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Archive for February 17th, 2008

I. Can. Hardly. Wait.

February 17, 2008 @ 12:53 By: gordon Category: Current affairs, Weather

imageIt’s official: I’m sick of winter.  And so is almost everyone I know.

At 12:10 PM Eastern, Franktown radar, which is located between Smiths Falls and Carleton Place, is showing the leading edge of the freezing rain, snow, rain, frogs, ice pellets, and other charming weather that we’re going to be receiving this afternoon.

The aviation forecast for Ottawa is saying that we can expect the snow to start around 1 PM Eastern, followed by freezing rain that will probably start around 2 PM.  Around 6 PM it’s probably going to start raining.  And it’s going to be windy to boot.

TAF CYOW 171738Z 171818 06010KT 6SM -SN SCT020 OVC050 TEMPO 1819 2SM
-SN VV015
FM1900Z 08010G20KT 6SM -FZRA BR SCT008 OVC020 TEMPO 1923 2SM
FM2300Z 16012G25KT 2SM -RA BR OVC006 TEMPO 2311 1/2SM -RA BR
BECMG 0507 20010KT
FM1100Z 23012G22KT 2SM -DZ BR OVC006 TEMPO 1114 6SM -RA BR SCT006
FM1400Z 24015G25KT P6SM SCT020 TEMPO 1418 BKN020

My lack of enthusiasm over this is overwhelming.  How about you?

Any landing you walk away from is a good one…

February 17, 2008 @ 01:27 By: gordon Category: Seen on the 'net

A pilot and passenger in California had a much more exciting flight than they planned on when they took off.  It’ll be interesting to read the NTSB report when it comes out because I’ve never heard of a plane that flew through power lines, dragging some along behind them before flying under a bridge and finally landing on a sandbar.  Happily, the only injury was a minor one to the passenger’s hand that was treated on the scene.