Strong Winds Monday Result in Unusual Runway Use

Unusual runway operations may occur today, Monday June 8th at MSP due to strong southern winds. These wind conditions may restrict the FAA Air Traffic Control’s ability to use MSP’s parallel runways (Runways 12L/30R and 12R/30L).

Air Traffic Controllers will assign runways that provide the greatest amount of headwind for takeoffs and landings. With strong winds from the south, arriving and departing aircraft are expected to be routed to Runway 17.  You may notice non-typical flight patterns in your community while the parallel-runways are not in use.

Anyone interested in viewing flight activity details may use the MAC FlightTracker found here: