Dozens of flight delays affected San Diego International Airport (SAN) Tuesday amid a severe storm that prompted the National Weather Service to issue a brief severe thunderstorm warning for much of the county.
As of 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, there were 88 flights in, to, or from the SAN, according to FlightAware. By 1:00 p.m., that number had jumped to 132. In addition, eight flights at San Diego Airport were cancelled.
An airport spokesman did not say the delays were weather-related, but they began around the same time that the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of the county. It is unclear how long the delays will last, but passengers are advised to contact their airline for the latest information.
Tire Parveen morning forecast for Tuesday, March 21, 2023
The first storm of the 2023 spring season brought measurable rain to the region overnight, with up to three inches of rain expected in parts of the county. The region, which was rain-weary last season due to 12 atmospheric rivers, has been hard hit by recent storms.
The Northern District, in particular, has taken the brunt of the last few storms and has received the most rainfall in recent weeks. Near Oceanside, a crater on State Route 78 prompted Caltrans crews to shut down a busy section of the highway to address the problems. And in Mission Valley, the city of San Diego closed several roads crossing the river in anticipation of a storm on Tuesday.
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