This page will be updated with information on winter weather impacts on Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) operations.
The SEA Snow team is working hard to keep the runways clear and planes moving safely for you. Please look at this page and check out the resources below to stay up to date on airport operations.
December 23, 7:45 p.m.
As temperatures continue to rise, we anticipate a return to near-normal operations tomorrow, December 2. 23. Be sure to continue to check with your airlines before leaving for the airport and contact them directly in case of delays, cancellations or rescheduling.
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 thank all the teams helping in these difficult conditions. As always, remember to check with your airlines before heading to the airport!
December 23, 11:25 a.m.
We continue to keep the runway (16L) and adjacent taxiways clear while our snow crews de-ice and keep things safe. We’ve seen some takeoffs and landings as airline operations come and go. We will work on more tracks as the weather warms up and improves. Please be sure to check with your airline.
December 23, 9:30 a.m.
Crews continue to work to clear the airfield of ice. Thanks to our teams for keeping things safe!
December 23, 7 a.m.
Currently one runway (16L) has been opened after being defrosted. They are limited operations and will continue to be weather dependent as safety is always the top priority. Travelers should continue to monitor their flights and keep in touch with the airlines.
December 23, 5 a.m.
The slopes are currently closed indefinitely due to freezing rain and temperatures. Crews are working to defrost surfaces as quickly and safely as possible. Safety is the top priority before tracks can reopen. Be sure to check with your airlines for further updates on your specific flight.
December 22, 5 p.m.
We are attentive to the forecast. We are prepared for the winter weather ahead. SEA taxiways and runways have been treated with de-icers in anticipation of cold weather and possible freezing rain. Check with your airline for specific flight information.
December 22, 3:45 p.m.
We are ready for you, are you ready for takeoff? Here are some suggestions from SEA to speed up your vacation trip:
- Arrives early! Allow extra time if you are parking in the airport lot or checking bags
- Download or update the flySEA app You have live security checkpoint wait times!
- Wear sea point saving to reserve your place in the TSA line
- Simplify your Safety experience: don’t pre-wrap your gifts (we have free wrapping available in the Central Terminal)
- If possible, limit yours checked bags
get more travel tips here.
December 22, 2022, 9:30 a.m.
TSA security checkpoints currently experience long wait times. Arrive at the airport early and check the flySEA app to find out the latest waiting 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 stretch to the parking lot if necessary, so be prepared for cold temperatures while you wait.
December 21, 2022, 11:30 a.m.
Brrrr, it’s cold out there! Temperatures in the SEA are expected to drop further, according to the National Metereological Service. The airfield surfaces are currently bare and wet. We continue to monitor the weather and treat surfaces for ice.
Reminder, check with your airline for flight schedules.
December 20, 2022, 3:30 p.m.
The ground is currently wet and bare at SEA, but we continue to monitor the forecast. Reminder: Airlines manage their own flight schedules and aircraft de-icing operations (if necessary), so please check with them for any changes or cancellations to your specific flight.
December 20, 2022, 7:30 a.m.
There is no snow on the ground, but it is expected later in the day. De-icing operations are currently in effect. Please check with your airline for any schedule changes or cancellations, as the airlines previously canceled a number of flights for today.
December 19, 2022, 4:00 p.m.
The SEA airport is open and operating with no impact on operations. The 8th floor of the garage has been treated and is open for your use!
SEA Flight Status Online
See the flight widget in the SEA airport page. This is the same information that you see on the flight information screens 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 for flight delays or cancellations to Chicago, select the Chicago airport under Arrivals & Departures, then leave the airline blank.
Check with your airline
Driving cameras for airports
- download the FlySEA application for your iOS and Android platforms to get updates on your flight and checkpoint wait times.
SEA airport social networks
SEA Airport Text Alerts
- Text SI1 to 27829 to receive regular updates and alerts about SEA airport operations and services
- Watch the text alerts Terms and Conditions
Flight Aware Flight Cancellations Page
- This site keeps track of airport delays and cancellations on a daily basis.
- A SEA flight status trackingenter KSEA in the Filter all statistics by airport box.
Weather conditions at SEA airport
Holiday hours for dining and shopping at SEA
Please check the flySEA app for dealer locations below:
|Diner and retail store||Good night||Christmas day||New Year Eve||New Year’s Day|
|Africa room||regular hours||regular hours||6–2 p.m.||regular hours|
|beeches||regular hours||5:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.||regular hours||regular hours|
|Social Networks at Brewtop||regular hours||5 a.m. – 9 p.m.||regular hours||regular hours|
|art coffee||regular hours||Registration open – 8 pm||regular hours||regular hours|
|coffee coast||regular hours||regular hours||regular hours||regular hours|
|D’Lish Dish||regular hours||Registration open – 9 pm||regular hours||regular hours|
|Dungeness Bay||regular hours||Registration open – 8 pm||regular hours||regular hours|
|evergreen trees||Registration – 3:00 p.m.||10 am – Registration closes||regular hours||regular hours|
|Ex officio||Registration open–3:00 pm||6 a.m.–6 p.m.||regular hours||regular hours|
|Fireworks – Central Terminal||5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.||5 a.m. to 6 p.m.||5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.||5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
|Fireworks – Gates D||6 a.m.–6 p.m.||6 a.m.–6 p.m.||6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.||6 a.m.–6 p.m.|
|Floret dining room||regular hours||6 a.m.–1 p.m.||regular hours||regular hours|
|Floret Grab-n-go||regular hours||4:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.||regular hours||regular hours|
|hachiko||regular hours||Registration open – 8 pm||regular hours||regular hours|
|InMotion: doors A and D||regular hours||Registration open – 4 pm||regular hours||Registration open – 8 pm|
|Mountain Room||regular hours||6 a.m.–2 p.m.||regular hours||regular hours|
|Natalie’s Candy Jar||regular hours||8 a.m. to 6 p.m.||regular hours||regular hours|
|new support||4:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.||4:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.||regular hours||regular hours|
|open space tavern||regular hours||Registration open – 4 pm||regular hours||regular hours|
|pallino||regular hours||Registration open – 6 pm||regular hours||regular hours|
|airplane clothing||regular hours||6 a.m.–4 p.m.||regular hours||regular hours|
|Rel’Lish||regular hours||Registration open – 8 pm||regular hours||regular hours|
|salty in the sea||regular hours||6 a.m.–7 p.m.||regular hours||regular hours|
|sea roast||regular hours||4:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.||regular hours||regular hours|
|Seattle Chocolates||6 a.m.–4 p.m.||6 a.m.–2 p.m.||6 a.m.–6 p.m.||8 a.m.–9:30 p.m.|
|made in seattle||7 a.m.–3:30 p.m.||7 a.m.–3:30 p.m.||regular hours||regular hours|
|show pony||8 a.m.–4 p.m.||Closed||8 a.m.–4 p.m.||Closed|
|frying pan||regular hours||regular hours||regular hours||regular hours|
|Electronic card||8 a.m.–6 p.m.||8 a.m. to 6 p.m.||regular hours||8 a.m. to 6 p.m.|
|sodopop||regular hours||8 a.m. to 6 p.m.||regular hours||regular hours|
|Starbucks–A Gates||regular hours||regular hours||regular hours||regular hours|
|Starbucks – Doors B||regular hours||regular hours||regular hours||regular hours|
|Starbucks – Doors C||regular hours||regular hours||regular hours||regular hours|
|Starbucks – Doors D||regular hours||regular hours||regular hours||regular hours|
|Starbucks – Evenings||regular hours||regular hours||regular hours||regular hours|
|Stone house||regular hours||Registration open – 10:00 pm||regular hours||regular hours|
|secondary pop||8 a.m.–4 p.m.||10 a.m. to 4 p.m.||8 a.m.–4 p.m.||8 a.m.–4 p.m.|
|Underground||regular hours||6 a.m.–8 p.m.||regular hours||regular hours|
|swarovski||6 a.m.–8 p.m.||6 a.m.–8 p.m.||regular hours||regular hours|
|Terminal Break – Gates C||8 a.m. to 1 p.m.||8 a.m. to 1 p.m.||8 a.m. to 1 p.m.||regular hours|
|BBQ at trailhead||regular hours||5 a.m.–9 p.m.||regular hours||regular hours|
|Tundra Taqueria||regular hours||6 a.m.–8 p.m.||regular hours||regular hours|
|Wendy’s||6 a.m.–6 p.m.||6 a.m.–6 p.m.||regular hours||regular hours|
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