williaminsd
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SAN Cancellations 11/4-11/5

Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:10 am

Over 20 departures cancelled last night. At least a dozen more this morning. Anyone know why?
 
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Re: SAN Cancellations 11/4-11/5

Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:26 am

 
williaminsd
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Re: SAN Cancellations 11/4-11/5

Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:21 pm

Amazing... we're just a couple miles east of airport. Clear as a bell...
 
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Re: SAN Cancellations 11/4-11/5

Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:38 pm

williaminsd wrote:
Amazing... we're just a couple miles east of airport. Clear as a bell...


But that is true beauty of San Diego. You can choose your climate by your distance from the coast. For example, every night you get four weather forecasts: Coast, Inland, Mountains, Desert. The marine layer can be thick at times and with the steep approach, ouch. Many times, I've been on the ground at LAX while the airline decides if we are going in by bus or wait, stop, sit down, we're going in the air.
 
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Re: SAN Cancellations 11/4-11/5

Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:36 pm

This happens pretty much every year this time of year. Sometimes makes Thanksgiving travel extra fun.
 
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Re: SAN Cancellations 11/4-11/5

Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:01 pm

The fog was pretty thick last night and early this morning. I figure SAN was shut down because of the fog
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Re: SAN Cancellations 11/4-11/5

Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:35 pm

SAN's one and only real weather "issue" is fog. Otherwise, the weather here is very predictable. Same with LAX - most of the time the weather is very cooperative.

But fog is a problem, and it can happen at any time of the year. And there's nothing to do but wait for it to burn off. And that's what makes it so maddening - it's just sitting there, and it's not like planes can't fly through it! But unless that runway is visible at 600 feet, a plane is not cleared to land.

Having grown up in the central valley of California, though, what coastal Californians call fog and what we called fog (that thick-as-pea-soup Tule fog!) is quite different. I haven't seen ANYTHING approach the white-out conditions the Tule fog can impose!

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