As predicted by our algorithm, flights to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW) are being delayed at their departure airport until approximately 8:30 pm EDT because of thunderstorms in the area.
The FAA has issued a “ground stop” for all flights to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County meaning that no new flights heading for this airport are allowed to leave at this time.
This post is updated every 15 minutes. All times are listed in local time for the airport.
Will my flight be impacted?
Probability your flight will be impacted based on how far in the future it is scheduled to leave:
|60 Minutes||Three Hours||Six Hours|
Predicting exactly when thunderstorms are scheduled to impact an airport is very difficult, so airlines may dispatch flights in the hopes that the weather will improve by the time the flight arrives. More common is that flights will be delayed until the thunderstorm has passed.
Why Is This Happening?
Here are the current weather conditions at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County and an overview of what is required for “normal” operations:
|Visibility||Greater than 2||9.0|
|Wind||Less than 11.8 MPH||14.1 MPH|
|Clouds||Higher than 1,000||Few at 4,000
Scattered at 5,500
Broken at 25,000
Today’s forecast includes rain.
The airport is currently experiencing delays because there are thunderstorms in the area. Thunderstorms are extremely dangerous to aircraft, with wildly shifting wind currents and severe turbulence. This can cause aircraft to crash on takeoff and landing, and even cause damage to aircraft on the ground. Thunderstorms usually roll into the area quickly and then leave just as fast, but the delays they cause can have knock-on impacts throughout the day.