I was flying out of LGA today for a 8:10 AM push.
About that time a strong cold front past and the winds started to pick up to 44kts steady gusting to 60kts.
We were in a growing line of aircraft to depart. Maybe number 15 out of 30.
We watched for 2 hours as airplane after airplane went missed due to the intense winds. I counted 22 go arounds. No planes landed for 2 hours. Every one went missed. After numerous approaches the planes went to their alternates.
3 planes tried to get out but were unable to maintain heading down the runway and aborted their TO runs.
It was unbelievable. I never saw anything like it before. I can't believe they didn't close the airport.