Sunday, December 22, 2013

Clear Sailing in Boise, But Pre-Christmas Storm Wallops Much of the Nation

Posted By on Sun, Dec 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Flights were taking off and landing on time at the Boise Airport this morning. The same couldn't be said with connection at other airports across the nation.

Nearly 2,300 flights had already been delayed and 433 cancelled across the country early Sunday, according to aviation tracking website FlightAware.com . Some 11,300 flights were delayed on Saturday and 767 were cancelled, according to the website.

Many of these flights were in or out of major hubs like Houston's Bush International, Chicago's O'Hare Airport, Dallas/Fort Worth and Denver International.

A pre-Christmas storm cut a 2,000-mile swath from Texas to Nova Scotia, Canada, including everything from freezing rain, ice and snow to flooding, thunderstorms and tornadoes in the Deep South.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service office in Boise said a mix of sun and clouds were in the immediate forecast and the outlook for Christmas Day in the Treasure Valley was sunny with a high near 30 degrees. Sunny days and clear nights are forecast into next weekend.


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