Delays Expected at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) on February 17, 2019

Delays are expected at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) today.

Medium Probability of Delays Between 11:00 AM on 2/17 AND 5:00 PM on 2/17

During this time period the airport expects to experience snow which will cause a medium likelihood that flights will experience delays.

Snow causes many issues at airports, reducing the visibility for landing aircraft and making the runway slippery. Airports that typically see a lot of snow will have the resources to clean up, but heavy snowstorms may cause extended delays.

Here is a look at what the forecast conditions are and what is required for normal operation:

Normal Forecast
Conditions None Snow

Visibility Greater than 2 10
Wind Less than 11.8 MPH 14.1 MPH gusting to 21.2 MPH
Clouds Higher than 1,000 Overcast at 1,600

Medium Probability of Delays Between 5:00 PM on 2/17 AND 12:00 AM on 2/18

During this time period the airport expects to experience snow which will cause a medium likelihood that flights will experience delays.

Snow causes many issues at airports, reducing the visibility for landing aircraft and making the runway slippery. Airports that typically see a lot of snow will have the resources to clean up, but heavy snowstorms may cause extended delays.

Here is a look at what the forecast conditions are and what is required for normal operation:

Normal Forecast
Conditions None Snow

Visibility Greater than 2 1.0
Wind Less than 11.8 MPH 15.3 MPH gusting to 22.3 MPH
Clouds Higher than 1,000 Overcast at 1,000

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