B6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2914 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 13825 times:
This is quite the freak storm. I was born and raised on Long Island, and still live here at the age of 31 now. I cannot recall ever seeing snow this early. I do remember cold night/mornings with frost by now, but not accumulating snow. The problem right now is that it isn't really "snow" right now (at least out where I am at FRG right now). It's a cold rain with big wet flakes mixed in, and it is coating things very slightly with a slushy covering. If this REALLY starts accumulating around here, I can see hundreds of thousands of people around here being without power due to the bad combination of trees cracking under the weight of the wet snow (which would accumulate even more since most trees still have their leaves), and costal areas are under a high wind advisory so we'll see wind gusts getting up to about 50mph. Long story short, this is going to be an interesting mess to watch.
Quoting Mir (Reply 5): Definitely did (and will continue to do so). NYC is fantastic when it snows.
I couldn't agree more, it's almost magical especially as we approach the holidays. It was interesting watching the snow mix come down from my office window when all the trees right outside the window still have leaves LOL!
"If you do not learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it"
OEH68 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2008, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 13780 times:
Why is it that every time I visit this area there are weather disruptions? Last time my flight was cancelled because of a tropical storm going up north, something that hadn't happened for 40 years or something.
This time my flight is cancelled because of snow. The last time the area experienced snow in october was 25 years ago according to the weather channel.
Jpax From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 13464 times:
Things got pretty messy over at EWR. Mostly slush on the ramp, but some outside areas had 6-8 inches of snow over 4-6 hours. Amateur hour in the ball park with deicing. Tons of planes pushed from the gate, waited and waited, and had to return to the gate before getting fluids... Pretty much everything was cancelled and everyone was told to go home. Roads are mess, saw seven accidents on my thirty minute drive home.
Photos are just as everything started to accumulate...
ltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13459 posts, RR: 17
Reply 14, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 13355 times:
EWR, JFK had delays up to 6 Hours for inbound and outbound flights on Saturday Afternoon, a number of flights just cancelled. This has been a very wet and heavy snow, the temps at the airports are hovering at freezing and expected to stick below freezing and with the winds picking up overnight in the immediate NY City area and Long Island. It's volume and density is very difficult to move. It is breaking records for quantity of snow so early in the 'season' and for October in the NY City metro area. It could be 4-8 inches in NY City, 8-10 inches in the suburbs, a foot or more in the mountain areas 40-50 miles north and west of NY City. The storm should pass through the NY City area by about Midnight, BOS by dawn Sunday
The rate of snowfall of 1-2 inches an hour, comming in intense 'thundersnow' bands in some places, is making a general mess throughout the Northeast from DC to Maine. Power is going out in many areas due to the still leaf laden trees loading up with wet snow and breaking limbs, pulling down power and other lines, and those limbs also breaking onto roads, railway lines paths, making local travel by car or mass transit a real mess. Some places, including PHL airport was not really ready with their full ice removal equipment for a/c., causing further delays. Normally in the NYCity area, we don't see any measurable snow until early December. The FAA as put in a storm plan to manage traffic in the region.
Stay home and hopefully this storm will pass soon.
lat41 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 502 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 13140 times:
PVD, facing south close to the ocean has stayed in the rain and has received some diversions on a quick look, inc. a DL 752 from SNN to JFK, a B6 A320 orig. MCO BOS and a WN 737 which eventually got repositioned in IND. Hopefully the milder ocean off the Southern NE coast will keep the area out of the white mess and continuing to operate.