It’s a sunny morning in the Southland. We’re at a hotel down the block from LAX. Helaine just watched a plane fly between two buildings!
Things are fluid. Our flight was scheduled for 12:55 PST. Now it’s scheduled for 2:05 PM.
Yes, I know what’s going on back in Connecticut. There’s freezing rain¹ falling across much of the state and it’s falling on top of snow.
I’ve checked the computer guidance and temperatures should be mild enough by arrival time tonight. Unfortunately the computers are often too generous in pushing in warmer air under these circumstances.
Our plane stops in Nashville before going on to Bradley. I’d rather not spend the night there.
¹ – Freezing rain falls when cloud temperatures are warm enough for rain. Drops fall in liquid form, but freeze on contact as they hit the ground, tree limbs, power lines, etc. It’s probably the most dicey weather for any time of travel–worse than snow.