SeaTac in the snow - 2019 edition

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Old Feb 3, 19, 11:49 am
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SeaTac in the snow - 2019 edition

Flying into SeaTac late tonight (11:30 PM) ... any predictions on how much impact, if any, the snow will have?
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Old Feb 3, 19, 11:57 am
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Check out the NWS Seattle Twitter for good information. If Sea-Tac does get any snow tonight, I would expect any delays to be Monday morning rather than tonight.
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Old Feb 3, 19, 1:08 pm
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more issues likely for those (like me) departing on tonight's redeyes in terms of traffic getting to the airport, as well as de-icing prior to departure
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Old Feb 3, 19, 3:15 pm
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Originally Posted by spongenotbob View Post
Flying into SeaTac late tonight (11:30 PM) ... any predictions on how much impact, if any, the snow will have?
I thought this was more of an issue affecting PDX...forecasters are saying the snow arrives around 8pm tonight....should be an interesting Monday morning commute
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Old Feb 3, 19, 3:58 pm
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snow just started (just northwest of downtown Seattle) -- big wet flakes, not sticking to anything but the grass so far
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Old Feb 3, 19, 6:02 pm
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Flightaware reports:

Seattle-Tacoma Intl is experiencing delays

  • inbound flights delayed at their origin an average of 2 hours 5 minutes due to snow and ice
Yeehaw...
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0730 and already ground delays are 2:36, a number of cancellations but mostly its QX.
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Old Feb 4, 19, 10:35 am
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AS 700 7:40 am departure to PDX pushed to 11:00

Right now we have been in the plane since after our 7:10 am bus boarding. Delayed fueling, inability of tig to push in the snow, 6 planes in de-icing queue.
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Old Feb 4, 19, 10:36 am
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9 inches this morning in hills above Bellevue. Looks beautiful but, certainly more than the predicted 2-3 inches. Flying out tomorrow morning. Hope plows make it up here today. SEA reporting cancelled flights this morning. About 70 flights cancelled so far.
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SEA/PDX Shittle

6:00 and 7:00 am cancelled today.
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Old Feb 4, 19, 12:20 pm
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@wonderlaw — nice typo in the post title :/

SEA-JFK last night (DL) pushed about 10 min late and sat for about an hour for deicing ... blocked in at T-12 for my DCA connection, but it had actually been promoted by 10 min so I got to kill 2+ hours in the JFK Sky Club waiting for the next one
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Old Feb 4, 19, 12:52 pm
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I am on the AA flight to DFW at 3:39pm (had to switch flights from AS because alternate flight was too much $). Inbound on time. Hopefully things will clear out a bit by then. I am not sure what the de-icing rules would be. If precip has stopped for a preceding amount of time and aircraft is clear of snow/ice, is de-icing needed? I look forward to getting to Dallas and 75-80 degree weather right now.
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Originally Posted by PDXPremier View Post
I thought this was more of an issue affecting PDX...forecasters are saying the snow arrives around 8pm tonight....should be an interesting Monday morning commute
Had a telecon with PDX this morning - they were expecting a snow day but all had to go in to work because it's not even raining. Apparently the latest forecast has them getting precipitation later today/tonight.
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