Weather delays are defined by USDOT as: “Significant meteorological conditions (actual or forecasted) that... delays or prevents the operation of a flight, such as a tornado, blizzard, or hurricane.” And while you might think that bad weather causes most delays, turns out it only accounts for about 4% of late flights. Crazy, right? Not surprisingly, though, the list of most weather-delayed airports are in the northeast, midwest, and Florida (where freak thunderstorms ground planes almost-daily in the summer).
10. Miami International - 957 delays per year
9. Boston Logan - 1,177
8. La Guardia - 1,264
7. Houston George Bush - 1,306
6. John F. Kennedy International - 1,555
5. Orlando International - 1,929
4. Denver International - 1,969
3. Dallas-Ft. Worth - 4,869
2. Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson - 5,068
1. Chicago O'Hare - 7,385
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