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ATL Diversions?  
User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3037 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2341 times:

Looking at the regional radar, seems ATL will probably be dealing with heavy weather soon. Any way to tell what the threshold for starting diversions is, and when that might start?


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User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4675 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2302 times:

I live 10 min north of ATL, radar doesn't look like there will be any issues. There hasn't been any thunder or lightning here yet, and unless the radar is showing orange or red, they are usually landing.


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User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3037 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2246 times:

Cool.... Was watching local weather (Greenville, SC area), and they showed a regional radar, and on their screen there were indeed yellows & oranges and the activity moving NE towards ATL was characterized as "thunderstorms". But, who knows?


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User currently offlineTonytifao From Brazil, joined Mar 2005, 1025 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2226 times:

my brother is flying to ATL now... hope he makes it.

User currently offlineAVLAirlineFreq From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 1046 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1900 times:

Just flew in from ATL. A lot of delays, a lot of ground stops (we sat in JAX for an hour), and plenty of rain and bumpy air, but no diversions from what I was able to pick up. A bunch of cancelled flights into the upper Midwest, though, to DSM, OMA, MKE, MLI, MSP, and others. (And an evening flight into GSP, too, but obviously not because of blizzard conditions.)

User currently offlineAviationbuff08 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 346 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1604 times:

I was on DL 16 from LAX and we landed without even one holding turn.  hissyfit 
I had seen ATL wx from LAX before we boarded and was cetainly hoping to do some holding, or a diversion as I wanted to spend as much time in the 777-200LR as possible.

As it turns out the flight was shorter than expected because there was a gusty tail wind. We landed around 5:40PM but had to hold for a gate because the flight was an hour early. Looking out the window, I observed light to moderate rain, but no lighting. The ceilign was rather low, guessing about 1000-1500ft. The aircraft departing 9L was in the clouds before they crossed the end of the runway. Even including a DL 767-300ER, not to mention the CRJ's, MD88, 717, 737, 757 that were departing. All of them were easily in the clouds before they crossed the end of the runway. I briefly checked the common diversion airports with flight aware when I got home later that evening and didn't see anything evidence of diversions. So if there was any diversions yesterday due to wx in ATL it was very limited in number. The ATC ground delay/stop program was certainly in full effect yesterday I am sure.


User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3037 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1529 times:

No diversions.... Doggone it!! Glad all was safe and (hopefully) on time!


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