Torrential Rain in New York Metro Area Cause Thousands of Flight Delays

By Anna Breuer on 13 August 2018
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DSC_0340Fierce storms are hammering parts of the Northeast on Monday, after a weekend of heavy rain.

The inclement weather is the latest in a series of storms to drench the region.

As of noon EDT on Monday, almost 300 departing flights had been canceled at New York’s three major airports, John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia, and Newark Liberty, while over 450 flights experienced delays, according to data from FlightStats, a company that tracks such information.

Over 225 arriving flights have been cancelled in the region, with over 700 delays.

The effect of the weather is being felt in other parts of the nation as a total of 747 flights have been cancelled, with over 3,000 delays, also as of noon.

Meanwhile, flash flood watches are in effect for eastern Pennsylvania, portions of central New York, northern Delaware, northern Maryland, New Jersey, and northern Virginia as well as Baltimore, Philadelphia, and much of the New York City Tri-State region.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Weather Prediction Center warned that “isolated extreme rainfall totals could occur.”

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