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 6:00 AM on 2/18 AND 8:00 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

High Probability of Delays Between 8:00 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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