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  • Four Letter Airport Code For Weather Obs (Such as KDCA)
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    Cambridegeport, People's Republic
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    Bikes, skis, snow, transportation.

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  1. ariof

    April Discussion

    Nothing to see here … other than the FV3 showing heavy snow for the marathon (and we thought last year was bad). Clown gonna clown.
  2. ariof

    March 22-23 Storm Thread: Cabins and Pony-Os?

    Yeah I'd have to imagine that there's a better program than PPT for this. Inkscape is free and would work well.
  3. ariof

    Super, Duper SWFE

    Great view of KMWN from the porch … on a clear day. Won't see much today or tomorrow (did see the summit on the drive up, definitely white).
  4. ariof

    Super, Duper SWFE

    Great view of KMWN from the porch … on a clear day. Won't see much today or tomorrow (did see the summit on the drive up, definitely white).
  5. ariof

    Super, Duper SWFE

    Sitting on a very tiny sliver of internet at the south end of Pinkham Notch. 15˚ and S- since about 1500, maybe an inch so far (3'+ of snowpack at 2000', less in the valley). Sort of enough internet to see that PL might try to make an appearance up here. Hoping it doesn't. Cabin heated only by woodstove. Started at 31˚ (someone left some coals in from last night). Up to 64. Bedtime!
  6. ariof

    January 2019 Discussion II

    Opportunities next week given the cold air in place. GFS tracks a sfc low from MKE-YQB (minimal phasing) yet is mostly snow north of MA/NH line. Obviously very different setups, but last month it would have been 60˚. Then suppression depression, but should keep anything from melting.
  7. ariof

    Winter Begins Jan 20th AWT

    +1 Also, we (should) all know where to find those, so maybe we don't have to make the thread longer than it needs to be? We're well ahead of MidA in the "most posts" contest as it stands.
  8. ariof

    Winter Begins Jan 20th AWT

    It's very interesting how MassPort manages this vs PANYNJ for very big storms. In JFK/EWR/LGA they seem to just let flights keep landing when possible, which gums up the whole airport and snow clearing infrastructure and causes massive delays for pax who do get in and out, missed connections, etc, and then it call cascades for days. Maybe they operate at 40% the day of the storm, but then they're at 60% the next day, and 80% the three days after. Which doesn't make sense. MassPort cancels everything and gets all the plans out of the airport. I remember watching the March storm last year (and January, too, IIRC). Airlines manage it differently. IIRC, DL flew their evening schedule and then deadheaded all the planes out late (maybe even took some pax, but they were non-standard, high-four-digit-numbered flights). UA just canceled everything in after about 6. Not sure what AA/B6/whoever else did. But in any case, it means that the ramps are entirely clear and it's probably a lot easier to clear the airfield when it is devoid of anything moving than when you have to plow snow around active stands, ramps, taxiways and runways. Will be interesting to see what they do Sunday, as with the latest models Sunday AM will be pretty snowy.
  9. ariof

    Winter Begins Jan 20th AWT

    New rule: no one posts posts with <12 words until the model is at least 12h past the passage of the storm.
  10. ariof

    Winter Begins Jan 20th AWT

    Last March they closed the airport. Nothing came in. This might not be that level of storm (it probably won't be). Logan doesn't officially close, but it strongly encourages everyone to cancel flights, which allows them to clear runways and stands, and to reopen the airport, and to keep people from getting stranded on the tarmac or ramp. Logan rarely officially closes, but has had several instances in the past few years where no flights have landed in a day. This storm may not meet that criteria, but if it does, expect the flight to cancel. Luckily this time of year there's probably a lot of extra capacity to and from Europe.
  11. ariof

    Winter Begins Jan 20th AWT

    For system like this, BOS generally kills off all service. What it does wind up meaning is that BOS winds up at full ops the next day, as opposed to, say, JFK. Travel waiver will probably come out tomorrow. Enjoy the extra day in Italy.
  12. ariof

    January 2019 Discussion II

    Wawa special. Would be all snow there verbatim.
  13. ariof

    December Discussion

    It looked like it might shift south and then … nope! 84 hours out and 500 mi model spread.
  14. ariof

    December Discussion

    I'll be interested to see where the CMC goes. At 00Z 96h the Euro had a low over Tupelo. The GFS was a bit west of Huntsville. The Canadian had the low over Gary.
  15. ariof

    11/27 - Everything and the Kitchen Sink Obs

    I'd have to assume so given the traffic conditions showing on Route 9 above about 1000'.