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YVR December 2022 snowstorm impact

Old Dec 22, 2022, 4:59 pm
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YVRAA CEO taking great pride that only 100 flights were cancelled today.
Spent lots of time blaming the weather, but not the infrastructure.
No mention of the zero holdover times that were probably the route cause of this mess.




Not sure where this info was sourced from...

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Old Dec 22, 2022, 8:04 pm
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WestJet has proactively cancelled all scheduled arriving and departing Vancouver International Airport (YVR) beginning at 11:50 p.m. PST, until the late afternoon of Friday, December 23, dependent on weather conditions.
In addition, flights have been proactively cancelled at Abbotsford International Airport (YXX), Victoria International Airport (YYJ), Nanaimo Airport (YCD) and Comox Airport (YQQ).

https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/news/2...ecember-22-23-
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Old Dec 22, 2022, 11:36 pm
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anyone know how the Kraken (flew? drove?) got to vancouver today? or more importantly, how the canucks will get to edmonton tomorrow? not really sure where to begin researching this besides checking whether or not VAN uses a Jetz service
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Old Dec 22, 2022, 11:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Short hair Francis
It's got to be 96, since anyone old here talks about 96.
https://globalnews.ca/news/3146344/a...-and-victoria/
I remember Snowmageddon '96 well, the only time I've ever been utterly snowed in for 3 days. (Rural living.) And I strongly resent your observation re age.

Originally Posted by Short hair Francis
WestJet has proactively cancelled all scheduled arriving and departing Vancouver International Airport (YVR) beginning at 11:50 p.m. PST, until the la afternoon of Friday, December 23, dependent on weather conditions.
In addition, flights have been proactively cancelled at Abbotsford International Airport (YXX), Victoria International Airport (YYJ), Nanaimo Airport (YCD) and Comox Airport (YQQ).

https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/news/2...ecember-22-23-
Now watch, it'll be a dusting and warm up faster than anticipated, so zero issue (other than pre-emptively cancelled flights).

And for those curious, I did make it home from YEG. 49h late.
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Old Dec 23, 2022, 12:37 am
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Originally Posted by nomadic.relief
I remember Snowmageddon '96 well, the only time I've ever been utterly snowed in for 3 days. (Rural living.) And I strongly resent your observation re age.

Now watch, it'll be a dusting and warm up faster than anticipated, so zero issue (other than pre-emptively cancelled flights).

And for those curious, I did make it home from YEG. 49h late.
Apologies from this young'un, I don't remember a thing from 96 LOL

While I am sad to see the snow to go away, I don't think I want to see 9 fender benders in 9 hrs again which is what happen on my street today
I bet you don't miss the -40C in YEG in retrospect LOL!

Airfield is now reporting light snow so lets see how accurate is this hourly forecast now
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Old Dec 23, 2022, 12:40 am
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Originally Posted by asovse1
anyone know how the Kraken (flew? drove?) got to vancouver today? or more importantly, how the canucks will get to edmonton tomorrow? not really sure where to begin researching this besides checking whether or not VAN uses a Jetz service
I think scrolling through FR24s Departure and Arrivals for YVR might be the easiest bet.
Look for oddball flight numbers.

There is AC 7016 YVR-BFI leaving at 23:00, so could that be the Kraken flight?

EDIT - There's a AC 7037 YVR-YEG thats got airborne at 23:52, so that should the Canucks flight you were looking for.
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Old Dec 23, 2022, 3:57 am
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Originally Posted by Short hair Francis
It's got to be 96, since anyone old here talks about 96.
I guess I must be really old then, since I remember 1996 very well ... back in the very early days of the internet when dinosaurs still roamed the earth.

Vancouver gets snow and they talk about it for 30 years. Come to YYG some time, where every few years you get a storm good enough you have to shovel down into the ground to get to your house. Spend a winter here, then we can talk :-)
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Old Dec 23, 2022, 9:42 am
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Originally Posted by Symmetre
Come to YYG some time, where every few years you get a storm good enough you have to shovel down into the ground to get to your house. Spend a winter here, then we can talk :-)
My former neighbour came from there and used to talk about the snow and sea ice drifts that get pushed up to 10s of metres high on the north side. He moved back" to the Maritimes a few years ago. South shore NS as he couldn't do PEI winters anymore.
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Old Dec 23, 2022, 11:03 am
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Originally Posted by Symmetre
I guess I must be really old then, since I remember 1996 very well ... back in the very early days of the internet when dinosaurs still roamed the earth.

Vancouver gets snow and they talk about it for 30 years. Come to YYG some time, where every few years you get a storm good enough you have to shovel down into the ground to get to your house. Spend a winter here, then we can talk :-)
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On another note, the Freezing Rain is now here.
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Old Dec 23, 2022, 1:20 pm
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Originally Posted by nomadic.relief
Now watch, it'll be a dusting and warm up faster than anticipated, so zero issue (other than pre-emptively cancelled flights).
Maybe not warming up fast but a curious lack of precipitation SW of YYJ all morning (maybe 1-3 cm on the west shore overnight). Lots of CXL'd flights but conditions are reported as mostly cloudy and a shade below thaw.

There was reportedly a large number of YLW pax who tried to fly to YEG on WS, and were rerouted via YYJ only to have everything fall apart. Now stuck in YYJ and the earliest WS/WR/WO can get some of them to YEG is when they have to be back at work at YLW.
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Old Dec 23, 2022, 1:28 pm
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From my cozy condo it doesn't look super terrible, but I've heard the Alex Fraser and Port Mann bridges were closed at 10am due to freezing rain.

I think I'll be walking to the grocery store to get the eggs I need to bake cookies!
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Old Dec 23, 2022, 1:47 pm
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Originally Posted by nomadic.relief
From my cozy condo it doesn't look super terrible, but I've heard the Alex Fraser and Port Mann bridges were closed at 10am due to freezing rain.
Or, I suspect, to reduce costs due to car repairs from ice bombs.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...ence-1.2651654
https://bc.ctvnews.ca/ice-bombs-from...pert-1.3202219

Both bridges have this feature.
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Old Dec 23, 2022, 2:27 pm
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Originally Posted by nomadic.relief
From my cozy condo it doesn't look super terrible, but I've heard the Alex Fraser and Port Mann bridges were closed at 10am due to freezing rain.

I think I'll be walking to the grocery store to get the eggs I need to bake cookies!
Originally Posted by YVR Cockroach
Or, I suspect, to reduce costs due to car repairs from ice bombs.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...ence-1.2651654
https://bc.ctvnews.ca/ice-bombs-from...pert-1.3202219

Both bridges have this feature.
Skytrain also struggling mightily now as well
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Old Dec 23, 2022, 5:00 pm
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Freezing precipitation stopped at YVR over an hour ago.
None in the forecast.
Now it's time for the recovery.
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Old Dec 23, 2022, 6:40 pm
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  • I'm keeping all contingency plans in place until we actually take off, land and get off plane. Currently sitting in departure lounge at sfo... happy to report that despite delay, arrival into yvr uneventful this evening.

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