Why didn’t the airport close again last night? There was a lightning strike right next to my plane (over grapevine lake)
There was a 2 HR ground stop from roughly 7:30-9:39 last night.
I know but there should’ve been another one around the time I landed
If you ever wonder why you're not taken seriously on these boards, it's posts like this. You landed safely with weather in the area, and with no knowledge whatsoever other than looking out an airplane window, you claim the airport should have been "closed".
A groundstop doesn't mean the airport is closed, by the way, it is simply a stoppage of arrivals from ever departing, and not necessarily all of them. Ground stops go into effect in tiers, certain enroute centers may get stopped, while others are open, and a groundstop has NOTHING to do with airborne traffic. It stops traffic on the ground - hence the name.
DFW has never closed in the 3 years I've worked here. Airport closures almost never happen. Usually only during something like a plane crash. Not taking arrivals for 30 minutes during a thunderstorm doesn't mean the place is closed, it simply isn't safe to land or depart. Furthermore, there's nothing that you think you saw looking out your window that determined it wasn't safe to land. How about we leave those thoughts to trained professionals, shall we?