Misleading headline alert! The story didn't mention what type of weather, but only that Ted was stuck in Michigan due to it. Well, that's a lot different than just blowing off the concert because he didn't feel like it or 1,000 other similar reasons that one thinks of when told someone is A.W.O.L. (Not the poster's fault - the headline comes from the website.)
We had a heckuva snowstorm yesterday in Michigan. Detroit area got about 7 inches of wet, heavy snow and the news folks missed it all. I watched the news the night before and didn't hear how we were all going to die if we dared step foot outdoors. I can see how it would be hard to get a jet out in this snow.