Severe Weather from the Plains to the Northeast Delays Over 6,700 Flights

By Paul Riegler on 7 August 2019
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IMG_3406 (1)A series of storms moving from the Plains to the Northeast brought long delays at airports in that region on Wednesday along with lightning, hail, strong winds, flooding, and even a tornado.

Over 1,800 flights had been cancelled as of 10 p.m. EDT, with an additional 8,000 delayed.  Airlines are reporting arrival delays of up to five hours in some cases.

Flights destined for Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall, Boston Logan International, John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia, Newark Liberty International, Philadelphia International, and Washington, D.C.’s Dulles International airports are being delayed at their originating airports due to the weather and the delays will likely continue far into the night thanks to the domino effect that this type of severe weather brings with it.

A tornado touched down in the suburban town of Springfield, New Jersey at 2:47 p.m. local time and the National Weather Service said that the tornado’s wind speed was 70 mph (113 km/h).

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