Hammer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 690 posts, RR: 1 Posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1471 times:
There was a big storm that hit DTW this afternoon shortly before 2p.m. High winds, heavy rain lasted for about an hour...it tapered off around 4p.m....there were 3 747-400's that diverted to TOL, they all came in around the same time...4:15...
Flyinryan99 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2068 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1312 times:
TOL = Toledo, Ohio - 49 miles south/southwest of Detroit. I talked to my mom last night who lives right on the Ohio/Michigan border and they got drilled with an inch and a half of rain in about an hour. At TOL, there was a pretty good downdraft of wind but that was about it. We could see the storm off to the east and got just about enough rain to wet the pavement for a quick minute and then it stopped. It wasn't fun at TOL either because all 5 airlink flights that did divert in were deplaned for about 90 minutes. The thing is, they were all completely full too. The CRJ and 3 Saabs were parked at gate 7 and 1 Saab was parked at gate 5. I guess it was good publicity for the new food court/bar that just opened up in the terminal.