Tornado82
Topic Author
Posts: 4662
Joined: Thu May 26, 2005 10:19 am

Thundersnow Causes Diversions @ Newark (4/5/06)

Thu Apr 06, 2006 2:28 am

Here's something you don't see everyday.

KEWR 051451Z 35010KT 1/2SM R04R/4500VP6000FT TSSN FG BKN003CB OVC008 01/M01 A2966 RMK AO2 TSB25RAB1352E47SNB25 SLP043 OCNL LTGICCC S TS S MOV E P0013 60013 T00111006 55003=

Basically, it's saying they had 1/2 mile visibility in a Thunderstorm, with moderate snow, aka Thundersnow. Not the rarest of occurances, but definitely unusual, and it is April after all. All kicked off by a pretty strong vorticity max which dropped at least a half foot of snow in the Poconos this morning before making its way over to Newark.

This led to the EWR diversion wave to come over here at ABE:
(BTA is ExpressJet/Continental Express)
BTA2303 from BWI (ERJ-145)
BTA2700 from LIT (ERJ-145XR)
BTA3206 from MSY (ERJ-145XR)
BTA2950 from RDU (ERJ-145)
BTA2346 from PIT (ERJ-145 - Hey, too bad we don't always have ERJ's ABE-PIT!)
 
BDL2DCA
Posts: 309
Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:46 am

RE: Thundersnow Causes Diversions @ Newark (4/5/06)

Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:52 am

Man I love Thundersnow. We only got rain here in DC.
146,319,320,321,333,343,722,732,733,734,735,73G,738,744,752,762,763,772,ARJ,BE1,CRJ,D9S,D10,DH8,ERJ,E70,F100,S80
 
EMBQA
Posts: 7797
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2003 3:52 am

RE: Thundersnow Causes Diversions @ Newark (4/5/06)

Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:56 am

I've seen it a few times living in Maine. It's very impressive.
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
 
AlitaliaMD11
Posts: 3704
Joined: Tue Dec 02, 2003 5:19 am

RE: Thundersnow Causes Diversions @ Newark (4/5/06)

Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:57 am

That explains the Continental 737 that diverted to SWF today from YYZ.
No Vueling No Party
 
User avatar
iahcsr
Posts: 3607
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 1999 2:59 pm

RE: Thundersnow Causes Diversions @ Newark (4/5/06)

Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:52 pm

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 3):
That explains the Continental 737 that diverted to SWF today from YYZ.

That would be the aircraft that then became CO 411 EWRIAH and CO 1753 IAHSJU .. both running about 90 minutes late because of that SWF stop..  banghead 
Working very hard to Fly Right....