This page will be updated with information regarding the impact of winter weather on operations at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA).
The SEA Snow team works hard to keep the runways clear and the planes moving safely for you. Check out this page and check out the resources below to keep up to date with airport operations.
December 23, 7:45 p.m
As temperatures continue to rise, we expect to return to near-normal operations tomorrow, December 23rd. Please continue to check with your airlines before heading to the airport and contact them directly if there are any delays, cancellations or rebookings.
December 23, 3:40 p.m
Another runway (16R) is now open…that makes 2 (of 3)! Airlines are working hard to get their planes out safely. We appreciate all the teams that help in these difficult conditions. As always, remember to check with your airline before heading to the airport!
December 23, 11:25 am
We continue to keep the runway (16L) and adjacent taxiways clear while our snow crews de-ice and ensure safety. We saw some takeoffs/landings as flight operations ebbed and flowed. We will be working on more runways as the weather gets warmer and better. Please be sure to check with your airline.
December 23, 9:30 am
Crews continue to work to clear the airfield of ice. Many thanks to our teams for the security!
December 23, 7 a.m
Currently one runway (16L) is open after being de-iced. Operations are restricted and will continue to be weather dependent as safety always comes first. Travelers should continue to monitor their flights and stay in touch with airlines.
December 23, 5 a.m
The runways are currently closed indefinitely due to freezing rain and temperatures. Crews are working to de-ice the surfaces as quickly and safely as possible. Safety is the top priority before the runways can reopen. Be sure to check with your airlines for further updates on your particular flight.
December 22, 5 p.m
We are closely monitoring the forecast. We are prepared for the coming winter weather. SEA taxiways and runways were treated with deicer in anticipation of cold weather and possible freezing rain. Check with your airline for specific flight information.
December 22, 3:45 p.m
We’re ready for you – are you ready to get started? Here are some SEA suggestions to speed up your vacation travel:
- Arrive early! Allow extra time when parking in the airport garage or checking bags
- Download or update the flySEA app – it has live wait times at security checkpoints!
- Use SEA Spot Saver to reserve your spot on the TSA line
- Simplify your security experience – don’t pre-wrap your gifts (we offer free wrapping at Central Terminal)
- If possible, limit your checked baggage
You can find more travel tips here.
December 22, 2022 at 9:30 am
There are currently long queues at TSA security checkpoints. Please arrive early at the airport and check the flySEA app for the latest wait times at checkpoints. The staff will direct you to the fastest line. If you are part of a Trusted Traveler program, please use your dedicated lane and checkpoint for screening. Lines can extend into the parking garage if necessary, so prepare for cold temperatures while waiting.
December 21, 2022 at 11:30 am
Brrrr – it’s cold out there! Temperatures at the SEA are expected to drop even further, according to the National Weather Service. The areas on the airfield are currently bare and wet. We continue to monitor the weather and treat surfaces for ice.
As a reminder, check with your airline for flight schedules.
December 20, 2022 at 3:30 p.m
The ground on SEA is currently wet and bare but we continue to monitor the forecast. As a reminder, airlines manage their own flight schedules and aircraft de-icing operations (if required). So check with them about any changes or cancellations to your particular flight.
December 20, 2022 at 7:30 am
No snow on the ground but expected later in the day. De-icing work is currently underway. Please check with your airline for flight schedule changes or cancellations as airlines have canceled a number of flights for today in advance.
December 19, 2022 at 4:00 p.m
SEA Airport is open and operational without disrupting operations. The 8th floor of the parking garage has been treated and can be used!
SEA flight status online
Check the flight widget on the SEA Airport page. This is the same information that is shown on the flight information displays in the terminal and comes from the airlines.
- You can check the status of specific flights or delays to or from another airport.
- For example, to check delays or cancellations for flights to Chicago, select the Chicago airport under Arrivals and Departures and leave the Airline field blank.
Check with your airline
Airport drive cams
- Download the FlySEA app for your iOS and Android platforms to get updates on your flight and checkpoint wait times.
SEA Airport social media
Text notifications for SEA airports
- text YES1 to 27829 to receive regular updates and notifications about SEA Airport operations and services
- See the Text Notification Terms and Conditions
Flight Aware flight cancellation page
- This page tracks airport delays and cancellations on a daily basis.
- To track SEA flight status, type KSEA in the Filter all stats by airport field.
Weather conditions at SEA Airport
Holiday seasons for restaurants and retail at SEA
Please check the flySEA app for the locations of the following concessionaires:
|gastronomy and retail||christmas eve||Christmas Day||New Year’s Eve||New Year|
|Africa Lounge||registration times||registration times||6 p.m. to 2 p.m||registration times|
|Books||registration times||5:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m||registration times||registration times|
|Brewtop Social||registration times||5 a.m. – 9 p.m||registration times||registration times|
|Cafe d’Arte||registration times||Reg Open – 8pm||registration times||registration times|
|Costa coffee||registration times||registration times||registration times||registration times|
|D’Lish dish||registration times||Reg Open – 9pm||registration times||registration times|
|Dungeness Bay||registration times||Reg Open – 8pm||registration times||registration times|
|Evergreens||Reg–3:00 p.m||10:00 a.m. – Reg. close||registration times||registration times|
|Ex officio||Reg Open – 3:00 p.m||6 a.m. – 6 p.m||registration times||registration times|
|Fireworks – Central Terminal||5:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m||5 a.m. – 6 p.m||5:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m||5:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m|
|Fireworks – D Goals||6 a.m. – 6 p.m||6 a.m. – 6 p.m||6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m||6 a.m. – 6 p.m|
|Floret Dine in||registration times||6 a.m. – 1 p.m||registration times||registration times|
|Floret to take away||registration times||4:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m||registration times||registration times|
|hachiko||registration times||Reg Open – 8pm||registration times||registration times|
|InMotion – A&D Gates||registration times||Reg Open – 4pm||registration times||Reg Open – 8pm|
|mountain room||registration times||6 a.m. – 2 p.m||registration times||registration times|
|Natalie’s candy jar||registration times||8 a.m. – 6 p.m||registration times||registration times|
|New stand||4:30 am – 9:00 pm||4:30 am – 9:00 pm||registration times||registration times|
|Open taproom||registration times||Reg Open – 4pm||registration times||registration times|
|pallino||registration times||Reg Open – 6pm||registration times||registration times|
|aircraft clothing||registration times||6 a.m. – 4 p.m||registration times||registration times|
|Rel’Lish||registration times||Reg Open – 8pm||registration times||registration times|
|Salty is at SEA||registration times||6 a.m. – 7 p.m||registration times||registration times|
|sea roast||registration times||4:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m||registration times||registration times|
|Chocolate from Seattle||6 a.m. – 4 p.m||6 a.m. – 2 p.m||6 a.m. – 6 p.m||8:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m|
|Seattle made||7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m||7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m||registration times||registration times|
|show bangs||8 a.m. – 4 p.m||Closed||8 a.m. – 4 p.m||Closed|
|frying pan||registration times||registration times||registration times||registration times|
|smart card||8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m||8 a.m. – 6 p.m||registration times||8 a.m. – 6 p.m|
|sodoPOP||registration times||8 a.m. – 6 p.m||registration times||registration times|
|Starbucks – One Goal||registration times||registration times||registration times||registration times|
|Starbucks-B Gates||registration times||registration times||registration times||registration times|
|Starbucks-C Gates||registration times||registration times||registration times||registration times|
|Starbucks-D Gates||registration times||registration times||registration times||registration times|
|Starbucks – evenings||registration times||registration times||registration times||registration times|
|stone house||registration times||Reg Open – 10:00 p.m||registration times||registration times|
|sub pop||8 a.m. – 4 p.m||10 a.m. – 4 p.m||8 a.m. – 4 p.m||8 a.m. – 4 p.m|
|Subway||registration times||6 a.m. – 8 p.m||registration times||registration times|
|Swarovski||6 a.m. – 8 p.m||6 a.m. – 8 p.m||registration times||registration times|
|Terminal Escape – C Gates||8 a.m. – 1 p.m||8 a.m. – 1 p.m||8 a.m. – 1 p.m||registration times|
|Trailhead BBQ||registration times||5 a.m. – 9 p.m||registration times||registration times|
|Tundra Taqueria||registration times||6 a.m. – 8 p.m||registration times||registration times|
|Wendy’s||6 a.m. – 6 p.m||6 a.m. – 6 p.m||registration times||registration times|