Flights to New York Laguardia International (LGA) delayed Feb 2, 2018

Flights to New York Laguardia International (LGA) are being delayed at their departure airport for approximately 2 hours and 6 minutes because weather conditions at the airport are too dangerous to safely land flights on the normal schedule.

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

Things are scheduled to get worse and not significantly improve in the near future.

Airlines have a tendency to have a “wait and see” approach to weather, so they may delay your flight gambling that the weather will improve enough to fly. In these situations expect to see your departure time shifting further into the future in roughly 30 minute increments.

This situation is the most likely to see flights canceled, and flights are nearly guaranteed to be delayed.

Why Is This Happening?

Here are the current weather conditions at New York Laguardia International and an overview of what is required for “normal” operations:

Normal Current
Visibility Greater than 2 10.0
Wind Less than 11.8 MPH 28.2 MPH gusting to 34.1 MPH
Clouds Higher than 1,000 Scattered at 4,500

The airport is currently experiencing delays due to dangerous wind conditions. Wind speed and direction are critically important for a safe takeoff and landing.

Here’s what the current aviation forecast says will happen over the next few hours for the wind speed:

Change From To Time
Decrease 28.2 MPH 10.6 MPH 7:00 AM on 2/3

Here’s what the current aviation forecast says will happen over the next few hours for the cloud cover:

Change From To Time
Lower 12,000 7:00 PM on 2/3

Visibility is not expected to change significantly.

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