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Offline KB4TEZ

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Wild Mid West Weather
« on: December 16, 2021, 07:02:24 AM »
what a night

5:50pm
@KCIAirport
 is at “Air Traffic Control (ATC) Zero”. For their safety FAA staff in the tower cab evacuated. This means there is no Air Traffic Control for flights at the airport. There will likely be diversions and delays. Anticipate 1 hour. Check http://FlyKCI.com   According to employees, this has never happened before.

Several tornadoes have already hit Iowa. In total, some 36 million people were subject to high wind warnings at noon Wednesday. Several airlines then decided not to accidentally land at Des Moines International Airport, as an epic line of thunderstorms approached from the west. In Kansas City, Missouri, part of the roof of its downtown airport collapsed and traffic controllers had to evacuate the tower cabin.

Denver International Airport recorded more than 100 flight cancellations and 288 delays due to high winds.



Offline tyketto

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Re: Wild Mid West Weather
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2021, 06:18:13 PM »
what a night

5:50pm
@KCIAirport
 is at “Air Traffic Control (ATC) Zero”. For their safety FAA staff in the tower cab evacuated. This means there is no Air Traffic Control for flights at the airport. There will likely be diversions and delays. Anticipate 1 hour. Check http://FlyKCI.com   According to employees, this has never happened before.

Several tornadoes have already hit Iowa. In total, some 36 million people were subject to high wind warnings at noon Wednesday. Several airlines then decided not to accidentally land at Des Moines International Airport, as an epic line of thunderstorms approached from the west. In Kansas City, Missouri, part of the roof of its downtown airport collapsed and traffic controllers had to evacuate the tower cabin.

Denver International Airport recorded more than 100 flight cancellations and 288 delays due to high winds.

During that time, KDSM, KOMA, and KLNK all shut down, due to tornadoes and winds. METARs at the time:

KOMA 152222Z 22037G64KT 1/2SM R14R/1800VP6000FT +TSRAGR BKN025CB OVC055 19/16 A2921 RMK AO2 PK WND 22064/2222 LTG DSNT ALQDS RAB13GRB22 TSB00 PRESRR CONS LTGICCC ALQDS TS ALQDS MOV NE GR 1/4 P0000 T01890161

KLNK 152137Z 21032G81KT 1/2SM R36/2000VP6000FT +TSRA FG SQ SCT025 BKN070 OVC090 12/10 A2921 RMK AO2 PK WND 22081/2129 LTG DSNT ALQDS RAB27 TSB21 P0015 T01170100 $
KLNK 152130Z 22051G81KT 2SM R36/2200VP6000FT -TSRA SQ FEW023 BKN070 OVC090 21/13 A2923 RMK AO2 PK WND 22081/2129 LTG DSNT ALQDS RAB27 TSB21 PRESRR P0000 T02110128
KLNK 152127Z 17027G46KT 9SM -TSRA FEW060 SCT070 BKN090 22/13 A2912 RMK AO2 PK WND 16046/2122 LTG DSNT ALQDS RAB27 TSB21 PRESFR P0000 T02220128

KDSM 160228Z 23037G64KT 2 1/2SM BLDU FEW008 FEW034 14/04 A2933 RMK AO2 PK WND 22064/0223 PRESRR T01440044 $
KDSM 160215Z 22038G62KT 2 1/2SM BLDU FEW020 OVC034 16/03 A2930 RMK AO2 PK WND 21062/0214 LTG DSNT NE PRESRR T01610033 $

Tornadoes were all over the place.

BL.