For the past two days Las Vegas has seen some major wind issues. I was on a flight that had not one, but two aborted landings due to wind. It also appeared to be common as others had the same issue. From what I can see, the wind caused landings to shift to a shorter (maybe backup/emergency) runway. Interesting to watch. This also caused a headache on the ground as there was a long line awaiting take off.
So what would cause an aborted landing? Sink rate, stability, shear, etc I assume? Just curious.
Listening to live atc pilots are reporting 20-35 shear. Interesting to listen to.