 0630 Saturday. I think CO got 3 arrivals in, and maybe 2 departures, and that was it today. Most of the operating 9am bank flights got boarded, then were cancelled due to conditions. After that, most everything quickly cancelled after that.
Took me an hour to get dug out of my parking space at the employee lot, and took me 30 minutes to get dug "in" to my driveway. I've had it for today.
Good luck to my coworkers and everyone trying to fly in/through CLE on Sunday. I won't be there.
Ya know Falcon, this has to be the most snow I can remember this late in the season to fall. Over here in Toledo, we picked up just shy of 2 feet of snow for the month of February. So far in March, I know we have 3.5" of snow plus whatever has fallen today (which appears like 6" here at my house). This is also on top of 3+" of rain in the end of January early February that caused yet more flooding around here.
I'd hate to see CO's and NW's glycol bills this year.
Hjulicher From Liechtenstein, joined Feb 2005, 856 posts, RR: 2 Reply 8, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 5303 times:
Funny thing with all this snow, is that DTW, although we were supposed to get tons of snow just like CLE, the whole front completely missed us. We ended up getting about 1 inch of snow, while CLE and CMH are getting pounded.
CMHFlyGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 35 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 5127 times:
Quoting Hjulicher (Reply 8): We ended up getting about 1 inch of snow, while CLE and CMH are getting pounded.
CMH is indeed gettin pounded - 16" of snow in 24-hours according to 10TV... that's a new record, beating 12.1" in 1987! Most counties surrounding CMH, including Delaware, where I am, are under a Level 3 snow emergency, which means you can be arrested for driving... :-s
But is it a joke? Legend has it that in the '70's during Steelers-Browns games, the Cuyahoga (sp?) river would be lit on fire (it's pollution allowing that to happen) by visiting Steelers fans. And during Browns-Steelers games in Pittsburgh, the favor would be returned by Steelers fans returning to their cars with slashed tires at Three Rivers Stadium. I've always wondered how true this was...
Markus From United States of America, joined May 1999, 275 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 3559 times:
Quoting PITrules (Reply 15): But is it a joke? Legend has it that in the '70's during Steelers-Browns games, the Cuyahoga (sp?) river would be lit on fire (it's pollution allowing that to happen) by visiting Steelers fans. And during Browns-Steelers games in Pittsburgh, the favor would be returned by Steelers fans returning to their cars with slashed tires at Three Rivers Stadium. I've always wondered how true this was...
As funny as this "legend" is...it's a load of crap. The river last caught on fire in 1969 and it had nothing to do with a football game. You're also making a huge assumption that the "Yins" across the border have learned how to make fire.
...and yes, Pittsburgh SUCKS!!
Steeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 8963 posts, RR: 19 Reply 21, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 3521 times:
Quoting ZTagged (Reply 7): PIT's good right now, not a ton of snow but it's a bit windy out.
AFAIK, the only thing to close PIT was September 11... I was told that it was in operation -- a very limited operation during the Super Storm almost 15 years ago to the day! That was considered to be the storm of the century.
Markus From United States of America, joined May 1999, 275 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 3506 times:
Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 21): AFAIK, the only thing to close PIT was September 11... I was told that it was in operation -- a very limited operation during the Super Storm almost 15 years ago to the day! That was considered to be the storm of the century.
I will give you that the Browns are no longer a fluff team. Any false moves and they'll leave you in the turf! What's the deal with Anderson? Did they let him go? What gives? I guess we'll see what Brady Quinn can/will bring to the table.
Back to the topic, I was seeing how bad things were in CLE and BUF. I wonder where flights are being diverted to. I don't things were really any better here in Central PA. We had 61 mph winds earlier tonight at Lancaster Airport! I am sure MDT got them as well!!
Do not bring stranger girt into your room. The stranger girt is dangerous, it will hurt your life.
Just kidding, but seriously since the US cuts I am sure they have no issues with delays during storms. Last August my wife and I flew out of PIT and I count 11 total planes on the ground, what a shadow of its old days!
p.s. Go Browns!
"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
25 CLE757: Beautiful day here in CLE, hopefully the airport is getting back on track.
26 Steeler83: There are rumors that US will pretty much remove whatever is left of its focus city pretty much as of the latest post on the PIT thread. FL and B6 sa
27 Markus: Anderson is our starting QB....signed a three year deal. He will be the starter going into training camp. Quinn still has a lot to learn and a lot to
28 MasseyBrown: According to FlightAware, CLE opened this morning running about 12 operations an hour for 7-9AM - which may not be much below normal for a Sun. morni
29 Connies4ever: Here in the YTA area, looks like about 40cm (16" for non-metrics) with the snow ending early this AM. Fortunately it came down mostly as powder. So I
30 Concentriq: You meant "Burning River Pale Ale". GLB is one of my favorite breweries... that and Bells from Kalamazoo, MI and Lagunitas from Cali. I am so glad th
31 N1120A: The FAA site is royally F'ed up, at least as it pertains to BOS. I am in Boston right now and it is bright and sunny with only wispy clouds in the sk
32 Steeler83: Yup, I may follow the Steelers, but I do watch the NFL, and as far as injured QBs go, I say Donovan McNabb wrote the book on it! Heck, Big Ben is rig