Heavy fog canceled at least two flights from Pangborn Memorial Airport to Seattle last week, but the weather looks good for flights early this week.
A 10:30 a.m. flight was canceled Saturday and one other earlier in the week due to heavy fog, said Trent Moyers, Pangborn Airport manager. Far fewer flights have been canceled due to fog since instrument landing equipment was installed at the airport in 2006, but they still do occur.
Flights can be canceled when visibility drops below a quarter of a mile. Horizon Air’s minimum requirements for arrivals and departures is a ceiling of 300 feet and visibility of one mile.
“Some things are out of our control,” Moyers said this morning. “Right now, it looks good, but the crystal ball to see into the future is somewhat foggy.” Travelers are advised to call Alaska Airlines for flight information, 800-252-7522 .
The National Weather Service is forecasting mostly cloudy weather with a slight chance of rain early in the week for the Wenatchee Valley, with the chance of rain, freezing rain or snow increasing through Thursday. Higher elevations are likely to get freezing rain or snow. Low temperatures will be in the upper 20s, with highs near 40 through the week.