Tuesday, March 06, 2001

Flights cancelled by Northeast storm

By Lew Moores
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        While the snowstorm that hit the Northeast Monday canceled dozens of flights out of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, its effect on the weather here was minimal.

        “We're kind of on the tail end of that storm moving across the Northeastern U.S.,” said Jim Lott, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wilmington. “We're expecting a dusting, maybe a half-inch of snow. It's a pretty strong system, but we're just part of the western fringe of it.”

        Ted Bushelman, a spokesman for the airport, said 52 flights had been canceled by noon Monday at the airport.

        By mid-afternoon the Delta terminals and concourses at the airport were nearly empty. Some people waited, headed for locations south and west.

        Nationwide, hundreds of flights going into airports in the Northeast, especially in New York and Boston, were canceled Monday, with winter storm watches in effect from West Virginia to Maine. More than a million children were excused from schools.

        Today, temperatures will be well below normal, with a high of about 30 degrees. Blustery winds at 15 to 25 mph — with some gusts at 30 to 35 mph — could bring the wind chill down into single digits.

        Mr. Lott said Northern Ohio will experience the same situation, although lake effect snow coming off Lake Erie could mean accumulations of up to 2 inches.

        Conditions are expected to improve on Wednesday, with temperatures rising to 40 degrees and no snow predicted.


UC drops presidential mansion plan
Officers' hearts hold racial profiling solution, chief says
Ex-NFL player files profiling complaint
Asthma's common triggers take toll
Study links pets, asthma in kids
WILKINSON: A politician anybody could like
'Average Joe' gets 5-plus years in prison
CCY defends spending
- Flights cancelled by Northeast storm
Milford classrooms reopen after inspections for mold
Program to add court for juveniles
Sharonville to seek earnings tax increase in May
Victim's family opposes new trial
Warren team tackles abuse
Covington hearing to weigh new beer hours
Deters chooses finance chief
Highlands keeps grade scale
Log house's fate studied
Man charged with smuggling coke in bra
Monmouth Street revamp gets preliminary OK
County officer guilty in child-photo case
Journalists enter hall of fame
Kentucky Digest
Local Digest
Astronaut's home takes ride
Hatfields, McCoys take feud to ball field
Horse breeder tapped for ambassador