Officials: temperatures too high to fog seed at Medford’s airport

Medford, Ore. — Thick fog grounded flights at Medford’s airport, and there’s not much airport managers can do.

NBC5 News spoke with the new airport director Jerry Brienza on Thursday to find out why fog seeding technology hasn’t been used of late. He said it all comes down to conditions.

“The conditions have to be below 32 degrees, and there has to be other events that are happening, in order for us to deploy that,” Brienza said. “So far this year, although we’ve seen a lot of fog, we have not been able to deploy that.”

Travelers are encouraged to check for updates. Flight details are listed on the airport’s website. Airport officials also ask that you arrive an hour and a half to two hours early before your flight, especially in the morning.

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