UALFAson From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 788 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1389 times:
I doubt that they would ever evacuate a tower for lightning. Towers get evacuated during tornadoes.
Lightning is more of a danger to the ground crews. They can't be out on the tarmacs and aprons when there's lightning, which is why airports will often implement a ground stop if there's lightning in the area, even if there's not heavy rain or other quote-unquote "severe" weather that's immediately visible to frustrated passengers.
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capitalflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1200 times:
Looks like a whole bunch more went to BWI for probably most flights coming from overseas or east of the system (a BAW flight went there, is currently enroute for the unusual BWI-IAD 777 flight) and PIT for the others.