Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Strong winds from the west could cause DWF Airport runway changes

DFW Airport has informed the City of Southlake about potential west flow aircraft operational conditions due to strong winds from the west, forecasted for Monday, January 22, 2018.

The best chance of west flow based on the forecast is late morning through the afternoon but could extend into evening hours.

What to Expect:
Monday weather forecasts show winds from the west at 15 to 25 mph with gusts as high as 30 mph.

When strong winds are northerly, aircraft will take off to the north and land from south to north. When winds are westerly or northwesterly (West Flow), the diagonal Runways 13R/31L and 13L/31R may be needed for arrivals and/or departures. Potential northwest weather conditions are most likely during the morning hours through the afternoon but could extend into evening hours.

The shift in aircraft operations during these weather conditions may affect the cities of Southlake, Grapevine, Coppell, and Irving, which could experience some additional aircraft traffic.

DFW Airport encourages citizens with inquiries or complaints to contact them, by email at dfwnoise@dfwairport.com, or on the Noise Complaint Hotline, at 972-973-3192 (manned 24/7). Follow-up response calls or emails will be provided when requested.

Strong NW winds could cause DFW Airport runway changes

DFW Airport has informed the City of Southlake about potential west flow aircraft operational conditions due to strong northwest winds, forecasted for Thursday, January 11, 2018.

The best chance of west flow based on the forecast is between from 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm but could extend beyond these hours.

What to Expect:
Thursday weather forecasts show winds from the south-southwest at 15 to 20 mph, becoming north-northwest at 25-30 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph and a chance of precipitation at 20%.

When strong winds are northerly, aircraft will take off to the north and land from south to north. When winds are westerly or northwesterly (West Flow), the diagonal Runways 13R/31L and 13L/31R may be needed for arrivals and/or departures. Potential northwest weather conditions are most likely during the hours of 12:00 pm– 3:00 pm Thursday.

The shift in aircraft operations during these weather conditions may affect the cities of Southlake, Grapevine, Coppell, and Irving, which could experience some additional aircraft traffic.

DFW Airport encourages citizens with inquiries or complaints to contact them, by email at dfwnoise@dfwairport.com, or on the Noise Complaint Hotline, at 972-973-3192 (manned 24/7). Follow-up response calls or emails will be provided when requested.

Daytime Closure of Runway 17C/35C for Saturday, March 5th

DFW Airport is planning a Saturday daytime closure of Runway 17C/35C for this Saturday, March 5th, from 9:30AM until no later than 5:30PM This closure is to continue support of several maintenance activities including pavement repairs, runway marking replacement, electrical maintenance and drain pipe inspections within the runway environment.

DFWLogo-1024x690The winds are forecast to be from the south at less than 10mph for the entire period.  Runway 17C/35C is the primary east side arrival runway.  Arriving aircraft that would normally have been routed to 17C/35C will be routed to other operational runways during the closure period with Runway 17L/35R likely to receive most of the rerouted arrival traffic.  A runway layout map is attached for orientation.

More information about the Airport’s planned runway work is available on DFW’s website at the dfwairport.com link: http://www.dfwairport.com/inthecommunity/aircraft_noise.php.  We encourage citizens with inquiries or complaints to contact us.  The web address for the Noise Office is dfwnoise@dfwairport.com.  The telephone Hotline, 972-973-3192, is manned 24/7.  Follow-up response calls or emails will be provided when requested.

*The City of Southlake has received the above information from DFW Airport Noise Office concerning runway closures.

DFW Airport: Strong West Crosswinds Possible Next 36 Hours

The City of Southlake has received the following information regarding strong west cross winds from the DFW Airport Noise Office:

The National Weather Service is forecasting strong NNW winds, of 20 to 30mph for the remainder of today, February 23rd and through 4PM Wednesday February 24th. There is a slight chance that these winds could become more westerly and maintain their forecast velocities. If this occurs the Airport may shift into west flow operations to cope with the cross winds, using Runway 31L and 31R as necessary for jet departures and arrivals. At present the greatest likelihood of west flow occurring is between about 6AM and 4PM tomorrow.

More information about the response to high velocity west cross winds is available on DFW’s website at the dfwairport.com link under “High Velocity West Winds”: http://www.dfwairport.com/inthecommunity/aircraft_noise.php.

We encourage citizens with inquiries or complaints to contact us. The web address for the Noise Office is dfwnoise@dfwairport.com. The telephone Hotline, 972-973-3192, is manned 24/7. Follow-up response calls or emails will be provided when requested.