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AS Pre Cancel (Possible snow event SEA Nov 2022)

AS Pre Cancel (Possible snow event SEA Nov 2022)

Old Nov 29, 22, 2:34 am
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Exclamation AS Pre Cancel (Possible snow event SEA Nov 2022)

Good morning,

I've noticed 3 frequencies have similar messaging ANC-SEA today the 29th.

FAI-SEA also just lost one.

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PX - PRE-CANCEL                                                
6ANC/DX XCLD  PRE-CANCEL  *1351
1SEA/LX XCLD  PRE-CANCEL  *1351
Guess this has to do with a possible snow event in SEA from AS' waivers online?
https://www.alaskaair.com/content/ad...isories#system
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Old Nov 29, 22, 7:58 am
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zrs70 posted about his SFO-SEA positioning flight for tomorrow's PAE-ANC inaugural pre-cancelling

we are booked SEA-BWI next week with a similar wx forecast
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Old Nov 29, 22, 8:24 am
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How bad does everyone think it'll be? Have a car lined up for 2 days, or i could take the light rail into the city?
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Old Nov 29, 22, 8:35 am
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current forecast is ~2.5 inches in town this afternoon and evening (then warming up a bit overnight), but strangely no significant accumulations around SEA
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Old Nov 29, 22, 8:54 am
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AS just completed their winter ops exercise on November 10 with the hope that they can prevent their yearly snow/deice melt down. They've added four deicing trucks, have secured extra deicing space and have a plan in place to relocate AS deicing personal from Alaska to SEA. They've also added hotel rooms for airport staff to ensure there are enough folks to keep the operation running. I guess we will see if they've improved their snow/ice operation pretty quick.
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Old Nov 29, 22, 9:11 am
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Originally Posted by beckoa
How bad does everyone think it'll be? Have a car lined up for 2 days, or i could take the light rail into the city?
It shouldn't be too bad for Seattle metro area unless you're heading to Everett or to the mountains.

It's coming down very lightly with little accumulation right now around the SeaTac area

Edit as of 09:26am SEA its coming down pretty good now.

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Old Nov 29, 22, 9:39 am
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Originally Posted by Intl359Widget
It shouldn't be too bad for Seattle metro area unless you're heading to Everett or to the mountains.

It's coming down very lightly with little accumulation right now around the SeaTac area.
Snowing pretty good in Green Lake, not sticking to the roads yet. Supposed to be like this all day, so who knows.

Light rail will 100% get you into the city, I'd just wait to see how things are when you land before deciding on the car.
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Old Nov 29, 22, 10:12 am
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Originally Posted by beckoa
How bad does everyone think it'll be? Have a car lined up for 2 days, or i could take the light rail into the city?
Beckoa I know you know Seattle pretty well. Not sure why anyone would want or need a car, if you're in the downtown core (ie Dtwn, Belltown, SLU, Cap Hill, First Hill, Pioneer Sq). Parking is crazy is expensive and hard to find. Light Rail, Bus, Uber/Lyft are readily available. Then put snow on top of it with the potential of icy hills around dtwn. I get if you're dealing with stuff outside this area a Car is ideal, but dtwn not really.
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Old Nov 29, 22, 10:27 am
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Originally Posted by scklumb
Beckoa I know you know Seattle pretty well. Not sure why anyone would want or need a car, if you're in the downtown core (ie Dtwn, Belltown, SLU, Cap Hill, First Hill, Pioneer Sq). Parking is crazy is expensive and hard to find. Light Rail, Bus, Uber/Lyft are readily available. Then put snow on top of it with the potential of icy hills around dtwn. I get if you're dealing with stuff outside this area a Car is ideal, but dtwn not really.
Lyft/Uber has been 2-3x the normal prices today yet plenty of drivers available which is a pet peeve of mine when these rideshare schemes start to price gouge people.
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Old Nov 29, 22, 11:04 am
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Originally Posted by jrl767
current forecast is ~2.5 inches in town this afternoon and evening (then warming up a bit overnight), but strangely no significant accumulations around SEA
I hope SEA (and my road to it) stays clear. I'm flying out of SEA tomorrow morning.
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Old Nov 29, 22, 11:14 am
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There is a certain store at Angle Lake I'd like to go to. Plus have wheels for later. I can drive in the snow fine, it's others I'm concerned with.
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Old Nov 29, 22, 11:48 am
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Originally Posted by beckoa
I can drive in the snow fine, it's others I'm concerned with.
story of pretty much every snow event here :/
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Old Nov 29, 22, 12:00 pm
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Originally Posted by jrl767
story of pretty much every snow event here :/
Yup...
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Its definitely coming down earlier and harder than predicted. So who knows how that plays out over the next few days other than the higher chances of ice.
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Old Nov 29, 22, 12:17 pm
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Originally Posted by rune87
Its definitely coming down earlier and harder than predicted. So who knows how that plays out over the next few days other than the higher chances of ice.
Thanks for the ground report!

Leaning towards light rail now.
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