Travelers flying to or from Boston’s Logan International Airport are advised to verify their flight status, as numerous flights are either being canceled or experiencing delays caused by the outer bands of the former Hurricane Lee.
Cape Air, as reported on the MassPort website Saturday morning, has canceled all of its Logan flights and those departing from the Hyannis airport on Saturday.
Several other airlines are also reporting various cancellations and delays, particularly affecting late morning and early afternoon flights. Passengers are strongly encouraged to consult their respective airlines for real-time updates on their flight statuses before heading to the airport.
Tracking the Path of Hurricane Lee: Where Is the Storm Headed?
Formerly Hurricane Lee persists in impacting eastern New England and Atlantic Canada on Saturday, unleashing heavy rain, formidable winds, and powerful surf. The storm made landfall on Friday morning after a 10-day voyage across the Atlantic, during which it maintained Category 5 status for several hours.
According to AccuWeather hurricane expert Dan Kottlowski, the most severe conditions commenced late on Friday as “Lee shifted more than 100 miles to the east by Saturday morning.”
The airport, located in Providence, Rhode Island, is known as T.F. Green Airport.
Departures and arrivals at T.F. Green Airport seem to be proceeding without any reported delays or cancellations on the website. Travelers can verify the status of their flights here.
Flight cancellations at Cape Cod and Nantucket airports.
Cape Cod Gateway Airport: Cape Air has announced the cancellation of all Saturday flights to and from Hyannis due to Hurricane Lee, as stated in a Facebook post on the airport’s page. The post also mentions that any cancellations on other days will be updated following standard procedures.
Nantucket Memorial Airport: Noah Karberg, the airport manager, communicated in an email sent on Thursday that the airport will remain operational throughout the storm’s duration to facilitate medical flights and essential Town of Nantucket support flights. He noted that hangar space would be limited, but the airport would make every effort to accommodate as many aircraft as possible.
“We will be temporarily closing our outdoor overflow boarding area, a three-season tent, throughout the storm,” Karberg stated. “We want to make passengers aware of possible delays when we reopen this structure on Sunday and Monday. Our year-round hold room has limited space, and this may impact the departure of secure commercial flights. Passengers are encouraged to get in touch with their respective airline representatives for updates on their flight statuses.”
“What does the term ‘post-tropical cyclone’ mean?”
Lee finished its transformation from a hurricane to a post-tropical cyclone on Saturday morning, retaining its formidable 80 mph hurricane-force winds.
Meteorologist Sara Johnson of the National Weather Service in Gray/Portland, Maine, explained that when a hurricane sheds its tropical features and assumes a more “extra-tropical” nature, it becomes associated with fronts and a broader wind field. Johnson emphasized that despite the change in naming, it’s essential not to underestimate the ongoing threat of this still-dangerous storm, which is anticipated to bring strong winds and perilous sea conditions to the area.