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ORD Gets Rocked On 3/12/06...Diversions To MKE  
User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3704 posts, RR: 12
Posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 7006 times:
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Last night a huge line of storms rolled through the midwest, and ORD felts it effects. I was called in to work a diversion from MLI, and as I cam on the ramp I saw a few visitors. Here in MKE we received the following diversions. 1 UA A319, 1 UA A320, 1 Ted A320, 1 HP A320, 1 Kalitta 747-200, one FL 717-200, 1 AE EMB 145, and a couple Skywest CRJ'.

I saw the UA A320 as well as Ted taxi out (after 3 hours on the ground) to take off, and shortly thereafter I saw them come back to the ramp. When I left bot planes were parked at NW gates on the E concourse. Needless to say it was one hell of a storm last night. Did anyone else get any good diversions?


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User currently offline*HighFlyah* From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 184 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6998 times:

UA 855 from LAX, scheduled to arrive around 8pm at ORD, with a different-aircraft continuation of the same flight number, to EZE at 9:27pm, had a double diversion and subsequent cancellation.

First diversion was to DSM, then to IND.


User currently offlineSkyexramper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6933 times:

I almost always miss all the heavy diversions..grr...I left MKE at 5pm last night, but atleast I was dry.

User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3704 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6919 times:
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Well it may be starting again. ORD is on a groundstop as of right now. Ted is parked on the de-icing pad across from E-60, and another UA A320 from last night is over on the West ramp.

Quoting Skyexramper (Reply 2):
I almost always miss all the heavy diversions..grr...I left MKE at 5pm last night, but atleast I was dry

You got to see the Asiana 744, and the NW 742 last week.



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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9582 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6879 times:

There have been some massive thunderstorms in recent days. It seems like we are constantly under a tornado watch, severe thunderstorm watch, flood watch or whatever else. It has also been unseasonably warm. It is still winter, yet the temperatures are in the upper 60s. This is causing huge thunderstorms to form in the Indiana/Illinois/Missouri/Kentucky/Ohio areas among others.

The result is bad news for aviation. Not only are there strong winds and turbulence but there will be plenty of diversions.



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User currently offlineTornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6849 times:

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 4):
It is still winter, yet the temperatures are in the upper 60s. This is causing huge thunderstorms to form in the Indiana/Illinois/Missouri/Kentucky/Ohio areas among others.

Climatologically speaking, "spring" begins March 1. While it is above normal now temp wise, severe weather this time of year is to be expected. Like I said in an earlier thread, 'Tis the season.

Expect the diversions further East today, some east coast airports already have Fog/Below Mins diversions that have been going on since last night. These include ABE, MDT, and briefly PHL for any Cat I only planes/crews.

Later today, the real fun begins.  Smile  raincloud 


User currently offlineSkyexramper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6766 times:

Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 3):
You got to see the Asiana 744, and the NW 742 last week.

I didn't see the Asiana cause I didn't know it was there, saw it was there when I went to flight aware that night and saw it left MKE at 8:30pm..I was in the ramp room. grrr..but the NWA 742 was sweet to see.


User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2433 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6715 times:

Here's the ORD diversions we got last evening here in GRR. May have been more- but these are the ones I found:

UAL 1564 / PHX-ORD / A320

UAL 870 / SFO-ORD / 752

UAL 653 / EWR-ORD / 733

EGF 433 / YUL-ORD / E145

EFG 127 / SYR-GRR / E145

EGF 308 / YOW (Ottawa) / E145



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User currently offlineB757capt From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1373 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6715 times:

One of our 757's went to SBN and the other went to DTW for customs.


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User currently offlinePGV From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 6638 times:

All of the ORD-bound US planes out of CLT sat on the ground for about 3 hours last night. They finally went, and got put into holds over Ohio. Of course the final limiting factor was fuel and crew duty times. So, everybody wound up in PIT at about 0230 est.


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User currently offlineCkfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5208 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 6638 times:

Quoting Tornado82 (Reply 5):
Climatologically speaking, "spring" begins March 1. While it is above normal now temp wise, severe weather this time of year is to be expected. Like I said in an earlier thread, 'Tis the season.

Is weather like this unusual for March? No. It's just that the past few years, Chicago has gotten a mid-March snow storm with 4 to 8 inches of the white stuff.


User currently offlineSphealey From United States of America, joined May 2005, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 6600 times:

> No. It's just that the past few years, Chicago has
> gotten a mid-March snow storm with 4 to 8 inches
> of the white stuff.

Just because Chicago gets 80 deg.F and tornados in March doesn't mean that it can't still get 20 deg.F and 10" of snow in April of the same year!

sPh


User currently offlineVivavegas From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 505 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6497 times:

Some of the ugly departures from early (Mon AM):

AWE9 A320 Chicago Ohare Int'l [KORD] Mon 02:10AM CST Mon 02:37AM CST Mon 02:36AM CST

SKW1710 CRJ2 Central Wisconsin [KCWA] Mon 01:33AM CST Mon 02:00AM CST Mon 01:58AM CST

CKS825 B742 Chicago Ohare Int'l [KORD] Mon 01:30AM CST unknown Mon 01:55AM CST

SYX2147 J328 Gerald R Ford Int'l [KGRR] Mon 01:11AM CST Mon 02:39AM EST Mon 02:30AM EST

UAL404 A320 Chicago Ohare Int'l [KORD] Mon 01:00AM CST Mon 01:19AM CST Mon 01:27AM CST

TRS378 B712 Quad City Int'l [KMLI] Mon 12:05AM CST Mon 12:50AM CST

If those were on the ground from about 1900, those must have some cranky passengers!

Craig
MKE



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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6398 times:

Here in Kenosha, I was listening to it all... Tornado warnings in Walworth County, Watches in Racine/Kenosha... My friend called me at 12:58AM telling me that the flight he was working diverted to Indianapolis due to ORD closing... It was a real mess last night... Still pretty windy today.

User currently offlineVivavegas From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 505 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6211 times:

Is there still a Ted A320 stuck at MKE? UAL9820 is filed for 1300 departure MKE-ORD -

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL9805

Craig
UES



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User currently offlineVivavegas From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 505 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6201 times:

Looks like they ferried at A319 to ORD earlier this afternoon too:
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL9805

Craig
UES



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User currently offlineCHI787ORD From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 517 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6115 times:

Quoting Ckfred (Reply 10):
Is weather like this unusual for March? No. It's just that the past few years, Chicago has gotten a mid-March snow storm with 4 to 8 inches of the white stuff.

Chicago weather is very unpredictable and seasonally inconsistent. Having blizzards in march isn't unheard of, and neitherr is 60 degree weather.

It was a pretty mild winter for Chicago, so you never know.


User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9582 posts, RR: 52
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6038 times:

Quoting Tornado82 (Reply 5):
Climatologically speaking, "spring" begins March 1. While it is above normal now temp wise, severe weather this time of year is to be expected. Like I said in an earlier thread, 'Tis the season.

Well technically spring starts when the sun passed directly over the equator which will occur on March 20th this year, so it is still winter. However late in winter crazy things can happen. Highs today in Illinois were in the 60s and it was sunny yet it is forcast to snow in two days and it was snowing just last week in ORD causing some operational delays.

Weather in ORD is never good for aviation. It is either snowy/icy in the winter affecting operations or there are thunderstorms and severe weather in the summer which causes ground stops and can close the ramp down.



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User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3704 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6038 times:
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Quoting Vivavegas (Reply 14):
Is there still a Ted A320 stuck at MKE? UAL9820 is filed for 1300 departure MKE-ORD

I left to work today at about 1300 and the crew was just being driven to the hardstand to get onto that airplane. I'm sure it left shortly thereafter.



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User currently offlineLfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3339 posts, RR: 27
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5983 times:

Source: FAA

Due to WEATHER/WIND, there is a Traffic Management Program in effect for traffic arriving Chicago OHare International Airport, Chicago, IL (ORD). This is causing some arriving flights to be delayed an average of 3 hours and 21 minutes. To see if you may be affected, select your departure airport and check "Delays by Destination".
Delays by Destination:

* Due to WEATHER/LOCIGS, departure traffic destined to Newark International Airport, Newark, NJ (EWR) is currently experiencing delays averaging 55 minutes.
* Due to WEATHER/LOCIGS, departure traffic destined to La Guardia Airport, New York, NY (LGA) is currently experiencing delays averaging 2 hours and 15 minutes.
* Due to WX: LOW CEILINGS/VIS, departure traffic destined to CYYZ airport will not be allowed to depart until at or after 00:29 UTC.

Leo



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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9582 posts, RR: 52
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5968 times:

Interestingly enough CLE and YYZ are both in ground stop right now. This is the tail end of a storm that affected ORD yesterday and this morning.


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User currently offlineMke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2453 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5944 times:

Well of course I didnt get to see any of the diversions but I am sure there would have been at least some. The weather was pretty wicked though but of course like I always I sleep right through it.


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User currently offlineTornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5944 times:

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 17):
Well technically spring starts when the sun passed directly over the equator which will occur on March 20th this year, so it is still winter. However late in winter crazy things can happen. Highs today in Illinois were in the 60s and it was sunny yet it is forcast to snow in two days and it was snowing just last week in ORD causing some operational delays.

This I know, obviously, I'm just saying a severe/tornadic thunderstorm in Mid-March isn't as odd as it would seem. Now those hailstorms @ PHL in January, that stuff was just messed up.  crazy 


User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9582 posts, RR: 52
Reply 23, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5918 times:

Quoting Mke717spotter (Reply 21):
The weather was pretty wicked though but of course like I always I sleep right through it.

I wish I could. Those huge thunderstorms are loud and difficult. It doesn't help that I don't live within hearing distance of a tornado siren either and what is even worse is that there was a tornado that passed within 1/2 mile of my apartment just last month and I had no warning as it destroyed the Flight Service station just a mile away. Now that is terrifying.

Ever since I moved to the midwest, I have jhad a profound respect for the weather and can totally understand it causing havoc at a busy airport like Chicago.



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User currently offlineUAXDXer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 765 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5721 times:

Any Continental diversions in to MKE?


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25 Flight777 : Looks like ATL will be getting hit hard later this evening. Just watched the weather channel and the storms are coming. I can remember about a year or
26 Gilligan : At one point this evening ORD was forcasting 23 hours of edct. It changed within a couple of hours but that by far is the longest I have ever seen any
27 FlyXJT : Nope, the mainline alternates last night were FAR and IND for the EWR and IAH flights, and the express flights never got off the ground, two of which
28 Post contains links FlyguyAZ : Any word on what diversions IND received? From Indianapolis station WTHR website: http://www.wthr.com/Global/story.asp?S=4621343 Storms strand travele
29 Apodino : All I have to say is thank god we don't fly for UA anymore on a day like this. I will take PHL over ORD anyday from a dispatch standpoint.
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