Weather Causes Problems for Southeast Airshows

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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

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