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Fog Seeding at Medford Airport

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File photo of fog seeding

MEDFORD, Ore. — Some thick early morning fog caused a few delays at the Medford Airport on Thursday, but workers conducted fog seeding to improve the visibility.

Four flights from Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Salt Lake City were delayed Thursday morning. Airport workers sent up their fog-seeding balloon early this morning, which improved visibility from about 300 feet to 4,000 feet.

Despite all of the cold weather this week, Thursday was the first day the fog seeding system was used.

“I think this is the first day this week, we were ready a couple of times, but didn’t need to. We average about 11 times a year so far, this is our third year,” said Airport Director Bern Case.

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