Forecasted Strong Wind May Affect Air Traffic in Twin Cities

Forecasted winds at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and other Twin Cities' airports may lead to unusual runway use tonight and tomorrow. The National Weather Service in Chanhassen issued a Wind Advisory for 7:00 PM tonight through 9:00 AM tomorrow. According to the release,

"A cold front will push through this evening with winds becoming southwest and increasing for a time with gusts of 55 mph possible. After a relative lull in intensity overnight, west winds will increase again Tuesday morning with gusts of 60 mph possible through early evening."

Aircraft typically arrive and depart into the wind, particularly when wind speed exceeds 7 miles per hour. The effect of the forecasted wind conditions on airport operations is unknown at this time, but the use of the runways may be unusual during times of high wind conditions. Some areas of the community may experience a temporary change in overflights during these expected wind conditions. To stay up to date on airport operations during this time, please use our Flight Tracker to see details about flights in the area.