This page will be updated with information on the effects of winter weather on operations at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA).
The SEA Snow team does everything they can to keep the runways clear of planes and moving safely for you. Watch this page and check out the resources below to stay up to date on airport operations.
Dec. 23 at 7:45 p.m
As temperatures continue to rise, we expect to return to near-normal operations tomorrow, December 23rd. Please ensure you continue to check with your airlines prior to departure for the airport and follow up directly with them regarding any delays, cancellations or rescheduling.
Dec. 23 at 3:40 p.m
Another runway (16R) is now open… making 2 (of 3)! Airlines are working hard to get their planes out safely. We appreciate the help of all teams in these difficult circumstances. As always, remember to check with your airlines before heading to the airport!
December 23, 11:25 a.m
We’re continuing to keep the runway (16 liters) and adjacent runways ice-free while our snow crews work to clear the ice and keep things safe. We’ve seen some take-offs/landings with airline operations flowing in and out. We will be working on more runways as the weather gets warmer and better. Please be sure to check with your airline.
Dec. 23, 9:30 a.m
The crew continues to work to clear the airport of snow. Thanks to our teams for keeping things safe!
Dec. 23, 7 a.m
Currently one runway (16 litres) has been opened after de-icing. They are limited operations and will still be weather dependent because safety is always the main priority. Travelers should continue to monitor their flights and stay in touch with airlines.
Dec. 23, 5 a.m
The runways are currently closed indefinitely due to freezing rain and high temperatures. Crews remove snow from roofs as quickly and safely as possible. Safety is the top priority before the runways reopen. Be sure to check with your airlines for more updates on your specific flight.
Dec. 22, 5 p.m
We are watching forecasts closely. We are ready for the upcoming winter weather. SEA’s driveways and driveways have been treated with a de-icing agent in anticipation of cold weather and the possibility of freezing rain. Check with your airline for specific flight information.
Dec. 22 at 3:45 p.m
We’re Ready For You – Are you ready to take off? Here are some SEA suggestions for speeding up your vacation trip:
- Arrive early! Allow extra time if you are standing in the airport garage or checking bags
- Download or update a file flySEA app – It has live wait times at security checkpoints!
- Use SEA Spot Saver to reserve your spot in the TSA line
- Simplify your security experience – don’t pre-wrap your gifts (we have free wrapping available in our central building)
- If possible, limit your checked bags
Take more Travel tips here.
Dec. 22, 2022, 9:30 a.m
TSA security checkpoints currently experience long wait times. Please get to the airport early and check out flySEA app Up-to-date waiting times at checkpoints. The staff will guide you to the fastest line. If part of the Trusted Flyer Program, please use your designated route and checkpoint for screening. Lines may extend to the parking garage if needed for spacing, so prepare for cold temperatures while you wait.
Dec. 21, 2022, 11:30 a.m
Brrr – it’s cold outside! Temperatures in the SEA are expected to drop further, according to the National Weather Service. The roofs of the airport are currently bare and damp. We continue to monitor the weather and treat the surfaces for icing.
Reminder, check with your airline for flight schedules.
December 20, 2022, at 3:30 p.m
The ground is currently wet and bare in SEA but we continue to monitor the forecast. Remember: airlines manage their own flight schedules and de-icing of planes (if required), so check with them for any changes or cancellations to your specific flight.
Dec. 20, 2022, 7:30 a.m
No snow on the ground but is expected later today. Snow removal operations are currently in effect. Please check with your airline for any schedule changes or cancellations as airlines have already canceled a number of flights for the day.
December 19, 2022, 4:00 p.m
SEA Airport is open and operating with no impact on operations. The 8th floor parking garage has been treated and is open for use!
SEA Flight Status Online
Check out the flight tool on the SEA airport page. This is the same information that appears on flight information screens inside the terminal and comes from the airlines.
- You can check the status of certain flights, or delays to and from another airport.
- For example, to check for delays or cancellations for flights to Chicago, select Chicago Airport under the Arrivals and Departures section, then leave Airline blank.
Check with your airline
Airport driving cameras
- Download the FlySEA app for iOS and Android to get updates on your flight and Checkpoint Wait Times.
Social Media SEA Airport
SEA text alerts at the airport
- text Yes 1 to 27829 To receive regular updates and alerts about SEA Airport operations and services
- See text alerts terms and conditions
Flight cancellation page
- This site tracks daily airport delays and cancellations.
- to me Track SEA flight statusenter KSEA in the Filter all stats by airport box.
SEA weather conditions
Holiday hours for SEA dining and retail
Please check the flySEA app for below franchise locations:
|Restaurants and retail stores||christmas eve||Christmas day||New Year’s Eve||New Year’s Day|
|Africa Lounge||reg hours||reg hours||6 – 2 p.m||reg hours|
|beech||reg hours||5:30 am – 4 pm||reg hours||reg hours|
|social protop||reg hours||5 am – 9 pm||reg hours||reg hours|
|D’Arte Café||reg hours||Open Reg – 8 p.m||reg hours||reg hours|
|Costa Coffee||reg hours||reg hours||reg hours||reg hours|
|D’Lish dish||reg hours||Reg is open – 9 p.m||reg hours||reg hours|
|Dungeness Bay||reg hours||Open Reg – 8 p.m||reg hours||reg hours|
|evergreen||Reg – 3:00 p.m||10 a.m. – Reg close||reg hours||reg hours|
|ex officio||Reg is open – 3:00 p.m||6 am to 6 pm||reg hours||reg hours|
|Fireworks – Central Hall||5:30 am – 6 pm||5 am to 6 pm||5:30 am – 6 pm||5:30 am – 6 pm|
|Fireworks – D Gates||6 am to 6 pm||6 am to 6 pm||6:00 am – 6 pm||6 am to 6 pm|
|Fluorite Dane Inc||reg hours||6 am to 1 pm||reg hours||reg hours|
|Floret grab-n-go||reg hours||4:30 am – 1 pm||reg hours||reg hours|
|Hachiko||reg hours||Open Reg – 8 p.m||reg hours||reg hours|
|InMotion – A & D Gates||reg hours||Open Reg – 4 p.m||reg hours||Open Reg – 8 p.m|
|mountain room||reg hours||6 am to 2 pm||reg hours||reg hours|
|Natalie Candy Jar||reg hours||8 am – 6 pm||reg hours||reg hours|
|new position||4:30 am – 9 pm||4:30 am – 9 pm||reg hours||reg hours|
|Open the Taproom||reg hours||Open Reg – 4 p.m||reg hours||reg hours|
|Baleno||reg hours||Open reg – 6 p.m||reg hours||reg hours|
|a plan||reg hours||6 am – 4 pm||reg hours||reg hours|
|Rel’Lish||reg hours||Open Reg – 8 p.m||reg hours||reg hours|
|salty in sea||reg hours||6 am to 7 pm||reg hours||reg hours|
|Sea roasting||reg hours||4:30 am – 4 pm||reg hours||reg hours|
|Seattle chocolate||6 am – 4 pm||6 am to 2 pm||6 am to 6 pm||8 am – 9:30 pm|
|Made in Seattle||7 am – 3:30 pm||7 am – 3:30 pm||reg hours||reg hours|
|Pony show||8 am – 4 pm||closed||8 am – 4 pm||closed|
|frying pan||reg hours||reg hours||reg hours||reg hours|
|smart card||8 am to 6 pm||8 am – 6 pm||reg hours||8 am – 6 pm|
|sodoPOP||reg hours||8 am – 6 pm||reg hours||reg hours|
|Starbucks – gates||reg hours||reg hours||reg hours||reg hours|
|Starbucks – B Jets||reg hours||reg hours||reg hours||reg hours|
|Starbucks – Seagates||reg hours||reg hours||reg hours||reg hours|
|Starbucks – DeGets||reg hours||reg hours||reg hours||reg hours|
|Starbucks – evening||reg hours||reg hours||reg hours||reg hours|
|stone house||reg hours||Reg is open – 10:00 p.m||reg hours||reg hours|
|sub pop||8 am – 4 pm||10 am – 4 pm||8 am – 4 pm||8 am – 4 pm|
|subway||reg hours||6 am to 8 pm||reg hours||reg hours|
|swarovski||6 am to 8 pm||6 am to 8 pm||reg hours||reg hours|
|Terminal Getaway – C Gates||8 am – 1 pm||8 am – 1 pm||8 am – 1 pm||reg hours|
|Trailhead grill||reg hours||5 am to 9 pm||reg hours||reg hours|
|Tundra Taqueria||reg hours||6 am to 8 pm||reg hours||reg hours|
|Wendy’s||6 am to 6 pm||6 am to 6 pm||reg hours||reg hours|
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