Or: “Leise rieselt der Schnee...” Christmas carols are full of the snow theme. So are many European airports at this point. To the extent that BBC even reported on how Helsinki airport can manage to keep open with 65 cm snow in December alone whilst others need to close. The lesson is just so familiar in humanitarian logistics: preparedness is key to respond to any disruption.
PS. Hope you are all prepared for the holidays and get to spend them with your families in spite of the snow chaos. Lessons from intermodal transportation might help in getting there And if you want to hear the song, here’s the Robbie Williams version of dreaming of a white Christmas.