I have to return to a blizzard again! Last time the flight was cancelled before we even left Tokyo. That sucked. At least we were able to fly into Detriot and then caught an early flight into JFK. Kazi and I that is.
WTF is this from weather.com!? Check out the section I put in bold.
“Severe Weather Alert from the National Weather Service
…BRONX NY-KINGS (BROOKLYN) NY-NASSAU NY-NEW YORK (MANHATTAN) NY- QUEENS NY-RICHMOND (STATEN IS.) NY-SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD CT- SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER NY- 1025 PM EST FRI JAN 21 2005
… BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON SATURDAY TO NOON EST SUNDAY…
SNOW WILL MOVE IN LATE SATURDAY MORNING. IT WILL BECOME VERY HEAVY LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF SUNDAY MORNING. FINAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE 12 TO 18 INCHES BY SUNDAY MORNING. IN ADDITION TO THE SNOW… NORTHEAST WINDS WILL INCREASE SATURDAY AFTERNOON… AND WILL BE QUITE GUSTY SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING. WINDS MAY GUST UP TO 50 MPH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SUNDAY MORNING… ALLOWING FOR VISIBILITIES TO DROP TO NEAR ZERO AT TIMES. THESE WINDS WILL RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW AS WELL AS POWER OUTAGES. WIND CHILL VALUES WILL BE BELOW ZERO AT TIMES.
THIS IS A LIFE-THREATENING WINTER WEATHER SITUATION! PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY NEED TO BE COMPLETED BY NOON SATURDAY!
A BLIZZARD WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OR FREQUENT GUSTS OF OVER 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH CONSIDERABLE FALLING AND OR BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. VISIBILITIES WILL BECOME POOR… WITH WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES. THOSE VENTURING OUTDOORS MAY BECOME LOST OR DISORIENTED… SO PERSONS IN THE WARNING AREA ARE ADVISED TO STAY INDOORS.”
God I hope I get to land in JFK. Sigh, not much I can do about it though. Fingers crossed and engines tapped off. It’s off to Ikebukuro, then Narita, and plopping into seat 31E on flight AA168 I go. Ja, matte minasama!
01-21-2005 10:53 pm