Monday, February 19, 2024

AVIATION /12Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z TUESDAY... Issued at 555 AM CST Mon Feb 19 2024

No aviation concerns this morning (Monday, February 19, 2024).  A weak pressure gradient over the area will support very light winds through the period, generally from a southerly direction but somewhat variable early this morning. Once a prevailing direction does develop, trends should evolve from SSW early, eventually to SSE by late afternoon.

It may also be worth mentioning that an odd little pocket of lower cigs and vsbys moved onshore from Lake Michigan overnight into far northeast IL and spread into portions of southern WI. At 12 UTC JVL was reporting OVC001 and 1/8 SM. There are hints that a little residual tail of this feature stretches into Cook County northwest of the ORD TAF radius. It does not appear to be expanding, but aircraft operating in that area may encounter very localized lower cigs/vsbys in otherwise widespread VFR conditions.

- Lenning/NWS Chicago

TAF = Terminal Aerodrome Forecast

CIGS = ceilings

VSBYS = visibilities

JVL = Southern Wisconsin Regional KJVL

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

CSN 434 Departing Chicago O'Hare to Shanghai

China Southern Cargo (CSN 434) departing O'Hare for  from Istanbul northbound over Arlington Heights at just over 5,000 feet about 3:00 p.m. and scheduled to land at Shangahai (PVG) at 5:38 p.m. Thursday, July 13, 2023.

Boeing 777-F1B

THY 6275 Arriving Chicago O'Hare from Istanbul

Turkish Cargo (THY 6275) arriving from Istanbul westbound over northern Arlington Heights at just over 5,000 feet about 11:50 p.m. and scheduled to land at O'Hare  at 12:24 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2023.

Boeing 777-FF2

KAL 261 Arriving Chicago O'Hare from Anchorage, Alaska

Korean Air Cargo (KAL 261) arriving from Anchorage southwestbound over northern Arlington Heights about 11:50 p.m. and scheduled to land at O'Hare  at 11:56 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2023.

Boeing 747-8B5F

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

UAL 2400 Arriving Chicago O'Hare from Boston

UAL Flight 2400 arriving from Boston westbound over Arlington Heights at 11:55 p.m. and scheduled to land at O'Hare  at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2023.

Boeing 757-224

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Counterfeit Products from Israel with Declared $713K Value Intercepted by O’Hare Customs and Border Protection

First Read Count=On Monday, January 31, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at an Express Consignment Operations (ECO) hub near O’Hare International Airport seized a shipment that was arriving from Israel containing over $713,000 worth of [...] (CARDINAL NEWS)

Thursday, February 3, 2022

China Airlines Cargo Jet Crashes During Taxiing at O’Hare

First Read Count=Chicago firefighters responded just after 6:30 a.m. after cargo jet crashed into baggage courts just after 6:30 a.m. Friday, January 29, 2022. A China Airlines Boeing 747 crashed into several baggage/cargo carts while taxiing at [...] (CARDINAL NEWS)