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Flying out on Tuesday..

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Flying out on Tuesday..

Hey Guys,

I'm supposed to be flying out from O'Hare on Wednesday to Frankfurt. I see there is a possibility of 3-5 inches of snow.

Does anybody know what are the chances of flight cancelations in this kind of weather?

Thanks,

Nick

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1. Re: Flying out on Tuesday..

No way to know until you get closer to the actual day. There's no severe weather warnings as of yet.

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2. Re: Flying out on Tuesday..

So would it have to be pretty bad in order for a flight to be cancelled?

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3. Re: Flying out on Tuesday..

Correct. And International flights usually get out over domestic

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4. Re: Flying out on Tuesday..

maybe you should contact your airline. Any answer we give you is a guess. Your guess is as good as ours.

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5. Re: Flying out on Tuesday..

www.chicagoweathercenter.com

3"-5" usually won't cancel a flight. Delays are a possibility. We know how to deal with snow here.

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6. Re: Flying out on Tuesday..

www.weather.com is predicting that the snow will start about 5 PM, if that helps. Your flight won't be dealing with any accumulation. Keep yourself updated by using the "hourly" feature on that site.

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7. Re: Flying out on Tuesday..

The weather.com daily forecast for Wednesday that I see shows chance of snow all day. But again, it does not look like a major event with no severe weather alerts so probably not a problem.

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8. Re: Flying out on Tuesday..

You are right, Wes. I was looking at the hourly report for Tuesday, which predicts snowfall of 3-6 inches between 5 PM and the early hours of Jan 1. But I do see a break in the snowfall forecast for Wednesday morning, with snow resuming around noon. Most important to the OP, this is not a major storm pattern.

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9. Re: Flying out on Tuesday..

Flights are cancelled for complete white out conditions. A couple of inches of snow isn't a big factor.

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10. Re: Flying out on Tuesday..

Not surprising you looked at Tuesday as that is what the title said, while the post itself said Wednesday.

Hope the OP goes the right day :)