AndyinPIT From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 318 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 10 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5350 times:
As I was walking outside of my apartment here in OKC to meet my dad, AAL60 turned final over my head. After checking flightaware it looks like there's a mess of diversions here today. Anyone in the DFW area know how bad the storms are?
They never got really bad, per se, nor where there anything more than a handful of cells. One big cell due north of DFW tracked right at the airport before dying out, but, of course, that track was pretty much on all the various 18L/R and 17 L/C/R finals. The ensuing ATC delays are what really drove some flights to divert. We had pretty much the same situation with a few cells near DAL, and although some flights did get some minor holding, nobody diverted. Both DFW and DAL went into 1st-tier ground stops for about an hour, and those were both cancelled.
Super80DFW From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 1637 posts, RR: 12 Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4632 times:
I was out and about shopping. In the parking lot of the mall in Frisco, I see cloud to ground lightning, but it's sunny above. The weather this afternoon around here was rather odd. The storms were hit and miss.
Right now there is an AA MD-80 flying over my house.
Contrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1818 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (3 years 10 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3242 times:
My flight from COS to DFW (AA 1580) was canceled yesterday. I was re-routed on CO via IAH, and arrived at DCA only about 2 hours later than I had been scheduled to arrive on AA. I was angry at AA for inconveniencing me, when I should have been thankful.
AndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 44 Reply 10, posted (3 years 10 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2488 times:
I concur with Super80 - the wx in Dallas (especially North Dallas, Frisco) was not that bad - there were a few passing cells but nothing major. I'm surprised DFW was a mess, there was a steady stream of MD80's over my home (as usual).
Today the cells are building, but it still shouldn't be too bad. Tomorrow I'm flying out of DFW in the morning and back in the afternoon - to Atlanta of all places - I worry that storms may make my day hell!