Weather Causes Problems for Southeast Airshows

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WCYB Street Level

Once again, Mother Nature is causing havoc for airshows. This time, it’s the Moody AFB and Monroe, NC airshows. Sunday’s edition of Wings over South Georgia has already been canceled for Sunday due to the threat of heavy rainfall and low clouds.

A post on the Moody AFB Facebook page Sunday morning says that “due to inclement weather and in the interest of public safety the Moody Air Force Base Open House and airshow has been canceled for Nov. 8, 2015. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.” The USAF Thunderbirds were scheduled to perform their final demonstration of 2015 show season Sunday afternoon in South Georgia at the airshow.

Another airshow further to the north in Monroe,NC is also being plagued by rain today. As of 8am, no information has been provided on any schedule changes for the Monroe airshow. To the best of our knowledge, events are scheduled as planned.

Yesterday, the schedule for the final day of the NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Airshow was adjusted to let the acts perform before rain approached. The Blue Angels took off at 11:30am, an unusual time for the Blues to fly.

Meteorologist and Airshowstuff Photographer Ricky Matthews says that an area of low pressure forming in the Gulf of Mexico will continue to pump moisture up towards both Monroe and Moody AFB through the day. Low clouds and persistent light drizzle will be a threat at Monroe while moderate to at times heavy rain will impact Moody AFB this afternoon.

Ricky Matthews

Airshow Canceled for Second Time in One Year

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Back in May, wet fields forced the cancellation of the Warbirds over Hondo airshow. Now, it’s happen again. With more rain in the forecast and soil still wet from recent rainfall, the show has canceled again.

The show was scheduled to have World War II bombers and fighters including an A-26, Kyle Franklin, Adam Baker, an UH-1 Huey and more.

During October, San Antonio received 7.78″ of rain, more than 3.5″ higher than the normal amount. A Flash Flood Watch is currently in effect for San Antonio with more rain expected. The National Weather Service says over 5″ of rain could fall.

Soggy Parking Fields Force Warbirds Over Hondo to Cancel Airshow

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Airshow Performer Kyle Franklin

Due to saturated grounds limiting the available parking, the Warbirds Over Hondo airshow scheduled for tomorrow, May 16, has been cancelled. The show, located west of San Antonio, TX, searched for alternatives to their grass parking lots, but no location was found and show organizers were forced to cancel the show. Kyle Franklin and various World War II aircraft were scheduled to fly at the airshow, intended to honor the military on Armed Forces Day.

Rainfall data provided by the National Weather Service indicates over 1″ of rain has fallen in the Hondo area in the past 12 hours alone. The region received over 4″ in the past 7 days.

Officials with Warbirds Over Hondo hope to reschedule the show for a future date.

Rainfall Data For Wings Over Hondo
Rainfall over the past 7 Days