Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Hard Rain

It was raining so hard yesterday morning in Miami…

Heavy rain and severe lightning turned Miami International Airport into a no-fly zone for 15 minutes on Tuesday, authorities said.

Officials said 11 planes flying in from around the country were diverted to other airports, including a Delta flight from New York that landed at a small Stuart airport.

“The weather out here was pretty rough,” said MIA spokesman Marc Henderson. “We don’t normally have so many diversions in one day.”

Visibility around the airport was as low as a quarter mile between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., said Gordon Strassberg, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Miami.

And since my office is just north of the airport, we got it, too.

I have this innate ability to park my car in the one spot in the parking lot where the water puddles. Welcome to Lake Pontiac.