747firstclass - The two PIA diversions I saw last nite were AAL MD
-80's, not sure of their origin. But given all these diversions, I would assume that the flights were originating out on the west coast. If fuel wasn't an issue, wouldn't these flights get put into a holding pattern?
just got NAILED again within the last 20 minutes by more storms. 50mph winds, hail, lightning, with 50,000' plus cloud tops. (Cloud tops last nite were in excess of 60,000') As I work about 1/2 mile east of ORD
, I noticed no take-offs about 15 minutes prior to the storms, but flights are leaving again now. More storms expected later today. The WX
woes at ORD