Largest snowstorm ever!

Eric | March 8, 2008

image By Thursday, there had already 316cm of snow come down over Montreal, which is not much below the all time record of 383 centimetres set in 1971. Today we expect another 25 to 50 cm. The view out of the window is just unbelievable (as my pants are unbelievably wet ;-) ). The look on the radar, too…

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More snow

Eric | January 31, 2008

image Yeah, the next snow storm is on its way! Should make for some lovely cross country skiing over the weekend!

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That was quite something

Eric | December 19, 2007

IMG_0897 My December 16th/17th:

  • wondering for half of the day why British Airways does not cancel my flight
  • having a crazy cab ride to the airport, through 30cm of snow
  • arriving at a time where my flight had a supposed “15 minutes” delay
  • seeing almost all other flights cancelled
  • seeing dozens of luggage containers stuck in the snow
  • seeing luggage trucks stuck in snow
  • seeing my flight delayed for 1:15h
  • boarding the plane
  • waiting for another 4h (!!!) for two de-icing sessions (first engines for 3h, then wings for 1h right before lift-off)
    • listening to “reassuring” words of the pilot: “This gotta be the craziest snow storm since the beginning of aviation! Erm… but the Canadians know how to deal with this. I trust them!”
  • having a crazy lift-off
  • being glad to have survived the lift-off
  • dinner, funny movie, 2 1/2 of sleep
  • de-boarding plane in London
  • receiving a ticket for a connecting flight that is supposed to leave 20 minutes ago!
    • remembering the words “the luggage is already on that plane”
  • boarding plane literally in the last second
  • arriving in Duesseldorf and finding my luggage missing
  • being glad to finally be picked up by my girlfriend

My December 18th:

  • being glad to get my luggage delivered

So all in all, thanks British Airways for getting me out of there still on the same day, thanks for playing safe, even if it took time, thanks for getting me the fastest connecting flight in my personal history and thanks for delivering my luggage already on the next day!

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Eric | December 19, 2007

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More snow…

Eric | December 16, 2007

radar Ok, sometimes I can understand that the Canadians do not care so much about global warming… Just look at that radar image! Right in the middle used to be Montreal. Right now there’s just the largest snow cloud ever. The last Blizzard two weeks ago was serious, but if you compare to the image from then you will see that this time it’s even worse. Usually I really love the snow, but this time I had my flight to Germany scheduled for today. Well that’s going to be interesting…

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