High Probability of Delays Expected at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) on February 24, 2019

Delays are expected at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) today.

Low Probability of Delays Between 8:00 AM on 2/24 and 10:00 AM on 2/24

During this time period the airport expects to experience rain in the forecast which will cause a low 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 Rain

Visibility Greater than 2 10
Wind Less than 11.8 MPH 14.1 MPH gusting to 20.0 MPH
Clouds Higher than 1,000 Clear

Depending on the severity of the rain this may have no impact on your flight. Light rain is typically OK to take off and land through, but heavier rain may be something that your pilot decides to wait out on the ground.

High Probability of Delays Between 10:00 AM on 2/24 and 12:00 PM on 2/24

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, rain

Visibility Greater than 2 10
Wind Less than 11.8 MPH 23.5 MPH gusting to 38.8 MPH
Clouds Higher than 1,000 Overcast at 1,200

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.

Medium Probability of Delays Between 12:00 PM on 2/24 AND 12:00 PM on 2/24

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 37.6 MPH gusting to 58.8 MPH
Clouds Higher than 1,000 Clear

Medium Probability of Delays Between 12:00 PM on 2/24 AND 6:00 PM on 2/24

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 37.6 MPH gusting to 58.8 MPH
Clouds Higher than 1,000 Overcast at 1,500

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