Delays Expected at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW) on February 18, 2019

Delays are expected at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW) today.

Medium Probability of Delays Between 7:00 AM on 2/18 AND 7:00 AM on 2/18

During this time period the airport expects to experience low clouds and 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 11.8 MPH
Clouds Higher than 1,000 Overcast at 700

Medium Probability of Delays Between 7:00 AM on 2/18 AND 9:00 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 10
Wind Less than 11.8 MPH 11.8 MPH
Clouds Higher than 1,000 Overcast at 1,500

The following flights may be impacted:

Departure Airport Airline Flight Departure Time Arrival Time
KSDF Aeromexico AM 4495 06:25 08:00
KSDF Delta Air Lines DL 5986 06:25 08:00
KSDF Republic Airlines YX 5986 06:25 08:00
KBOS Aeromexico AM 3139 05:45 08:05
KBOS Virgin Atlantic VS 4221 05:45 08:05
KBOS Delta Air Lines DL 1110 05:45 08:05
SBGR Gol G3 8004 23:25 08:08
SBGR Delta Air Lines DL 52 23:25 08:08
KLGA Aeromexico AM 4687 06:00 08:15
KLGA Virgin Australia VA 6779 06:00 08:15
KLGA Delta Air Lines DL 848 06:00 08:15
CYOW Aeromexico AM 4309 06:00 08:15
CYOW Korean Air KE 3360 06:00 08:15
CYOW WestJet WS 7677 06:00 08:15
CYOW Delta Air Lines DL 5045 06:00 08:15
CYOW Endeavor Air 9E 5045 06:00 08:15
KMDW Southwest Airlines WN 1510 06:10 08:20
KORD Air Canada AC 4911 06:05 08:29
KORD Air New Zealand NZ 2313 06:05 08:29
KORD United Airlines UA 3404 06:05 08:29
KORD Republic Airlines YX 3404 06:05 08:29
KATL Spirit Airlines NK 768 06:30 08:31
KMSN Delta Air Lines DL 2091 06:30 08:52

High Probability of Delays Between 9:00 AM on 2/18 and 2:00 PM on 2/18

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

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

Normal Forecast
Conditions None Mist, snow

Visibility Greater than 2 10
Wind Less than 11.8 MPH 10.6 MPH
Clouds Higher than 1,000 Overcast at 5,000

While the weather conditions should be good enough to land aircraft the low visibility caused by these weather conditions will probably require ATC to slow down the flow of traffic to ensure that aircraft arrive safely.

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