It seems places that no longer exist can still have weather. Weather.com has the current conditions and forecast for Chicago’s Meigs Field! I took this screen shot this morning.
I have not seen what the city of Chicago has done with the site of the old airport (it’s a park now from what I understand) but I’m sorry they did away with Meigs. My first trans-city passenger flight when I was just 13 had Meigs as its destination. While living in the South Loop area of Chicago a dozen years ago, I thought it was great having the little airport right there. I flew in and out of it several times and it was fun seeing planes taking off or landing right over my head when I would do my daily (fair weather) walks out to the planetarium.
Landing at Meigs made me imagine what it must look like landing on an aircraft carrier. Water, water, land, quick touchdown. I think it’s a shame Mayor Daley felt a need to get rid of it. And the way he did it, breaking the law by plowing up the runway in the middle of the night. What an ass. I miss Meigs.