William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)

NEWS - May 27, 2015
Stormy Weather Causes Minor Airport Disruption

Sweeping in from the west, another severe weather front brought torrential rain & lightning to the Houston area during the early hours of Wednesday May 27, 2015. 

Hobby Airport is well equipped to deal with the Houston area's occasional heavy rain, and the airport remained open.

Fewer than a dozen flights were delayed this morning, in addition to 9 early morning flights that were cancelled.

Water briefly accumulated in surrounding streets but drained rapidly once the rainfall diminished. By 9am, all major access roads leading to Houston Hobby were open for traffic.

Houston, along with most of the state of Texas, has experienced many severe rain events over the last several weeks, and is well ahead of its normal rainfall level for this time of year.  Hobby Airport's has measured 12.24" of rainfall during May 2015, compared to its average May rainfall of 4.75".

NOAA's weather forecast, along with commerecial forecasting services, is calling for rainy weather to continue for at least the next 10 days.  Note that airport flight delays and cancellations are common during severe weather.

Information about delays or cancellation of specific flights is available directly from the affected airlines.



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