Snow Delay At The Airport? Blame Planes And Clouds–LISTEN–Ski Areas New Snowmaking Program??
The next time you’re delayed by rain or snow at an airport, consider this: It’s possible that an airplane actually caused the bad weather.
When aircraft fly though certain clouds, they can trigger a chain of events that causes precipitation for miles around, according to a study in the journal Science.
The idea for the study came in 2007, when a plane full of weather scientists flew through a very odd snowstorm near Denver International Airport.