KcrwFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3845 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 7228 times:
Quoting Mjzair (Reply 3): I am one of the crew members stuck in ISP, and I think the biggest reason for the closure is the fact the the Crosswind Component for a contaminated runway is exceeded.
Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 4): Normal crosswind limits are around 30-35 knots depending upon the aircraft type, but toss in degraded braking action and limits of 10, or 5 kts. can more readily be exceeded, thus no ops...
Did neither of the shorter runways favor the wind? If it was strong enough to exceed limits on the main runway and was blowing down one of the 5,000ft. runways you'd think at least an RJ could get in.
Lat41 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 478 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3871 times:
New Year's eve from mid afternoon through about 2 AM along the South Coast of New England and presumabley L.I. it blew like hell with sideways snow. I wouldn't want to be landing or taking off in anything, anywhere during that stretch.