A United Airways aircraft takes off from San Francisco Worldwide Airport on March 13, 2023, in San Francisco.

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LATEST March 14, 2 p.m. The Federal Aviation Administration dropped its floor cease at SFO following almost two hours of halting flights sure for San Francisco. The bottom delay continues to be in impact, and FlightAware is reporting 345 delays at SFO to date at present. 

March 14, 1:31 p.m. Because the California storms proceed, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a floor cease at SFO till 2 p.m. at present resulting from robust winds. Anybody flying into or out of SFO at present can anticipate their flight to be hit with a delay or, in some instances, cancellation. 

The FAA points a floor cease to pause operations at an airport, which means that every one the flights that had been scheduled to land at SFO throughout the cease are to be held at their departure airports. The FAA initially issued the bottom cease till 1 p.m. however pushed it again an hour because the heavy winds continued.

The bottom cease follows a floor delay the FAA issued earlier at present, which precipitated as much as 80-minute delays for some inbound flights to SFO.

The delays and stops are resulting from excessive winds impacting the Bay Space, as gusts attain a reported 74 mph on the airport at present. The bottom delay was issued at 8:45 a.m. this morning and is anticipated to stay in place till midnight. 

In keeping with flight monitoring service FlightAware, SFO has had 307 whole delays at present and 26 flight cancellations. These numbers are anticipated to rise as the bottom cease continues.

Talking to KRON4, SFO spokesperson Doug Yakel defined that this storm is exclusive in how the path of the winds is impacting the airport in contrast with different storms.

“Usually the winds right here blow out of the northwest,” Yakel advised KRON4. “At present they’re popping out of the southeast. So, by way of the best way we’re taking off and touchdown, we’re doing a 180 at present.”