Strong Winds May Result in Unusual Runway UsePosted on February 26, 2021
Air Traffic Controllers will assign runways that provide the greatest amount of headwind for takeoffs and landings so changes in wind direction affect runway use decisions.
Typically, the parallel runways (Runways 12L/30R and 12R/30L) are used most often at MSP. Today, arriving and departing aircraft may be routed to Runway 22, Runway 17, or other MSP runways as wind conditions change.
You may notice unusual flight patterns in your community when the parallel runways are not in use. View flight activity using the MAC FlightTracker at: www.macnoise.com/tools-reports/flighttracker.