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One coast burns, the other freezes solid.
 

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 16861
Location: Portland, OR

11/16/18 4:36 PM

One coast burns, the other freezes solid.

Wonder what the airports in bound NYC will look like for TG. MEH!

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Steve B.
Joined: 19 Jan 2004
Posts: 705
Location: Long Island, NY

11/16/18 8:22 PM

Don’t know, not ever going to try to fly into or out of NYC that week. Somebody has to die....

We got 4-6 inches of white crap unexpectedly yesterday. The early morning forecast said an inch to a coating, changing to rain in the afternoon, so everybody that drives thought “well, OK” and went to work.

Around 1PM it was 31 degrees (in Brooklyn), the forecast had changed to 3-5 and absolute fuc*ing chaos resulted. A co-worker went 20 miles in 3 hrs. I scooted out at 2:30 and it was only mildly chaotic but a mess. Kids in NJ at a school got stranded overnight and sleep on gym mats. A school bus of disabled kids took 6 hrs or more to get kids home, parents were nuts.

Every politico is playing the blame game but the realty is the weather forecasters just screwed the pooch.

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RCoapman
Joined: 09 Feb 2005
Posts: 4690
Location: Probably on a boat on Puget Sound

11/18/18 4:54 PM

I left midtown at 0630 on Friday to give me plenty of time to navigate (in a cab) the trip to JFK through the beginnings of rush hour. Arrived at JFK around 0800 and settled in to the Delta lounge at 0835 for an 1120 (wheels up) flight. No more than 5mins later I got a text that my flight (direct JFK->SEA) was delayed 5.5hrs.

This eventually turned into 7hrs, actual wheels up was after 1820. Long day in the airport but I got home.

Funny part is that JFK was sunny, not too cold, and entirely devoid of snow when I arrived.

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Matthew Currie
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 769
Location: Vermont

11/21/18 10:02 PM

Had a circus getting to Georgia from Vermont, hoping it's better going back next week. It's hard enough to get out of Vermont even when it isn't snowing. All the planes come from somewhere else, so if it's snowing there we still don't fly.

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