Strong winds and rain were affecting numerous flights at San Francisco International Airport Wednesday morning, a duty manager said.
The weather was causing delays to arriving flights of up to three and a half hours, duty manager Nancie Parker said.
The Federal Aviation Administration implemented its flow-control program for SFO because of the weather, slowing the rate of arrivals.
The program was expected to be in effect throughout the day, Parker said.
No departing flights had been delayed as of 8:15 a.m., but the late arrivals could ventually affect turnaround, and Parker said she expected a number of delays to outgoing flights later Wednesday morning.
Twenty short-haul flights, heading to and from airports in Orange County, Monterey, Santa Barbara and other West Coast destinations were canceled, Parker said.
"This is definitely uncommon," Parker said.
Parker said the forecast was calling for the stormy weather to continue for several days, but that Wednesday and Thursday were expected to have the heaviest rainfall.
-- Bay City News