airport closure notification discrepancy


#1

I am looking at JFK airport right now and just below the map there is an orange box that states: John F Kennedy Intl (KJFK) is currently experiencing an airport closure. (all airport delays) (all flight cancellations).

It’s 0700Z 8/27/11 as I type this and the airport doesn’t close until 1600Z 8/27/11 (NOTAM 08/272).

The airport is open yet flightaware is stating the airport is closed.


#2

It looks like one of our delay sources (ATCSCC) started publishing the airport closure with the NOTAM cited as the reason before the airport actually closed. That’s unusual, even in the case of a storm they know is coming they’ll generally wait until the airport is actually closed before publishing it.