New York Area 45-MPH Winds Delaying Flights; Colder Weather Comes Tomorrow
Wind gusts ahead of a cold front are delaying flights into New York-area airports by more than an hour, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
The front just west of New York has winds gusting to as much as 45 miles per hour (72 kph), according to John Murray, a National Weather Service meteorologist at Upton, New York. Gusts will persist through the afternoon, he said.
“It’s mostly the wind that is the effect here,” Murray said. “During takeoffs and landings, they have to be cognizant of that.”
LaGuardia Airport in New York reports delays of as much as one hour and 51 minutes for arriving flights, according to the FAA. At Newark Liberty International, inbound traffic has been delayed as much as 75 minutes.
In addition, flights to San Francisco are experiencing delays of more than an hour because of low clouds.
After the front passes, temperatures in New York will drop, Murray said. Highs will be in the lower 30s tomorrow, he said. The normal high temperature at this time of year is about 45 degrees Fahrenheit (7 Celsius).
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