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DFW Passengers Taking Shelter For Tornados  
User currently offlinerampart From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 3138 posts, RR: 6
Posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 12007 times:

Weather Channel reports passengers in the terminal at DFW being sent to tornado shelters, and airplanes back to gates to release passengers. Anyone with other updates? I was just there Sunday, I picked the best day to travel this week.

-Rampart

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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11955 times:

Watching CBS 11 online, DAL had reports of winds over 60mph and a large core of hail within one of the cells estimating baseball sized hail. Parts of the radar were black, pretty wild.

Edit: Just got word from a buddy that a tornado passed 1 mile south of DFW, had baseball sized hail there for awhile.

[Edited 2011-05-24 19:02:41]

User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11922 times:

The cell line has already passed DFW.. so I guess we'll hear something soon


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User currently offlineunmlobo From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11890 times:

The local NBC affiliate was saying that Love Field was reporting a tornado around 8:30PM CST. I don't know if that's been confirmed yet, may have been an automated system just reporting there was a tornado in the area and not actually at the airport.

Nasty weather all over Oklahoma and North Texas today and tonight.



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User currently offlinerampart From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 3138 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11865 times:

Now Love Field evacuating passengers to the basement of the terminal... Tornado actually seen there.

-Rampart


User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11831 times:

Nasty weather all over the Dallas and Fort Worth areas. New rotation over the top of DFW on radar right now (2106 CDT) but probably not on the ground.

Worse south of the airport and east of Dallas.

Big second line coming out of Fort Worth should be south of the airport but may be headed toward the Rangers stadium. Should be heavy hail.

DFW should be okay but travel will still be a mess throughout the night.

AA had two planes damaged by hail Sunday requiring them to be taken out service. Possibly more tonight.


User currently onlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7607 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11739 times:

15 minutes ago, KXAS reported power flashes near Highland Park.


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User currently offlineInnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11740 times:

Baseball-sized hail means no plane on the ground is going anywhere until they are inspected.


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User currently offlinerampart From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 3138 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11670 times:

Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 5):
AA had two planes damaged by hail Sunday requiring them to be taken out service

I was out of there just in time on Sunday, I guess. My flight DFW to EWR took a far east path, to ATL first and then up the seaboard.

-Rampart


User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 31
Reply 9, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11641 times:

Evacuating people from the stand concourses at The Ballpark in Arlington (Rangers Stadium) trying to get all the crowd into the locker rooms, training rooms and storage areas under the stadium.

Heavy hail falling there - golfball to baseball sized hail falling.


User currently offlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3826 posts, RR: 33
Reply 10, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11568 times:

I just got off the phone with my dad who lives in Lake Highlands. He said it was bad weather but knew nothing about any tornadoes. About 15 minutes into our conversation he said he was losing his signal and had to go. I hope everyone's ok.

LoneStarMike


User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 31
Reply 11, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11482 times:

We had sirens go off in south Wylie. Grandkids very upset from panicked Facebook posts from friends who know nothing about weather.

Looks like worst is past us and also DFW. However DAL is in potential path of possible funnel cloud crossing Arlington.


User currently offlineInnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11458 times:

DAL just evac'd everyone to the basement.


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User currently offlineN6238P From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 508 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11412 times:

Watching the Rangers/Sox game, all fans were evacuated to the basement service tunnels and clubhouses.


To actively root against anybody is just low, and I hope karma comes back at you with a vengeance
User currently offlineJoeCanuck From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 5465 posts, RR: 30
Reply 14, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11310 times:

Good luck everyone...and keep your heads down.


What the...?
User currently offlineunited319 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 523 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11277 times:
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I live about 2 miles NW of DFW. We had baseball sized hail here. Could hear what sounded to be a Tornado. It sounded like a freight train rolling by. There is another nasty line forming near us. I spoke to my co-workers at my airline there, they said they deplaned a flight getting ready to leave and put everyone in the bathrooms and stairwells.


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User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 31
Reply 16, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11214 times:

Arrivals have resumed at DFW, no takeoffs for an hour and a half.

No arrivals or departures at DAL for over an hour and a half

Looks like another wave of severe storms will hit in a short while at DFW, looks like they are trying to get the in the air holding aircraft on the ground. No indication diverted aircraft are being allowed to head in to DFW.

[Edited 2011-05-24 19:54:39]

User currently offline747fan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1187 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11192 times:

From what it sounds like they also sent every plane that was out taxiing back to the terminal to get everybody to safety. I'd imagine that was a mess logistically. Also sounds like DFW got up to baseball-sized hail.
Its just after 9:50 CDT & nothing has departed DFW since just before 8. A few flights landed though according to Flightaware, although not sure how reliable that actually is.


User currently offlineIrishAyes From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 2189 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 11008 times:

Haha, I read this, panicked and called my folks back home in Dallas...all calm, now back to the Bulls game!


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User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2501 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 10968 times:

Quoting rampart (Reply 4):
Now Love Field evacuating passengers to the basement of the terminal... Tornado actually seen there.

On a related note, here's a PIREP you don't often see (from a ground station, presumably):
"PIREP 01:05Z 05/25/11 AFW UUA /OV T67/TM 0105/FL000/TP UNKN/RM TORNADO 2W AND 2N"

Anyone know where T67 is?

777fan



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User currently offlineairstatdfw From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 10904 times:

Quoting 777fan (Reply 19):
Anyone know where T67 is?

Hicks airfield in Fort Worth.


User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 31
Reply 21, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 10886 times:

T67 is Hicks - along old Hwy 287 and the railroad tracks just west and a little south of AFW - about 6 miles

http://www.airnav.com/airport/t67

[Edited 2011-05-24 20:25:32]

User currently offlinedxing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 10887 times:

T67 is Hicks Airfield in Fort Worth. Several miles west of DFW. Don't see this often either...

KDAL 250253Z COR 16025G32KT 10SM -RA BKN024 OVC070 24/21 A2950 RMK TORNADO E35 AO2 PK WND 17032/0250 TSE52 SLP983 TORNADO MOV NE S FRQ LTGICCG DSNT-SE TS MOV E P0025 60043 T02440206 50000


User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2501 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 10836 times:

Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 21):
T67 is Hicks - along old Hwy 287 and the railroad tracks just west and a little south of AFW - about 6 miles

http://www.airnav.com/airport/t67

Admittedly too lazy to look it up on AirNav - I figured someone more familiar with the Metroplex would know off hand...


777fan



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User currently offline747fan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1187 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 10655 times:

Looks like just about all of DFW's departures since about 8PM CDT have been cancelled. So far (as of just before 11PM CDT) most of the arrivals have been flights that were already airborne when the groundstop began, but everything else that was bound for DFW looks to be on its way in now.

25 Dazed767 : Approx 50 planes damaged from hail.
26 DLD9S : Its common to see a bunch of short and medium hall flights get cancelled when storms hit DFW, but it looks like LHR (x2), EZE, GIG, GRU and SCL all go
27 B595 : Wow. Let's hope it's not as bad as the April 28, 1995 hail storm that caused $425 million in insured losses at DFW.
28 texan : Talked with my mom and she reported tennis ball sized hail at DAL a couple hours ago. When she left home in Lake Highlands she didn't know about the s
29 IrishAyes : Gosh, I remember that day vividly. I was in first grade, and we were picking up my uncle from Terminal 4E (now terminal E) at the Delta satellite are
30 B595 : I've got the Dallas Morning News article on it stashed away somewhere - had some pretty amazing photos, including one of a damaged AA F100, I think.
31 etherealsky : Source/Photos? Would hail damage to a/c skin be too serious to permit a ferry flight?
32 777fan : There were also numerous reports of moderate to severe turbulence from aircraft that had the misfortune of flying near these supercells (I believe I h
33 Post contains images comairguycvg : Had a CRJ here at TYS that got hit with about quarter to silver dollar size hail on April 27th and sat for about 5 days. Mtc had to plot and measure
34 MileHighOffice : DFW area NEXRAD paints the super cell tops frequently over FL550. May be the max for some ground stations's equipment. I have seen them well over FL6
35 JoeCanuck : Hail resistance might end up being a real benefit of composites. They can definitely be springier, snapping back into shape with forces that would per
36 goblin211 : Yikes! I didn't know the weather in TX could get that bad.
37 deltaffindfw : I was on an AA flght last night about 8:30pm or so. The super cell tops were definitely near 50k feet over Oklahoma and near the red river. We skirted
38 rfields5421 : I hate to tell you but last night was not bad. Intense and strong in places, but far below the real bad stuff we see three or four times each year in
39 shufflemoomin : What sort of dent could that hail do to aircraft skin? Could those dents disrupt airflow enough to prevent the aircraft from flying until repaired?
40 rfields5421 : Enough dents can damage the airflow over the wings. Leading edges can be damaged. Hail can also damage antennas, windows and windshields. There were d
41 rfields5421 : From WFAA (Ch 8) TV in Dallas Severe weather blog - posted at 0643 am CDT
42 RoseFlyer : Storms like this can cause havoc for the airline for days. When hail and lightening like that strike, many airplanes have to be taken out of service.
43 InnocuousFox : We had one at OMA in May 2001 during the early morning hours when all the RON planes were still here. None of them left OMA until inspectors could be
44 PSU.DTW.SCE : I wonder where the brand new 737 was last night during the storms?
45 as739x : Just a side note: Tornadovideos.net is a great site to watch the storms progressions. Last night they reported a tornado near DFW as well as quarter s
46 BEG2IAH : It depends where you were last night. A big funnel cloud closing in and hail-smashed windshields and damaged cars look pretty bad to me. BEG2IAH
47 NIKV69 : Buddy in Plano said a twister touched down just east of Garland? Love field tweeted broken windshields from the hail in the parking lot.
48 Post contains links rfields5421 : More updated info on aircraft damage at DFW From WFAA, Ch-8, Dallas web page DFW-Airport-122615634.html" target="_blank">http://www.wfaa.com/news/l
49 kaneporta1 : Actually it's going to be worse for composite parts as they are prone to non visible damage. This means that the exposed/outside area of the part may
50 JoeCanuck : Not necessarily. For example, paint is usually more brittle than the composite substrate so if there has been a deflection large enough to cause dela
51 Post contains images zululima : Here's what I found at E33 after the worst was winding down. Unfortunately a few much bigger than this destroyed my car. This plane stayed another 24
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