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DFW Tornado Warning - 4/3/12  
User currently offlineMikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1397 posts, RR: 8
Posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 15979 times:

Dallas/Ft Worth International (DFW)
Dallas-Ft Worth, Texas
Due to WEATHER / TORNADO-HURRICANE, there is a Traffic Management (Ground Stop) Program in effect for traffic arriving DFW.
Due to WX / TSTMS, departure traffic destined to DFW is subject to a ground delay program.

Story developing...

Tornado on the ground (near IH-20 & Cooper, a very major intersection) heading northeast from Arlington.

Live local broadcast: http://www.wfaa.com/video?id=139367478&sec=553117

[Edited 2012-04-03 11:50:33]


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User currently offlineMikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1397 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 15960 times:

Current Tornado Warning:

Quote:
... A Tornado Warning remains in effect until 215 PM CDT for eastern
Tarrant and northwestern Dallas counties...

At 147 PM CDT... storm spotters and Doppler radar observed a tornado.
This tornado was located 3 miles northeast of Pantego... moving
northeast at 25 mph. Euless and Irving are in the direct path of
this tornado... if you are in the path of this storm take cover
immediately!

The tornado will be near...
Bedford around 155 PM CDT...
Euless and Colleyville around 200 PM CDT...
Irving... Grapevine and Southlake around 210 PM CDT...
Coppell and Carrollton around 215 PM CDT...

This will impact the following interstates...
I-35w between mile markers 49 and 70...
I-30 between mile markers 15 and 26...
I-820 between mile markers 16 and 32.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A tornado has been confirmed! This is an extremely dangerous and life
threatening situation. If you are in the path of this destructive
tornado... take cover immediately.

These are all communities in the near vicinity of DFW. Hope all remain safe...looks like a very dangerous situation!



I plan on living forever. So far, so good...
User currently offlineTOMMY767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 15921 times:

Storm system looks vicious on Doppler radar. Be safe DFW.


"Folks that's the news and I'm outta here!" -- Dennis Miller
User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3029 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 15876 times:

Quoting TOMMY767 (Reply 2):
Storm system looks vicious on Doppler radar. Be safe DFW.

Seriously, looks like it is right over the field. Another hook cell over Euless headed in the path of the airport according to the Weather Channel. Take cover and be safe.

[Edited 2012-04-03 12:06:49]

User currently offlinerojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2443 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 15851 times:

There are 2 Tornado warnings here in DFW. Storms all over Dallas and Tarrant counties.

User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3029 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 15812 times:

From NBCDFW: At 2 p.m., the Tarrant County tornado is tracking directly toward DFW International Airport. Passengers and employees have been advised to seek shelter immediately.

User currently offlinechumley From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 15812 times:

Media reports that AA has grounded flights at DFW

User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3029 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 15750 times:

Listening to the tower feed: just reported a 79 knot microburst 2 miles off the end of one of the 31s, windshear +/- 40 knots.

[Edited 2012-04-03 12:14:45]

User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3029 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 15671 times:

AA 1882 asked to go back to the gate for a hail inspection. You can hear the hail over the tower controllers radio.

User currently offlineTOMMY767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 15579 times:

Quoting catiii (Reply 8):
Quoting catiii (Reply 7):

Listening to it now as well. UA 1534 got pelted with hail and is headed back to the gate, some AA heavy as well.

Tower is unbelievably calm right now. Good for them.



"Folks that's the news and I'm outta here!" -- Dennis Miller
User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3029 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 15567 times:

Quoting TOMMY767 (Reply 9):
Tower is unbelievably calm right now. Good for them.

Agreed. Excellent professionalism on all fronts from the tower and the pilots.


User currently offlinegatechae From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 15529 times:

Theres video of it on CNN lifting up 18-wheeler trailers off the ground.

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/03...do-thrashes-dallas-area/?hpt=hp_c1



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User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3029 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 15472 times:

Additionally, AA just asked all their airplanes to monitor 129.05. They want to bring all their airplanes in for a hail inspection and will coordinate over that frequency (if you have a local scanner).

User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7210 posts, RR: 17
Reply 13, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 15181 times:

They've been under a tornado emergency for a while now. Looks like most of the weather has moved over the airport or east of the airport.


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User currently offlineAWACSooner From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1882 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 14536 times:

Good luck AA...this is the downside of a massive hub and spoke system. It'll take them about a week to recover from this one.

User currently offlinesunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2038 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 14532 times:

AA has shut down DFW OPS due to storms per Fox News Network


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User currently offlinedrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5162 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 14507 times:

Yep - looks like the ramp at IAH will be fun this afternoon. LH A340-300 from FRA, AA MD80 from TPA, and AA 757 from SJU are already on the ground at IAH.


Third Coast born, means I'm Texas raised
User currently offlinemdtrunner From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 14470 times:

It's insane how many flights American has just cancelled. I wonder how bad the damage is. Flights seem to be departing from DFW again. Mostly biz jets.

User currently offlineATTart From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 638 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 14438 times:

CNN, is reporting that AA has canceled all their flights for the rest of the day and night.


Remember: When someone talks behind your back, it only means you're two steps ahead of them!
User currently offlinedeltaffindfw From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 14186 times:

Per FW Star-Telegram:

American Airlines spokesman Ed Martelle said that the carrier has canceled flights for the rest of the day out of Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.

It is inspecting 68 planes for hail damage and has diverted 37 flights. Those diverted flights are likely to end up staying where they are overnight, Martelle said.

Read more here: http://blogs.star-telegram.com/sky_t...rest-of-the-day.html#storylink=cpy


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12128 posts, RR: 51
Reply 20, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 14013 times:

There was also a report of a tornado that just missed the big airport, it is said to have come down near Coppel and was headed to the NE.

I remember the big storm back in 1995 that hit DFW. We had dented and broken airplanes lined up for weeks to get into the AA or DL hangers for repairs. IIRC in that storm, over 100 aircraft ranging from Saab-340s and E-110s to MD-11s and B-747s damaged.


User currently offlineseachaz From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 220 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 13999 times:

Per flight aware cancelled flight stats http://flightaware.com/live/cancelled

American: 483 cancelled (system wide but I'd assume mostly DFW related)
American Eagle: 291 cancelled (system wide)

DFW as a whole has had 383 out-bounds and 373 in-bounds cancelled.

[Edited 2012-04-03 14:21:35]

User currently offlinemiaami From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 569 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 13812 times:

Quoting deltaffindfw (Reply 19):
Per FW Star-Telegram:

American Airlines spokesman Ed Martelle said that the carrier has canceled flights for the rest of the day out of Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.

It is inspecting 68 planes for hail damage and has diverted 37 flights. Those diverted flights are likely to end up staying where they are overnight, Martelle said.

Read more here: http://blogs.star-telegram.com/sky_t...k=cpy

Seems like a little over kill to cancel for the rest of the day.


User currently offlinedrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5162 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 13757 times:

Quoting miaami (Reply 23):
Seems like a little over kill to cancel for the rest of the day.

I think that is more of a result of having to inspect the birds from the hail.



Third Coast born, means I'm Texas raised
User currently offlineBWI5OH From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 14708 times:

CNN is now reporting over 110 aircraft grounded for inspection. Will most likely rise once airport ops makes checks of all gates.


"It's all fun and games until the cops show up"
25 crAAzy : On first thought yes, but makes complete sense when you think about the logistics of gate space, the personel needed to inspect and shuffling 68 plan
26 runner13 : My Aunt and Uncle live in Arlington, by Martin High School. Just talked to them and everyone is ok. They said their whole neighborhood is a complete m
27 Post contains links plateman : Many damaged planes ... from CNN: 110 aircraft damaged at DFW airport due to storms; 400 departures canceled; 40 incoming flights diverted.
28 Roseflyer : The numbers being quoted are going to result in massive work for the maintenance crews and engineering to handle. The operations center is going to b
29 AWACSooner : Between their meltdown two weeks ago and their meltdown today, truer words have never been spoken...if there's a thunderstorm ANYWHERE in the metropl
30 catiii : This wasn't a garden variety thunderstorm though. This was a major line, and I would say if this happened at any major hub airport for any airline wi
31 BCEaglesCO757 : But what about my passenger bill of rights ? So true. Running a daily airline operation has to be of of the most complex and amazing things done in t
32 PHX787 : Anybody have any flightaware shots of diverted flights? Where did most of them go?
33 safetydemo : Best wishes to all of those in the DFW area, including the airline/airport employees who will be dealing with angry and stressed passengers for the ne
34 PC12Fan : If anyone can sympathize with what DFW is going through, it's STL. Good luck guys, stay safe.
35 Roseflyer : The Passenger Bill of Rights says nothing about how an airline reacts to weather or delays other than passengers cannot be held on airplanes and they
36 LONGisland89 : AA 855, JFK-DFW is usually a B738 but is operating with a B772 today. Perhaps an effort to aid the moving of pax to other hubs?
37 rc135x : As with all severe weather there were "hits" and "misses." I live just south of Dallas and schools were in lockdown mode for a huge tornado that hit n
38 PHX787 : Report that "numerous" aircraft damaged....can any spotters see if they can confirm visible damage?
39 Post contains images jmc1975 : Could this hAAil damage help accelerate the MD-80 retirements?
40 Post contains images lightsaber : First, I hope to continue to hear no fatalities nor injuries. I hope passengers are able to find a hotel (its pretty booked up in Fort Worth...). On a
41 LAXintl : Per DFW spokesman 110+ aircraft received various levels of hail damage. Per AA, they had 68 mainline and 33 Eagle aircraft that were taken out of serv
42 Roseflyer : I have never heard of an airline having 68 airplanes out of service at the same time. That is extreme. Most major hubs don't even have that many airp
43 Post contains links LAXintl : Here is a story about AA American spokesman Tim Smith said American and American Eagle combined cancelled about 375 D/FW departures from early afterno
44 Post contains links airplanebrain : Here is a video of the hail from a DFW ramp worker: http://blogs.star-telegram.com/sky_t...w-airport-shot-by-ramp-worker.html
45 nomorerjs : This is not the first time this has happened at DFW. We've had storms the past few years that have put several planes out of service due to hail inspe
46 Post contains links N62NA : CBS reporting 110 planes damaged at DFW. http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2012/04/03/p...oes-touch-down-across-north-texas/
47 Post contains links LONGisland89 : Check out this video. The aircraft is sitting on a taxiway being pelted by hail: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTb5vFUVxTg
48 Post contains images BCEaglesCO757 : Dammit Longisland.........You beat me. And I just started a thread on that.
49 Post contains images N243NW : Ugh - that sound makes me cringe. Each thud is money spent on cancellations, inspections and possible repairs. Nope, and AA has special "Hail Damage
50 N62NA : Wow! Thanks for posting that link. I feel bad for all the pax who will no doubt have their travel plans disrupted for the rest of the week (maybe lon
51 CO777DAL : OMG!!! Thanks for posting that video! There is going to be some damage. After that no one should have any reason to complain about flight being cance
52 N243NW : Thought I'd add this... KDFW 031916Z COR 30012G30KT 250V340 1 1/4SM R17C/1200V5000FT +TSGRRA BR FEW004 OVC023CB 19/19 A2978 RMK AO2 PK WND 28030/1914
53 mke717spotter : So what happens to all the passengers stranded at DFW? Is AA going to hand out hotel vouchers or is everyone just going to have to sleep on the floor
54 AAIL86 : Sleep on the floor, or pay for their own hotel. None of the US domestics accept responsibility for weather related delays and cancellations.
55 Post contains links 71Zulu : I see where Boeing delivered a new 738 to AA (N889NN) today and they flew it to DFW. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...1/history/20120403/1630Z/K
56 AAIL86 : If that landing time of 1611 is correct, I doubt it. The bulk of the weather had passed by then...
57 IrishAyes : I remember that one - it was May 5, 1995, I believe...we were actually already at DFW retrieving my uncle, and we had to seek shelter in terminal E (
58 N243NW : Even if it would have been there before the storm hit, it would have been pulled into the east hangar immediately for the start of acceptance checks
59 4holer : Sigh. Wish I understood...
60 Post contains images N243NW : Only thing of particular interest is the +TSGRRA (thunderstorm, hail, heavy rain) and GR 1 3/4 (one and three-quarter inch hail)
61 Sevensixtyseven : There is a Hyatt hotel located in the airport, connected to Terminal D. So finding accommodations won't be difficult, although they've probably sold
62 747fan : DFW provides numerous cots for passengers to use. I was there for the nasty weather mess 2 weeks ago and the boarding lounges were all littered with
63 Super80DFW : Dear lord. I wasn't able to nonrev home during that mess. Two great amazing friends of mine drove me overnight to OKC and I then took the Amtrak to F
64 cytz_pilot : Hoo boy - I'm transferring through DFW Thursday afternoon on a trip I've been looking forward to for ages...I hope it's not too messy!
65 *HighFlyah* : Location: KDFW Day of month: 03 Time: 19:16 UTC Report is a correction over a METAR or SPECI report Wind: True direction = 300 degrees, Speed: 12 kno
66 Post contains images thunder9 : 256 WX cancellations on Tue for AA (these numbers don't include Eagle). Word was that there was literally about 27.000 pax stuck at DFW due to all th
67 Post contains images DeltaL1011man : Well...i bet the sheet metal guys are happy. This kind of stuff always really stinks for airline employees and PAX a like.
68 Post contains links tjwgrr : Here's a video shot from inside a DL aircraft getting hit by hail: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNFB-tZ4dHI Sounds like a hundred hands squeezing be
69 Post contains images AmericanAirFan : This is terrible! We were waiting for this storm to hit GGG. It stalled out a little bit and grazed by us heading to the Northeast. The storms always
70 AAIL86 : Well, the 200 rooms at the Grand Hyatt and the 400 or so rooms the Hyatt Regency (Terminal C) will have all been sold by mid-afternoon - if not earli
71 KC135TopBoom : I live in far west Fort Worth, rc135x, and when the squal line came over my home we had sever winds, heavy rain, and lots of lightening. But we did n
72 Post contains images TOMMY767 : Yeah imagine had this been EWR or something. Things probably wouldn't be back to normal for an entire month. The ramper at 2:43 in the second video:
73 EaglePower83 : Wow.....simply incredible. Nobody reported hurt? Poor AA, this is the last thing they need. Hope it goes well.
74 gulfstream650 : I wonder if they removed all MD80s from the MX hangars!
75 PC12Fan : Let's highlight, even celebrate the fact that there were no reported fatalities or even major injuries in this mess! Simply amazing!
77 twinotter : Not to be picayune, but that would be "thunderstorm, hail, heavy rain". Thunderstorms don't have an intensity level in METARs. They are all strong!
78 ouboy79 : Welcome to Springtime in the Southern Plains. The dinged up planes will sting for passengers but probably more so for the insurance companies that cov
79 4holer : Any update about the inspections? Hoping that the vast majority need inspections as a precaution but have no major damage if any.
80 avi8tir : I was at DFW yesterday and experienced the whole thing... I was to be on UA 4181 DFW-IAH. The hail was insane.. I'd say it was golf ball size. I belia
81 Roseflyer : Unfortunately insurance does not cover damage to airplanes. It's AA that will be paying for all the repairs.
82 litz : Imagine if STL were still a major hub the size of AA/DFW, or DL/ATL last year when that tornado hit. The damage to aircraft (and even people) would ha
83 ouboy79 : It would probably depend on the type of insurance the company has. Insurance covering the hull does cover hail damage, but it is going to vary from c
84 EMBQA : I highly doubt there were any spotters at the airport yesterday in the middle of all that. Today.. another story
85 LAXintl : I got copy of AA operations update as of 11am. 65 mainline aircraft out of service - 42 MD-80s, 12 757s, 8 737s, 2 763s, 1 777. Some aircraft will be
86 PHX787 : Well, perhaps time to retire those MDs, huh? haha But that does sound brutal for the T7. How much damage was given to those planes, and of course, wh
87 lhr380 : How long till YouTube footage from inside the terminal?
88 Roseflyer : In reality AA is probably least concerned about the 777 and 767. They need airplanes in the air to maintain schedule integrity. I'd expect all their
89 EMBQA : It all depends on if the damage is in limits or out of limits... then you can get into 'Fly Bys' Composite panels are replaced or repaired. Sheet met
90 AAtakeMeAway : I'm scheduled to fly home on Friday PHX-DFW and got notification this afternoon that my flight was cancelled. I was rebooked on the very next flight,
91 LAXintl : I was told, AA on Thursday will publish a trimmed flight schedule for the next two weeks - looks like 20 odd MD-80s and a few 737 and 757s will be off
92 mdtrunner : Wow. Trimmed schedule for 2 weeks!?!!?
93 Post contains links readytotaxi : Here is a link with an AA spokesperson. Thursday 323 cancelled flights, up to 60 aircraft waiting or being inspected, delays for a few more days. http
94 aviationbuff08 : Does anyone have know how many aircraft from other airlines that were damaged from this storm.
95 rojo : There is a TA A319 parked in the remote parking area near Terminal D. N472TA Does anyone know if this plane was damaged? Normally, TA has a 2 hour tur
96 LAXintl : As of 5pm Central, AA has 55 aircraft still out of service at DFW.
97 LAXintl : Morning ops report states 46 airplanes out of service for hail repairs at DFW.
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