SAN DIEGO — The dense fog that rolled in and blanketed much of the San Diego coast Monday night also stretched about 10 miles inland and that fog continued into Tuesday morning. That fog prompted a Dense Fog Advisory and caused delays at San Diego International Airport.
Monday night, many planes were diverted to LAX because of the dense fog that rolled in, which caused delays and cancellations and that disruption in flights continued Tuesday morning. Many flights that left San Diego between the 6:00 a.m. hour to about 10 a.m. were delayed or cancelled. Many inbound flights saw the same problem. The dense fog, which caused the delays, limited visibility down to about 700 feet Monday night.
If you have a flight booked in or out of San Diego in the morning hours, there was a good chance your flight was delayed or cancelled. Check on your flight status here.
The Dense Fog Advisory was issued through 9:00 a.m. Tuesday due to hazardous driving conditions. The advisory extended all the way up the coast into Orange and Los Angeles Counties. The hope was that increasing offshore flow could help scour the fog, helping clear things up. For Tuesday afternoon, breezy Santa Ana winds and dry conditions will return as the top concern.
Then, offshore winds will continue through Wednesday. A tight pressure gradient will be created over the region due to a low-pressure system from the south and high pressure to the north of it. This will lead to offshore winds blowing out of the northeast on Tuesday and then the east on Wednesday. The strongest wind gusts will favor the coastal mountain slopes peaking 20 - 35 mph. This will lead to elevated fire weather concerns as we are gusty at times, dry out and stay warmer than usual.
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