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Update: Unsafe Conditions Ground Final Blue Angels Performance

Written by The Standard StaffPublished Oct. 09, 2022 • 11:39am
Blue Angels fly overhead during the Fleet Week Air Show in San Francisco on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. Despite the air show commencing on time, many of the Blue Angels' stunts were unseen by viewers as they were partially blocked by fog.
Blue Angels fly overhead during the Fleet Week Air Show in San Francisco on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. Despite the air show commencing on time, many of the Blue Angels' stunts were unseen by viewers as they were partially blocked by fog. | Benjamin Fanjoy/The Standard | Source: | Benjamin Fanjoy/The Standard

4:30 p.m. Update: Weather conditions canceled the final Fleet Week performance of the Blue Angels Sunday along with other parts of the annual air show.

"We are all disappointed to announce that due to weather conditions, it's been determined that it is unsafe to fly,” organizers announced on social media at 3:30 p.m. “Safety for performers and spectators is our number one priority.”

Fleet Week festivities were temporarily put on hold Saturday afternoon due to weather conditions, namely Karl the Fog.

He was modestly repentant.

The show did go on Saturday, obscured by fog. Sunday's forecast is promising more of the same with partly cloudy conditions and 10 mph wind gusts. Scheduled for today is the U.S. Navy Parachute Team, all sorts of jets and, of course, the Blue Angels.

Friday's kickoff featured some impressive aerial stunts by the Blue Angels, and crowds were out in force to take in the show.

See the full Fleet Week schedule to check out the final day of events.

Also, see the photo gallery above to check out Friday's show.

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