Flights to Washington National Reagan International (DCA) are being delayed while in the air between 1 hour and 1 minute and 1 hour and 15 minutes because weather conditions at the airport are too dangerous to safely land flights on the normal schedule.
The FAA has issued a “ground stop” for all flights to Washington National Reagan International 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|
The weather is not scheduled to 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 long enough for your flight to safely land. In these situations expect to see your departure time shifting further into the future in roughly 30 minute increments. Other flights may be canceled outright, opting to re-book passengers on flights that are more likely to depart on time than to keep the crew and ground staff waiting around when they could be better used elsewhere.
In these situations it is highly likely that your flight will be delayed, and somewhat likely that your flight may be canceled.
Why Is This Happening?
Here are the current weather conditions at Washington National Reagan International and an overview of what is required for “normal” operations:
|Visibility||Greater than 2||10.0|
|Wind||Less than 11.8 MPH||11.8 MPH|
|Clouds||Higher than 1,000||Scattered at 4,700
Broken at 8,000
Overcast at 11,000
The current thunderstorm is forecast to end by 10:00 PM on 8/27.
Today’s forecast includes mist.