What Midwest Airport Is Among Top 10 Most Weather Delayed?


What better website to listen to when it comes to the weather? Weather.com compiled a list of the most weather-delayed airports across the country.

"We examined 10 years of government data on the 30 largest U.S. airports. From that data, we ranked the 10 largest airports with the most weather-related delays. Most were vulnerable to snowstorms, but it doesn't take a big storm to trigger flight delays."

There was one Midwest airport that a lot of people frequently use that made it to the top three.

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3. Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)


According to Weather.com, no other major airport in the United States has had more weather delay issues in their 10-year study than Chicago O'Hare.

"If an incoming flight is delayed to O'Hare, there’s roughly a 50/50 chance it’s because of weather."

On average, O'Hare sees more than 28,000 weather delays a year.

"10-Year Arrival Statistics-Weather delays: 283,829 (most)

-Percent of time delayed due to weather: 48.68% (fourth highest)

-Composite index: 5

-Weather issues: Snow, low clouds/fog, wind, thunderstorms"

Also, most of the flights are moving from west to east, which can cause more issues.

"Weather systems in the Midwest generally move from west to east. Flights into O'Hare typically approach from the east. This makes flying around any adverse weather system a challenge."

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The 10 Most Weather Delayed Airports In The US

  1. Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
  2. San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  3. Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
  4. New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
  5. Denver International Airport (DEN)
  6. Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
  7. John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
  8. Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
  9. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
  10. George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport (IAH)

You can read the full report.

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