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Tornadic Thunderstorm Headed Towards ORD  
User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4264 posts, RR: 52
Posted (7 years 7 months 9 hours ago) and read 6288 times:

According to WSI and the National Weather Service, a tornado was nearly right on top of ORD at 1715 today. Apparently the storm became tornadic near Schaumburg and moved to Elk Grove Village. ORD is currently in a ground stop. Any word from Chicago area a.netters about the status by the airport?

Texan


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User currently offlineOMA2FAI2SAV From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 9 hours ago) and read 6256 times:

As of 18:38 EDT traffic is experiencing Gate Hold and Taxi delays between 16 minutes and 30 minutes in length and increasing. Also, arrival traffic is experiencing airborne delays of 15 minutes or less. Due to WEATHER/WIND and WEATHER/TSTMS, there is a TMP in effect for traffic arriving ORD. Some arriving flights are being delayed an average of 2 hours and 24 minutes.

User currently offlineMkeflyer717 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 431 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 9 hours ago) and read 6223 times:

lots of diversions to MKE!!! SAS 943 heading for ILS 25L now as well as UA 8120 from SFO, AA 2268 from Calgary, AA 1486 from SFO, and AA 1829 from BOS. we already picked up american eagle 111 BDL,and AA 360 from AUS.
WOW im so happy this is amazing...already 2 heavies!

make that 3 heavies... UA 836 from PVG 777!!!!!!!

[Edited 2006-09-23 00:58:53]

now add UA 544 to the list from SEA

[Edited 2006-09-23 01:02:04]


Avoid the Chicago ORDeal!! Fly MKE!
User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 9 hours ago) and read 6223 times:
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Here's the radar as of 18:48 EDT:

http://i10.tinypic.com/47l4lkx.jpg





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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9378 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 9 hours ago) and read 6183 times:

I am 80 miles away from ORD in Rockford and it is perfectly sunny here, so I'd expect diversions normally, but there is an airshow and the airport is shutdown because of the Air Force Thunderbirds are practicing. So diversions won't come here.

There are some really nasty storms though. Chicagoland is getting smashed. Tornado watches are active for pretty much the rest of the day.



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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 9 hours ago) and read 6139 times:
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2006/09/22 22:49
KORD 222249Z 34012G42KT 1/4SM R14R/1400VP6000FT +TSRA BR SQ SCT011 BKN025CB BKN060 OVC250 14/13 A2963




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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9378 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 9 hours ago) and read 6129 times:

TORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL 552 PM CDT FRI SEP 22 2006
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AT Macedonian Airlines (Greece)">IN ROMEOVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR... NORTH COOK COUNTY AT Macedonian Airlines (Greece)">IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS

* UNTIL 645 PM CDT

* AT 549 PM...A TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTED A TORNADO AND RADAR INDICATED ROTATION NEAR PARK RIDGE... MOVING EAST AT 10 MPH.

* THE TORNADO IS WILL BE NEAR... MORTON GROVE BY 600 PM NORTHFIELD BY 610 PM SKOKIE BY 615 PM WILMETTE HARBOR...WILMETTE AND WINNETKA BY 620 PM EVANSTON AND KENILWORTH BY 625 PM ROGERS PARK BY 630 PM

DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOU HEAR OR SEE THE TORNADO. TAKE SHELTER NOW.

GO TO THE BASEMENT AND SEEK SHELTER UNDER THE STAIRS OR UNDER A HEAVY PIECE OF FURNITURE.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS AT Macedonian Airlines (Greece)">IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM FRIDAY EVENING FOR NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS.



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User currently offlinePilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 9 hours ago) and read 6112 times:

UAL 828 HKG-ORD (B744) diverted to MSP. It just landed a few minutes ago.


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User currently offlineYVRtoYYZ From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 646 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 9 hours ago) and read 6098 times:

From NWS

AT 555 PM CDT...A TORNADO WAS REPORTED BY THE PUBLIC NEAR PARK
RIDGE. ALSO...STATE POLICE REPORTED TRAFFIC STOPPED ON I-294 NEAR
OHARE AIRPORT
DUE TO ZERO VISIBILITY...HAIL AND HIGH WINDS.


-YVRtoYYZ


User currently offlineFlyboy14295 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 8 hours ago) and read 6056 times:

Sounds like fun! Lots of sarcasm in that statement.


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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4091 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 8 hours ago) and read 6005 times:

Wow...I lived in Palatine for 19 years (at college in georgia now), and that's the closest I've ever heard a tornado get. Hope everything is ok!

User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9378 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 8 hours ago) and read 5947 times:

Fortunately the storms have passed ORD for the most part. It should just clear up, but United's operations for the rest of the day are going to be horrible. Average departure delays are just 45 minutes, but arrival delays are 4hrs 40min.


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User currently offlineJsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1991 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 8 hours ago) and read 5864 times:

A report from here on the ground... we had some really fierce storms, especially for September. Some parts of the city got more than 10 inches of rain, and there was tornadic activity in several areas, including the downtown Loop.

It's cleared up, but I don't even want to think what ORD and MDW must be like right now.


User currently offlineATAIndy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 584 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 8 hours ago) and read 5822 times:

Wow, and I thought that our High School football game getting rained out was bad...

Just glad I'm not flying in the midwest tonight.



Boiler up!
User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 7 hours ago) and read 5731 times:

I saw where HP320 diverted to MKE because of the wx.

User currently offlineCsturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1424 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 6 hours ago) and read 5687 times:

The weather was not fun tonight. I was in heavy traffic in the Buffalo Grove area on Rt 83 and I heard the tornado warning sirens going off, at first I thought it was a sound effect from a radio commercial. Looking around, I had no where to go if there was a tornado in the area. I've worked in the area for 4 years and that was the first time I heard them go off.


Posting from somewhere between KORD and KRFD
User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 6 hours ago) and read 5664 times:

Quoting Csturdiv (Reply 15):

Any word on the Carbondale area? A.netter Atrude777 lives there. Jus wanna make sure he is ok.



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User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2223 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 6 hours ago) and read 5610 times:
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Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 6):
TORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL 552 PM CDT FRI SEP 22 2006
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AT Macedonian Airlines (Greece)">IN ROMEOVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR... NORTH COOK COUNTY AT Macedonian Airlines (Greece)">IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS

* UNTIL 645 PM CDT

* AT 549 PM...A TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTED A TORNADO AND RADAR INDICATED ROTATION NEAR PARK RIDGE... MOVING EAST AT 10 MPH.

* THE TORNADO IS WILL BE NEAR... MORTON GROVE BY 600 PM NORTHFIELD BY 610 PM SKOKIE BY 615 PM WILMETTE HARBOR...WILMETTE AND WINNETKA BY 620 PM EVANSTON AND KENILWORTH BY 625 PM ROGERS PARK BY 630 PM

DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOU HEAR OR SEE THE TORNADO. TAKE SHELTER NOW.

GO TO THE BASEMENT AND SEEK SHELTER UNDER THE STAIRS OR UNDER A HEAVY PIECE OF FURNITURE.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS AT Macedonian Airlines (Greece)">IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM FRIDAY EVENING FOR NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS.

The sirens were going off in Chicago too!!!!!!

I was comming from the movie theater and on the expressway when I heard them. I decided to drive fast home just in case. it looked real bad and lucky for us it was not as bad as I thought it would be.



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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 6 hours ago) and read 5562 times:

Quoting FriendlySkies (Reply 10):
Wow...I lived in Palatine for 19 years (at college in georgia now), and that's the closest I've ever heard a tornado get. Hope everything is ok!

One of my dad's medical practices is in Palatine... Smile



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 7 months 6 hours ago) and read 5518 times:

You AA and UA people should just admit it. You created this storm so B6 would stay away from your airport. As far as anyone can tell, it worked.

By the way, what is UA 8120. The number seems to say charter flight, but it operates everyday.


User currently offlineCsturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1424 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (7 years 7 months 5 hours ago) and read 5492 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 16):
Any word on the Carbondale area? A.netter Atrude777 lives there. Jus wanna make sure he is ok.

Carbondale is nowhere near the Chicago area, that is more near the St. Louis area. However, my dad lives near EVV, and he said that they also got some strong storms down there, so maybe Carbondale got some as well?



Posting from somewhere between KORD and KRFD
User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5686 posts, RR: 52
Reply 21, posted (7 years 7 months 5 hours ago) and read 5472 times:

Quoting Csturdiv (Reply 20):
Carbondale is nowhere near the Chicago area, that is more near the St. Louis area. However, my dad lives near EVV, and he said that they also got some strong storms down there, so maybe Carbondale got some as well?

We got hit pretty bad, I had to take shelter but we are fine had 3 funnel clouds reported but im good.



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User currently offlineTsaord From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 7 months 5 hours ago) and read 5447 times:

The automatic doors of T3 in front of Delta was being blown open with windy rain coming in. I have never seen anything like that before. It became so dark out there. I'm sure glad Iberia got out in time because you know weather and ORD. AA's board just started turing yellow with delays and cancellations.

Then I get home and there wasn't so much as a stain on the road!


User currently offlineCHIFLYGUY From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 7 months 5 hours ago) and read 5435 times:

I was out jogging tonight when the storm hit. Ugh. Got drenched. Sprinted pretty darn fast for home when the tornado sirens went off....

User currently offlineTsaord From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 7 months 5 hours ago) and read 5412 times:

I have never heard the sirens go off lol. I spoke with my high school band director while I was on the Kennedy heading home and thats when I found out about the sirens going off. That was pretty odd for September in Chicago in my young memory. I hope the doors in T3 didnt break since the winds were just blowing them open like nothing. I wonder what ORD looked like from up above then? Very dark with storm clouds and all the lights from the runways, Terminals, and Aircraft still on the Tarmac!

25 ORDPIA : Thats the first time I've heard the sirens in the city, I didn't even know we had them, luckily all passed with what seems to be minor damage, up here
26 NASCARAirforce : Any inbounds from Europe divert to DTW? Isn't DTW an airport where planes inbound from Europe would divert to if there were storms at ORD?
27 RoseFlyer : Here's an interpretation. If you go to the Noaa aviation weather site, it will show you the weather printouts in this format, but also will give you
28 ORDPIA : many thanks RoseFlyer
29 Post contains images Jacobin777 : Wow...glad all was ok..I was talking to my family and they told me it got almost "pitch black".. Glad I didn't get stuck in ORD as I flew out a couple
30 FriendlySkies : My dad was at ORD during the worst of it...said you couldn't see the airplane 3 ft from the gate it was raining so hard...and that the rain was "pulli
31 N908AW : Runway 14R's Runway Visual Restriction varying between 1400 and 6000 feet. And I suppose if you wanna be picky SQ actually refers to a squall.[Edited
32 United787 : I am still waiting for my best friend to arrive from MIA, he is on final. I was amazed that AA waited so long to let them take off, one look at the ra
33 Tsaord : Yea im on the south side of the City and my folks said it really didn't do anything. I'm glad it was over by the time I got back to my car. Before the
34 Lfutia : I'm on the north side of the city, it got very very very dark and then it started pouring. I heard the sirens go off but didnt think much of it. Appar
35 Jeremy : I saw a few diversions in IND. AA 757, UA(TED) A-320. Later on in the evening, SDF went down and we had a UPS A-300, 767, and MD-11 at the Internation
36 Jetdeltamsy : holy mackerel...what a storm that was. and i was at ORD from 4pm to 9pm trying to get to Atlanta. ORD is built on one gigantic slab of concrete..ther
37 Post contains images Jacobin777 : Living in the north suburbs of chicago for 30 years...it sometimes gets really bad up there....by boss lived in Winnetka...across the street from New
38 BigGSFO : A squall? So the storm could have moved out to Lake Michigan? WOW. I was at ORD around the same time Thursday and all was calm and clear.
39 Charlienorth : I live about a mile north of ORD,it was black as night at 17:30 and rained in buckets,sirens in Des Plainea and Park Ridge were going off,not much win
40 CVG2LGA : Yersterday evening at 1720 I was driving around the ramp at CVG and noticed a UAL 733 waiting by the fire house across the field. I figured it was due
41 AEroc : Well ORD got it bad yesterday and work was not fun at all, However DFW is getting it right now and there are some impressive holding stacks forming. N
42 RP TPA : Well, this explains why the UAX YUL-ORD flight cancelled last night. I was waiting for the AC flight to LGA and heard the announcement. I figured it w
43 Fdxgirl : Seeing all the diversions to MKE was awesome. I lost count but I know there was a scandinavian A340, United 777, American 757, America West 757, A300.
44 Worldsurfer : I was at ORD from about 230 pm until 10 pm at the CO presidents club, I was sitting on the floor on my computer and at one point i looked up and you c
45 B777fan : Good job RoseFlyer, Just a minor correction, Ord is Zulu-6 - but since daylight savings time is in effect it is currently -5. So that METAR was at 22:
46 IADLHR : I flew DCA-ORD on UA yesterday morning. We were due to arrive at 7:50AM. However, at that time there were already weather problems. We were in a holdi
47 Xjramper : Just to weigh in....especially being like a day late, I was there the entire time. The rain was coming down so hard that I could not see the planes th
48 Lfutia : I graduated from there in June of 06! Leo
49 Post contains images Jacobin777 : Damn dude! How time flies..I remember going to NiWeHi (or however it was spelled)....we were called "Indians" back then.... Dr. DeCoster (if its the
50 Tsaord : I honestly think after the mess we saw come flying into T3 all the passengers just had to understand that on that day it was way out of the Airlines
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